(Looking forward to) Hindsight
I’ve been contacting artists that I respect, admire, enjoy the work of, or have just had long standing art-crushes on in order to fill out the coming months with many an exciting edition of shirts. The response has been moderate, but some of the all-time favorites, those that I most looked forward to working with have not contacted me back.
I’m not hurt. I understand.
For people coming through for the first time: yes, the content here is sparse. Yes, there is little history here that proves that I have the ambition that I purport to have (for ‘ambition’ you could also substitute ‘balls’ or ‘VISA card’). Yes, there is only one design by which to judge my intent. Yes, the concept is a little weird (tiny runs of shirts?), and yes, in accordance with all known physical laws, they are still in fact shirts.
I know that there would appear to be caveats galore for the internet-savvy naysayer. But to that I say from experience there is much to be gained from daring fate and trusting a stranger.
In a few months, there will be a growing catalog of previous designs, a few other little features and details I have thought of, and everything will seem to the these artists, perhaps, a little more solid. With the ability to hindsight over Tiny Run’s track record, there may be a calming, a release of anxiety, which will allow the depth and breadth of styles of those participating artists to approach the infinite.
And to those whom I am already in discussion with to collaborate on a design, I humbly thank you and your courage, and will not betray your trust. We are going to rock.
I am so looking forward to this.