"Aether is called the Fifth Element, but to me it is the first, or the zero, or the center element which is why I placed my design close to the heart. The symbol I chose is a Dodecahedron, the Platonic solid that represents Aether. It is the born center of all elements and the essence of all things in the material world. It moves in circles."
He's got the experience in creating amazing printed tees and is not afraid to stretch the capabilities of printing to its maximum as can be seen in all his designs, which are arguably the most detailed designs in the Samtana catalog.
Here is another one of our favourites, The Creator of Legends - The beginning of a millenary legend.
We tried all sorts of placements with this design - on the shoulder, side and back but then decided it was best to keep it simple - Keep the attention on the Monkey!
The monkey within. Cheeky, in your face and only let out on special occasions.
"My take on element earth was developed from the idea of the divide between the man and nature. The big city life vs. the wild and natural form of existence. We tend to get carried away with our lives in the concrete jungle – chasing a material life while on the flip side, we never really tend to appreciate the beauty around us."
Her take on Air:
"For the elements collection, Invisible air was given a form through the peacock in a gush of wind blowing up paper planes and cranes, with a few dragonflies looking on, the movement of the wind reminding us that everything is transient."
He's got the experience, and knows what works as graphic t-shirts, and is not afraid to stretch the capabilities of printing to its maximum as can be seen in all his designs, which are arguably the most detailed designs in the Samtana catalog.
Here he argues his case against the Television or 'Lovingly' known as The Idiot Box through this amazingly detailed design Choices.
Inspired by the book, The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha and famous sketches of Don Quixote done by Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali.
This design looks to pick out the essence of the epic character who is Don Quixote.
"From the five elements, fire is the one I feel most identified with. I was very lucky to be able to work on that one. Across cultures I think we relate fire with passion, feelings, emotions and most of the time it is symbolically depicted by a heart. Thats what Fire as an element related with human being evokes me and thats why I chose such a design."
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India Calling is inspired by the thousands of kites that fly above India's cities at dusk. With children crowding the rooftops and teasing their kites into the air, and others running in the streets below ready to catch the ones that are cut loose.
It just seems to be for one magical hour or so when the sky is filled with them, and I've often wondered about the amazing view you could get from one of those kites, with the city spread below you.
This design was imagining what it would be like to sail away on one of those loose kites.
Amazing design but incredibly difficult to print. We had to work really hard to get the image quality to be perfect before we could send it out to print. In the end, were so pleased with the way it turned out! We hope you love it too.
Inspiret: Music, Love, Honesty, Nature, Wisdom and the Opposite!
The printed T Shirt Pio Pio was created especially for Samtana! The Idea came from the cute little birds chirping away on those telephone lines every evening in his neighborhood.
Here is what he had to say:
"I chose water, its a recurring theme in a lot of my work, so I jumped at the opportunity. The sea really inspires me, something about the mystery and power of it. The design was inspired partly by the myth of the Kraken, the great octopus like sea monster that could bring down whole ships."