Adore and Endure Each Other.

“let’s Adore and Endure each other” brain-storm sketch.

 

Hello everyone!

I, once again, would like to start the week with positive and enduring thoughts! Hug around, folks :)))

This last weekend, I had a friend coming over, who is quite the twitter phenomenon “celebrity” and has the ultimate publicity potential! Hah, not that, but I really wanted to give a gift to her, also because she had been following my posts and stating she wanted one, so I made it real!

The thing was, I couldn’t ask her what she wanted, like “Hey, any cool quotes in your mind for me to put on a t-shirt?” That would have ruined the surprise, so I browsed through her albums and tried to catch something that she might like. I saw this photo of Β a quote on a wall in London, in a recent trip she had been, so I went with this!

I liked how it turned out, did you?

“let’s Adore and Endure each other” designed and hand painted by equinco designs. Metallic and black on yellow cotton t-shirt

I wanted to make her more than one, so that she could “publicize” easier (!) but I had limited time, as I had other orders of clients lined up!

The thing about creative/crafty work is you want to give gifts to your friends and family, but the leisure joy of it vanishes when you actually make a living out of it and try to meet the deadlines, *while* being innovative and creative.

I steal time from my work, blur the line between work & play, and prepare some form of art – may it be cupcake decorations, home solutions or jewelry design- just for the sake of it, so that I don’t get carried away in the dull routine of work.

Oh, the deadlines I have to meet?

The clients are happily wearing their equin-co’s as I type. πŸ˜‰

More posts on that later,

Cheers!

xx

 

Making Processes…

Hello everyone!!

It’s a VERY hot day, where I am, but thank god there’s air conditioning:)

Here are couple of collages/collaboration processes from my creative painting process, enjoy!

“Cookie Monster” hand painted and designed by equin-co designs β„’.

 

“Owlsome army” hand painted and designed by equin-co designs β„’.

Beauties From Istanbul Madonna Concert!

Woooo, a post worthy to start the week! A post you’ve all been waiting for…

Tugce being all flirty and says with madonna

Here goes footage from Madonna’s tour, stop: Istanbul. My collage buddy had me design her and her fellow concert-mates’ t-shirts for the show, ya know, t-shirts are a HUGE part of any concert!

Nuray and Tugce showin’ off equin-co T-shirts on the way

I’m pleased of the feedback, too, since they’ve so kindly uploaded the photos, tons of people have been ordering song lyric concept t-shirts!

Some of the comments on Tugce’s page also showed the intrigue from participants, asking where’d they got them!

Sweet!

Thanks, ladies, for voluntarily modeling for me, while having the most awesome time!

Enjoy some of the pics;

Ladieeees
Ray of Light is easy to handle for Nuray
Music can play by, if you are this cute!
:)Having fun !
Don’t be “frozen” ,keep your heart Thiiiiiis Opeeen.

For folks who want Β to catch Madonna’s next stop, she will be in Rome, June 12, Milan- June 14th and Florence in June 16.

Seems like an Italy trip is mandatory? πŸ™‚

You can click here to buy online tickets or get more information.

Cheers everyone, have a great week!

xx

Cookies, anyone?

Cookie Monster with “Cookies” caption hand painted in brown and pink on light yellow cotton t-shirt. Zip detail.

 

HELLO WORLD!

This just in; Ekin creates this ‘order’ in the lack of a plain t-shirt !

Luckily it turned out great and the client loved it πŸ™‚ The pocket detail was a minor one, and I thought I could still pull of a little line *and* have a great design in the front.

But I didn’t want any fuss at any point of the shirt, so I thought “why not include it in the design?” The zip acted like a cute mouth to the monster and It made the client want to throw some actual cookies in! At least that’s what She said !!

Enjoy, everyone!!

Cr(owl)ded ! More owls, more fun!

It’s officially summer, everybody! At least here, where I live in Izmir πŸ™‚
It has been a hectic road of thunders and rains not long ago, but from couple of days on, the sun is shining!

The good weather effected my creativity, as well, I think! I was inclined to make anything joyous and fun. I got orders on the “owlsome buddies” but I kindly asked them If I could do a slightly different version that has been stuck in my head. Both my clients said yes, I mean, when someone says ” Hey, I have more elaborate design with more figures in it, ” you say “Go ahead!”

Anyhow, here are the final products! :

Cr”ow”lded lettering and owl figures in multicolor on white cotton t-shirt
“O rly” owl couple figure painted in multi color and glitter on red cotton t-shirt

 

Cr”owl”ded lettering and owl figures painted in silver metallic, red, pink and yellow on forest green cotton t-shirt
Owlsome buddies – lettering and owl figures in black, green and lilac on grey cotton mix t-shirt

 

How do you like them? Any feedback is very much appreciated.:)

and remember, they can be yours, too!

This authentic original equin-co owl designs are here to make your day better πŸ™‚

Cheers and happy weeks πŸ™‚

25th Birthday… And More!

25 and awesome writing in blue, red and glitter, smiley face in yellow painted on white cotton shirt.

 

Ok, as I promised (better late than ever! ) I am posting more birthday photos. I mean, regarding design.. This one, I got so many orders, from fellow year-mates (if it is such a word :)) I was exhausted making 25-year-old t-shirts!

I basically wore this one three days in a row. All weekend, to all kind of family, friend, work celebrations:)

But, I didn’t make it ALL about me. (hard to believe, huh?)

I made these to my cousins to wear all together. Thanks to their unlimited contributions to my line of clients and their inner glow, they gave me enormous energy!

L’owl writing in pearl, lilac, red and green on cream cotton t-shirt

 

Winking Owl figure owlsome inscribed in metallic and red painted on navy blue cotton mix t-shirt

 

In another news, you can go to my instagram page, to purchase my artwork now!

HERE:

http://instacanv.as/equinco

I patiently waited for my gallery to open, apparently there has been people wait listed, because it ain’t that easy to get it. πŸ™‚

Additionally, my two cents about the ongoing arguments whether the instagram photographer is a “real photographer” : I, personally think it really is questionable if Β *everyone* on instagram is an artist. Don’t think so. But, and that’s a big BUT, there are some very very talented people on there, as well.

I am a little out of the subject to talk, because I don’t shoot landscape, or portrait or anything photograph-artistic worthy, I shoot my drawings, or collaborations (i.e. pretzel owls) so that kinda makes sense in a pop art form.

Although I agree with people Β that stand against *everyone* who has a smart phone to act like an artist and sell their crappy shoots, I support this kind of attempts, because you never know, maybe everyone really IS an artist! I mean, who and what defines Art, anymore?

 

I talked too much today:)

Have a lovely week and hope everyone has celebrations, birthdays, etc to have fun on this week!

Cheers,

xx

 

Birthdays Are Great!

Hand lettered in ink on paper and digitized

Past saturday was my 25th birthday, so I put this onto my Facebook cover! Festive, huh? I also made a matching t-shirt to go with it, but my friends took all the pictures, and I never had any time to take a decent web-site worthy picture of it! So more to come in the next post πŸ™‚

It was a weird feeling, though, turning 25, a quarter of a decade.. But it was such a relief that I got to celebrate it with my old(er) friends! They kept commenting “Oooh, you are such a baby, you still are a young little thing!” so I felt a little better:)

Don’t get me wrong, though, I *do* know 25 is a young age, so is 30, but in my personal journey, I felt different, numerically and psychologically.

So, feel festive, today, people! It’s a great beginning to the week, sunny and warm may :))

Cheers!

xx