Being creatives professionally we love seeing products that come from the artist/designer directly. We feel it has more heart and soul to it and you know that even though you just got it yourself – the item already has a long history behind it. It hasn’t just been spat out one end of a factory along with thousands of other just like it.
Three of Four Clothing
We are an Australian/Norwegian couple.
We are both Graphic Designers.
We have 2 pet Guinea Pigs - Odd and Roar (both Norwegian names).
Our dream holiday destination is Jamaica - we will get there one day!
What got you started crafting?
While we were at university, studying Graphic Design, we did a one day screenprinting course. After just the one day we were hooked and had a dream to, one day, start designing and printing our own t-shirts. It took us a few years to make it any more than a dream, but in May this year we decided to make the jump and we ordered all the equipment we needed from Sweden. We said good bye to our spare bedroom and hello to a life filled with ink in the shower and evenings spent ironing to heat treat t-shirts. But we love it and we've never looked back!
What is your source of inspiration?
I'm not sure we have one particular muse. We spend our whole lives surrounded by designer and artists through books, internet, galleries and the people we work with so I think we just draw inspiration from all of that. That being said, we have to take into consideration the fact that we are two designers, with very different takes on things. Such as music for instance. Late at night, you can hear anything from Lily Allen to Slayer bleeding through the sound system, depending on who is printing shirts at the time. :)
What have you made recently?
We love being involved in the whole process of printing t-shirts. Each shirt is printed by hand and unique in its own right. Even with meticulous attention to detail, no two t-shirts are guaranteed to be the same. That's the charm of handmade, right?!
A recent project for us was a personal one. Stian loves to print fresh tees when we got out to parties and events. Lately, he has been obsessed with the song "I'm on a boat" which pokes fun at RnB hits these days. So with pre-party beers and Jägermeister in hand a new t-shirt was born; A silhouette image of a boat in a sunset with the simple words 'I'm on a boat!'.
Where do you sell your crafts presently?
We have a webshop and an Etsy Shop.
Why are handmade crafts important to you?
Being creatives professionally we love seeing products that come from the artist/designer directly. We feel it has more heart and soul to it and you know that even though you just got it yourself - the item already has a long history behind it. It hasn't just been spat out one end of a factory along with thousands of other just like it.