A recent scientific study revealed that an individual with a beard, among a group of non bearded colleagues, was rated as being more attractive. However, this effect was lost when the group featured more than one bearded member. So how do you stay ahead of the curve?
Introducing the latest Sticky Finger Apparel tee featuring the art of Queensland’s super PhilB! While not scientifically proven, we are pretty sure this bearded viking tee should come with a handsomeness guarantee! (*actual results may vary!)
So that explains the beard. But I did have to ask PhilB……”Why Vikings?”
“I wanted to create a visual ambigram, 2 images in 1. And people loved it! The funny part was, most people only see the squid/octopus design, and when u turn it up the other way.. Boom! Blows their mind”
Positive feedback, enjoyment and exploring new mediums led to the development of his characters. So the prolific PhilB has dropped hordes of vikings worldwide. Always drawing while traveling in planes, trains or automobiles, he recently took his work to the United States.
Last year he participated in the Autograff sticker show, organised by Malarkey Art, in Melbourne. That’s where I had the pleasure of briefly meeting him, not only doing a sticker swap, but witnessing his handy can skills.
Displaying skills across many mediums, his local art community has been a source of inspiration and instruction with spray paint.
“I just picked it up and had a go.. Learned a few tips along the way.. It’s a great art community, everyone’s happy to share techniques and hints and tips.. and it’s always fun pushing yourself.. Bigger, bolder, more art!”
Yep, the viking population greatly increased in Melbourne back then.
So keep an eye out for the ongoing viking invasion, as Philb continues to expand his repertoire and hone his skills!
And please, no hand stands in the tshirt, there are no squids…………. this time!
With the first 25 tees purchased, Philb is also including a sweet pack, like the one pictured below, including stickers and a hand drawn page.
Seen a viking lately? Let us know where and please let us know if something else has caught your eye in the street art world.