I believe that, for tee addicts, Dan Mumford needs absolutely no presentation, due to his popularity among the music art merchandise, especially on band t-shirt designs. But, except for those, there might be some of you who might be wearing his art without knowing it. Let’s get to know him a little bit and be amazed about his latest absolutely amazing realization: MUMFORD CLOTHING LINE.
Dan Mumford is a freelance illustrator and a screenprinter from London, who has seriously contributed on the best artworks for band t-shirt designs. He did a foundation in art and design followed by a three year degree in illustration and now he is a full time illustrator and screen printer.
He worked for artists such as “The Black Dahlia Murder”, “Devil Wears Prada”, “Bleeding Through” , “Gallows”, “Bring Me The Horizon” and many others. And the collaboration with Mumford has taken them closer to their fans. Because Mumford has created such amazing pieces of art, you might be tempted to wear these bands t-shirts without actually liking the bands themselves.
He played in local bands such as Incoherence and Neverthemore, and besides the covers he did for them his first project was the piece of work for “The Gallows” – “Orchestra of Wolves Cover” – from 2006, on which he worked with Alex Curtis. The fact that he was in the music scene and kept his connections led Mumford to new and more important clients.
He is also a Munny collector, and he gets his inspiration from the 80’ 90’s period, comics, life, cinema and usually places that are not related to his art. He said that he has always been influenced by Alfons Mucha and old horror films.
For a t-shirt illustration, he needs from one to three days, but it can take even more, like it did on the “Evil 9” project, where the zombie landscape required 2 weeks of solid work.
Because as a freelancer it’s absolutely impossible to find some time for yourself, it seems that Dan Mumford has found a way to finally create something for himself. And a new clothing line is the most suitable project for such an illustrator as Mumford.
THE HERETIC: RELEASE DATE – 15 MAY 2010
The visceral and creepy imagery that embellishes every design that he creates has turned him into a master of horror style illustration. From here to his own clothing line there was just on single step, which will be made on 15 May 2010. A set of 8 t-shirt designs and posters will see the light of the day and will begin a journey to his fans that will purchase them. The new clothing line represents Mumford’s art taken to the next level. And we hope this is just the beginning.
Mumford Clothing is a collaboration between Dan Mumford and IndieMerch, the first Series, The Heretic, a tale of the occult told through the medium of tees, will release on the 15th of May 2010. The debut line can be seen first at the IndieMerch store booth at California Metalfest on the 15th & 16th of May 2010.