In anticipation of our booth @Rencon this week, I have a few more features lined up on the artists and games we’re going to show. Today, it’s Rev-Level.
If you're anything like me, video game t-shirts can be a weird subject. While I love games, I don't find that most of the designs we see on clothing are items I'd actually care to wear. I attribute this mainly to the fact that most off-the-shelf product uses stock images - it ends up being character cutouts or box art on a shirt. Even pre-order/special edition pieces usually boil down to a game logo and a release date. Rarely does the piece end up actually reflecting my favorite parts of the game or what the game represents, not to mention they rarely feature any artistic interpretation of the game.
Slowly, the clothing market is finding the kind of variety that creates pieces I actually want, and on the cutting edge of that movment is Rev-Level, run by Lee Revill. I had seen some of the designs on Instagram and was instantly a fan - I think they capture a lot of the fun of the games they feature, and also have a lot of great interpretations that you can only get from someone who is inspired by the subject matter. With that in mind, we worked with Lee to bring in a small assortment of Rev-Level shirts to feature in our booth, but we really hope to just serve as a gateway to people finding out about Rev-Level, and encourage them to visit their site to see more.
Lee was also kind enough to give us some history and insight into Rev-Level and being a designer. Read More