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I've started (but not yet posted any pics) a project called "The Country Club Project". Basicly anyone who has purchased my "Country Club Nouveau" tshirt from www.designbyhumans.com/shop/de… take a picture of yourself wearing it and send it to me, either post it in this entry, or email me jared@jthreeconcepts.com . (the tshirt is sold in men's and women's sizes and only $19)
Once I get enough I'll start posting them all on my Behance portfolio and on my Facebook fanpage here www.facebook.com/pages/Vancouv…

I originally got the idea a few days back when I started to get more and more photos of people wearing that specific tee. So I figured I'd make a place to put all those pics.
Either way I look forward to seeing some pics :)
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ZXC up on DBH

Tue May 27, 2008, 10:54 AM
Hey guys, I need your help.
That new design I did with Colossus72 is now up on DesignByHumans.
Would appreciate it if you guys could give us a vote.
You can vote here www.designbyhumans.com/vote/de…
Thanks!

Also I'll have a new tshirt printed on DBH in the next week or so, I'll keep you updated!



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I figured out how to make a fanpage on Facebook lastnight, you can view mine and become a fan here www.facebook.com/pages/Vancouv… if you are bored and have nothing else to do.

It's been forever, but after loads of hate mail, I've finally put my music blog back up. You can check it out here electrichoneyhornetmitten.blog… its called ElectricHoneyHornetMitten. I'll work on a new look soon as well with some new graphics to spice it up.

Also I have two new tees up for voting on DBH, you can vote for "The Chills" here www.designbyhumans.com/vote/de…
and for "When Ogres Become Kings" here www.designbyhumans.com/vote/de… if you have some time.
Thanks!
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laFraise vs. Popdeck now open

Mon May 5, 2008, 2:32 AM
Contest is now open for submissions, opened about 5 minutes ago. You have until the 19th of May.
Good luck
Info ---> www.lafraise.com/contest.php?b…



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Full details here www.lafraise.com/contest.php?b…

Or I'll post them here as well for the lazy.
Post taken from the original laFraise post:

Contest time! Bing Bong Boing!

This time around the contest is with Popdeck ( www.popdeck.com ) and it will commence May 5th.

Now, we're giving away a few goodies to the winner...

If your design is choosen you'll get one skateboard with your winning design, one tshirt with your design and 1500 Euros. Now, along with your loot, your winning skateboard design will be sold on Popdeck in a limited run of 20 and will be sold as a tshirt on laFraise in a limited run of 500.

Also the runner up (2nd place) will get their design custom printed on their very own skateboard (a one of a kind item).

Pretty simple to enter, all you need is a laFraise account.

What you need to do is:

1. Signup on laFraise www.lafraise.com/contest.php?o….
(Special note: if your country does not show up in the signup list of countries, just select the closest one. The contest is open to everyone, will get the country error fixed soon.)

2. Submit your design between May 5th - 19th to the "POPDECK" category on the European (English) site. (Remember preview image has to be 600x600 pixels and 8 colors max. Only entries in the "Popdeck" category will be considered for the contest.)

3. Win!

Also remember you do not need to include a sample of your design on a skateboard, but it would help :)

(All winners will be chosen roughly 1 week after the final day of the contest.)

Breakdown:

-Runs from May 5th-19th

-Open to anyone in any country.

-All submissions go in the "Popdeck" category on the European (English) site

-Submission has to be 600x600 pixels and a maximum of 8 unique colors

Either way I hope to see everyone participating in this one.
I just uploaded my latest design 'I Dig You' up on DesignByHumans, would appreciate the support :) thanks!
View it here www.designbyhumans.com/vote/de…
I'm apparently addicted to this site.
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I'm in charge of laFraise's ( www.lafraise.com ) European (EU) blog and also in charge of boosting the community on their EU site. (laFraise has been around for a number of years and now have a massive following in Europe. They are considered the "Threadless" of Europe. So if you are worried about how legit they are, worry no more.)
Their French site has a large user/artist base, but they wan't to jackup their EU userbase.
So this is a call to all artists.
You can win 1000 Euros (about $1400 USD) if your design is selected in their ongoing contest.
Just setup an account, and go to "Submit" for full details and template.
-the design has to be made in a vector art program such as Illustrator.
-maximum of 8 unique colours
-gradients and rasters are fine as long as the final amount of colors needed to print does not exceed 8
-uploaded file must be 600 x 600 pixels

Either way I hope see see alot of you on there.
I'll also be contacting individual artists to come on board as well once I get some time in the next few weeks.

(Feel free to post any questions)
I'm in charge of laFraise's EU blog and also in charge of boosting the community on their EU site.
Their French site has a large user/artist base, but they wan't to jackup their EU userbase.
So this is a call to all artists.
You can win 1000 Euros (about $1500) if your design is selected.
Just setup an account, and go to "Submit" for full details and template.
-the design has to be made in a vector art program such as Illustrator.
-maximum of 8 unique colours
-gradients and rasters are fine as long as the final amount of colors needed to print does not exceed 8
-uploaded file must be 600 x 600 pixels

Either way I hope see see alot of you on there.
I'll also be contacting individual artists to come on board as well once I get some time in the next few weeks.
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Need something to read? Checkout laFraise blog for daily post/updates from me www.lafraise.com/contest.php?o… . (I'd appreciate the support :) ) Some posts related to the community and some related to design in general. Feel free to signup and leave a comment or participate in the site contest for a chance to win $1500 USD.
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My tshirt design 'Country Club Nouveau' just won tshirt of the week (the award one step up from shirt of the day) over at DesignByHumans, you can purchase it here www.designbyhumans.com/shop/de…
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My tshirt design 'Country Club Nouveau' just won tshirt of the week (the award one step up from shirt of the day) over at DesignByHumans, you can purchase it here www.designbyhumans.com/shop/de…
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My latest design 'Every Suitcase Is A Bomb" is up for voting at DesignByHumans you can check it out here www.designbyhumans.com/vote/de…
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Country Club Nouveau is now printed over at DesignByHumans. It turned out alot better than I thought it would have. Only $19!
You can buy the sucker here www.designbyhumans.com/shop/de…
I'll be grabbing a few for sure.
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So I won the Matix contest over at Popdeck.
You can preorder the board here www.popdeck.com/catalog/show/1… It will be shipped April 22nd.
Would really appreciate the support if anyone needs a board or they believe in skatboards as wallart, either one works for me :D
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Also I just landed a job at LaFraise www.lafraise.com
Starting next week I will be in charge of their EU blog and also in charge of boosting the community on their EU site.
Their French site has a large user/artist base, but they wan't to jackup their EU userbase.
So this is a call to all artists.
You can win 1000€ (about $1300) if your design is selected.
Just setup an account, and go to "Submit" for full details and template.
-the design has to be made in a vector art program such as Illustrator.
-maximum of 8 unique colours
-gradients and rasters are fine as long as the final amount of colors needed to print does not exceed 8
-uploaded file must be 600 x 600 pixels

Either way I hope see see alot of you on there.
I'll also be contacting individual artists to come on board as well once I get some time in the next few weeks.

Good luck guys!

Also as a sidenote I submitted my I Love Ugly Tees design to the French side of LaFraise after it didn't win at Threadless.
You can give it a vote www.lafraise.com/contest.php?o… if you feel :)
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Hey Hello by j3concepts

A few of my designs have won recent contests.
One of which being the above "Hey!Hello"
You can view the announcement on LaFraise www.lafraise.com/contest.php?b…
And you can view the tee here www.lafraise.com/contest.php?o…
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Also threw another tee up on LaFraise (French version)
You can view it and vote for it here www.lafraise.com/contest.php?o…
It's a modified version of "Right On!"
Right On by j3concepts
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Thanks to everyone for the support.
++More winning announcements coming soon.
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Comments Up

Wed Mar 19, 2008, 4:29 PM
Ok everyone should be "unblocked" now, seems like it was fixed, so now you feel free to leave comments about how much of an ass I am.
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And I'm back.
Have a design at DesignByHumans that is currently up for voting.
It would mean alot to me if you could vote :) Here ---> www.designbyhumans.com/vote/de…
Thanks

Also have a tshirt in the Hot Chip contest over at Threadless www.threadless.com/submission/… argh!

Will be adding a load of new works as well soon.
Also there is a 08 version of Bonafied Lovin' up for purchase at DesignGive, it's cheap and for a good cause! www.designgive.com/



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LaFraise+Popdeck+New Tees+Site

Sun Mar 2, 2008, 11:48 PM
Added 2 new tshirts in the running for LaFraise.
Moustache Deluxe www.lafraise.com/contest.php?o…
Fingers Are For Noses www.lafraise.com/contest.php?o…
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Put 2 designs on Popdeck, you might like.
Promo Two www.popdeck.com/submits/600
Unite Consume www.popdeck.com/submits/599
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And just threw a fee new tees up.
Put up Daft Moustache and Moustache Deluxe as per request.
Check them out here www.redbubble.com/people/j3con…
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And new site is up www.jthreeconcepts.com



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6 New Tshirt Designs + Updates

Wed Feb 13, 2008, 3:39 AM
I just put up 6 new designs.
Check them out when you get a chance.

Helping Hands
www.redbubble.com/people/j3con…
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No No No No No No
www.redbubble.com/people/j3con…
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Death From Above (Pattern Version)
www.redbubble.com/people/j3con…
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Au Reve: Amana Version
www.redbubble.com/people/j3con…
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Don’t Panic
www.redbubble.com/people/j3con…
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Promo One (Colour Version)
www.redbubble.com/people/j3con…
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I also updated Secret Monday Mind with the new logo and corrected some line issues.
www.redbubble.com/people/j3con…

Thanks again for the support guys.

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Spiders, IceCream & Morphine is no available for purchase on LaFraise.
French www.lafraise.com/contest.php?o…
English www.lafraise.com/contest.php?o…
Info and announcement here www.lafraise.com/contest.php?b…
Also, here is an interview for Vice Magazine UK that I did through LaFraise. I was interviewed because of the Spiders, Icecream & Morphine design.
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Intro.
I really haven't got the balls to take credit for the interview below - Maïa made it with Jared K. Nickerson (better known as "J3Concepts" here on laFraise) and it has to be the most interesting interview I've read in a while. Laughing out loud in front of a computer is usually a sign of slowly going insane or actually coming across something really funny. The stuff this guy's brain "poops out" is simply amazing - I'm lacking any other words to describe it. When I was taking some samples from his website for this interview and resizing & cropping them to fit our blog's format I couldn't help feeling bad about it. It felt like I was savagely raping all the details and the gentle touch in them.

So, be sure to check them out as they're intended - the amount of detail is just astonishing. Kick me in the nuts if I'm wrong but my prediction is that this guy is the next laFraise designer superstar and that we have printed not one but many of his designs before the year 2008 is done with. You can count me as a fan of his work, that's for sure. I'd love to drink a few pints with Jared and pick his brain a little while doing that. I'm running out of words that do any justice to him so I'll let you get started with the interview and the samples now. Much love.
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Interview
Q. Hi Jared, are you single? And if not, why?

A. Actually I have a beautiful wife from Southern California. Just got married June 1st. Funny enough, I met her through my design work and a roadtrip, long story short, we got married 2 years later.

Q. Who are you, very precisely?

A. Well... I'm a 25 year old, graphic illustrator that currently looks like a young Martin Scorsese on coke, but if you wan't me to be more precise... I currently live in Vancouver, British Columbia and as of last week became a full-time freelance artist. Nah, I've been doing freelance for a few years now, only as of last week I worked a full-time job as a Sales Manager for an online broadcasting company. So all over the place currently... Ok let me start over, I design shit with a mouse and sell it for money.

I was born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia for the first 12 years of my life, then moved to Toronto, Ontario and now residing in Vancouver for the last 3 years. I'm allergic to shellfish... like lobsters and oysters, don't know if it's a deadly allergy, haven't tested it fully yet.

Q. How did you discover laFraise and why did you stay?

A. Actually, oddly enough. I originally found LaFraise about 6 months ago when my wife notified me that some "artist" had ripped my artwork and posted it up on the site for voting. So I emailed them and mentioned the issue, and they were very applogetic and accomodating about it. So that really impressed me. So when their site poped back up in my mind a whilelater, I decided to try posting my artwork there myself.And the rest is history. They have been fully supportive of myself and my art I'd say that's a good reason to stick around, plus throwing me money sometimes doesn't hurt either.

Q. What's the secret of your talent: sweat, beer or hard work?

A. I wish I could be "the drugged out, socially retarded, outcast, artist" who only gets his inspiration while high on gasoline fumes and hooker farts, but I'm not that guy. My inspiration comes from music and everyday life. I guess it doesn't get more simple than that. Nothing too exciting, like I travelled to Taiwan one summer and found my inner soul through meditation and now I feel the need to share it with my peers through interpretive dance and the odd illustration. Just simple ol'; "I sit down in front of a computer, turn on some music, and start drawing." Just whatever my brain poops out, that's what you see.

Q. What will you do with the 1.000 Euro cash-prize? Party?

A. You're giving me money? Right on.

Q. What's your child's dream (I mean, except being printed on laFraise)?

A. To one day go digging in the backyard, and find moles with actual drilling equipment.

Q. Don't you think humanity should put in jail all the designers who draw on paper, because of the deforestation?

A. Yeah, they should be wasting electricity instead, like all the digital designers. I for one use paper way less now. I haven't drawn anything with a pencil in a few years now. I suppose that's bad. I tried using a tablet the other day... didn't work out so well. It's like the love child between a pencil and a mouse, but it's somewhere in the awkward middle where it's not hot or ugly just kinda so-so, and you wouldn't mind getting drunk one night and sleeping with it, but you'd sneak out the next morning before it woke up... and you wouldn't call it back.

Should I say something in closing? Like, "don't do drugs." or "stay in school" or "poop." "Poop" is such a universal word, makes everyone laugh, I laughed just typing it.

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New LaFraise Design

Fri Feb 1, 2008, 12:25 AM
Added a new design to LaFraise, you can vote for it here www.lafraise.com/contest.php?o…
Thanks in advance for the support.

I am part of the Behance Network now, I thought I'd give it a shot.
Anyway you can view my profile here www.behance.net/j3concepts
Appreciate the support

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I just submitted 'Trois' to Patch Together. You can vote for it to be made into a vinyl toy here www.patchtogether.com/?Designs…
I know it's a pain to signup and vote, but I would certainly appreciate it :D
Thanks guys
Trois by j3concepts
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New Design Available As A Tee

Sat Jan 12, 2008, 12:05 PM
Just upped one of my newer designs as a tshirt. The design "This Promo Doesn't Matter Now" can now be bought on a tee here www.redbubble.com/people/j3con…
Thanks in advance :)
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I submitted a new design at La Fraise. My design Spiders, IceCream & Morphine won the last contest, thank you to everyone for the support!
Anyway the new design is "You Make Me Want To Wiggle" and you can vote for it here :) www.lafraise.com/contest.php?o… and www.lafraise.com/contest.php?o…
Thanks :)



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Well I found a good solution for now to distribute and print clothing that happen to have my artwork on them.
Let me know how it works out for you. I've ordered shirts from this service before and the quality of the print is incredible.
Purchase the tees here----> www.printfection.com/thecolour…
I will be adding more designs eventually, for now though i think there is 8 designs.
Thanks for the support guys, I'm curious to know what you think of the tshirts once you receive them, even shots of you wearing them. Makes a good Christmas gift too I'm sure :D

Again the link is www.printfection.com/thecolour… in case you missed it.

Also did an update at EHHM electrichoneyhornetmitten.blog… Check it out.

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