We’re extremely proud to work with so many passionate artists and graphic designers, and we have a different relationship and approach to every one of them. Australian artist Steven Rhodes is one of these extremely talented and passionate creatives. He’s achieved global popularity for his sinister-flavoured-retro-style designs.
Based out of Brisbane, Australia, Steven’s designs hit notes of nostalgia with a dark twist. “My work pays tribute to everything from vintage horror & sci-fi, 50s pulp, mid century modernism to 70s kitsch and 80s neon. Basically anything in the realm of retro.” he explains.
Take a look at his work and how popular it is, it’s easy to see he’s striking a cord with fans all over the world. “I really like 50’s-era science fiction and horror movie posters. Also film noir and pulpy crime novels have some amazingly evocative (and sleazy) cover art. Lately, I’m a lot more into those gloriously trashy hand-painted VHS covers from the late 70’s and into the 80’s and kids book covers from the same era.”
We built our relationship with Steven through our long-standing partner 8Ball T-Shirts. Steven’s artwork has gone viral numerous times, leading to huge popularity and demand in Australia, America, Europe and all over the world. 8ball T-shirts worked with Rhodes to become a UK seller of his work, which has led to a very successful partnership. Steven’s “Sinister 70’s” collection is a top seller for 8ball, his t-shirts are favourites with their customers.