This here design is a collaboration between Kari Fry and Jason Novak. Since Jason is an awesome writer, and Kari not good at making words, Jason's doing the interview solo:
Tell us about this design.
Well, Kari wanted me to come up with ideas for T-shirts. One thing that has always interested me is the idea of a mash-up, like in music. You know, taking two ideas and making something new from them. In fact, the blog I write for, To Eleven (at http://toeleven.net) posts mash-up music we find on the internet. So, this shirt is an extension of that.
Where are you from?
I'm originally from Canton, Ohio, the Hall of Fame City. But I hate football, so I don't talk about that. Now, I live in Shaker Heights, Ohio.
How would you describe your style?
Well, the idea's style is the mash-up thing I was talking about. I was the brains, but Kari's the talent. Not that she doesn't have brains. I assume she does, actually.
If you could collaborate with anyone, who would you pick?
Kari Fry! If not her, then a graphic designer I know, Jayson Shenk. He cowrites the blog with me, and he does great design work, too!
What historical figure do you most admire?
Probably someone like F. Scott Fitzgerald or J. D. Salinger. Really anyone with a letter for their first name. No, seriously, I'm a writer, and those are two authors I love.
If you weren't designing shirts, what would you be doing?
Writing, listening to music, gaining super powers through high doses or radiation and spider venom. You know...keeping it real.
Would you rather guest star on a cartoon or a sitcom?
I'm kind of a walking cartoon as it is, but I'd like to guest star on an episode of How I Met Your Mother. I think Ted Mosby's from Shaker Heights, so we'd have something to talk about!
Cats vs. Star Wars: which would win the battle?
Star Wars, because cats don't have the Death Star. Cats would totally PWN Star Trek, though.
What is your favorite t-shirt color?
Black or Grey.
What has been your favorite vacation or travel experience?
I have visited Pittsburgh a few times, and I really liked it. Lots of independent music stores there.
Any shout outs?
I'd like to give a shout out to my girlfriend, Adele, and to my brother and my sister-in-law, Ryan Novak and Kari Fry! What up?!?