Sean discovered the Graniph T-Shirt Design competition while investigating the local game and art scene during his trip to Japan in January 2008.
Graniph are great supporters of independent artists and showcase the works of illustrators, graphic designers and photographers from all around the globe. Their T-Shirt Design competition is one of the pre-eminent alternative artwork competitions in the world. The idea is that you submit a drawing suitable to be displayed on a T-Shirt and if they select your drawing it is used on their next range of T-Shirts.
Sean sketched a drawing of 'Bulborb' (aka 'baruborubu' in Japan) which is a stylised representation of a light globe with the outline of Australia as the filament. Sean gave Bulborb some character using Paint Shop Pro and his Wacom to produce the final image. On reflection, he thinks the image could have been more basic as Graniph prefer rawer images. However, he is still very happy with what he submitted and even displays the image on the obverse side of his business card.