Klopenstein T-shirt Design by Skummie.
|Age Appropriateness:||Teens - Adults|
|Sizes:||Only a few XL's Left. That's it.|
|Choice of Styles:||No|
|Choice of Colors:||No|
|Printing Method:||Screen Printed|
|Buy Tee At Retailer:||Skummie|
|Ships To:||All Regions|
“Mad scientist, Dr. Edward VanKlopenstein, sought to improve upon inferior designs of his predecessor’s doomed experiments. He worked tirelessly in his super secret underground lab to create a superior monster.” ~ Skummie.
The Klopenstein T-Shirt design by Skummie is one of those tees that are hard to describe. There’s this gritty texture to it but if you really look closely, no textures were used or lived tracing can be spotted. It’s all done by hand. The lighting is achieved by using vibrant colors which make the details pop. This guy looks like it was the son of Frankenstein, the Hulk and Mojo Jojo who did it while listening to trash metal. That kind of awesome. The purple lighting coming from below Klopenstein makes us believe that he was getting juiced up with some sort of electricity while his eye is fixed to the sky. Was he looking for his creator or something more sinister? Whatever it was, it must’ve been something that angered him. This design is a perfect fit for everyone who loves horror films, metal, punk and of course, sick art.
This post is a special one. It’s a tribute to Kory “Skummie” Allen Schuerman the man behind Skummie.com. He was one of the humblest artists around. Always kept a positive attitude even though he battled Muscular Dystrophy all his life. Not everyone knew about his problems and to be honest, most of us, if not all of us thought he was this legendary guy who hung out with the big guys. Why wouldn’t you believe that, his work was sought by Metallica, Pantera, Guns N Roses and many others. He used his artistic gift and began a clothing line. You could clearly see that he put a lot of effort with every single design he put out.
His style was flawless and in this world of rips and copycats, his style remained untouched. A few weeks ago, he told everyone about his health condition and it took the design world by surprise. Personally, I wanted to believe that he would pull through and so it seemed. He would post twitter updates here and there. Facebook statuses with discount codes and people kept telling him how cool were the tees he had just sent. A status update changed everything. He explained his deteriorating condition making everyone’s heart sink.
Skummie passed away on Saturday 19th at the young age of 31. RIP Skummie. You leave a void in the design world which will go unfilled.
PS: The design community is getting together to help his family print unreleased designs. The details are still scarce but as soon as we get updates, we’ll update this page.