Posted by specialK March 15, 2013

NY brand FLüD teamed up with artist Tristan Eaton and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for a cool art project at this year's SxSW festival in Austin, TX. Sponsored by FLüD and inspired by TNMT, Tristan revealed an original 44' x 12' canvas called "Shredder" for an art gala hosted by The HOPE Collective (Helping Other People Everywhere) during the festival. Tristan says "Being born in the late 70s, I was lucky enough to enjoy the best cartoons of a generation. Unaware that those very cartoons would shape pop culture throughout my adulthood, I absorbed every minute of animation and every last drop of color and translated that inspiration into my own work. Years later, I have a style of my own but it's much thanks to the cartoons of my childhood, The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles included. Their comic books as well as the cartoons had a big influence on me, therefore it's an honor to revisit the brand as an adult, and as an artist to reinterpret it through my eyes. Thank you FLüD and thank you TMNT!"


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