This turned the poster project into a T-shirt project for a good cause.
Quick quickly donated his art, Garage Tees employees donated their time, and a “secret donor” donated the shirts so that all of the proceeds from the 299 limited-edition t-shirts printed Thursday could go to the Montana Skatepark Association .
Quick’s t-shirt design reminds of the concert by capturing a piece of Missoula and its skateboarding culture.
“I wanted to create a Missoula theme that was still related to Pearl Jam and Mudhoney (the opening volume of the Sunday Show),” said Quick, who works as a graphic designer at the Missoulian between art shows.
Ament is also a skater known for supporting the skateboarding culture in Montana.
At first Quick thought he was going to incorporate a Missoula-meets-Seattle theme, but as he worked the Seattle connection disappeared. Missoula skateboarding was the main feature of the art.
Along with splashes of yellow, pink, blue and green, the Quick design shows a Missoula kid on his bike – skateboard strapped to his backpack – overlooking the MoBash skatepark next to Orange Street Bridge.
The kid’s yellow hair protrudes from under his helmet, which has skateboard stickers that pay homage to the ’80s, Quick said.