With that, the poster project turned into a t-shirt project for a good cause.
Quick donated his art, Garage Tees employees donated their time, and a ‘secret donor’ donated the shirts so that all proceeds from the 299 limited edition tees printed on Thursday could go to the Montana Skatepark Association .
Quick’s T-shirt Design commemorates the concert by capturing a piece of Missoula and its skateboarding culture.
“I wanted to create a Missoula theme, still tied to Pearl Jam and Mudhoney (the opening band for Sunday’s show),” said Quick, who works as a graphic designer at the Missoulian between art concerts.
Ament is also a skateboarder known for supporting skateboarding culture in Montana.
At first, Quick thought he would incorporate a Missoula-meets-Seattle theme, but as he worked, the connection with Seattle faded. Missoula’s skateboarding has become the main feature of the art.
Assembled with pops of yellow, pink, blue and green, Quick’s design shows a kid from Missoula on his bike – a skateboard attached to his backpack – overlooking the MoBash Skatepark next to the Orange Street Bridge.
The child’s yellow hair protrudes from his helmet, which is covered in skateboard stickers paying homage to the ’80s, Quick said.