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Illustrated by Fred Noland


So in this years annual “You are so Nashville if…” issue of the the Scene, the winner David Anthony won with this little piece of gold; “Your city flooded and all you got was a lousy T-shirt.” While we might be the butt of that joke, we know it’s simply a joke, and WE THINK IT’S AWESOME! The top entries we’re all illustrated by SF CA’s Fred Noland, and the winner’s made the cover! So go snag up a copy, and make sure you let everyone know that those “lousy shirts” were able to donate $120,000 thus far to aid Nashville flood relief.

Oh, and thanks to Fred for putting one of our designs on what looks to be Elvis Costello carrying a stand up bass! Our aim was true after all!

Read the article here.

Oh and here’s our “You’re so Nashville if…”

“You’re so Nashville if… you’d rather pay a guy from California to draw your illustrations instead of the countless local talent.” Don’t get us wrong, we think ole Fred is awesome and a master of his craft. But how bout stimulate the local economy a little.

1 comment

  • Hey guys,
    Glad you guys liked the cover + winner. Thanks for being good sports.
    As for the non-local illustrator, I always look through the portfolios I have of local people before going outside of Nashville. I do usually have a style of illustration I’m looking for, and am looking for someone that can interpret my idea in a certain way. Unfortunately, I just do not have many links to Nashville artist’s portfolios. I have put two craigslists ads up in the past 8 months (the time I’ve had the job of art director) but rarely do local artists respond, especially ones that can provide links or samples of their work. If you have suggestions of where I can find more local talent, please let me know. I know it’s out there and I would LOVE to use more of it.
    (If you’re a local artist reading this and interested in doing editorial work, please email me at ejones (at) nashvillescene.com.)
    – Elizabeth Jones, art director, Nashville Scene

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