I had a hard time figuring out how to draw inspiration from Surrealism while designing this line. I thought it was especially important to touch on surrealism as two of Spain’s most influence artists were surrealists – Dalí and Miró. I designed a turtle and tiger graphic, but in the end I didn’t feel they were really representing surrealism. But months later I found artwork by Dalí that was really similar to the graphics I designed! I was not familiar with any of these works, and they aren’t in the style I would typically associate with Dali:
Above: Dalí’s The Mock Turtle’s Story and Tea’s Tortuga Graphic Tee.
Above: Dalí’s Cinqenta, Tigre Real, Tea’s Tigre Graphic Tee