Carlos Vigil grew up in the infinite desert landscape of New Mexico: The Land of Enchantment – backdrop to the TV series “Breaking Bad”, mass burial site of Atari’s failed E.T. video game cartridges, and location of the 1947 UFO crash-landing; famously known as The Roswell Incident.
He currently spends his days as a freelance illustrator, graphic designer, and cartoonist chasing his childhood daydreams between the Duke City and Charm City. Raised on Kool-Aid, LEGOs, and Michael Jordan, he lives to work hard and have fun creating super rad visual art.
He loves to illustrate, draw, and experiment with typography. His passions include vector-illustration, hand-lettering, balanced compositions, and vibrant colors. He revels in vintage graphics, products–and–technology from decades past, neon signage, and Americana.
His t-shirt designs take inspiration from 80s and 90s pop-culture, retro arcade games and video games, popular toys, comic books, sports, cartoons, electronic and pop music, graffiti, fast food, his childhood, and well-stocked shelves of kids cereal at the grocery store.
His t-shirt designs are often Baltimore-themed, including licensed Natty Boh designs. He has been selling his shirts from coast-to-coast to t-shirt enthusiasts all over Baltimore, Albuquerque, Los Angeles and beyond for 8-years-strong.
His designs have been recognized regionally and have continued to garner increased attention as the brand has grown to meet demand. His work has been featured in such publications as Urbanite magazine, Baltimore magazine, and the Maryland Institute College of Art publication "Juxtapositions".