Vintage Newfoundland Dog Sketch

ARGUS AND ULYSSES - Sketch, 1875 -"Argus and Ulysses" I neared home I bowed right and left to amicable and smiling neighbors, who waved me good-day from their doors. So did my Newfoundland, who broke his chain and leaped upon my shoulders, flourishing his tail—overjoyed to salute the returning Ulysses.

Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science
Vol. XV, No. 85 [pg 29]
January, 1875
courtesy of the Gutenberg Project

Big Face Dog T-Shirts

Here's looking at you, my pet!
The realistic German Shepherd T-shirt Tee is just one of the eye-catching Big Face T-shirts designs from The Mountain.

Artist unknown

Here are some of the lifelike dog breeds you'll find pictured in the Big Face Animals series:
  • Rottweiler
  • Boxer
  • German Shepherd
  • Mastiff
  • Golden
  • Black Lab
  • Bulldog
  • Doberman
  • Pitbull
After just one wash you will not know where the print ends and the shirt begins. Our unique printing process actually pulls the dye color out of the shirt and leaves the ink color behind, essentially dyeing the cotton with the ink. The Mountain Classic T-shirt features an over-sized relaxed fit, with reinforced double-stitching on all seams. After dyeing they are washed and dried, so they arrive to you comfortable, pre-shrunk & ready to wear. This heavyweight 100% Cotton tee will last you years and years.

Dog Box Paintings

"Clearly inspired by Warhol," Hayes Trotter came to the attention of The Food Channel's "Unrapped" series with his series of dog paintings on snack and cereal boxes. Strong lines, vibrant colors, and a sense of whimsy that can't help but feel like something of a commentary on consumerist culture -- though, to be sure, Hayes' range "extends beyond box painting to vibrant and intriguing portraits and images," including works in oil on the more traditional canvas.
These sculpture/paintings are created on recycled cereal and snack boxes, creating unique three dimensional art that incorporates a pop Warhol style.... yet also pays homage to classic style oil painters. The result - refreshing pieces of art from a completely original perspective.
Hayes Trotter studied painting, sculpture and art history in North Carolina, and was granted a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art from Davidson College. He studied fine arts in Paris for an additional six months before returning to the United States to create his first "box painting." In 2008, Trotter joined the Studio Arts faculty at Valor Christian High School, Colorado, as teacher/designer. Hayes Trotter has shown his work in galleries in both North Carolina and Colorado, and is represented at Jordan Art Partners: