Introducing TJ Guzzardi
Uppercut Deluxe are excited to announce TJ Guzzardi as an official Lifestyle Brand Ambassador.
If you're not already familiar with the man himself or his work; TJ is a Melbourne-based artist. His craft? Traditional sign writing (think barbershop signs from the 1950s). TJ spends most of his time at his Tullamarine studio, where he creates custom designed lettering and hand painted vintage-style signs for all kinds of clients - cafes, bars, tattoo parlours and, of course, barbershops. TJ first picked up a brush at 15, after being inspired by the old-time lifestyle of his hot rod-loving family. Since then, TJ has worked tirelessly to master his craft, and he is now well known for his unique designs, artistic talent and commitment to hard work. His medium? Well TJ's can turn anything into a piece of art. In fact, council collection is his favourite time of year, when he finds the majority of his canvases. Motorcycle helmets, rusty saws, wooden boards, suitcases, milk jugs, anything with vintage appeal, and of course he is well versed in more traditional work like pin-striping cars and bikes. TJ takes an old craft and infuses it with a modern sensibility - much like the ethos of the Uppercut Deluxe brand - and we can't think of anyone better than TJ to represent the Uppercut Deluxe lifestyle. Welcome to the family TJ!