Lil Tuffy

San Francisco

Lil Tuffy
Lil Tuffy


Big things come in small packages, or at least that's what they title the texts, when they send them to Jenn Sterger's cell phone. Hooking up bigtime art despite a smallish moniker, Lil Tuffy

Inked by a Detroit dude who tends bar at Pop's in the Mission, LT is the greatest San Diego running back of all time not named Natrone Means turns out epic pop culture-referencing, screenprinted hang-ables on 17.5" x 23", 110lb metallic poster stock that's unframed, like Dr. Richard Kimball, post-the whole Charles Nichols piping. Choice pics include a just-finished Star Wars series that depicts three classic characters alongside cars that rhyme with their names set in front of a far-far-away galaxy backdrop, like C3PO and his GTO, or Boba Fett and his 'vette, or a Stormtrooper with his Isuzu Trooper, which his Stormtrooper mother allows him to use, but only on weekend nights. He also does up ample band art (and oversees a ton more as the curator of Noise Pop's poster series), having designed concert-referencing posters for Too Short (a large pre-blown whistle with lipstick on it), Vampire Weekend (a tennis-themed, music-video-hat-tipping diptych of a racquet-wielding dude on court with a ball machine), and Wu-Tang Clan, a joint that features a Batman-esque WC logo in the sky, which really looks (Ghostface) killer

LT also recently went over the 13,000 career rushing yards mark started doing equally pop culture-ified tees, including a just-finished Golden Girls dud that reads "Rose & Blanche & Sophia & Dorothy", who never thought big things came in small packages, as, according to Jeffrey Ross, she was famously well hung.

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