If you know me personally, you’ll know I have a big history with design. Since I can remember, I’ve always loved to create art. Although I was always terrible with a pencil or a paintbrush, I would always find a way to create something. Whether that be sculpting, writing, or playing around with some animated card software I found on an old pile of disks on my old family computer (true story). I’ve always seen myself having a future in creating, and have always pushed and fought to make something out of it.
Another passion I have is clothing. When I first discovered I could create a design, print it onto a transfer sheet, then iron it onto an old Primark shirt, I blew my own mind. Within little time, I’d already invested in a heat press, and started making my own clothes. I started a small line abruptly named SynysterDemon Clothing, which soon became Blissfully Ignorant, which later inspired EXTINCT. The latest definitely being the most popular out of the three.
As I said, design is one of my passions, and creating something that people would wear is incredible in my eyes.
Being in the creative industry, you meet a lot of like-minded people. A lot of people with a passion to create. Many of which, can’t fulfil this passion due to a number of issues. A big one being funds. I’ve been there. Not being able to do a project because you just can’t find the money no matter how hard you try is one of the most demoralising things possible.
I want to start a project, called Art is Dead. Think of it as a giant “Fuck You” to everyone who said “you can’t do this”, that includes yourself. Art is Dead will be a project that I will create in the way of a clothing line, where all sale profits go into a fund that will be given out every few months to a project or a creator who a panel of fellow creators will decide deserves it the most. Whether we believe a creator needs that well earned break, or whether we just think a project looks cool, the deciding factors will be totally unbiased and thought through.
I’d like to just say now, I am not saying this fund will be like thousands of pounds, or even hundreds, as it will be totally funded by people who support the idea. The project will only grow if people support it. So we’re hoping to gain the interest of artists from all across the globe, great and small in order to raise funds for the Art is Dead Project. Buy a tshirt and wear it whilst you do your thang, buy a mug and sip on coffee whilst waiting for inspiration to strike, simply donate to the cause, or hell, share an image on Facebook.
This project is something I’ve been wanting to do for a while, hell, I almost did it with Extinct a while back. I’d love to hear what you all think of this idea, and invite you to let me know what you think in the comment section!
SMore information about the Art is Dead project will be coming soon!
Thanks for reading!