ABOUT THE ARTIST //
Michael has never taken an art class and is not super comfortable with the artist moniker. His interest in art came from skateboarding and it’s DIY culture. He was a member of the US Ski Team and skied moguls on the World Cup. It was during this time that he started experimenting with art to fill the hours of down time. There was always amazing graffiti art around the airports in Europe and it captured Michael’s attention. When he retired from skiing, he no longer wanted to wear the logos of companies that used to pay him. He started buying cheap dress shirts from the thrift shop and painting iconic people and objects that inspire him on them. Michael strives to capture their attitude and transfer it to a bag or piece of clothing. Welcome to the Sweatshop.
ABOUT THE BAGS //
There are two styles of bags. One has a thinner strap and is made of a softer canvas. The other is a thicker strap and made of a heaver canvas. They are both crossover style messenger bags and both olive drab. Michael paints each bag individually upon receiving an order. All of the inside flaps are different, so each bag is a one of a kind piece of wearable art.
ABOUT THE ONESIES //
What if your kids weren’t cool? Could you love them? I know what you are thinking: "they are MY kids how could the not be cool?" Seriously, It could happen. And what about your friend’s kids? What if they weren’t cool? Would you still want to hang out with them? Of course not. But what to do?
Easy buy them my onesies! Forget about teddy bears, baby ducks and puppies. Think of how awesome you could have been if you had been dressed in a Sid Vicious onesie as a kid. Honesty, it could have made all the difference in the world. You could have really been somebody.
To order onesies send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Specify size and image.
All onesies are $25 + Shipping.
ABOUT CUSTOM //
The beauty of spray-paint is that it works on almost everything. Michael has done everything from clothing to motorcycles. Please check out his blog to see his work. He can do any of the images you see. If you have something in your closet that you no longer wear, or have a coffee stain that you need painted over send it over and it will be brand new and awesome again.
Email email@example.com to get the ball rolling.