Hi all Ian here, I know Love & Vandalizm has been dark for awhile after the kickstarter campaign ended and although things didn’t go as successfully as planned we did not get discouraged. We gained a lot of new fans and followers and that gave us a new found energy. So we decided to take a step back, breathe, and re-focus on the future of the Love & Vandalizm brand.
When we started out a goal was to spread the love and passion of street and graffiti artists and art to the masses. We wanted to celebrate the work of these artists, and give people pieces of art to wear.
The problem is some people don’t get it.
They don’t get Street Art and Graffiti; they don’t understand the styles and techniques. They don’t understand the history and culture. And they don’t understand the mentality of the artist and the hard work and sacrifices they make to create their art. Granted, all that can be said about almost every form of art. However we felt Street art and Graffiti is the least understood of all, and we at Love & Vandalizm wanted to change that, by utilizing styles and techniques learned on the streets and putting them into designs on T-shirts so they can be seen in a different light.
Some people still didn’t get it.
Some people see the art as a crime, as dirty, as unwanted, as juvenile, as destructive, as dangerous, as anything but Art. And didn’t understand why would anyone want a T-shirt that celebrates such delinquent behavior.
Yeah, some people don’t get it and never will.
But some people do get it!
And those people are the people that Love & Vandalizm is made for. Love & Vandalizm is for those people that understand the life of a street artist and the love of the art. Love & Vandalizm is for the people who rebel against the old societal way of thinking what is or what isn’t an acceptable art form. Love & Vandalizm is for the people who have been vilified and have endured trials and hardships all for the LOVE of their Art. Love & Vandalizm is a brand for Artists by Artists, spreading love of street art with designs influenced by street art.Moving forward, we have renewed our focus to give graffiti, street artist, and anyone with a rebellious artistic spirit, quality clothing and products with original designs that represent their passion.
So support the Love & Vandalizm brand and pick up one of the current Love & Vandalizm tees in the store. The new designs that were featured on our kickstarter campaign will be coming soon, as well as even more brand new designs and other products to be offered on the Love & Vandalizm website in the future. Until then keeping spreading the word about the Love & Vandalizm brand, and keep spreading love with art and spreading art with tees!