March 12, 2013 @ 11:57 PM
artesoul

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website: http://artesoul.com
tumblr: http://artesoul.tumblr.com
twitter: @artesoul
instagram: @_artesoul
email: shayce@artesoul.com

ARTESOUL | Art.Eternal.Soul | high-end streetwear | http://artesoul.com

March 13, 2013 @ 12:03 AM
artesoul

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ARTESOUL   n.   drawn from the word aerosol in graffiti, the name itself, represents Art.Eternal.Soul. The acronym AES symbolizes aesthetics, the creation & appreciation of beauty in art & fashion, with exquisite taste. As a brand, Artesoul intertwines elements of streetwear with high-end fashion to create timeless pieces of wearable art.

My collection debut entitled 'LUXURETAIL' is now available for purchase in very limited quantities on my website: http://artesoul.com








ARTESOUL | Art.Eternal.Soul | high-end streetwear | http://artesoul.com

March 13, 2013 @ 12:56 AM
artesoul

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Here are some photos of my 'LUXURETAIL' collection:

"Young Savvy Lifestyle" homme tee for men

SMH @SLP and Hedi Slimane's blatant disrespect towards
Yves Saint Laurent who's probably turning in his grave (after Slimeball, I'm sorry, Slimane, changed the name of the prestigious
French fashion house built upon that very name). FUCK SLP. This is my homage to the designer, Yves Saint Laurent. R.I.P.

Features
a luxurious glossy black/white print on a soft, lightweight, 100%
ring-spun combed cotton t-shirt (in white, black, & heather grey).



BAL "SO HARD" In Paris neon pink tee

Balmain inspired. Jay-Z & Kanye West approved.

"So I bal(l) so hard muhfuckaz wanna fine me, but
first niggaz gotta find me!" - from Jay-Z & Kanye West's song

"Niggas In Paris" (Watch the Throne album)

A perfect match for the Nike Air Yeezy II black/solar red shoes.

Features
fluorescent neon pink "SO HARD" graffiti painted over the Balmain logo
with the words "In Paris" printed below on a soft, lightweight, 100%
ring-spun combed cotton t-shirt (in white, black, & heather grey).
 


BAL "SO HARD" In Paris neon green tee

Balmain inspired. Jay-Z & Kanye West approved.

"So I bal(l) so hard muhfuckaz wanna fine me, but
first niggaz gotta find me!" - from Jay-Z & Kanye West's song
"Niggas In Paris" (Watch the Throne album)

A perfect match for the Nike Air Yeezy II wolf grey/pure platinum shoes.

Features
fluorescent neon green "SO HARD" graffiti painted over the Balmain logo
with the words "In Paris" printed below on a soft, lightweight, 100%
ring-spun combed cotton t-shirt (in white, black, & heather grey).



"Loucrative Vuillainy" tee

Because the prices of gold & silver are at an all-time high!
In this worldwide economical recession, it seems as though that old-time saying can't be any truer...
"The rich get richer, while the poor get poorer." And these luxury
brands (i.e. Louis Vuitton) with escalating prices can attest to that.

Features
precious metallic gold/silver foil print on a soft, lightweight, 100%
ring-spun combed cotton t-shirt (in white & black).



"Young Savvy Lifestyle" femme tee for the independent woman


SMH @SLP and Hedi Slimane's blatant disrespect
towards Yves Saint Laurent who's probably turning in his grave (after Slimeball, I'm sorry, Slimane, changed the name of the prestigious
French fashion house built upon that very name). FUCK SLP. This is my homage to the designer, Yves Saint Laurent. R.I.P.

Features
a luxurious glossy black/white print on a soft, lightweight, 100%
ring-spun combed cotton t-shirt (in white, black, & heather grey).



"Young Sexy Lifestyle" femme tee for the confident woman
 
SMH @SLP and Hedi Slimane's blatant disrespect
towards Yves Saint Laurent who's probably turning in his grave (after

Slimeball, I'm sorry, Slimane, changed the name of the prestigious
French fashion house built upon that very name).

FUCK SLP. This is my homage to the designer, Yves Saint Laurent. R.I.P.

Features a luxurious glossy black/white print on a soft, lightweight, 100%
ring-spun combed cotton t-shirt (in white, black, & heather grey).


Each piece has been produced in very limited quantities, and are priced at $50 per. Shipping is available worldwide.

Please check out my website: http://artesoul.com

And please email me if you have any questions: shayce@artesoul.com

Thank you for looking!

ARTESOUL | Art.Eternal.Soul | high-end streetwear | http://artesoul.com

March 26, 2013 @ 08:21 AM
artesoul

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ARTESOUL Essentials 1:
- LANVIN Way Shiner sunglasses with Swarovski crystals
- "YoungSavvyLifestyle" homme YSL homage tee by ARTESOUL
- Christian Louboutin black velvet Rollerboy Spikes

ARTESOUL | Art.Eternal.Soul | high-end streetwear | http://artesoul.com

March 26, 2013 @ 08:27 AM
artesoul

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ARTESOUL Essentials 2:
- BAL "SO HARD" In Paris neon pink tee by ARTESOUL
- BALMAIN slim black destroyed biker denim
- NIKE Air Max 90 Hyperfuse "solar red" kicks

ARTESOUL | Art.Eternal.Soul | high-end streetwear | http://artesoul.com

August 25, 2013 @ 11:02 PM
artesoul

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ARTESOUL 'LUXURETAIL' collection RE-STOCK Available Now!

http://artesoul.com

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August 25, 2013 @ 11:17 PM
rottensounds

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All I see is played out rip-offs of other brands and a horrible, horrible kidult rip-off that you didn't even give props to. Also priced yourself out the game... $50 for a tee by an unknown label? Poor.

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August 26, 2013 @ 02:34 AM
artesoul

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^ It's a shame you're just looking at the surface of the designs... If
you actually took the time to read, each design explores the ideals of a
luxury lifestyle as it relates to current events & trends of this
modern world. If you don't get it, I'm sorry. And I'm sorry, but you're mistaken about me ripping off KIDULT. I've had these types of designs in mind way before KID made himself known. And again, I'm sorry you can't afford these tees. As you said... Poor. And btw, your comments are as rotten as your screen name sounds. lol.

ARTESOUL | Art.Eternal.Soul | high-end streetwear | http://artesoul.com

August 26, 2013 @ 02:46 AM
octose

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^ It's a shame you're just looking at the surface of the designs... If

you actually took the time to read, each design explores the ideals of a

luxury lifestyle as it relates to current events & trends of this

modern world. If you don't get it, I'm sorry. And I'm sorry, but you're mistaken about me ripping off KIDULT. I've had these types of designs in mind way before KID made himself known. And again, I'm sorry you can't afford these tees. As you said... Poor. And btw, your comments are as rotten as your screen name sounds. lol.
Your words mean nothing when an already established designer implores designs before anyone has seen yours. That's like me saying I had the idea for the iPod before Apple yet they managed to beat me to it. Your words mean nothing. You ripped off other shit and put a cliche motto into effect. This brand is a joke.

'In heaven, all the interesting people are missing.' - Friedrich Nietzsche // I promote music: Youtube.com/thephuzz

August 26, 2013 @ 03:19 AM
artesoul

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^ I didn't rip off anything. I just simply, but effectively used wordplay to flip high-end luxury logos, which for your information, is exactly what I want to put out right now for my brand. And if you don't know, brands like Stussy, Supreme, HUF, Diamond Supply Co, SSUR, etc, have all "ripped-off" well established brands when they first started, flipping logos/names/designs, and printing them on tees & hats. In context of my BAL "SO HARD" In Paris designs... You have no understanding of graffiti whatsoever. To break it down for you, I "capped" BALMAIN with the words "SO HARD", using the word play to go along with Jay-Z & Kanye West's "Niggas In Paris" song. Like all other graffiti writers/artists, writing graffiti over someone/something has been done since the beginning of graffiti, way before KIDULT ever hit the streets. So to say that KIDULT is the only dude who can do it is blasphemy, and a joke. lol. Do you have nothing better to do with your time than talk shit on the internet? lol. Get a life.

ARTESOUL | Art.Eternal.Soul | high-end streetwear | http://artesoul.com

August 26, 2013 @ 04:26 AM
rottensounds

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Played out. 
$50 for what, a brand with 12 followers on twitter... if it was $20 I would have bought one.

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August 26, 2013 @ 05:51 AM
ᵂᴼᴬᴰᴵᴱ

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Location: canada

^ I didn't rip off anything. I just simply, but effectively used wordplay to flip high-end luxury logos, which for your information, is exactly what I want to put out right now for my brand. And if you don't know, brands like Stussy, Supreme, HUF, Diamond Supply Co, SSUR, etc, have all "ripped-off" well established brands when they first started, flipping logos/names/designs, and printing them on tees & hats. In context of my BAL "SO HARD" In Paris designs... You have no understanding of graffiti whatsoever. To break it down for you, I "capped" BALMAIN with the words "SO HARD", using the word play to go along with Jay-Z & Kanye West's "Niggas In Paris" song. Like all other graffiti writers/artists, writing graffiti over someone/something has been done since the beginning of graffiti, way before KIDULT ever hit the streets. So to say that KIDULT is the only dude who can do it is blasphemy, and a joke. lol. Do you have nothing better to do with your time than talk shit on the internet? lol. Get a life.
ur feelings sound hurt bruh

~ h a n s u m ~

August 26, 2013 @ 05:54 AM
artesoul

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^ lol. I'm good. I've dealt with haters in the past. I was only trying to educate the kid.

ARTESOUL | Art.Eternal.Soul | high-end streetwear | http://artesoul.com

August 26, 2013 @ 05:57 AM
octose

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Join Date: Apr 2013

^ I didn't rip off anything. I just simply, but effectively used wordplay to flip high-end luxury logos, which for your information, is exactly what I want to put out right now for my brand. And if you don't know, brands like Stussy, Supreme, HUF, Diamond Supply Co, SSUR, etc, have all "ripped-off" well established brands when they first started, flipping logos/names/designs, and printing them on tees & hats. In context of my BAL "SO HARD" In Paris designs... You have no understanding of graffiti whatsoever. To break it down for you, I "capped" BALMAIN with the words "SO HARD", using the word play to go along with Jay-Z & Kanye West's "Niggas In Paris" song. Like all other graffiti writers/artists, writing graffiti over someone/something has been done since the beginning of graffiti, way before KIDULT ever hit the streets. So to say that KIDULT is the only dude who can do it is blasphemy, and a joke. lol. Do you have nothing better to do with your time than talk shit on the internet? lol. Get a life.
If somebodies already done it though, why do it again...

'In heaven, all the interesting people are missing.' - Friedrich Nietzsche // I promote music: Youtube.com/thephuzz

August 26, 2013 @ 06:08 AM
artesoul

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^ The concept of parodies have been around since the beginning of
streetwear. I'm just doing my take on it, with a more refined approach
to the design work, and an emphasis on witty wordplay, unlike other
brands who basically just chop & screw (up) these logos with no
basis or message behind the design.

ARTESOUL | Art.Eternal.Soul | high-end streetwear | http://artesoul.com

August 26, 2013 @ 06:15 AM
artesoul

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Played out. 
$50 for what, a brand with 12 followers on twitter... if it was $20 I would have bought one.
^ You say it's "played out", yet you would buy one if it was $20? lol. Why are you contradicting yourself? And I'm sorry you can't afford it, but I've priced my tees as such because of the material I use (100% ring-spun combed cotton, which is much softer to the touch, and lightweight compared to scratchy, heavy basic streetwear tees), and the printing quality & techniques. And fyi, I'm hardly ever on twitter. I have more followers on other social media sites. And besides, every brand starts with just one follower.

ARTESOUL | Art.Eternal.Soul | high-end streetwear | http://artesoul.com

August 26, 2013 @ 08:13 AM
Yojetplane

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I'm interested to see what you do next with the brand. I think your typography is amazing, and the concept is Ill. But I somewhat agree with dude, that you can't JUST do that one aspect. Imo maybe just have one per season or collection, that way you keep a tradition with the brand and you also don't saturate your idea. But honestly I see a lot of potential with your designs, website, and professionalism. Tomorrow I will feature the "BallSoHard" tee in my blog on IG: @We_TheRoses, check it out! good luck in the future fam.

Check out @We_TheRoses on IG for up to date fashion news!

August 26, 2013 @ 09:12 AM
artesoul

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^ Thank you. I appreciate the compliment. And true, I'm not going to be just doing parodies every season. In all honesty, I'm only doing these parodies/wordplay flips now because I'm a small brand at the moment, and under the radar (so I won't be getting any cease & desists/lawsuits). And thank you for the feature! If you can tag me @_artesoul I'll definitely check it out. Thanks again, and take care!

ARTESOUL | Art.Eternal.Soul | high-end streetwear | http://artesoul.com

August 26, 2013 @ 05:25 PM
rottensounds

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This whole "you are too poor too afford my brand" logic is failing hard, I'm not gonna drop $50 on a knock-off kidult tee. Maybe it should have read "SUCK" bal- "SO HARD" ...


Look forward to reading about you getting sued.

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August 26, 2013 @ 08:32 PM
artesoul

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^ LOL. U mad?

ARTESOUL | Art.Eternal.Soul | high-end streetwear | http://artesoul.com

August 26, 2013 @ 10:31 PM
ᵂᴼᴬᴰᴵᴱ

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Join Date: Sep 2010

Location: canada

^ Thank you. I appreciate the compliment. And true, I'm not going to be just doing parodies every season. In all honesty, I'm only doing these parodies/wordplay flips now because I'm a small brand at the moment, and under the radar (so I won't be getting any cease & desists/lawsuits). And thank you for the feature! If you can tag me @_artesoul I'll definitely check it out. Thanks again, and take care!
the fact that you're a small brand and under the radar isint going to help you sell your tees for $50 a pop, especially on hypebeast, we dont fuck wit that. maybe if you was apc u could get away with selling egyptian cotton tees for ridiculous prices. you better take your brand to ktt if you're hoping to sell them ugly ass tees for $50 no hate

~ h a n s u m ~

August 27, 2013 @ 12:16 AM
bokeh

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OP can't even take constructive Criticism

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August 27, 2013 @ 05:43 AM
artesoul

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^ Thank you. I appreciate the compliment. And true, I'm not going to be just doing parodies every season. In all honesty, I'm only doing these parodies/wordplay flips now because I'm a small brand at the moment, and under the radar (so I won't be getting any cease & desists/lawsuits). And thank you for the feature! If you can tag me @_artesoul I'll definitely check it out. Thanks again, and take care!
the fact that you're a small brand and under the radar isint going to help you sell your tees for $50 a pop, especially on hypebeast, we dont fuck wit that. maybe if you was apc u could get away with selling egyptian cotton tees for ridiculous prices. you better take your brand to ktt if you're hoping to sell them ugly ass tees for $50 no hate
True. My tees aren't for everyone. But fyi, I've shipped out orders worldwide, from London, to Paris, all over the UK, China, Japan, Australia, Spain, Canada, and all across the US, from LA to NY, and everywhere in between. I sold out of a lot of the colorways/designs, which is why I did a re-stock. I'll check out KTT though. Thanks for the advice.

ARTESOUL | Art.Eternal.Soul | high-end streetwear | http://artesoul.com

August 27, 2013 @ 05:47 AM
artesoul

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OP can't even take constructive Criticism
Obviously you don't know the meaning of constructive criticism. Yojetplane & WOADIE were the only ones who offered pieces of advice. Everyone else was just hating.

ARTESOUL | Art.Eternal.Soul | high-end streetwear | http://artesoul.com

August 27, 2013 @ 11:52 PM
bokeh

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OP can't even take constructive Criticism
Obviously you don't know the meaning of constructive criticism. Yojetplane & WOADIE were the only ones who offered pieces of advice. Everyone else was just hating.
Regardless of what it may be, be it criticism or hate, the way you handled their 'feedback' was extremely unprofessional. Quite childish, in fact, to the point where you somewhat resembled a toddler with a sad little temper.

Learn how to respond more politely, as respect can go a long way.
$0.02

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August 28, 2013 @ 12:37 AM
Uri Jamal Charles

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Location: 55 Mercer

As I was looking through this, I couldn't help but laugh. Do you honestly think that those brands that you listed really made their way up by copy and pasting high end logos on shirts with subtle tweaks here and there. I wouldn't be caught dead wearing that gold foil nonsense because it's just a joke. A LV logo on a shirt that's not LV. When the main focus is the logo, you're just piggybacking off success of the brand. 

And also talking to prospective customers like this just shows how unbusinesslike you are. Telling people that someone can't afford a 50 dollar t shirt is just comical. 
August 28, 2013 @ 07:28 AM
artesoul

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OP can't even take constructive Criticism
Obviously you don't know the meaning of constructive criticism. Yojetplane & WOADIE were the only ones who offered pieces of advice. Everyone else was just hating.
Regardless of what it may be, be it criticism or hate, the way you handled their 'feedback' was extremely unprofessional. Quite childish, in fact, to the point where you somewhat resembled a toddler with a sad little temper.

Learn how to respond more politely, as respect can go a long way.
$0.02
Respect does go a long way. And it's safe to say that hating is a form of disrespect. I just showed them the same amount of respect they showed me. It's not childish, or temperamental. I'm just defending my brand. And I'm sure anyone in my position would do the same.

ARTESOUL | Art.Eternal.Soul | high-end streetwear | http://artesoul.com

August 28, 2013 @ 07:51 AM
artesoul

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As I was looking through this, I couldn't help but laugh. Do you honestly think that those brands that you listed really made their way up by copy and pasting high end logos on shirts with subtle tweaks here and there. I wouldn't be caught dead wearing that gold foil nonsense because it's just a joke. A LV logo on a shirt that's not LV. When the main focus is the logo, you're just piggybacking off success of the brand. 

And also talking to prospective customers like this just shows how unbusinesslike you are. Telling people that someone can't afford a 50 dollar t shirt is just comical. 
Apparently you don't know what you're talking about, and have no knowledge of streetwear whatsoever. lol. You should do your research before making ASSumptions. Stussy flipped Chanel & Gucci logos for design work under their brand way back when. Supreme's box logo is a rip-off of artist Barbara Kruger's work, and they've done tweaks of Prada, Burberry, Louis Vuitton, etc. and that's only mentioning their box logo tees. HUF used LV damier print on their hats & tees. Diamond Supply Co.'s whole image & branding was based off of Tiffany & Co. colorway & all. And SSUR has been throwing out a lot of parodies lately, namely the COMME des GARCONS flip which put them on the map as of late.

And fine, you don't like the designs. As I said to someone before you, my brand isn't for everyone. My target audience is not for the typical streetwear person. I'm looking above towards people who have more knowledge of high-end fashion brands, and can appreciate the subtle logo tweaks & witty wordplay.

And obviously you're only looking at the logo of the LV design. lol. You need to look beyond the logo to understand why I changed it to read "Loucrative Vuillainy", it's a play on words shedding light on the fact that these high-end luxury brands are ridiculously lucrative to the point where it's almost villainous, and in this worldwide recession we're all in no less, with prices of gold & silver escalating as well. That was the point I was trying to get across. Not just slapping the LV logo on a tee as a bootleg. These tees are parodies. I think you better look the word up in the dictionary to get a better understanding of the term.

And I'm sorry, but you have to show respect to get respect. And as I've learned in the past, haters just gon' hate. You can educate a hater, but at the end of the day, they're still gonna hate. And a hater is not a "prospective customer" as you non-eloquently put it. A hater wants nothing more than to see that brand fail.

And as for the comment about how he can't afford a $50 tee. I'm glad you got the joke and can laugh about it too. lol.

ARTESOUL | Art.Eternal.Soul | high-end streetwear | http://artesoul.com

August 28, 2013 @ 12:47 PM
Uri Jamal Charles

Post: 10

Join Date: Jul 2013

Location: 55 Mercer

You didn't read properly. 

First off. I'm writing this with the understanding that regardless of my logic you'll have a rebuttal that you think justifies whatever you're doing. And that pun off the word ass that you made makes this whole condescending 'I'm the smartest guy in the room' thing that you're going for even funnier. Oh also the, 'LOL U mad'.  You must be a 12 year old with too much time on your hands. 

I think SSUR is just as bad as this however, they at least have a few original pieces here and there. Selling a shirt with 'Channel' on it and making money off of it is just baffling to me. You're basically justifying your actions by telling me about brands that ripped off luxury fashion designers. That does nothing for your argument whatsoever. The main difference between all of those brands is that regardless of what they might have made in the past, not ever was the focus as large as on your poor pieces of clothing. Neither was it ever the only thing they were selling. This brand shows no creativity whatsoever. 

If you're going to say that your pieces are a commentary on high end brands, then why is it that your YSL shirt, which again, has a main focus of the logo, have 'young savvy lifestyle' under it? That seems like more of an endorsement. Making such a tiny tweak to your pieces and then making a stand saying they're pieces on social commentary is hilarious. At the end of the day, like I said you're piggybacking off the success of already established brands. You won't get sued because of rights to parody but it's still a shame you don't have an ounce of creativity. 

Furthermore. Luxury brands are luxury brands for a reason. Like it or not, not everyone can afford something from LV or Burberry or Balenciaga and that's the point. People that were buying from them before the recession still were during and after. They don't cater to the middle class. That's what Gap and H&M and Macy's are for. So your whole stand on that is flawed. 
August 28, 2013 @ 01:52 PM
rottensounds

Post: 82

Join Date: Aug 2013

My god you sound like a pretentious little azn #hifashun wannabe who can't accept he hasn't produced a single original concept. Here is Criminal Damage, firmly established brand with years of endorsements by celebrities with their latest season tees @ $40. What's your excuse again? Go home frailfashun, come back with your own ideas. You ain't no stussy, you ain't no supreme - your wannabe artfag who thinks he's being cutting edge. Also your idea of a handstyle is poor, I know 16 year olds who do better graffiti than that.



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