no beef but i don't really understand v's that aren't coming from black scale.
i think the v's look more like black scale than anything else.
to me it feels like a lot of the brands are just banking off black scale's style.
and if you think about mega's brand, he put in a lot of detail into defining what his brand stands for.
partly, black scale believes how you feel when you wear their product is important.
with the rebel flag, the sharp b/w contrasts, conscious celeb endorsements, etc
at the end of the day, you straight up feel like a thug with any black scale tee on..
(except for that skull&rose one, jesus that one bothered me with that fruity ed hardy affliction swag)
since right now, black scale so obviously owns the 'v', I'd stay away from it, because it might engulf your opportunity to define your brand in an original way.
who knows maybe the world can use another brand called 'visionary' lol.
Are you saying Visionary shouldn't use the letter "V" to spell his brand name??? If so, the letter is a block font rather than a Roman serif.
On that note, Rogue Status was the first to do this (ROGVE STATVS) and Triumvir (TRIVMVIR). These brands were already popular in Cali 2-5 years before Black Scale started. I believe Mega might have been the first to run with A as a "V" opposed to those other brands that ran with the traditional U as a "V" because of Roman influence. You can even see all these brands that have Roman reference in their imagery using the latin "V" as opposed to U.
Partially agree with you, Mega has done a great job with his brand that it would be tough now for other brands to use the same imagery without it being mistaken for Black Scale. I wouldn't say to stay away from it because if you are using Roman-inspired imagery, it would make sense that your letters are latin. But I would say not to make your A as a "V", but instead the traditional U as a "V". A lot of people do the A and don't know the the fuck it means.