I just hope you didn't pay much. I know it wouldn't have been to cool to just take the name and trademark it however considering he stopped producing under that name, it was just as much your right to use it as it was his. If I were him I woulda told you it was no problem and just use it considering he legally had no intellectual property regarding it.
I knew about the brand and knew he didnt trademarked it. So in all honesty I could had just trademarked it under my name but that would be some fucked up karma. I did pay for it, but it was an easy transaction. Sometimes you gotta do what feels right man.
What's good?So you just liked the name enough that you paid him in order to use the name...
Here's the deal, I was working on a brand with my younger bro and unfortunately that idea didn't turn out as we hoped. Now I'm running solo. Tyler Grosso had started TRAPJAW but moved onto SUPERRRADICAL (http://www.superrradical.us/), and after finding this out, him and I made the connect and we discussed a deal for his old brand. I now own it. He still has to transfer/cancel out the site, but other than that is a done deal.
I'm currently working on the site, designs, social media and all that shit and I hope to have a first drop soon but I'm not rushing anything - I made that mistake already and it didn't work out. Again, this is a one man operation, so although it may be slow, it will have all my fucking soul in it. I'm not in this shit for the money, just for an outlet for my ideas.
I liked what Tyler had done up to that point, but I'm going to do my own thing and I hope you guys like it. I have some designs done and here's a few more I'm considering. LMK what yall think on these mock ups. Yeah, the images are kinda distorted but you guys get the idea.
I hear bro, good looking out. It was cheap fosho. The other main reason I went out my way to secure the rights was for the website address. That way I own it. He was cool as fuck about it and that's why I added his link, cause I wish him none but the best too. Ever since I heard the name I automatically thought of Trap Jaw from MOTU and I knew I could work with it.
I'm not into dark shit but I've been tru a lot in my life, recently having lost a good friend and shit and a whole bunch of other stuff. So my designs will be an escape from that and I hope people like em.
What did you think of these three pieces?