Would you wear a shirt with the word ”death” on it?

Jul 30, 2012 @ 22:00
I'm starting my own clothing brand and the name I am considering for it consists of two words. One of the words is "death," the other word is not at all threatening. I am concerned that the name could turn away many customers who may feel uncomfortable having the word "death" on a shirt. Along with the name, my artwork will be printed on this shirt. My art is generally aggressive imagery.

Would you wear a shirt with such a brand name on it?

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Jul 30, 2012 @ 22:04
Probably

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Jul 30, 2012 @ 22:32
Sure, if you need art collabs let me know, ;]
Jul 30, 2012 @ 22:33
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Jul 30, 2012 @ 22:35
mishka already does it

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Jul 31, 2012 @ 06:27
with the mindless hype surrounding black scale's FUNERAL, id say it's a pretty safe shot

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Jul 31, 2012 @ 07:02
Nope, my shit stays positive.
Jul 31, 2012 @ 07:05
If it had a meaning or maybe something on the back so its not so weird.
Jul 31, 2012 @ 07:10
Would you?

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Jul 31, 2012 @ 07:39
no

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Jul 31, 2012 @ 19:39
If it had a meaning or maybe something on the back so its not so weird.
Yeah. it has much meaning which is the main reason that I am still considering.
Would you?

Yeah

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Jul 31, 2012 @ 19:42
I personally wouldn't.

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Aug 01, 2012 @ 04:11
'40s-'50s fighter plane style art with 'death'? yes. skulls, pin-ups, screaming sharks, that sort of stuff, hot rod essentials. metal/hardcore/thrash band tee inspired? yes, think Pushead style, zombies, dark lords, baphomets, inverted pentagrams. brand would have to be "'bout dat life' too. if you're some simple hipster/hiphopster putting death and inverted crosses and shit, you're only selling to your friends and those like you. however, that hipster element is huge, and a pabst black death tee with a grim reaper and some inverted crosses would sell a lot of tees.

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Aug 01, 2012 @ 06:37
not really my style unless it's used in an ironic sort of way.
Aug 01, 2012 @ 17:45
Depends on how you work it.

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Aug 01, 2012 @ 17:54
mishka already does it

That's immediately what I thought of when I saw this thread.
Aug 01, 2012 @ 18:17
props to starting a brand but seriously brands have been doing it for a while. Deathwish, Actual Pain, DropDead, CVLT nation, death traitors, and death in june. I don't know if you're going for a dystopia, satanic vibe with a scummy kind of wit then I'd probably wear it. But I'd just say do something that none of these brands have done.

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Aug 01, 2012 @ 20:28
why not? its part of life, and whats the concept behind it?
I don't want to get too specific until the brand actually launches, but basically the name is an old term that was used in the days of swords and shields and likewise my brand features imagery of warriors. The term has also been applied to running a business, so it fits fairly well in a clothing brand
'40s-'50s fighter plane style art with 'death'? yes. skulls, pin-ups, screaming sharks, that sort of stuff, hot rod essentials. metal/hardcore/thrash band tee inspired? yes, think Pushead style, zombies, dark lords, baphomets, inverted pentagrams. brand would have to be "'bout dat life' too. if you're some simple hipster/hiphopster putting death and inverted crosses and shit, you're only selling to your friends and those like you. however, that hipster element is huge, and a pabst black death tee with a grim reaper and some inverted crosses would sell a lot of tees.

Yeah, my designs are somewhat metal inspired. Not so much about the subjects you listed but I'll probably branch into those themes eventually.
props to starting a brand but seriously brands have been doing it for a while. Deathwish, Actual Pain, DropDead, CVLT nation, death traitors, and death in june. I don't know if you're going for a dystopia, satanic vibe with a scummy kind of wit then I'd probably wear it. But I'd just say do something that none of these brands have done.

I'm definitely doing different designs than what they are doing. I think I'll edit the thread later and add some of the types of images I create just to give a better picture of what the brand is about.

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Aug 02, 2012 @ 10:18
yeah

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Aug 02, 2012 @ 10:43
No.
Aug 02, 2012 @ 23:37
I would.

zombies, dark lords, baphomets, inverted pentagrams. brand would have to be "'bout dat life' too. if you're some simple hipster/hiphopster putting death and inverted crosses and shit, you're only selling to your friends and those like you. however, that hipster element is huge, and a pabst black death tee with a grim reaper and some inverted crosses would sell a lot of tees.


But if you get into that teen rebel, anti-everything, satanic/occult bs then no.
Aug 03, 2012 @ 00:13
mishka already does it

this thread is useless

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Aug 03, 2012 @ 00:29
No, death is bad smh
all against death !
death kills!


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Aug 03, 2012 @ 08:36
No .I woudn't
Aug 04, 2012 @ 16:46
no, just like how I dont wear black scale or whatever or OF because of the upside down cross, the pentagram, and the 666. I don't like any of that "it's cool to praise satan" bullshit nowadays
Aug 05, 2012 @ 03:50
People are pussies.
I will wear whatever I like, regardless of what others think or whom it offends.

I have multiple shirts with "fuck" on them.
I have a few shirts that have "death" on them.

Aug 05, 2012 @ 17:26
People are pussies.
I will wear whatever I like, regardless of what others think or whom it offends.

I have multiple shirts with "fuck" on them.
I have a few shirts that have "death" on them.


shittt thats hardcore. wish I was as straight edge as you
Aug 05, 2012 @ 17:31
People are pussies.
I will wear whatever I like, regardless of what others think or whom it offends.

I have multiple shirts with "fuck" on them.
I have a few shirts that have "death" on them.


woah, so edgy!
Aug 05, 2012 @ 17:49
People are pussies.
I will wear whatever I like, regardless of what others think or whom it offends.

I have multiple shirts with "fuck" on them.
I have a few shirts that have "death" on them.


I used to wear the Fibreops 'Upskirt Aficionado' tee, but then I realised it was pretty absurd to wear that shirt in my 20s. Gotta draw the line somewhere.

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Aug 05, 2012 @ 18:26
plenty o' "dark" street wear brands out today..

• ACTUAL PAIN
• BLACK SCALE
• BLOODBATH
• DEATH PRECISION INC.
etc..

.. you're not doing anything new. "turning away" customers? shouldn't matter. stay true to your brand's philosophy. as with all things.. different, you'll turn away a demographic but you will spark the interest o' another. in this day and age the "dark" aesthetic is growing on people so do your thing brother.

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