Brain Dead : Clothing for a Curious Life
The highly original collaborations, quintessential graphics, and sprawling network of underground artists that make up the Los Angeles - based cult streetwear brand. Founded in Los Angeles in 2014 by Kyle Ng and Ed Davis, Brain Dead is a collective of artists and designers from around the world. Employing a disruptive, graphic-led approach, the brand takes its cues from post-punk, underground comics, skateboarding, horror films, and the spirit of subculture as a whole to produce an unmistakably bold, nonconformist vision that is distinctly their own. Their erratic designs and prints have quickly garnered the label a cultlike following that stretches from Los Angeles to New York, Paris, Milan, Tokyo, and beyond. The brand has done many highly visible collaborations with names like Magic: The Gathering, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Marvel, and NTS Radio; brands including Reebok, Converse, A.P.C., the North Face, Asics, Dickies, Kiko Kostadinov, and Slam Jam. This book chronicles the formation and development of the brand as it has continued to engage with an exhaustive list of artists, musicians, filmmakers, and designers. Brilliantly designed and paying homage to classic underground zine culture, this volume is packed with Brain Dead's seminal output of graphics, clothing, collaborations, and films. An essential for fans of streetwear and fashion, this volume is also a must-have for graphic designers, audiophiles, and movie buffs alike.