Behind the Design: Misfit Tee

I’ve often thought about doing parodies of iconic band logos/ symbols over the years and one of the ones that wouldn’t leave my thoughts alone was the Crimson Misfits skull. In a time where skulls grace just about all areas of fashion and band artwork, you got to know your roots and I can damn well guarantee that as one of the most iconic bands in aggressive music, the Misfits had a lot to do with this imagery. But after 30 years of being virtually untouched, I was surprised to find that it never really had a modern makeover. Sure there’s been copies and such but at a time where underground music/ fashion scenes as diverse as punk & hip-hop are very much intertwined, it seemed like the right time to give her a go. In a lot of ways, this piece exhibits the culture of Still Proud as we get a lot of love from both the hardcore and indie hip-hop scenes collectively.

On the design, I could have copied and had it graphically altered but that would have been too easy and even less creative. So I had the homie Tony Medellin work his magic once again with a hand drawn illustration, my favorite kind. From the skull to the logo everything’s 100% hand drawn. The flipped up brim was a must, along with the grill (only available on a select number of t’s) and of course I had to have a little bit of Still Proud flair in there via the S & P lettering and MVMT (an acronym for movement) under the brim. This is one of my favorite pieces I’ve put out and by the sounds of it, y’all appreciate it very  much as well. There were only 50 of these printed (even less for women: 18) and they are spread between our shop and the Karmaloop page so be sure to check both locations if we’re sold out in your size! Now peep some of the edits:

My sketch instructions

First draft


Don’t sleep on this one as it’ll be gone before you know it…



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Keeping the scene alive, one tee at a time!
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