Brain Dead: Clothing for a Curious Life (Hardcover)
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Inspired by the natural world, sprawling subcultures, and the occasional obscure horror film, Brain Dead is exactly the opposite of what its title suggests. Alive, smart, and keeping their cult fan base guessing.
In 2014 Kyle Ng and Ed Davis founded Brain Dead in sunny LA. Quickly they grew to include a global team of talented artists and designers that captivated the attention of fans worldwide.
A stakeholder in the underground LA scene, Brain Dead has collaborated 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 Oakley.
This book chronicles the formation and development of the brand as it has evolved to work with an exciting roster of artists, musicians, filmmakers, and designers.
Brilliantly designed with an edge of classic underground zine culture, this volume is teeming with all of Brain Dead’s magical creations.
An essential read for anyone looking for a window into a more inspired world.
About the Author
Brain Dead is a creative collective of artists and designers from around the world.
"Cult Los Angeles streetwear label Brain Dead gets the Rizzoli treatment in this highbrow ode to Californian skater aesthetics. Essentially a hardcover zine, Clothing for a Curious Life contains a collage of the artistic and pop cultural influences behind Kyle Ng and Ed Davis’s now eight-year-old brand (known for its collaborations with everyone from Lil Wayne to Magic the Gathering), as well as an archive of its best designs up until now. It would make the perfect gift for anyone with an extensive bootleg T-shirt collection." —NEW YORK MAGAZINE
"Rizzoli has teamed up with LA based Brain Dead for this special book that chronicles Brain Dead's continuously evolving brand. Founded by Kyle Ng and Ed Davis in 2014, Brain Dead quickly grew a global team of talented artists and designers going on to collaborate with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Marvel, NTS Radio, Reebok, Converse, A.P.C. and more. With every page the reader is treated to amazing visuals designed with inspiration from zine culture." —DEFY NEW YORK