A B O U T
Death & Milk started out as a pastime. At the end of 2015 I was struggling to fill my free time when I wasn’t playing music and so my old flatmate suggested I take up drawing. So I did. I started out drawing witches, haunted houses and lake monsters since I thought children’s book illustration was the way I wanted to go at the time. I made a few prints of those drawings which people seemed to like, and in turn encouraged me to draw more and more.
As my drawings gradually became more simple and graphic it made sense to try them out on cotton instead of paper. The first few t-shirt designs I made in 2016 did pretty well also, and it was at this point I felt like I had a direction for this thing I’d literally fallen into. Early 2017 and a handful of t-shirts later, I started developing a style that really said a lot about who I was as a person; focused but at the same time kinda detached, a little blank. Just drifting through. The disembodied skulls and hands seemed to define the way that I felt, and still feel, and a lot of other people started making the connection too.
As Death & Milk started to adopt more of a brand identity, I started thinking about what kind of clothing I wanted to make, rather than just chucking a one-colour graphic on a short sleeve t-shirt. I looked to the things around me; streetwear, hardcore/metal band merch, comic books, anime, things I’d always enjoyed but would probably have never uttered in the same sentence. I’ve always tried to think outside of the box with the designs and I want them to be a reflection of who I am as a person, so adopting these influences made perfect sense to me.
And here we are. If you’ve been with me since the beginning, sincere thanks to you. You’ve seen all my work, good and bad, and have liked it all enough to stick around which I appreciate to no end. If you’re new to Death & Milk: welcome to my world, I hope you like it here.