What's the good word people of the Internet? My name is Wolf, Kingpin over at Ruined Rep Streetwear Pins. I wanted to take a moment to tell you a little bit about the history of what makes Ruined Rep. Hop in my time machine as I take you back to December of 2014...
I'm on Christmas vacation like most other people during the holiday's and realized that my schedule was just not cutting it for me anymore. I would come home, eat dinner, watch TV, and go to sleep. I needed more! So I started brainstorming things that I can do that will allow me to learn business, but also create something that would allow me to be my own boss. During this brainstorming period I came up with the concept of doing really cool Streetwear Pins since I was passionate about collecting pins, I had a connection to someone that makes pins, and I saw that the trend was picking up again. I'm a believer in the saying "It's not what you know, it's who you know", but you better be able to perform!
But why Ruined Rep? Ever since I was a little kid I was constantly being told that I'm going to ruined my reputation. I was always pushing the limits of what I can get away with. Ruined Rep is my way of distinguishing the people that I want to surround myself with. It's about people getting to know you before judging you. It's about owning your reputation!
I guess what I'm trying to say is that Ruined Rep isn't just an awesome, cool, dope Streetwear Pins company, it's a lifestyle brand too. We've all Ruined our Rep somewhere down the line, but it's how you wear it that defines you. I'm not sure if I got carried away, but I think the message that I was trying to get across came together nicely.
People always ask me, what inspires you to design the pins you have been designing. You see, my mind works differently than most people, I am just a creative sick and twisted fuck! I couldn't give two shits about what people think of me! My question is, how else do people get creative? You sit in a room, you twist one up, you take a couple of tokes, and boom! Next thing you know your phone is at 1%, you are fed up with the idea of pins, fuck pins, you're throwing around a bruh or two, and then you end up laughing at the rocks photo of him in a turtle neck from the 90s.
At the end of the day, I take a look at the ideas for the pins, do some mock-ups, I look at it, then I show it to some buddies to look at it, and if the vibes are right, I have pin designs. If I feel that people will enjoy a pin, I put it in the bank, until I am ready to release it to the world.
Sometimes you sit on an idea, and someone else comes out with that same idea, but that's life. For example, the fine people over at Des Fois (Sometimes) have created and designed a pin pack that is the international sign language for sex, but using emoji hand gestures. I had this idea months ago, which only proves that great minds do think alike. Definitely checkout Des Fois for some really dope, random projects.
Now, just look at this.
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