OTFS x RISING RED LOTUS
On a typical day on the Beltline in ATL, there is a ton of activity outside. Electrical skateboards, to just everyday people getting some fresh air. Then there are guys out there like us out on the belt. Poppin wheelies and weaving in and out of the crowds getting it in on 29” BMX bikes is usually how you’ll find us out there. On one of these typical days, we stopped under one of the overpasses to catch our breath and wait on a few guys to catch up and at a glance, all you saw was this dope painting of some koi fish and around it was all of this color and then there was what appeared to be Chinese writing but in a style that was super crazy. Once it has your attention you’ll see “Rising Red Lotus”. After a few days of cruising through the city it became obvious that this artist was putting in work all over the city. It was the Wu-Tang inspired piece that took us over the edge. We saw that and immediately decided that we had to get in touch and see if there was any way we could collab or at least just see who this artist was. After a few calls to @EMEFGRIFF and @dopepedelars the info was retrieved. We had a line in on a guy named Brandon.
After some weeks of going back and forth on ideas and different looks at scripting and the incorporation of his style and our design aesthetic, this capsule collection began to grow legs and take real shape.
Brandon Sadler aka Rising Red Lotus is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Atlanta, Georgia, and graduate Of Savannah College of Art and Design with a B.F.A in illustration. He is renowned for his public murals and his solo and group exhibitions have brought him accolades as one of Atlanta's most prolific artists. His work has been collected by individuals as well as the High Museum of Art. In addition to contributing to the fine art world, he has also worked with several major brands to successfully bring his unique vision into this awesome collection of streetwear.
This capsule collection comes out of a love affair for street art, streetwear and the hiphop culture. This collection not only represents where these three things come together, but moreover, this collection represents authentic keepers of the culture coming together put product together that means something. These are the kinds of capsules that live and will forever have a place in the minds of those who know have their finger on the pulse. Here’s
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