Thursday, July 23, 2009

Two new themes - "Night Circus" & " Blood & Absinthe" are slowly being introduced to our Etsy shop. Being an old Punk/Goth, the lingering resurgence of a myriad of forms of gothic expression have reignited my interest in the classic dark genre. Angus has already begun to gravitate to “scary” things, so it appears to be a natural direction to explore in designing what we do. The imagery to our creation will take a simpler classic approach to the noir style, influenced by my youth when Goth had first emerged in the late 20th century, and emulation of the Dandy; Teddy boy & Quaintrelle were popular. Movies such as the Hunger, Liquid Sky, Fearless Vampire Killers, Lair of the White Worm and Blade Runner had indelibly left their mark on the rebirth of this style in the late 1970’s thru the 1980’s and color was still a part of the scheme. So with that being said, the direction will have a strange colour palette with texture, spots and stripes in lieu of just the monotone grays, blacks, reds or violets. The concept is quaintly relative to a sideshow or circus. Our initial product will be jewelry that will eventually spill over to other items including clothing, prints and photographs. We hope that this will fill a niche that will amuse and bewilder at the same time, like a child’s first visit to the circus.

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