Sean Baldwin, a Denver based graphic designer & Kill The Label owner, has some for real cool designs, great music taste, likes to support charities.
Who creates your graphics and where do you look for inspiration?
- I do all the artwork for the clothes and the site myself, I think that there is something to a clothing company when it is not made up of tons outsourced help. It makes it less of a company and more about the art… I have looked for inspiration in video games from the 90′s, movie posters and painters from the 80′s, electro and anything that reminds me of when I was growing up. Steed Lord and the Zonders have also had a impact on me and make me sooo happy to be alive.
How did you get started creating clothing?
- I started KL about 3 years ago and have actually been up and running for only a year. I learned how to screen-print, sew, spray paint and even build a web site. It took a lot of patience and pain, but I learned a lot. I made KL because I love fashion, didn’t like what was out there and wanted to give back in my life somehow. I wanted to create something that would donate to non-profits, but not make it a gimmick. So I made the donation idea a permanent part of KL. I love designing clothes though and the donation thing is just something that is in the foundation, it’s not the whole pizza.
Who throws the best parties in your city?
- I love to PARTY $$$ There is not a huge electro scene in Denver, but if you look hard enough you will find some ill places to get crunk. I love this place called Benders, on Thursday the place is the shitt with beats, cheap drinks and hands down the best crowd in Denver. I used to be into the hardcore scene so Benders has a good mix of electro kids and hardcore kids. Now if your in the mood to really sweat neon, than Lip Gloss is awesome. I don’t usually remember what it’s like when I go there and that’s why I go… If you come to Denver hit me up and I will show you how to do it!
What other labels do you have the most respect for?
- I tend to hate most of the clothing companies that are out there, when I say that usually people are like whoa wha… I just tend to hate how myspace has let any random dude make a clothing label with one shirt that they didn’t even design or make. I think myspace has opened the doors to designers and musicians that don’t have the chance to be seen otherwise, but I dislike people pretending like they are famous. No one really earns it, just kids wanting to be huge and make cash. Ha it’s wild and it takes away from the art thing and makes it more a gross business. However if I have to think of one clothing company that does a good job, I would say Never in Wonderland Clothing… Not really my style, but they know how to run there shit right and they seem like cool peeps and that’s important.
What kicks pair best with your threads?
- KICKS $$$ Buy some thrift store kicks and spray paint them neon yellow and purple !!! The only way I know how to do it.
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