Saturday, May 9, 2009

originality consists in trying to be like everybody else -- and failing.

- Raymond Raquiet

how bout dem rockets? (photo taken by Ciabatta Banks)

Scott and MacGregor. Wall done by Snakeo && Shoota Mac

i once heard that originality is conclusively "undetected plagiarism." Yeah, in some cases that might be true but for some people that idea is far fetched. // them basik boys.

Its weird writing this because it truly hits home. Ive had the chance to watch these boys grow into men and take their business with them. I sat back as a spectator as they took an idea and turned it into a movement.

If you dont know already (which im sure you do) I am talking about Basik Art Clothing. A company established in October of 2002 by 2 weird ass young men by the names of Picasso and Shoota Mac-Mane. lol j.k they're alright.

Like erykah I could go on and on but ima try & keep it short. I have a lot of followers who dont live in Texas, so my purposes are strictly informative. (def not a bsk bop)

Basik Art Clothing is a clothing line whose continuity and success is based on originality. "When art duplicates into fashion--Basik Art Originals."

What can i say man...they put on for the city of H-town. After providing streetwear for countless artists, celebs, and not to mention 90% of Houston's urban population....Basik Art has turned a trend into an accepted style.
by Snake-o.

Yeah, with anything innovative hatred follows but the $$ speaks for itself (or so it should). With basik art no two shirts are alike. After putting on a whole gang of artists, the possibilities are endless. I dont know them all but one thing I can say about the ones I do know: its not a game.

If I can find my first BSK shirt ill post the pic up...just to show how much they have evolved. It had a screen print of Destiny's Child wearing military style clothing, next to a quote from one of their songs. oh yeah lets not forget about the target looking circles. Lol that was clearly 2004.

But yeah, to sum it up Basik Art is a prime example of HOW we should attempt to reach our dreams. Stay true to yourself and own up to the principles behind the idea of originality. Success is deemed to follow.

To learn more about Basik Art visit:

or get in touch with me and i will refer you to some good artists.

Jodi B.

Capo. (anything he can do i can do better)
Shoota Mac

Snake-o . front and back. -J.A.W.Z.


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