Mindzai Apparel is an internationally recognized lowbrow street-wear brand with deep roots in tattooing, skateboarding, and street art. We release new designs on a monthly basis and unless it is a huge hit, each design is limited to just 100 prints per design. Over the past several years we have fine tuned our design style and stepped up the quality of the garments we produce, making sure everything we design & print leaves a lasting impression.
Our humble beginings date back to the early 2000's when owner, Scott Weatherwax, also co-owned a local Atlanta record store More Dusty Than Digital. Weatherwax along with the other owners J-Sun, DJ Detail, Megatronics, and store employees DJ Klever, Prince Presto, and Dj Sek were all local DJ's and Music Producers. They had a residency the first Friday of every month at MJQ, a historic Atlanta Dive Bar. The format of their monthly event "No Static At All" eventually became a mainstay for the club as well as the prototype for many other events that would continue on for the next decade.
By the mid 2000's the record store was defunct and former partners Joe "Mega" Andris and Weatherwax started another weekly event called "That's What It Is". It was a mash up of Punk, Rock and Hip Hop Djs with monthly art shows featuring local tattoo artists. The graphics for the flyers were so strong that they printed up batches of t-shirts and Weatherwax would peddle them off a folding table while checking IDs and collecting the cover charge. Fast forward another couple of years they were at it again with a quarterly event called "Hell Naw" which served for the inspiration of the Mindzai Apparel line from 2008 until 2012. It primarily consisted of illustrated girls with tattoos, guns and gas masks, a style which ultimately put them on the map in the the tattoo industry and street art scene.
Nowadays we hand print all of our designs in-house in Austin, Tx and pride ourselves on producing limited edition t-shirts, hats, patches, pins and art prints. Our passion is to create & deliver Anti-Establisment messages through our clothing line while partnering with other like-minded artists from around the world. Our roster ranges from world renowned tattooers like Derek Noble, Steve Byrne, Dave Kruseman, Greggletron, and Aaron Coleman as well as local tattooers, street artists, and of course our in-house graphic designers.
We create bold designs & solid prints - no bullshit.