About ENGRAFFT and the artist behind it
ENGRAFFT is an artist created, street art rooted clothing line from California. Started by San Francisco born, and raised in The City and Monterey Bay, California mixed-media graphic artist, fashion and graphic designer Derek Hanneman in 2014. Derek had the dream of creating more than just a clothing line with his art on it- an extension of his art, a unique hybrid of clothing and various art forms, artistic roots and Derek's 'living' graphic styles, created as early as 2010, which tie together the line. Created for the love of the art and combining it with clothing, with a special concept that ties it all together, in August 2014 ENGRAFFT was started. ENGRAFFT pushes forward into the future steadily releasing new pieces with Derek putting his heart into every part of the process of building this line, including creating the designs and screen printing the pieces on high quality garments.
The concept and mission behind this is as follows; ENGRAFFT infuses clothing and original artwork/“living” styles, various creative processes and mediums (illustration, graphic design, screen printing and street art roots)- combined in concept like living parts of plants being grafted together into a new composite form of art infused clothing, or grafted art clothing- By making the art wearable, aiming to spread and implant impactful and permeating imagery on the minds like mental graffiti and through the art make a unique mark on the world. ENGRAFFT promotes the message: remain creating, remain original and remain inspired. Steadily building ENGRAFFT’s movement- the “Living Styles Movement”- The movement of these original graphic "Living Styles" of ENGRAFFT, as they are Engraffted onto the wearer, internalized and spread by more and more supporters who join the movement.