8291 is the design team of myself and Christian, we started together working on merch for Manifesto and from there we were able to do small pieces or projects together or seperatley as 8291. We’re about to debut our newest Notauriuos Collection and it had us looking back at some of our favorite pieces we’ve done over the years. Below you will find our 10 favorite designs we’ve done. Most during our time at Manifesto and other pieces along the way that lead us to where we’re at right now. Take a look at some of our faves, we chose to call it favorites over best because although we’re proud of all the work we’ve done the goal is to always get better and evolve. So I don’t think we’ll ever have a best of.
10 – CROSSWORD
Our 1st official 8291 client. Cover art for Crosswords album XW.
7 – MNFSTO No 7
We wanted to do something completly out of the box for Manifesto’s 7th year. Instead of making a festival tee that would date itself, we thought it would be fun to poke fun at high fashion and celebrate year 7.
6 – THE SIX
One of the 1st Notaurious pieces was this Made to Order Collaboration with Heartbeats T.O. The inspiration came from when I was in the Bay Area the same time as Drake’s “0 to 100” came out.
5 – TOP 5 (DYLAN)
One of the reasons Notaurious T-Shirt Co exists is because of this design. It had been in my head for years and we just put it out part of the Pilot collection.
3 – OLD YORKER
The final piece of the Toronto trilogy, started with T-Dot then the Six and concluded with The old Yorker our homage to when Toronto wanted to be New York so bad. Now we’re our own thing and proud to wear it everywhere we go.
2 – ART IS POWER & KNOWLEDGE REIGNS SUPREME
The Mottos was series of the four pillars of Manifesto “Each One, Teach One”, “Love By Every Means Necessary”, “Art Is Power” and “Knowledge Reigns Supreme” The last two we created went one to becoming some of the most popular and most recognized pieces from the MNFSTO line.
1 – T-DOT
Before the 6 it was all about T-Dot, we wanted to create a badge for the city that could be used on just about anything and we succeeded with this one.