Who is Handbrake?
"I’ve always drawn and painted but in 2010 I found myself with a lot of free time in between jobs so I started to paint every day. I signed it all 'HB' and people started to become interested in my designs, asking if they could get a t-shirt with them on. So I started to print shirts and kept selling out. Then I was asked to be an artist in an exhibition of hand painted skateboards. Mine sold really fast and I decided to keep going, eventually starting my own line of boards and the whole thing just kept rolling."
That Handbrake Design feel
We love those who value things that are different and are confident enough to show it. Confident people. They care about being bold and keeping their life colourful and vibrant not blending into the background. So if your lifestyle is active, social, fun, loud, and a bit of a show-off, Handbrake's for you.
What Handbrake Design represents
Handbrake represents embracing the quirkiness inside you and not only being unafraid to show it but actively showcasing it to the world. Being mundane and the same as everyone and everything else is something I avoid.
My style is a mix of tattoo, cartoon, caricature, graffiti, street art, and was once described as “junkyard art”. It’s jumbled and intricate with bold lines and usually bursts of colour.