My name is Bryant Taylor but I have branded myself as Gauge.
I’m sure you can guess why. The two main questions people tend to ask are:
Did it hurt stretching your ears?
what size are your gauges?
The answer is YES it hurt! It wasn’t that enjoyable but I was determined to stretch them and I was willing to endure the pain. My gauges are about 1-1/8 which is around 28mm. 25mm is an inch so when people ask to make it easy I usually say my ears are stretched to a little over an inch. I’m drawn to the whole alternative style so I thought that it would be perfect to incorporate some of that into my actual branding.
I tend to drift toward grunge textures and patterns when I brainstorm my ideas for projects. The chaotic structure of grunge textures are pretty exciting to play around with. The first projects that I started to brand consisted of tons of different grunge fonts and textures but I also wanted to showcase a more clean and minimal design to challenge myself and show contrast.
I realize that my designs are never going to be perfect. There is always going to be room to improve and since I am my biggest critic I will always look back at my work and see elements that could have been designed differently. I like the challenge of striving to achieve perfection by looking at inspiration from other amazing designers and pushing myself by branding types of companies or products that I am not familiar with.