Right after dropping out of Art School, I was looking for a way to make money with art. This was 1988, barely anyone had a computer, but lucky for me I got into apparel, which had stat cams, and inks and screens, rubylith and xeroxes. Pretty much everything I needed to build out whatever business model I dreamed up. Artwear was my first apparel company and Visual Voice was my zine and catalog of apparel designs. Rough around the edges, down and dirty, this is where my journey begins. It seems a thousand years, but it's only been 30. What started with an idea to give an artist a % of every shirt sold from a few xeroxed pages, has grown into a 35 Million Dollar apparel company called The Mountain. This is how it started.