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STMNT x Defer

At STMNT creativity has no bounds, it means something different to everyone. Regardless of industry, creativity has a common theme; it’s about transcending traditional ways of thinking or acting, developing new and original ideas, creating something truly outstanding – to make a statement.

Can you see where we’re going?

This is exactly why the STMNT Artist Edition sees a special co-lab with respected artist, Defer (@deferk2s). His exclusively designed STMNT motif is featured on a limited-edition  STMNT All-in-One Cleanser.

Defer for STMNT

Artist Edition

Defer hails from LA; a respected artist and integral part of the Los Angeles street art scene since the mid-1980s. His work is instantly recognizable with a signature expressive style that blurs the lines between graffiti, typography and fine art. One of the most influential creators in the game.

His art has adorned the likes of Nike and Beats by Dre (to name just a couple). It’s a juxtaposition between light and dark. Monochromatic and coloured. Of careful repetition to an almost uncontrolled nature of frenetic structures. For Defer, past experiences – layers of life – are reflected in his paintings. He describes it as a form of spiritual language that flows through each medium; multifaceted stokes of highly detailed line work with hidden depths behind the script. The fluidity of the letters move organically as a hybrid of many styles come together, such as sharp angular lines paired with ornate writing.

Design Process

The esteemed artist, Defer shares his thoughts and process on designing the limited-edition motif for STMNT All-in-One Cleanser.

“The process of creating this artwork for STMNT was to first find a way to honestly express my artwork. Secondly, was to make sure that it’s represented in the right way.”– Defer.

When crafting the design, Defer wanted to stay true to his signature calligraphic style, whilst also echoing the brand ethos; creating a design that would make a bold statement – and that he did!

“It feels like I am a vessel expressing my innermost spirit…I love painting with the simplest of tools, brushes, paint and water.”

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