Totem - Japanese and Anime Inspired Streetwear
More than just A T-Shirt
Totem is a streetwear brand that is inspired by Japanese and Anime Culture.
Before the brand, I was just an artist who suffered loneliness and depression. I wanted to be an artist but I soon realized that people would rather wear my art than hang it up on a wallby Totem
The photography is done by both the brand Owner, Rice Chrispy A.K.A TOTEM, and various photographers discovered through instagram. Through these collaborations, Totem has been able to creature dark fantastical images that really captivate a different type of world.
The artwork and designs are crafted by both the Owner and various influential artist. Together, they have been able to construct a unique aesthetic combined with influences from Asian and Anime Culture.
Behind the Scenes
Here is a small look at the behind the scenes photography that goes on for the brand.
The Wolf of All Streets
The owner and Artist, Rice Chrispy, was born in Ohio and spent most of his child traveling north america because of his father's military status. Before the brand, all he wanted to do was to draw and create, however, his mother wanted him to go to school and his father wanted him to follow in his footsteps and join the military. The young artist suffered from loneliness and depression. His only source of expression was through his art. He didn't want to follow either of his parents desires but instead wanted to live a life full of creativity.
He tried selling art but soon realized that people would rather wear his art than hang it up on a wall. In 2016, Totem was Created. After a couple years, the young artist took a risk to travel to San Diego California with only $19 in my pocket to follow his dreams and fully establish himself in the fashion industry. Today he is currently homeless but still has the fiery passion to pursue his dreams and work tirelessly fulfill them.
He considers himself a lone wolf.Never did he think that he would step out into the world alone, making the necessary sacrifices for a better future for his brand. His desire is to unite other like minded individuals who may feel alone or who wish to follow their dreams but may be too afraid to and form their own pack known as Totem.
I don't mind being without. I don't mind losing my comfort, all in the effort to put my brand in a place where I want it to be. I've always been a risk taker, and I'm not afraid. The fear of not succeeding scares me more than the loss of comfort.by Rice Chrispy
Below are a few examples of their products.
Oni Flu Mask
Totem's Oni Mask is the brand most iconic and number one seller that majority of their hardcore fans wear.
Totem is also known for expressing the word "Howl". To Howl for someone is to give them encouragement and support. Those of the fan-base are considered part of their wolf pack.
Thank you for Reading and
Howling For Totem
Wolf Of All Streets
Artist, Designer, Wolf, Closet Otaku.