The creator of the beloved CD rug mixes business and pleasure, treating his own digs as a life-size vision board for his home line Curves.
Toronto-based multi-hyphenate artist Sean Brown is hard to pin down, though many know him for his
After getting his start in fashion design as the founder of sportswear clothing label
Brown professes that there isn’t a succinct formula to his creative approach. Instead, he hits the drawing board after being given an evocative reference point—as was the case with his futuristic nameplate artwork for SZA and Ty Dolla $ign’s “Hit Different.” And with a love for the early-2000s aesthetic, it’s a fitting development that Brown has recently become Diddy’s creative director, spanning the rapper’s various brands including CÎROC and Sean John.
“Puff’s done so much to inform my aesthetic, and now I have to find a way to take [his brand] to a different place,” says Brown. “He’s not interested in recycling culture—that’s who he was decades ago. I have to find a balance between that kind of look informing my work and being like, ‘How do make it look new? What does the architecture of the second phase of his life look like?’ Even as a person who celebrates the Y2K era, I’m still interested in the future.”
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