“If you’re going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don’t even start. This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives and maybe even your mind. It could mean not eating for three or four days. It could mean freezing on a park bench. It could mean jail. It could mean derision. It could mean mockery — isolation. Isolation is the gift. All the others are a test of your endurance, of how much you really want to do it. And, you’ll do it, despite rejection and the worst odds. And it will be better than anything else you can imagine. If you’re going to try, go all the way. There is no other feeling like that. You will be alone with the gods, and the nights will flame with fire. You will ride life straight to perfect laughter. It’s the only good fight there is.”
These are the iterations of the BXDI #1: Heart of A Lion tees. They go at R200 a pop, and are mainly available to people who can get to me directly, so essentially those around hatfield/pretoria/jhb. To lay your hands on these beauties, here’s what you gotta do.
Place your order: facebook inbox me, sms me (0736604717), email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or go over here and message me with the subject as ‘BXDI #1: Heart of A Lion’. Write in the body in this format:
Name: John Doe
Design/Size: B/Large, D/Medium
Pay: I will be collecting cash up-front. You can give me cash, or deposit into my account (Otoabasi Bassey, Absa Savings, 9138764743. Branch code: 632005), reference your payment as ‘yournameBXDI.
I will be compiling orders between now and the 5th of August. The shirts will be ready to be collected/delivered by the 19th of August (along with some free stuff).
Oh, and a maximum of 50 shirts would be made, so order as early as you can.
Hope you like it 🙂
Early 2010 and really through most of it, I was going through a process of re-invention. I really dug into re-examining my beliefs, worldviews, life and experience, looking for more. For the first time, I decided to embrace the life I wanted to create, pursue my ideas and dreams. At the time, I
listened to a lot of Kid Cudi and his song ‘Heart of a Lion’ struck a chord within me. I remember being under pressure, fear of the unknown, going against a lot of things I held on to, leaving the safety of the norm to try do something I suspected was possible. On days I needed that extra boost, I’d bump Kid Cudi and sing along… ‘At the end of the day, ma mama told me, don’t let no one break me; At the end of the day, I’m marching with the heart of a lion’. This piece is inspired by that song.
So if you are courageously chasing your dreams, marching to the beat of your drum, dancing to the music in your heart, keep walking with the heart of a lion…this one is for you.
#ShoutOut to Hydro74 (www.hydro74.com) for the dope & free warlock font I used in this design
For a long time now (18 months+), I’ve been toying with the idea of desiging and releasing limited edition t-shirts for me, my friends and people who like what I do. And finally now, I am doing it. Ladies and gents, I present to you BXDI (BaseXDidIt) – a series of conceptually driven tshirts designed by yours trully. Each limited run of shirts would be themed around a concept i find inspiring/interesting/quirky.
The name BXDI was inspired by Bryan Espiritu, creator and owner of The Legends League. I hold this man in the high regard and I love the way he weaves his personal stories, ideas and heart into his work and clothing. I’m trying to do something similar, to create something authentic, and real, personal, raw and from the heart. I hope this connects with you and inspires you to be everything you are. Bryan Espiritu Made it, Base X Did It.
#BXDI – Base X Did It – Clothing coming soon. 19.08.2011