About - Dirty Monkey Kustoms
Since 2012, Dirty Monkey Kustoms has celebrated the individual born with a rebellious spirit and continues to challenge the mundane. Dirty Monkey Kustoms recognizes the disenfranchised, rule breakers, renegades, motorheads, vixens and those who live on the outskirts of town. The tatted and forgotten, the ones who make quiet history, we see you. step forward, rev your engines. Dirty Monkey Kustoms isn't just a brand that pays homage to the vintage trend, its' fueling a lifestyle.
Simply, Dirty Monkey Kustoms is my passion for hot rods and my creative outlet.
This adventure of mine is dedicated to my Dad - a hot rodder and motorcycle enthusiast in his day, and the most unorthodox back yard mechanic I have known!
Being a designer and photographer for the past 25 years, I have been able to combine my passion for art and photography with my love of the mechanical, hot rods, rat rods, rockabilly, choppers, and all things vintage. I love creating original images and designs that I am proud to share with you.
At an early age - (thanks Dad), I took a shine to playing with tools - taking apart and putting things back together. Be that toys, anything with screws and bolts, and even the furniture. The collapsing coffee table was not a big hit apparently. That curiosity carried on. For some reason - even to this day, I inherited Dad's skill of being able to put something back together with parts left over, and things still seem to work. We figured all those extra bits would just slow ya down, so really not needed. Lighter is better and faster right?
When I wasn't under the hood - playing with motors and building cars, I was drawing or taking pictures of them.
When not in the studio, you will find me behind the camera at car shows, and Rockabilly events, hanging in the shop and twisting my own wrenches, or cruising in the sunshine on one of the hogs, or even better, the hot rod.
Rumbling V-8's, loud exhaust, swing'n tunes and roll'n the white walls. Simple.
The art work you see is all unique, custom designed and / or photographed by me - the artist.
The items I produce and sell are all made from high end materials. Outstanding fit and finish is my goal. I produce in low quantities, locally and by hand, with an artist's pride and attention to detail.
DMK (Dirty Monkey Kustoms), is environmentally conscience. My goal to use the most eco friendly packaging and printing process that I can, and to source products that are produced by suppliers that are also environmentally responsible.
Paying it Forward:
I believe in giving back to our community and helping those in need. A percentage of all profits are donated to select charities and initiatives that are in the service of helping others and that I have a personal connection with. I encourage my customers and friends to "pay it forward" as well.
If you have a legit charitable function, show or run, let me know and I will post the details and help get the word out.