I'm Justin Via: Another Art School Dropout.
With a strong interest in hardcore/ punk rock music from an early age, I have a love for underground culture. After three years in art school, I dropped out and began designing skateboarding shirts for independent stores. Following years of experience designing clothing for various brands, I now aim to encourage others by way of a spirit-inspired blog called Denied Society.
The brand’s name comes from the Gospel of Matthew 16:24 where Jesus says “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.”
Choosing to follow Christ instead of our earthly desires puts us in a unique class of people who choose to live their lives to help others before themselves. We are the society of people who deny ourselves to spread the gospel of the Redeemer. We are the Denied Society.