Many of the ideas and designs that pop up throughout our creations are inspired by and sometimes directly pulled from paintings brushed by our founder Deto Brixen. There are a number of recurring characters and symbols that grace our fabrics. From the Changer to the Doubt Bringer, Change Face and the Bird Herd, along with references to the great city of Seattle, these designs all have their own history and lore that we’ll share here in the Brixenaut Blog.
Let’s start with the most influential characterization of change, self exploration and getting comfortable with being uncomfortable; The Changer
This character shows up a ton in our designs, in many different forms and iterations and carries the most symbolism. The astronaut is an explorer, adventurer, one who is willing to take the ultimate leap of faith in the pursuit of change and discovery. This is their profession. Sometimes our professions start out as our hobbies that later become our passion. These pursuits are what fuel us and no matter where we’re at in the game, if we’re doing what we can to do it better, do it bigger or do it bolder, The Changer is pulling for us. The Changer IS us. We are The Changer.
Why so many helmets? These present the homies that we pursue these passions with, the family members who support us and strangers we’ve never met who still want to see us succeed. The pursuit of positive change is much more rewarding in the company of like-minded people.
Accompanying the Changer are the golden Wrenches of Power electrified with creative energy and passion. These symbolize the tools needed to make a positive change in our lives, whether they are physical or mental, we are vulnerable without them. These tools could be anything; a hammer, a brush, a laptop or a skateboard. It doesn’t matter so long as we wield them with purpose, and set out to achieve our goals.