Welcome to the Vectorpunk emporium
Since the 1990’s I have been creating and selling my designs at underground parties, festivals, Doof’s and protests. The six designs so far represented in this shop are inspired by community and activism in Australia and have been designed to add to the positive waveform of energy towards a brighter future.
A wide range of colours and styles are available as well as a range of patches to fix your old clothing and keep them out of the waste stream.
When ordering choose a colour first, then a garment size and then a design, if you want to try out different options then start from the top again choosing the colour size and then design, when your happy with your choice continue to the online ordering portal.
Under the style you are browsing take note there is a sizing chart with acroos the chest measurements to help you make your correct size choice.
Once you complete the transaction your purchase will be sent to your door within Australia. If you’re overseas stay tuned for international ordering.
If you have any screen print or design enquiries visit the Vectorpunk main site and have surf through the activities from workshops to screen printing and interior design.
The philosophy behind the designs on this shop...
This design is based on the ancient yin yang symbol, it is about the coming together of a harmonious and sustainable multicultural society. The design is inspired by particularly by indigenous and non-indigenous people working together to co-create an equal opportunity postcolonial future. An early version of this design I created around 1999 at a time where the Aboriginal Tent Embassy set up in Victoria park in Sydney to draw attention to injustices against indigenous Australia as the international media spotlight moved towards the city preparing for the 2000 Olympic games.
In Australia a post colonial movement has emerged in many ways. Projects like Earthdream, Aboriginal Tent Embassy occupations, anti mining protests, anti logging actions and more have given energy towards a post colonial grassroots movement where the respect of indigenous knowledge and sovereignty is paramount.
The culture of Welcome to Country acknowledgment at public events in Australia shows there is a great potential to co-create a post colonial future. The post colonial movement where knowledge and respect is focused back to indigenous elders is a global occurrence in colonised countries like Canada and the U.S.A. The protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline in the U.S.A saw the Standing Rock tribe enlist the support of indigenous and non indigenous people across the country to oppose a pipeline that threatened their ecosystem and water supplies.
The yin yang hands at the centre of the mandala could represent different races, sexualities, approaches to initiating positive change and generally the diversity being celebrated in progressive societies. The band of waves outside the yin yang hand section represents the energy that a diverse harmonious society emanates into the future setting a precedent of justice and equality. The outer circle recognises the legacy and gains we all enjoy today of multicultural working class struggle against the ruling 1% elite who thrive on division and inequality.
A post-industrial circular and sustainable/shared economy is possible where co-operation becomes more important than competition. Everything is recycled and damage to the creative commons of the earth’s bioregions reduced to zero. The problem with the current form of capitalist organisation is that it creates too much destruction and inequality for it to continue to exist and grow.
There needs to be a mass disruptive phase shift from the ways things are organised at the moment, an evolution of society into a conscious network decentralised democracy, a kind of group coherent non hierarchical geometry model of co-organisation.
This design looks at the powerful balance that can be achieved when we tune our technologies to the earth’s ecologies. The sun can provide all our energy needs. We don’t need to destroy and endlessly dig up the planet to make a quick profit now for the few to enjoy.
Fossil fool corporations who in full knowledge of the destruction their energy capture systems cause have pushed ahead to continue to use coal and oil. Whilst doing this they have sponsored phony science to discredit the science of climate change in order that they can continue to make a killing and destroy the future of the next generations.
The sustainable energy revolution has the amazing effect of literally decentralising power, roof top solar for example allows people to farm and share energy taking the power away from inefficient power plant to user distribution systems. This shared energy matrix resembles democratic and intelligent energy geometry but its attempts to form are being opposed by the companies that have profited so much from centralised and dirty energy sector.
The powerful mining lobby pull the strings on government policy and need to be reigned in so the shared energy sustainable revolution can take effect. When considering sustainable energy it comes to mind that we would do well to surrender to the forces of nature, a much needed humbling of humanity and acceptance that we are part of something much bigger. In a way nuclear power could be seen as a way to try and compete with the sun, we don’t need to dangerously recreate a sun in our nuclear reactors we need to build the relevant shared infrastructure and soak it up. Wind power also comes from solar energy, which sculpts wind patterns across the planet, but unfortunately the powerful dirty energy monopoly has spread much misinformation to discredit wind power. Solar, Wind and other sustainable energy with new storage technologies can provide all of our energy needs in the future.
This design is about connecting people up from around the world and freeing up the media to enable a clearer picture of what is going on and what is possible. Initially the Internet proved to be very disruptive to the existing broadcast media world where were told what to believe. In a way it represented the rise of the audience, anyone could be a journalist and anyone could help co-create a better world by educating, agitating and organising and disrupting the dominator centralised culture of inequality, destruction and crisis.
As the twenty-teen years marched on the rise of corporate interference with social media lead to the confused state of play where fake news has become such a big issue. Brexit, Trump and Jair Bolsonaro are all disturbing outcomes in the fog of online misinformation.
The universal free mind wants to take shape, like a global brain that wishes to achieve free and sustainable consciousness.
It’s a challenge to keep things on the level and allow this to happen before the powers that be try to control the Internet and turn it into a tool of mass surveillance and misinformation.
This design is about the power of sound, the desire for us to exist in a sound system, sound effects us in profound ways that are still being understood. Sound and music can motivate and inspire and spread waves of freedom. It can also be mind numbing and terrible.
Music has been a big part of revolutionary culture capturing the spirit of the times and channelling it. From fifties beat to sixties psychedelic to seventies punk to eighties rave music and its associated culture has had a big effect.
The Rave/electronic dance music movement has had a profound effect of bringing people together from different backgrounds. From its inception in the late 80’s to the present day the EDM movement continues to inspire community and progressive ideals more so when the event is put on beyond the commercial profit motivated ways.
Various people powered movements pushing for global revolution have inspired this mandala design. Movements that oppose corporations and governments who put profit and power for the few above the well being of the whole and the future. People power revolution needs to be energised and put into action if we are to escape the current highway to a toxic and war ravaged planet.
We need to up the anti and really push in any way we can to make this happen and to rally against the decaying mainstream political slide towards right wing fascism. The hangover from the male dominated exploitation and blood-thirsty destruction of the planet and people to secure privilege for the few is very much with us as big business puts up a smokescreen of disinformation so it can continue to destroy society and ecosystems for profit.
Mainstream media and advertising have done their best to cement this unhappy dystopia as being the norm. But in the fractures between the conformist matrix, a vibrant counter culture exists that is co-organising and agitating and educating/getting educated in future ways of organisation that are contrary to the sad state of affairs within the unsustainable and unhappy dominator culture.
Sound the alarm, hit the streets and lets co-create the future sustainable and decentralised way to human organisation and relationship to our mother earth.
This design was more for the fun of it, inspired by the rise of Graffiti and Street Art. Renegade public art can have a very positive effect in transforming urban areas and making them feel more human thus reducing feelings of urban alienation. Melbourne’s amazing street and stencil art is a big inspiration.
Check out the shop for these designs on various garments and colours.