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The 28-year-old Heir’s business has come a long way since he first started a clothing company out of his apartment in 2007. In addition to his line Death/Traitors, he now co-owns Funbot Press, a silkscreen shop whose clients include Frankie’s Spuntino and Matt & Kim, along with Burn Books Records, which helps to put out “records, books, ‘zines, art, smut and everything in between.”
How long have you lived in Brooklyn?
I’ve lived in Fort Greene for 10 years. I moved here from New Jersey to attend Pratt, or I attended Pratt to move to NYC. I had a nice apartment and liked the neighborhood, so I just stayed.
Anything about Brooklyn that bugs you?
The inflated and ever increasing rent, the out of control police, and the rampant development without regard for the communities they build in.
What’s the most insightful thing anyone’s ever said about what you do?
“You seem to hit an angle that’s 50/50 gothic vibes and anti-authoritarian anarchy.”
What’s next for you?
I’ve got an art show in Madrid next February with Heather Benjamin, a talented artist and friend of mine also living in Brooklyn. I’m working on a book project, and always new things for Death/Traitors.