WASTED GERMAN YOUTH pays respect to the german language and some german music, parallelly paying tribute to hardcore punk and electronic. it embraces the beauty and the insanity of rave culture and acknowledges what berlin does best.
despite WASTED GERMAN YOUTH being basically just graphic design on a tshirt, maybe fashion and or even possibly art, it yet again proves itself not to be a passing trend, but a concept to acknowledge, and a lifestyle to live, and that proudly and true.
“i was sitting some sunday morning, in the garden at tresor, it was love parade,it was hot and the buzz was very good and all around, me, everyone, so super wang. i turned to my friend and said… these kids, all so fucked up. all of them, so off their fuckin faces. just wasted german youth. its just… wasted german youth”
that was 1999. 6 years later the time was right for a logo and some stickers, the first tshirts were printed up and crazily enough history was written. so with a couple of ideas and a zero euro marketing budget, wasted german youth exploded in true underground style. today, the tshirts and stickers are to be seen on the streets and discos and everywhere, and the internet has become a showdown of dodgy fakes and wasted bootlegs.
after online sales and selected stores, opening a WASTED GERMAN YOUTH store was the next logical step. it serves as retail area, presentation and gallery space, office and studio and generally somewhere to hang out. “the shop is the window to the world for me the artist, the brand and the business.” the wasted german youth flagship store ‘shop’ opened april 2010 in berlin.
2011 sees a more revamped internet presentation and activities, more partys and the launch of WASTED GERMAN BEER and hope and promise for a very very exciting year.
if you are interested in knowing more about WASTED GERMAN YOUTH, or are interested in working with or for the label, dont hesitate in getting in touch, peace