Death or Glory was started in 2013 under the name STLTHY this was off the back of a blog I had been writing for a few years prior called StealthyGecko. In those days it was heavily focussed on the modified car scene and my love of the drifting motorsport.
Back then I didn’t really know what I was doing I just wanted to start creating clothing and sticker designs. I had always had a love for design and art in its various forms and modified cars so why not combine the two?
Over time I became the UK distributor for an American car parts company, however, I later realised that this was not what I wanted as it was taking my attention away from what I really wanted to do, design. So I started off separating the design side from the parts sales and that’s how Death Or Glory was born.
After a few months, I finally closed the parts business altogether as with the increase in import duty and trying to split my time between two businesses it was no longer a viable option. Since then I’ve spent a large amount of time trying to focus on where I want to try and take Death Or Glory.
I still love the modified car scene and often post about my antics with cars on the blog. It is also a fuel for my design inspiration along with Japanese popular culture, street art and music in its various forms. The name “Death or Glory” came about from a design I did while working under the STLTHY brand I wanted to show my belief that if you believe in something you will give it your all to make it succeed or die trying.
Some think that because it contains the word “Death” it's quite a morbid name but I don’t think it is at all.
I hope you enjoy what I produce and enjoy looking around the website.