Notaurious T-Shirt Co is a Graphic T-Shirt company started by myself, Taurean Scotland and designer Christian Bortey. We started this business as a creative outlet for ideas that we have. We’ve been working together for years designing at another organization and decided it was time to do our own thing. Christian handles the design and I handle sales. Right now we’re starting with Tees but it doesn’t end there, the goal is to gradually become a full fledged streetwear line. We’re just getting started and this is the 1st chapter of story that is still unfolding.
The Notaurious Blog is one of our outlets to speak on the things that interest us and to share them with you. The blog covers fashion, music, pop-culture, design and what ever else may be on our minds. It’s not about just pulling content from other sites; we have our own original pieces and ideas. The blog has been around since 2010 and was always meant to be a cross between a magazine and Much Music in the 90s. We may not post everyday but be sure to come by frequently.
THE ONLINE STORE
The Online T-Shirt shop is where you can buy all of our designs. This will be your first stop for new releases and special monthly drops.
NOTAURIOUS Q AND A
WHY IS IT CALLED NOTAURIOUS?
Taurean: In High School people would sing that song anytime I would come by it was like a theme song, so everything I did became Notaurious.
WHO DESIGNS STUFF?
Taurean: Christian does, I can’t draw for shit but I have good ideas and he knows how to make it work. Put it this way: If we were a rap group he’s the DJ, I’m the Rapper.
Christian: He has the vision and I execute it. If this was movies, He’d be Scorcese and I’d be DiCaprio. Or Tim Burton and Johnny Depp. Depends on the day.
ARE YOU ONLY GOING TO MAKE T-SHIRTS?
Who knows, we like tees and we make what we like. The goal is to make everything, but we’re just starting with T-Shirts. If we could make a car we would.
WHAT INSPIRES YOU GUYS?
TV, Movies, Life. The designs are based on things we grew up with or are around us. Inspiration comes from just about anywhere we could be out at a bar, library, sitting on the train. If something hits us it hits us.
WHAT DO YOU WANT PEOPLE TO GET OUT OF BUYING YOUR TEES?
We want people to have fun with them, we hope people treat our stuff like art. One thing that is great is a good design could be a great conversation starter, it could make people laugh and think. That’s what we want to get people doing.
WHY SHOULD I BUY A NOTAURIOUS TEE?
Because it’s made by two guys who are just having fun doing what they love to do. We use a great quality t-shirt and have them printed right here in Toronto. We’ve been doing this a long time and we know we can create things that get people excited.