About Us


THE COMPANY

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 BLOG

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.

THE TEAM



TAUREAN SCOTLAND
I am Taurean, one half of the 8291, the 82 half to be exact. I'm Montreal born, Scarborough raised. I've always been in into creating something for myself wheter it's writing which was something I've always loved to do, I'd like to do more of it if I could find the time. These days my time is split on building this Notaurious brand which was never a plan to have my own clothing line but I have a great partner who shares the same vision that I do. 

HOMETOWN: Scarbourough/Toronto      
GREAT MOVIE: Any Batman movie, except for Batman & Robin
CHILDHOOD AMBITION: Screen writer 
CELEBRITY CRUSH: It changes from time to time
SEEN EVERY EPISODE OF:  A lot of shows. 
STYLE ICON: Nigo, & Kid Cudi
RAP ICON: Jay Z
RAP ALBUM THAT CHANGED MY LIFE: Jay Z Vol 2
I SHOULDN'T BE EATING THIS, BUT:  Wal-Mart Brand Lemon Pepper, I put it on everything    
CAN'T STOP, WON'T STOP WATCHING:  Super Sentai  
THEME SONG: Stone Cold's Theme Song
PERFECT SUNDAY: Playing 2K and hanging with my son



CHRISTIAN BORTEY
I'm a graphic designer and illustrator who specializes in branding and concept development. After graduating the Advertising & Graphic Design program at Humber College I started working on a variety of projects ranging from branding and identity to print design to animation and merchandise design. For three years I was working alongside Taurean, to develop MNFSTO, the official clothing line of Manifesto Community Projects. Currently I'm working as a graphic designer at Prinova Inc, as well as any freelance project that excites me. When I'm not glued to the computer screen you can find me making and writing music, playing Dragon Ball Xenoverse on the PS3 with my little brother and volunteering at church.

HOMETOWN: South Etobicoke / Toronto
GREAT MOVIE: Pan's Labyrinth    
CHILDHOOD AMBITION: Inventor     
CELEBRITY CRUSH: Norah Jones and Corrine Bailey Rae
SEEN EVERY EPISODE OF: Everybody Hates Chris   
STYLE ICON: Common     
RAP ICON: Lupe Fiasco     
RAP ALBUM THAT CHANGED MY LIFE: Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor
I SHOULDN'T BE EATING THIS, BUT: Rice Krispies Squares     
CAN'T STOP, WON'T STOP WATCHING: Samurai Champloo and Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee     
THEME SONG: Dillalude #2 by The Robert Glasper Experiment     
PERFECT SUNDAY: Hanging out by the lake
QUOTE FOR LIFE: Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. - Ephesians 4:29