Omae Wa Mou Shindeiru (お前はもう死んでいる) takes on two ideas. Using the base of a meme, I created a different meaning to play on the sentence itself. Omae Wa Mou Shindeiru means “You are already dead” is a catchphrase from old popular anime series Fist of the North Star (1983) by a character named Kenshiro. This phrase is used as a reaction on image boards and forums since Summer of 2017. Flipping it on its head from the perspective of rock and metal music imagery, I illustrated skull and bones of deceased creatures to point at the fleeting moments of life. This design is for the December exclusive of the JROCK NEWS Apparel collection.
See the making of on my Instagram.