Created from an obsession with street art
PakRat Ink transforms large scale public murals into wearable art
PakRat Ink was created from an obsession with street art. Fueled by a desire to make and create something different, this is the first streetwear brand of its kind. Our city focused brand collaborates with local street artists to transform their street art into unique streetwear pieces. Each design begins with an actual photograph of the mural so all of the beautiful, real life details from the artwork are captured. From the texture of a brick wall or wooden fence to the weathered paint chips, we see the beauty in these imperfections and use them to create something extraordinary. We produce everything in-house at our location in Chicago to ensure the highest quality possible.
Our goal is not only to support local artists but to also give back to the artist community. For each featured city we partner with an organization that encourages and supports young artists and donate a percentage of each sale to that organization. We want young creatives to celebrate and explore their creativity in a space that’s accepting, encouraging and empowering. For all of our featured artwork from Chicago we will be donating a percentage of every unit sold to After School Matters, a non-profit organization that provides Chicago public high school teens opportunities to explore and develop their artistic talents.