by Kate Barnett in New Fashion on Monday 12 November 2007

It’s hard not to sigh at another vector face or skull and diamond combo. I’m guilty of skull overindulgence myself. But Six Letter Word — aka illustrator, Diogo Potes — balances skulls with other macabre themes to create art that actually looks fresh and interesting. His use of random fragmented shapes and delicate lifework add dimension and individuality to topics that could easily be overdone. My favorite piece is his bloody customized Vans, which are pure genius — albeit not particularly wearable.