Ryan Bunty and his Depressed Monsters business are quashing the stigma on mental health by creating a new narrative about these psychological illnesses. The creator of the revolutionary clothing company mixes unique graphic design with important messages to spread mental health awareness. Bunty says that during the COVID-19 pandemic, we should be focusing more on our mental health and it’s best to not take the situation too seriously. The intense isolation can lead to drastic problems, so people should be focusing on self-care and reflection.
- The creator of Depressed Monsters, Ryan Bunty, saw the power of Yerman after posting it on Twitter.
- Bunty wants his work to be accessible to all and opposes the idea of gatekeepers in the art world.
- When he was young, Bunty secretly hung some of his works in the bathrooms at MoMa.
“I looked at that little furry self-portrait and had my breakthrough moment realizing that this little creature was the true depiction of who I was and how I was dealing with the passing of my grandfather.”