TIGERBOB: FOR YOU
Tigerbob is an artist-founded, artist-led, sustainably-conscious character, fine art, and slow fashion brand dedicated to creating clothes with intention.
Led and supported by artist, designer, and founder Gossamer Rozen, the Tigerbob brand aims not only to preserve the artistry and bespoke nature of Gossamer’s one-of-a-kind artwork, but also to invite like-minded individuals to experience, collect, and share in the in the brand’s core messages around sustainability and art appreciation.
THE TIGERBOB MOTIF
Tigerbob unifies the work of Gossamer Rozen under the banner of their signature tiger head, a logo originally designed for their tattoo practice, which has since been iterated in the form of illustrations, sculptures, fiber art, and digital collectibles.
The Tigerbob brand expresses Gossamer’s rich illustrative work, which is inspired deeply by their Filipino and African American heritage, identity and exploration of the natural and manmade world, as well as the simple joys of everyday life at home with their cats.
With roots in old world craft and an appreciation for fiber art, Tigerbob was preceded by Gossamer Rozen’s namesake brand that debuted in 2020. The initial collection of a dozen pieces were handmade, one of a kind garments constructed from collected vintage and antique textiles.
Tigerbob continues the dedication to craft, handmade, and one-of-a-kind by producing low-edition, high-quality knitwear inspired by Gossamer’s own venture into hand-loomed garments created on their vintage knitting machine.
Founder of GROZEN FA LLC and Tigerbob, Gossamer Rozen is a nonbinary, femme, transgender, Filipino and African-American fine artist and tattooer. They have been creating work professionally since 2008, exploring a variety of media including illustration, tattooing, and fiber art.
An alum of Massachusetts College of Art and Design (2012), Gossamer is mostly self-taught in illustration, fashion, and tattooing, and has a formal art education in sculpture. Gossamer’s sculpture explorations focused on hand-sewn garments, plush toys, and ornaments which stem from childhood interests in fashion, video game, and toy design.
Gossamer's work primarily explores their identity and heritage, drawing inspiration from East Asian contemporary art and folklore, mythology, religion and spirituality, and old world textiles.