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05/06/2018 NEW DESIGN - GOOD VS EVIL TATTOO STYLE SHOES
Check out the Good Vs Evil tattoo style shoes. This design features swallows representing good and evil finsihed in black and gray shading. This design is perfect for slip on style shoes like Vans but can be worked on other style shoes by request.
You can find the new design to purchase here
17/01/2018 TATTOO DESIGN
I am pleased to announce the introduction of Tattoo Design to the website. Tattoos have always been a passion of mine and I enjoy creating new designs.
All my designs are digitally drawn by myself based on my original sketched artwork. Digital images gives the customer more scope to enhance, enlarge or work with the artwork however you wish. Why be tied to physical copies in A5 and A4 sizes etc. This way the images can be tailored by yourself or your tattooist to fit your skin.
The designs will be emailed shortly after your purchase. Should you wish to have a physical print sent please contact me first. Production and delivery charges will be applicable.
You will receive two line art prints (PNG & PSD) - this can be handed to your tattooist to take a stencil from. You will also receive a complete shaded print (PNG) that can be used for reference by your tattooist or they can apply their own shading. Either way you have both options.
Please visit the tattoo design section here...
05/09/2017 THE CUSTOM UNDERGROUND DIET
You may, or may not have noticed The Custom Underground has been on a diet. I have dropped several product ranges which I feel were just not suitable for the company. Gone are T-Shirts, Gymwear, Beanie Hats, Prints and Varsity Jackets. Several reasons for this are I want to concentrate on doing what I do best and that is creating new designs, styles and applying artwork onto shoes and hats. All the other clothed items were produced outside of The Custom Underground and out of my control (I like to be in control). I digitally created all these designs but other companies produced the garments. It’s not the market I want to hit so will leave that to the various companies out there who can offer that type of work. Also time is an issue. I work solely on The Custom Underground project and having so many products on offer is very difficult to manage. More free time means more fantastic designs can be created.
01/09/2017 NEW DESIGN - DIRTY MONEY SNAPBACK LIMITED EDITION
This last week has seen me create a new snapback design that is now available to purchase via this website or my Etsy store. This design “Dirty Money” is a one off custom piece so strictly limited edition 1 of 1. The design has been applied to a premium style hat and has been professionally embroided with my company logo, The Custom Underground. The design idea is taken from various tattoo styles I have come across that have inspired me. A couple of the pieces are actually tattooed on myself. The hat has been hand sketched and like all Custom Underground products professionally varnish sealed. You can view or purchase the product here. Remember, be quick….only 1 available.
15/05/2017 BUSY TIMES AT THE CUSTOM UNDERGROUND
Its been a busy few months at The Custom Underground. My main aspect of work has been fullfilling customer commisions. I have spoke with some great people, with great ideas and I have created some fantastic designs. I love to hear the story behind everyones ideas and its even better to hear their reaction when they receive their custom gifts.
I have uploaded more gallery pics, couple of new designs available to purchase and a time lapse video of my latest work. Take a look around and see what you can find.
27/01/2017 A NEW DESIGN............AT LONG LAST!!!
Its great to announce I have finally released a new design. Its been a long time coming due to being so busy with customer orders over the christmas period. A huge thanks to those who have ordered. I would also like to take the opportunity to wish you all Happy New Year!!
Onto the design......Day of the Dead Girl Custom Shoes. Available to order now here and can be ordered with the additonal red coloured design for the roses and the lips or they can be a black and gray piece.
Take a look and stay tuned for some new designs throughout 2017
11/10/2016 WHAT'S THE LATEST?
Webdesign and website news seriously getting the backseat of late due to fulfilling customer orders (I wouldnt want it any other way) so I have been busy working on those. I have completed some really interesting designs lately and contiune to work well with AZ fitness. Check out the galleries to see my work. Remember, pretty much anything is possible. If it canvas related it can be customised. Even dark coloured canvas. Get intouch via the contact us page with any requests. Hope to speak soon! Neil, TCU.
30/07/2016 NEW DESIGN - GHOSTBUSTERS
You need some custom kicks? well, who you gonna call? The Custom Underground I hope!! Check out our latest design here featuring Slimer and The Stay Puft Marshmallow. Nothing Spooky about our prices too, price includes the shoe supply and free delivery!! GHOSTBUSTERS!!!
11/07/2016 COLLABORATION PROJECT - AZONE FITNESS
The Custom Underground is thrilled to announce we are working in collaboration with AZONE FITNESS.
Azone Fitness was first Est. 2012, with the goal of creating and developing a brand idea/concept within the fitness industry. After a long inspired journey our path has brought us to here.
Using the AZONE brand and the artistic talent of The Custom Underground I have created bespoke custom snapbacks for their customers. We have worked with Jamilah, an up and coming musician who is destined for big things. Check out her YouTube channel here. We also have more high profile clients coming up soon. Watch this space.
08/07/2016 NEW DESIGN - IRON MAN
I am pleased to announce a new design released by The Custom Underground. This design is for shoes where customers like the designs applying to the side of the shoes. Perfect for converse etc.
This design features Iron Man’s face and fists with an electric background. As always and by request this design can literally become any character you wish. Get in touch with your requests.
You can find the new design to purchase here.
02/07/2016 FINALLY AN UPDATE.........
Wow, its been ages since my last news update. Things have been crazy lately and running solo doesnt leave much time for website updates. Even lacking prescence on social media of late. Anyways, Im back now and will be uploading some new designs real soon! in the meantime dont forget to check out the galleries where I have uploaded new customer orders. Enjoy!!
26/11/2015 NEW GALLERY - SKETCHBOOK
Check out the latest gallery added to The Custom Underground. This gallery features design ideas that can be used for any purpose from applying to shoes, hats, canvas or even tattoo flash! Check out the customer gallery to see myself getting tattoed with my own design. Remember, anythings possible!! Please get intouch for any enquiries.
25/10/2015 SHOP UP DATE & CHRISTMAS ORDERS
Sorry for the lack of updates lately we have been so busy with customer orders. If your thinking about placing an order for christmas then please get intouch or order asap to avoid disappointment. We can generally turn around a custom order in a week but as more customer orders come in this may need to extend. We look forward to hearing from you. Thanks, TCU
25/10/2015 NEW DESIGN- ROSE & SWALLOW CUSTOM SHOES
We have released a new design available to order right now featuring a Rose and Swallow design with a leopard print style background. You can check out the design here.
10/08/2015 NEW DESIGN- KOI CARP CUSTOM SHOES
10/08/2015 NEW DESIGN- SKULL DESIGN CUSTOM SHOES
Check out our latest custom shoe design which features two sketched style skulls. This design is created using pencil only and then professionally sealed like all our custom products keeping the design in premium condition. Check out the design here.
06/06/2015 TCU VIDEO FEATURE - NORTHUMBRIA UNIVERSITY BUSINESS PAGE
We were pleased to hear Nortumbria University have featured us in a short clip on the home page of their business pages. Their student law office compiled the terms and conditions for our website and it was a pleasure to work in partnership with them. The video is on our Video page and can be found here.
06/06/2015 NEW DESIGN - TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES
14/05/2015 NEW DESIGN - INCREDIBLE HULK CUSTOM CANVAS SHOES
The Hulks finally made his way to The Custom Underground and you can have your own Incredible Hulk custom shoes available to order right now. Remember, this design can be applied to any shoes so please get intouch. You can check the design out here.
08/05/2015 NEW DESIGN - BETTY BOOP CUSTOM CANVAS SHOES
08/05/2015 NEW DESIGN - THE SIMPSONS CUSTOM CANVAS SHOES
Check out our latest design featuring everyones favourite cartoon family The Simpsons! We can add any character you wish just contact us via the contact page at the top of the website. You can check the design out here!
20/03/2015 NEW PRODUCTS - POSTER PRINTS & CANVAS ART
We are pleased to now offer poster prints and canvas art. The designs have been designed and created by The Custom Underground and are available as a print or hand drawn & painted canvas.
17/03/2015 NEW DESIGN - BOB MARLEY & JIMI HENDRIX CUSTOM CANVAS SHOES
10/03/2015 BUSINESS FEATURE - NORTHUMBRIA UNIVERSITY
We are pleased to have a permanent feature on the Northumbria University business consultancy page. Their Law Office tailored legal terms and conditions for our business, The Custom Underground. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the team at The Student Law Office, Northumbria University for all their help and advice.
The feature can be read here.
05/03/2015 WEBSITE PICTURES
We are currently in the middle of updating our website pictures for our products, so you may see items presented differently to others. We hope to have this work completed as soon as we can.
22/02/2015 NEW DESIGN - LOVE CANDY SKULL CUSTOM CANVAS SHOES
We have released a new design now available to order now, the Love Candy Skull tattoo style shoes. Check them out here.
22/02/2015 THE CUSTOM UNDERGROUND'S FIRST TIME LAPSE VIDEO
Check out our first time lapse video of us creating some custom shoes. This was a simple design using just paint pens. This was the first time we have ever shot a time lapse and we captured the video using a Sony HDR AS30 Action Cam (which we highly recommend). Let us know your thoughts and here is the link to the video on YouTube.
18/02/2015 SELL YOUR WORK VIA THE CUSTOM UNDERGROUND
Think you can draw, paint or create wonderful items just like The Custom Underground? Then why not consider selling your work online via this website and our Social Media pages? If this sounds up your street then get in touch now via the contact us page. We have various packages available and they can be tailored to your needs. We would love to hear from you.
19/01/2015 HAPPY NEW YEAR
It's been a while since we have updated you guys from our website so here we go.......Happy New Year everyone and hope you all enjoyed the festive period and New Year.
We have been busy fullfilling customer orders over the festive period and we hope all our customers enjoyed their unique christmas gifts.
Stay tuned for more designs & products over the coming months.
11/11/2014 THE CUSTOM UNDERGROUND SOCIAL NETWORK
Why not give us a like or a follow on our social network websites? And don’t forget to say Hi!!!!
21/10/2014 DESIGN YOUR OWN GYMWEAR
You, now have the option to design your own gym vest! You pick the colour vest, your text, font style and colour. Its that easy. All you need todo is order the vest from here (choosing your size) then using the contact form let us know your details. Your item will be designed, printed and shipped free of charge all for the one off cost of £19.99. Get yourself some motivational gymwear or promote your team, brand or gym. If your still struggling to decide then why not choose one of our own custom vests located here.
19/09/2014 THE WEEK AHEAD
Over the last few days and the coming weeks I have and will be testing new products and designs. I am hoping to collobarate with an up and coming designer and look forward to seeing what we can both produce. As always new shoe and hat designs are released weekly so watch this space.......
12/09/2014 NEW DESIGN - BEADY EYE SKULL SHOES
To cap off another busy week check out our latest shoe design the Beady Eye Skull Shoes, available to order now! Check them out here.
01/10/2014 FRESH DESIGNS
I have been working on new designs for the last few weeks as I was wanting a complete new range of T Shirts. I have been working on tattoo script inspired designs and famous movie/music stars T Shirts. Hopefully these will be released soon and I cant wait to get them featured on this website.
10/09/2014 NEW DESIGN - THE WALKING DEAD SHOES
Available now to order is a Walking Dead/Zombie/Halloween design. This can be any character/design of your choosing just contact us through the Contact page. You can view The Walking Dead design here.
05/09/2014 NEW DESIGN - MORTAL KOMBAT SHOES
01/09/2014 NEW DESIGN - LEOPARD/PAW PRINT
We have released a new design that features leopard print and paw marks that can be applied to any shoe. Any colour combination possible by request. A simple yet effective design which can transform the look of any shoe. Take a look here.
25/08/2014 NEW DESIGN - BATMAN VS JOKER
Check out our new design, Batman Vs Joker. Get yours from here.
24/08/2014 BLACK CANVAS IS HERE
It has been a long time coming but I am happy to announce I can now work on and supply black canvas items. I wanted to test as many products as possible and experiment with different inks etc. I was not 100% happy with some of the paints and primers that need to be used with black canvas so the testing process took longer than originally planned until I found the products I am 100% satisfied with.
07/08/2014 NEW DESIGN - JAP ROCK GRAFFITI CUSTOM SNAPBACK
We have launched a new snapback design! The Jap Rock Graffiti Snapback. Get yours from here.
07/08/2014 NEW DESIGN - FRESH INK CUSTOM SNAPBACK
Check out the latest snapback design available to buy here. Hand drawn and painted, graffiti style design and can be produced in colour combinations.
29/07/2014 PUBLIC ENEMY CUSTOM SNAPBACK
Last week I had the pleasure in designing a custom snapback for DJ Lord of Public Enemy. I did a graffiti style hat and the pictures can be found in the custom and celebrity galleries where you can see him wearing and performing in the hat. I met up with him Sunday evening before the gig and he politely hooked me up with backstage passes where I watched Public Enemy do their thing! They totally killed it and a night I will never forget!!!! Huge thanks and respect to DJ Lord and the rest of the Public Enemy crew.
16/07/2014 NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS CONVERSE ALLSTARS
Our custom Nightmare Before Christmas Custom Converse Allstars that we did for a customer have now been completed. They can be found in the Custom Gallery or by clicking here. I am sure this will prove to be a popular request and is a great theme to work with.
15/07/2014 NEW DESIGN - GALAXY SHOES
This week saw the launch of a new shoe design from The Custom Underground. This is the galaxy range and can be found here. Any colours can be applied to any canvas shoe but we think the black works the best. Any requests will be considered so please contact us via the Contact page.
10/07/2014 NEW DESIGN - ROSE SHOES
We have launched a rose shoe design from The Custom Underground. We have done a black and white version and a full coloured version. They can be found here. Any colours or styles can be applied to any canvas shoe so please contact us via the Contact page.
04/07/2014 WEEKLY UPDATE
Interesting week for TCU and busy with new design ideas all coming together nicely. Highlight has been working on some The Nightmare Before Christmas Converse Allstars which are looking really cool. I also had a call from a newspaper and a message from a fashion magazine to say they are to feature my work. Looking forward to seeing the two articles.
24/06/2014 WEB DESIGN - CSTAR MEDIA
Do you or do you know anyone who needs a new website creating whether thats personal or business? If so then I fully recommend CStar Media. These guys created this website and I work closely with them for what is a forever changing website. Nothing is ever a problem and they respond to requests promptly and efficiently.
You can find all their contact details by visiting their website here www.cstarmedia.co.uk
10/06/2014 FASHION SHOW - DURHAM CITY CENTRE
TCU takes to the catwalk! I am pleased to announce I have been invited and will be attending a fashion show in Durham 25/6/14 as part of Durham Fashion Week. 8 models will be styled and I am looking forward to my first show. It should be an awesome evening and I can't wait to see my designs strutting down the catwalk!!
09/06/2014 THE WEEK AHEAD
This week will see me applying finishing touches to products for the Nort East Tattoo Exhition on the 14/06/2014. I need to choose what items to take and how I shall be showcasing my work. There promises to be some stunning artisits on show. I also attended a photoshoot for a press release for working alongside The Student Law Office at Northumbria University. The article can be found here.
27/05/2014 LATEST NEWS
Another busy few weeks at TCU mainly focused on customer orders. In between orders we have been designing demo work for the North East Tattoo exhibtion on the 14/06/2014, check out the red roses shoes and tiger and snake shoes. Also coming soon is a press release for TCU for working alongside The Student Law Office at Northumbria University.
08/05/2014 NEW ITEMS
New designs released based on popular characters, Elmo and Super Mario. We can create any character/design however you wish, just contact us via the contact page from the menu at the top. We also added more designs to the Vest section.
20/04/2014 FEATURED PRODUCT - GET YOUR LIFT ON!
We have now launched the first range of The Custom Underground Gym Wear. Check out the range of vests available and get lifting!!
09/04/2014 FREE DELIVERY ON ALL ITEMS
We now offer free UK delivery on all our products. Nothing worse than loading your basket then finding those dreaded shipping charges which bump up the costs. What you see is what you pay. For more details visit the Delivery page at the foot of the website
06/04/2014 FEATURED PRODUCT - T-SHIRTS
We have now launced the first few designs of our T-Shirt range. They are based on our TCU Basics range and are available to order right now. Watch this space for new designs coming real soon.
29/03/2014 FEATURED PRODUCT - TCU BASICS
Unlike our premium range TCU basics is the subtle or toned down approach in relation to designs. Not everyone’s taste is full on, loud, wild and wacky designs (although we do encourage that), so we created a range to suit everyone’s taste.
These simpler designs still get our high standard care and attention just like the premium range but more importantly we can offer them at a fraction of the price.
Now everyone can have a piece of The Custom Underground. What you waiting for?...........
25/03/2014 FEATURED PRODUCT - WEDDING/PROM CONVERSE ALLSTARS
Getting married or attending a prom anytime soon? Then check out our Wedding/Prom Custom Converse Allstars. Fully customised to your choice featuring text (Marriage name, date of ceremony etc), ribbons for laces and rhinestones or crystals. Anythings possible!! Converse Allstars are the most popular choice but we can also work on other brands and styles. Please get intouch for more details.
18/03/2014 AN INSIGHT INTO THE CUSTOM UNDERGROUND, ERSEO INTERVIEW
Last week The Custom Underground met with Ellen Ralph from ERSEO for a little insight into what is The Custom Underground and how it all began.You can find the full article via the Blog section of our website
15/03/2014 FEATURED PRODUCT - HATS TO MATCH TATS
Why not get shoes or a baseball hat to match your tattoo’s? Check out the custom hats gallery to get the idea. It’s the LA Gangsta skull and the skull was taking from one of my very own tattoos.
11/03/2014 CALLING ALL BLOGGERS
Calling all bloggers……..We are now inviting guest bloggers to write about The Custom Underground that will be featured in the Bloggs section of our website. if you’re a blogger and interested then please email firstname.lastname@example.org Your blog will be credited on our website including links to your own website. All blogs are subject to approval. We look forward to hearing from you.
05/03/2014 WEBSITE LAUNCH
It’s finally here……the new website is now live. Please take a moment to have a good look around and we hope you like what you see.
Our website is the central point for everything that is The Custom Underground.
Browse our galleries of previous work, check events were attending, see videos and testimonials or visit the online store to buy products. There is something for everyone. For one off custom products visit the custom orders page to find out about how to order.
Don’t forget to enter your email address in the add me box to the right of the page to stay updated with the latest products and offers from The Custom Underground.
And why not like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter . Links are at the top of each page.