Our Story


On the off chance you haven’t noticed, Sacramento is hot. The artist scene is on fire at the Drop Octopus Apparel studio.  It’s been a wild ride for artist/illustrator Rich Curtze tasked with bringing feral creativity into edgy designs.  Rich is not your average entrepreneur in that he has never been driven by commercial success, but, being true to his creative inner self.  As with most creative individuals, Rich cannot be easily defined and those that best know him do not try.  By observing his creative designs at least allows us a brief glimpse of this complex, impassioned, and at times enraged personality.

There an incessant theme within Rich Curtze’s designs in that the individual struggles to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe.  Those who try are often lonely and frightened, but, no price is to high for the privilege of owning oneself.  Promoting individuality; sane environmental ideals; and the universal admired virtue of courage, Drop Octopus Apparel will continue to produce products exhibiting these tributes.  If you think yourself at times being a round peg being forced into a square hole, then this web-site, and the products being offered may be of interest to you.

Drop Octopus Apparel is a small Sacramento California based family business.  Using only the best of fabrics/materials, every apparel is screen printed individually by hand by the illustrating artist.  This assures you, the customer, the high quality and individual attention you deserve.  Your support is always appreciated.  We also appreciate any feedback, suggestions or comments that you may have too offer.  Please visit us again soon as the products offered here on our web-site are always changing.

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform.”  -Mark Twain