Derrick Lee Warfield is using his artistic gifts to spark a discussion about America and its contradictions. The founder of Goldfinger, C.S. is appealing to individuals that embrace those inconsistencies through his new collection titled The American Flag Remixed.
“When I think of America, like many traditional historians I think about the principles and structure it was founded on,” states Warfield. “As an artist, what I love about our history is that we were founded by rebels. A group of men and women that challenged the establishment and were willing to die for what they believed in while holding on to the dream of ‘What If?’”
He adds, “My flags, like Americans are all different and custom fabricated to represent different passions, genres, ideas and cultures. No matter the color, fabric or design, they all scream ‘I am America.’”
The former resident Art Director for LaFace Records used various mediums including metal, wood, Levi’s denim, leather iron, and mercury glass for his latest artistic assortment. Some of the works were inspired by Warfield’s culturally diverse family.
Atlanta-based performers Tip (fka T.I.) and Usher have requested Flag Remixed pieces. Executives for Levi’s Strauss, Ford Motors, and PayPal purchased art from Warfield’s collection while restaurants such as Gio Di Palma’s Little Italy and 10 Degrees South have commissioned custom-designed flags.
The American Flag Remixed follows DL Warfield’s run as a cover art designer for OutKast’s Aquemini and ATLiens, Usher’s Confessions and Here I Stand, TLC’s Fanmail, Toni Braxton’s Secrets, Yelawolf’s Radioactive, and Pink’s Can’t Take Me Home. In addition, Warfield is currently designing covers for upcoming albums including Young Jeezy’s Church In These Streets and Rich Homie Quan’s Rich As In Spirit.
To purchase D.L. Warfield’s artwork visit goldfinger.storenvy.com. Check out pieces from DL Warfield’s The American Flag Remixed in the gallery below.