Metal The Brand (MTB) is the personal art of Michael O. Wieclaw, silly heart and communications professional in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The name Metal is Wieclaw’s nickname, which stuck through nearly a decade of touring / playing / working in the music industry.
The art is comprised of Pop art, graphic illustration, screen-printing, apparel, and molded toys & gummi snacks.
In March of 2012 the Metal The Brand Kickstarter campaign was launched. Its goal was to successfully raise enough funds to print a first run of all-over and maggot printed t-shirts. The goal was met and exceeded.
In December of 2012, Wieclaw/MTB won the voted title of Best Visual Artist in Burqueño publication Albuquerque The Magazine.
In January of 2013, the staff of the show Breaking Bad approached Wieclaw to design and print 800 shirts for the entire cast and crew. It was an amazing honor and from it he was reddit famous for 2 weeks.