Where did it all start...
Air 2B Difrent was started by Kent Lind back in 1991 as an idea while he was working as an artist at the Excalibur Casino in Las Vegas. After travelling back to Minnesota, Kent opened up the first of what was to be many airbrush T-shirt shops at Ridgedale Mall, followed by other locations at Rosedale, Southdale, Grand Avenue, Fox River Mall, The Mall of America and finally now operating at Nickelodeon Universe and Valleyfair amusement parks.
During that time Kent was a regular contributor to several trade publications with his own column for Airbrush Action magazine, as well as his own chapter in a "How-to" airbrush art book. He has a series of videos out that help in step by step airbrush applications and can be found at CoastAirbrushTV with streaming tutorials. Kent was the lead Airbrush T-shirt instructor at the Airbrush Getaways for years but now focuses his energy at the Coast Airbrush Rendezvous where he teaches a T-shirt and "characterization" class!
Kent's first love is T-shirt and apparel art but he has expanded that to include cycles and automotive, canvas, metal panels, murals, backdrops and most recently digital charater development. Check out the store here and A2BD's Instagram and Facebook pages to see more!
The commitment to his own business as well as the airbrush industry as a whole, has put Kent and Air 2B Difrent as one of the leaders in the airbrush T-shirt world. Thanks for stopping by!