ABOUT - a legend was born....

The story of El Vaquero Muerto:

Arising from the hot pavement of the blistering Phoenix streets arose a great artist;  One not bound by the tepid or lukewarm tastes of the sprawling suburban wasteland that it has become. El Vaquero Muerto (EL vack-air-oh moo-air-toe) escaped the day to day grind of the 9 to 5 that has dragged people to their death for ages.

There was a time when the devil did not notice his absence; you know… that time between a pot of water on the stove and the moment you turn around to find a boiling-over mess, or the time of space between a blink and a tear, and El Vaquero was left unattended…

To think for himself, to create and inspire.  To seek inspiration on the road; trading stories with the locals and finding the hidden underbellies of culture that would propel him to find himself in a sea of whiskey and a nirvana of art.

How could the devil be mad, with so much fun being had? The devil even finds him from time to time, but only to share a drink and  purchase the wares of El Vaquero Muerto!

Creating :

El Vaquero Muerto Leather Art is your contact for hand-made, custom leather Guitar Straps, Belts, Purses, Bracelets, Adult Restraints, Pet Collars and Leashes, Book Covers and anything else you can imagine made from leather. Whether you are looking for a gift for someone special or just want to rock out your own wardrobe, Sal and I will create something that will not only be one-of-a-kind, but artistically and functionally amazing.

Traveling :

For the last 15 years I have been traveling the world.  Not just for finding inspiration but to inspire others to create.  My blog is a great way to see my current travels and to check out some of the amazing places I’ve been and incredible people I have met.  Things you can’t put on other media outlets…. ( . )( . )
*Caution some items may not be safe for work…. if your job hates fun…or t*ts.  NSFW* ;)

The Art :

The art of El Vaquero Muerto has grown dramatically over the years.  Ranging from prints to posters, from canvases to stickers, and from recreations to originals; everything can be found in my eclectic and awesome store.

Custom work has always been a specialty, so if you have something you can’t find on my site… feel free to ask and I will be happy to contact you and speak to you about it!