Tropical Drank is the manufacturing moniker of New York City-based artist Patrick Arnold. Using a number of different sewing practices -- appliqué, machine embroidery and hand embroidery -- I work with a client to make a custom made backpatch for their own denim jacket. The process is similar to working with a tattoo artist for a custom piece; it is a collaborative effort but the client can be as specific or vague as suits them. Sometimes a client asks very specific, a backpatch of Garfield eyeing a plate of lasagna (this happened); or as general as simply asking that the patch include rose that I get to put my own take on. Feel free to email me with any questions.