Roots: Originally founded in 1994 by Russ Pope. Revived in 2005 by NHS with Darren Navarette and Lee Charron in charge.
The Creature team is a bunch of maniacs. Avoid them at all costs. But don't avoid this brand's awesome graphics. Creature's aesthetic is dark, twisted and often R-rated, but beneath the grim imagery there is a wink and a shitting-grin, as you can see with designs like the severed finger "Gang Sign" series of decks.