British illustrator Neil Stevens has created these excellent Flight Tag prints. Perhaps it’s because I love traveling so much that these graphics evoke a nice sense of going somewhere; presumably heading to or from an airport. Via grain edit.
interTrend Communications is the big sister company of Imprint, and they’ve produced an excellent series of artist scarves/hankies under their Tenugui Project moniker. Check out their posts about this project here and here. The artists were curated by Martin Wong of Giant Robot fame, and the contributors include Allister Lee, Deth P. Sun, Jeff Staple, Miran Kim, Monkmus, Prodip Leung, Sophia Chang, Suzie Ghahremani, Stella Lai, and Qingnian Tang. Not available for sale, you can only get these by being nice to InterTrend staff!
O-Dub has put together a great post over at Soul-Sides, in tribute to the late Donald Byrd, who passed away earlier this month, on February 4th. The Many Flights of Donald Byrd covers some of the major phases of his career, begining with bebop from 1959, and then moving into his exploration of soul jazz and fusion through the ’60s and ’70s. Amazing stuff. I interviewed Oliver for Imprint Culture Lab last year.
#BURGERLORDS is a very popular burger-centric Tumblr site, powered by The Oinkster – one of LA’s best (and often touted as one of the whole country’s best) purveyors of fine hamburgery. So it’s only appropriate that they teamed up with the talented LA artist/illustrator/awesome dude Benjie Escobar, who is known for his artist renditions of all things burger and pizza related. Benjie has killed it with this new #BURGERLORDS T-shirt design for them, which is now available at The Oinkster website.
Amerigo Gazaway of Gummy Soul, who brought us the excellent Fe La Soul mixtape about a year back has just dropped another great mix. It’s called Freak The Funk, and it’s an eclectic mix of soul, funk, breaks, and some hip-hop. Available streaming and for download.
POW WOW Hawaii founder Jasper Wong has launched a Kickstarter project for this year’s event. The aim is to raise $13K in order to produce a book and a documentary movie. As of this morning, they’ve already raised $12.6K, with over three weeks left on the countdown. So it’s safe to say this will be funded successfully. Via Arrested Motion.
Strange Times is a collective of accomplished artists, designers, and illustrators, based right here in LA. They’ve teamed up to launch a great-looking brand, with pins, tees, and fleece. The Spring 2013 collection is called “The Charge of The Weird Brigade.”