Utility Project

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Utility Project is an awesome collaboration between two well-respected LA brands: LUDWIG and Gourmet Footwear. It’s a true collaboration in the proper sense of the word, utilizing Gourmet’s popular original shoe models, paired with lovely vintage military deadstock material, sourced using the vintage expertise of LUDWIG. The end result looks incredible. Check the video for more info. Available in the LUDWIG Shop as of noon today. [Watch Video]

SKULLS SP13

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My buddy Ivan Jimenez (who I recently interviewed for Imprint Culture Lab) has just released his excellent Spring 13 collection for his brand Skulls Intl. The brand is going from strength to strength, continuing to drop unique, eye-catching, and original product, made right here in Los Angeles. The collection includes tees, hats, and wallets. Now available in the Skulls Intl Webstore.

Selector Tees

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I’ve just done a small run of Selector tees – the best-selling designs from last year, in new colors. The best part is they’re on new, better quality heavyweight 5.5oz shirts, with an excellent fit & feel. I also dropped the woven label, in favor of a logo hit inside the neck. Available in the online shop.

Pow Wowwed

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The POW WOW Hawaii website has actually been updated since I posted about the week-long artist gathering in Honolulu. It features an updated schedule, and even a Mural Map to track all the great art going up. And in related news, my friends at Knockaround will be releasing their latest Limited Edition offering, in collaboration with POW WOW, and right in time for the event (photo hijacked from Hypebeast).

Al Fingers Remixes

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Al Fingers is a British DJ/Producer who I’ve mentioned in a few blog posts about the ART IN THE DANCEHALL exhibition on this site and my Selector blog. I finally got around to checking out his mostly reggae-infused remixes and felt like they needed to be shared. Just listen to his Smokey Robinson “Being With You” Remix, for starters. All the remixes are available for download.

Are You The Next Ace?

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I get asked what Imprint does quite a lot. The answer is always twofold: design conferences, and an investment portfolio. This short video with Adam “Ace” Moyer, founder of Knockaround, explains the Venture Lab side of Imprint really nicely. Are you the next Ace? [Watch Video]

POW WOW 2013

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I posted about POW WOW 2012 a couple of times last year, and it looked amazing – incredible artists gathering in Hawaii, to do some great work together. POW WOW 2013 starts in Honolulu tomorrow, and the line-up includes another impressive list of attending artists, including Jasper Wong, Jeff Hamada, Sam Rodriguez, Shark Toof, Hannah Stouffer, Dabs Myla, Jeff Soto, Chaz Bojorquez, and many more. Hit the link for the full list and the schedule of events.

A Jeffstaple Confessional

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Redbull, and their Red Bulletin magazine, present a chat about creativity, between Jeffstaple and Michael Farber. It took place at Soho House in NYC. It’s a good chance to listen to Jeff talk about the history of the brand and his start in the industry, and how far he’s come, having dropped out of school twice. I started working for him about the the 15:00min mark in the story… [Watch Video]