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.
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.
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]
Somehow, on top of handling all the work that goes with being Senior Designer for The Hundreds, Benjie Escobar still manages to work on amazing stuff on his own time. His impressive original Pizza Bandanas are back again, in three colors now: Black, Navy, Red, and there’s 3 Pack of all the colors too. Stay Weird Forever.
TEES: Exposing Melbourne’s T-shirt culture is a look at the last 25 years of the city’s contribution to the global pantheon of graphic tees. Presented by Just Another, NGV Studio, and T-world (who I have written for in the past). I also interviewed Eddie Zammit, the T-world founder, a couple years back. Eddie’s epic collection of 4,500+ tees is the core of this fascinating exploration into Melbourne’s T-shirt past and future. [Watch Video]
Last week I got to sit down for a great lunch with Ivan from Skulls Int’l. The conversation ranged from the finer points of US immigration law, to some of what Ivan has been doing with his great hat brand. One project he mentioned launches today – the Silk Collection, taking vintage luxury scarves, and reworking them into limited edition headwear. Handmade, in LA. On a related note, I interviewed Ivan for Imprint Culture Lab last year.
Hutch LA is an offshoot from the Digital Gravel family, just like me. It’s a great new retail space in the Eagle Rock neighborhood, and they just opened their online store this week. Check them out – there’s a great selection of art & gear from some awesome (mostly LA-based) artists & brands, including ABCNT, Chaz Bojorquez, CRYPTIK, Ludwig, Grindhaus, and SKULLS.
Looking forward to heading to The Agenda Show in Long Beach this morning. This apparel trade show has been going from strength to strength, and I’ve really been enjoying attending them. There’s always some good art happening, and pretty much half the people I know in SoCal converges on the Long Beach Convention Center for the next two days. Fun.
The second-last day of the year is arguably a decent time to look back at the top Typo-Graphical posts for 2012. Everyone else is doing it! In short, 2012 was all about T-Files interviews and graphic novel reviews. [Read More]