MULTIPLE SIGNATURES is a fascinating new exploration of graphic design today, courtesy of Michael Rock, co-founder of the famous 2 x 4 agency, known for their creative work for giant brands such as Chanel, Harvard, MoMA, Nike, Prada, and Procter & Gamble. The hefty paperback is just out from the good people at Rizzoli. [Read More]
I meant to post this in a more timely fashion, but that’s life. My friends at ACCLAIM recently sat down with streetwear veteran and living legend Shawn Stussy to talk about pretty much everything. Definitely an interesting read, hit the Interview: Shawn Stussy link to check it out.
Pete from Turntablelab recently interviewed my friend Nima about his pioneering online retail business Digital Gravel, and it’s current new direction. There is a wealth of information here about the streetwear industry and the joys of running small T-shirt brands here, for anyone into that sort of thing. Check it out here.
So the Imprint Culture Lab event I helped produce last Friday went really well in my opinion. Which is nice considering it took about two months to organize everything. Martin Wong, of Giant Robot fame, who curated the content and lined up the day’s speakers and panels, has put together an initial Long Beach: Work In Progress Recap with some photos, notes, and links. Highlights included John Jay’s keynote, Jonathan Gold’s insane genius, Dengue Fever’s acoustic jam, and Jeffstaple’s roundtable session.
Benjie just added the Black Basic T to his Stay Weird Forever online shop. Now you don’t have to work out in order to rep the SWF! And in almost-semi-related news, Jeff Hamada of Booooooom fame was kind enough to post the Burgerlords tee Benjie did for the homies at LA burger hotspot The Oinkster on his Instagram yesterday.
Fans of Ludwig Clothing probably already know that founder/creative director Mike Dytri is big on MMA and takes his training seriously. So it’s only fitting that he’s just launched an awesome series of giclee prints, which pay homage both to the art of Keith Haring and to the art of wrestling. Impressive stuff. 15% goes towards the RED HOT foundation. Available here.
It’s great to see some nice video content from my old friends Andrew and Johan at 3sixteen again. This day-in-the-life is shot really well, and follows the two talented denim experts as they spend time in SF for their latest denim production. Andrew also manages the NY branch of Self Edge while Johan manages the LA location.
Imprint have a great creative conference taking place in Downtown Long Beach on Friday 4/26. The speakers include John Jay (Wieden+Kennedy), Jonathan Gold (LA Times), Jeff Staple, Dengue Fever, Jack Grisham (author/TSOL), Chad Tim Tim (pro skater), Paul Kwon (Skate shoe designer), and many more. The focus is on a) the unique qualities that make Long Beach awesome and b) how creatives and entrepreneurs can bring more to the table. More info here.
Imprint’s Architecture for Dogs project, in partnership with the incredibly talented designer Kenya Hara, has just launched an exciting new contest: Build Challenge. It’s a Facebook contest, open to US residents who want to try their hand at building one of the free architectural designs for dogs, by world class architects. The blueprints can be downloaded directly from the Architecture for Dogs website. [Read More]