Knockaround: Class Acts 2016

I’m a huge fan of the Class Acts initiative by San Diego-based sunglasses brand Knockaround, whereby local school children get to design their own shades, and then a winning design is put into production. The best part is that proceeds go towards arts supplies for local schools. This year’s winning design is called After the Storm Premiums, and they are super fun.

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TSOTW: Supersonic Art

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I was lucky enough to meet Zach Tutor, the man behind the giant Tumblr-based art website Supersonic Art at POW! WOW! Hawaii 2016. It’s always fascinating to put face on a website you’ve followed for ages, and Zach turned out to be every bit as fun and interesting as his well-known website. This week’s T-shirt(s) of the Week are not one but two new tees he’s recently made available, including his iconic Supersonic Skull logo tee, as well as Live Fast or Die, Nine Times…. [See More]

TSOTW: LA Snakers

My friends at Hutch LA have just reissued this classic Los Angeles-inspired tee from streetwear veterans Foreign Family, featuring the artwork of MR44. There have been some similar snake-y LA graphics in the past, but this one is the best in my opinion. It’s actually based on a Mamba, for starters. Available in black and white.

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Dream Car

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Speaking of MR44, I spotted this amazing car in Long Beach today, while checking out Formula DRIFT which takes place around the same time as the Long Beach Grand Prix each year. Last year, I was lucky enough to go for a ride (mostly sideways) in one of the high performance drift cars – an incredible experience, one I’ll never forget. Here’s the equally incredible JP Edition Sonata Turbo Version 2 featuring custom art by the very talented LA-based artist. [View Gallery]

Tesla Model 3

You probably heard that Tesla unveiled their more affordable smaller new model last week – the Model 3 priced at $35K. It looks pretty incredible to me. Check out this edit of the presentation by Tesla founder Elon Musk via The Verge. According to Elon, they’ve had over 275,000 preorders since the unveiling. If the average Tesla order comes out to about $42K including available options, that’s $11.5B (yes, B for Billions) of electric car sales in one week. Not too shabby. Looking back I think this will be seen as a major turning point in the electric car revolution. Sorry gas guzzlers, your days seem to be numbered.