T-Shirt of the Week this week is this beauty from Selector – both an homage to classic sporting goods, and, more importantly, sound system culture, which started in Jamaica, and has spread around the world.
This week’s T-Shirt of the Week is by my talented friend Kaplan a/k/a Kapache, in collaboration with Kauai-based label Aloha Exchange. Aside from looking amazing, proceeds from this design go towards the family of Lucas Makana Riley – a young man from Hawaii who was killed in a collision with a drunk driver. Available for both men and women.
For this week’s installment of T-Shirt of the Week, I nominate this beauty from accomplished Los Angeles artist Patrick Martinez. Patrick has a history of speaking out on social and civil rights issues, and this time, he stands strong with the Standing Rock Souix, and the other tribes and protesters heading up the NoDAPL movement, which is in opposition to the proposed/ongoing construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which would run from oil fields in North Dakota, down to the Mississippi, and which would potentially threaten the drinking water of several tribes whose land it would cross. The Army Corp of Engineers has all but ignored the concerns of the local tribes people, and so a large protest movement has grown around the issue. These tees are currently free for protestors, and not available for sale. #NoDAPL
For this very special, one-day-late installment of T-Shirt of the Week, Halloween edition, I nominate this new bootleg concert tee from the good people at DRTY. Wu-Tang fans will no doubt recognize the riff on a) Enter the 36 Chambers cover art and b) the mask from the Scream movie series. Get the paper! More info here.
This week’s T-Shirt of the Week is a recently reissued classic from Selector, first released back in 2009, with typography by the very talented Anthony “Bones” Harrison (interviewed). The “Downtown Top Ranking” phrase went on to become the name of a successful series of weekly reggae parties run by the good people at Deadly Dragon Sound in NYC, which continues to this day.
The good people at Hutch LA recently got their hands on the last of these great Gold Series tees from Los Angeles-based artist CRYPTIK. Moksha is the Hindu concept of transcending reincarnation and achieving liberation, release, and emancipation from the cycle of rebirth. Incredible original handiwork by the homie CRYPTIK!
This week’s T-shirt of the Week is this slightly older graphic tee from Work Clothing, which pays tribute to Los Angeles sports broadcasting legend Vin Scully, who has famously had 67 seasons as the play-by-play announcer for the Dodgers. His final home game was on September 25th, just a few days ago. Currently available from the good people at Hutch LA.