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Crystal Gravy – Greasy. Chicago. Funk.

November 21st, 2008 by Larry

One of my high school buddies, Logan, has been living in Chicago and playing drums in a funk band called Crystal Gravy for the past few years. Recently, we got together for a beer and identified the need for his band to utilize the merch table to generate funds. I quickly explained to him the power of branding and that his band needed an identity.

We decided the band’s logo needed to be fun and it needed to have the potential to sell a helluva-lot-of tee shirts. I’ve been jamming on logos for “Chicago’s Greasiest Funk Band” during my free time, bouncing ideas off Logan, and the above image is one of our favorite iterations so far. Crystal Gravy’s fans will be able to purchase stickers, tees, and albums with a tightened-up version of this mark very soon.

As a result of our recent design conversations, Logan mentioned that track #3 on their new album is going to be called Brown Gravy, Blue Diamond. Awesome.

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Photo Friday: Horst P. Horst

November 20th, 2008 by Jorge

Odalisque reclining, 1943

Salutations! Jorge here, filling in for Ross-ome for this week’s photo Friday. DISCLAIMER: I am not a writer, I am a photographer. Here we go!

Some of you may know me and some of you may know of me. What most of you may not know, is that under my boyish good looks and charming wit, is a die-hard traditionalist, and an old-fashioned softy. I have always had a strong connection to the past and a real love for history. That’s why this week’s post will focus on one of my heroes, coincidentally on the anniversary of his death, Horst P. Horst.

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Standard Lenox Square Store Preview

November 20th, 2008 by Larry

The cat’s out of the bag! The hush-hush project we’ve been working on for the past month is revealed. We’ve been helping Standard get their store ready for their big opening which is today. EC was enlisted to hand-paint their wall murals (inspired by Lichtenstein) on the store’s interior and we’ve also spent time helping with odds and ends to get the store up and running. This is one of my favorite projects we’ve done this past year and definitely another great 3D space to add to the portfolio. Thanks to the Standard family for choosing EC for their top-notch project.

Last night Standard Lenox Square had a special store preview for friends and family. Check out those photos after the jump. Oh, and we’ll post some “making of” photos in the next few days. For now, let’s enjoy the finished product…

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GTCMT Launches

November 19th, 2008 by Ted


A newly formed group at Georgia Tech recently reached out to us for some design help. We provided them with an identity and a fresh website overhaul.

The Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology is comprised of over 30 faculty and student members who are reinventing the way we compose, perform, and listen to music. You may recognize one of the projects emerging from this center is ZooZ Mobile.

We are excited to see what the future holds for GTCMT!

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Set It Off: Demun Jones

November 19th, 2008 by Larry

photo by Jorge Menes at the Georgia Theatre [8.19.07]

David Jones

Demun Jones


Where are you from?
Jones County, Georgia. I bleed Purple and piss Gold. I don’t know if its the name of the county that has such a ring to it or what, but I’m extremely attached to this place and will always live there. The town is Gray, Georgia. You will catch me rockin’ purple/gold/grey gear for representation of course. The place is a part of me, and me of it.

Who do you work for? 
God, my family, my community, my brothers in Rehab.

What are your Current Project(s)? 
Rehab (will take over), “the” Demun Jones album (I swear its coming, and it will be the SAUCE (meaning dope / meaning hot / meaning nasty / meaning exactly what its supposed to be… the SHIZZNIT BITCHES). Lamar Williams Jr.’s record is also a top priority. This guy is special, man. Listen to my live stuff and you’ll see what i mean. He makes my very good songs, very GREAT! Also,, Serious 3, JC Fitted hat company, (check it out), BidLo, reppin’ PROCESS all over the country, and building a friggin crib dude, DAMN!

Who would you love to work with?
My Pops, Danny Boone, Lamar Williams Jr., Larry Luk, Hans Solo (Hano Leathers), Mike Hartnett, DJ Crisis, Chris Hood, Foz, Steaknife, Kanye, RZA, D’Angelo, and Nike.

If you had to give all your sneakers away to charity except for one pair, which ones would you keep?
My Mita Hybrid Nike Trainer/Dunk high tops, or my MF DOOM Dunk SBs, or my custom Nike iD (by appointment only in NY) purple and gold Mork n’ Mindy inspired Dunk Highs.

What’s on your iPod right now?
Everything from Led Zepp, John Mayer, 8Ball, Mos Def, Bob Dylan, to Wu-Tang, Rehab, Ray Lamontagne, AC/DC, and of course DEMUNJONES!

What’s your Favorite ATL food?
Prime. 2 Urban Licks is nice too.

What’s your Favorite ATL hangout?
Standard, Prime, and on stage rockin’ shit!

What are your Pet Peeves?
Bad breath, Negativity, Rudeness, People who don’t support OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOBBBAAAMMMMMAAAAAAAA!!!!!!

Shout outs?
Much love to my brothers in REHAB of course, my family, Farshid Arshid, Farshad Arshid, Ron Lewis (Serious Boy), Demuns Angels, JONES COUNTY STAND UP!!!!, and of course my EPIDEMIK COALITION BROTHAS!!!!!!!


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Special Delivery: T BIRDS!

November 18th, 2008 by Ted


A package arrived today from Lancashire, UK. Trickett from had contacted us the day-after we posted the I Bike ATL shirt on the EC blog, asking to set-up a trade of sorts: one of these shirts in trade for one of his hand-illustrated shirts. As designer of the shirt, I obliged and so ensued a race of the postal systems!

As far as I know, T Birds is run by this chap and has a similar fetishization of t-shirts as EC. It’s always nice to make friends doing similar things, even when they are across the world! Checkout Trickett’s blog post of his receipt of my shirt.

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MODA Holiday Cards

November 18th, 2008 by Georgios

If you have been keeping up with the blog, you may have seen this lil illustration about a month ago. I created this snowman for the Museum of Design Atlanta Holiday cards. I just got a few in the mail the other day. So some of you may be getting a card for the holidays and that’s about it. Sorry, there is a recession going on. If you too are feeling a strain on your wallet, you should just send a few these cards instead of buying some gift card that may not be valid come Christmas. There are many great designs from local artists to choose from. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Check out all of the holiday cards here.

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Special Delivery: Nike iD

November 17th, 2008 by Larry

I recently posted a preview of the new Nike Store at Lenox Square and had a chance to be one of the first people to create some sneakers in their Nike iD Studio. This morning, I was totally surprised to get a phone call telling me my shoes had arrived (a little over 2 weeks later, that’s fast!). I went for a clean/basic look and as it turns out, my new Dunks match my new Atlanta Hawks fitted that I picked up at Philips Arena a week ago. Speaking of Philips Arena… does anyone want to go to AC/DC on December 16th?

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Push Class

November 17th, 2008 by Georgios


This Saturday, I taught the last class of a 3 session program called Push for Essential2life. Push was started by E2L to to instill marketable skills in youth from low-income areas. These skills will enable these youth to pursue careers in fields that they would not have been exposed to due to the lack of opportunities present. I was lucky enough to have a great group of kids from Douglass High that were excited to learn Photoshop and InDesign. I plan to work with the PUSH program some more in the future, so keep a lookout for more updates.

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Queen City Trip

November 16th, 2008 by Larry

I just returned from a wild weekend in Charlotte, North Carolina which happens to be where our buddies The Joneses got their start and is the home to several of our friends with StreetLocal. While I was up there, I took some time to stop by one of my new, favorite shops called Black Sheep where I picked up this Limited Edition shop hoodie that’s apparently been in high-demand as of late. Thanks to Black Sheep’s owner, Josh, for recommending some great places to hang out. I’m looking forward to making the Queen City trip more often in ’09. It seems like everywhere I go, there’s family.

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