Recently, our buddy Aaron with The Joneses let us delve into his back stock of items from seasons past. We’re stoked on finally scoring the gear we previously missed out on. I’ve been chatting with Aaron a lot lately about his line, our line, his plans for the future, and his Spring/Summer releases which will be debuting in Charlotte on April 17th at Niche.
We’ve also been slowly discussing a The Joneses x PROCESS collaboration… more details to come once we decide what we want to do!
As Georgios and I were leaving Philips Arena last Friday night, we received a phone call from one of our buddies who was reaching out to us on behalf of the one-and-only, Usher. As crazy as this sounds, he’d previously seen a few PROCESS pieces at Black Sheep in Charlotte last fall and wanted to pick up a few fitted caps and tees directly from us.
It is a huge compliment for someone with his star-power to show support for what we love doing. And it was important for us to deliver the order to his studio in person. He was super-nice as we chopped it up about “the PROCESS” and a few of his future endeavors. Plus, he gladly let me snap a pic of him in his new PROCESS x Estate LA Fitted too!
Since we’re on the subject… I know this is a re-posted song, but it’s one of my favs from the past year:
So this week I am going to introduce you to one of my favorite photographers of all time. His name is Gregory Crewdson. Crewdson is a photographer unlike most others in that his productions for his images are probably the most elaborate I have ever seen. His images are narratives in themselves which leave the viewer with numerous story possibilities. Its pretty amazing when you look at these images in person and can see all the details up close and tell all of the time and effort that is put into making a single image. I once saw a lighting diagram for his images and its incredible all the lights that are used to make a single image, but I guess that is what you get when you hire a Director of Photography to light your images for you. Either way I hope you enjoy the images and if you’re interested in hearing a better explanation of the process involved in the making of his images you can see an interesting interview here and there is a really awesome interactive article with production photos here.
Jack White has another new band, The Dead Weather. Although it’s a similar sound to what you’d expect from Mr. White, it’s also different (at least on this track) because he’s playing drums! Alison Mosshart of the Kills, is the lead singer; Dean Fertita of Queens of the Stone Age plays guitar; and Jack Lawrence, from the Raconteurs, is the bassist. If you’ve ever listened to the Kills, you’ll be familiar with the presentation of Hang You From the Heavens. I guess it remains to be seen if this is just another side-project, or if this is the future of Jack White’s musical endeavors. I can’t wait to hear the album that officially comes out on June 9th (it’ll probably hit the blogosphere way before that).
A couple weeks ago the crew went to Charlotte for Laced Up and to visit our friends in the Queen City. We were lucky to have Hadi and his video camera capturing a lot of the hi jinx from that weekend. This was taken about 5 minutes after we did some Bear Fights with Myk from Danger Means Nothing escorting us through the city… hilarious! Shouts to Nikki Reid aka Party Wolf for having a good sense of humor afterward.
A while back, I mentioned this project as we had just completed designing the mark for Yaari.com‘s rebrand. Since this project was deeply a social-networking site with lots of bulk, EC was challenged with making hierarchical decisions on content as well as coding the CSS for the newly relaunched Yaari.com. After handing over our comps, we’ve been anxious to see the results over the past few months. It’s great to see our work come to life. That’ll never get old.
There are a few new websites we’ve recently completed that are about to launch very soon. Stay tuned for updates!
“Yo Chief, is that a blue dishwashing sponge on your head?”
UNLESS you were born a biter! This is clearly a rip of our skulled-out Chief Nokahoma fitted and it’s soooo busted! Stick with the O.G. PROCESS Nokahoma Fitted unless you like aligning your personal brand with, crusty embroidery, ineffectual design, and other posers. Damn! What a disgrace.
A message to the designer: If you’re not from the A, don’t touch our icons. Jam out some of your weak-ass “noncepts” on the Boston leprechaun.
Who do you work for?
I’m the executive director and founder of Essential2life, a non-profit working with at-risk high school students with Atlanta Public Schools in the areas of leadership and visual-arts.
What are your Current Project(s)?
March 28th we are having our second annual Through Their Eyes event. This event provides a creative outlet for the untold stories of reality as seen through the eyes of Atlanta’s urban youth through photography and journalism.
Who would you love to work with?
Seth Godin / Kevin Carroll
If you had to give all your sneakers away to charity except for one pair, which ones would you keep?
My NIKE running shoes.
What’s on your iPod right now?
What’s your Favorite ATL food?
The Kit Kat Bar at One Midtown Kitchen. It’s the best dessert in the ATL.
What’s your Favorite ATL hangout?
Wherever my kids are!
What are your Pet Peeves?
People who want the government to fix their problems and individuals who don’t realize the incredible talent within our city with youth.
This year 20 Atlanta Public School students will come together to document their life, schools and community. Using their creative abilities and interpretation, they will capture their realities through the lens of Holga and film cameras.
Epidemik Coalition has worked with some of these students through Essential2life’sPUSH program. They create some amazing work with what little they have. It will be worth your time to stop by Octane and check out their documentary photographs of their everyday life. Join us in supporting Atlanta’s next generation of creatives.
March 28, 2009
Octane Coffee Bar & Lounge
7:30pm – 9:00pm
After Party & DJ 9:00pm – Close
Although admission is free,
donations are gladly accepted.