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Photo Friday: Adam Krause

July 31st, 2009 by Ross


This week I bring to you the work of Adam Krause. I first meet Adam several years ago on a cross country road trip I took while I was in college. Spending 10 days in a car with someone can be a really amazing experience and with Adam things were never dull. After the road trip he went back to Orlando and I went back to Jacksonville and we would run into each other on occasion but that was about it. Then a few years ago, I was looking through a photo magazine and noticed he was picked to be one of the top 30 photographers under 30 and I was shocked! Since then Adam has been putting out more and more work and he was recently published in American Photography. Check out more of his work after the jump.

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El Bar’s New Door

July 30th, 2009 by Larry


El Bar’s front door has a new look. Artwork by Dr. Dax & Keet. Snap a photo in front of it this weekend! The weekly lineup is in the sidebar to the right.

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Set It Off: Daniel Hall [Part 2]

July 29th, 2009 by Larry

Photo by Jorge Menes

This is the 1st anniversary of our Set It Off interviews on the EC blog, so we decided to hit up our first interviewee ever, Daniel Hall, to see how things have changed for one of the hardest working people in Atlanta.

Dan, since your interview last year, I’m sure a lot of things have changed. Are you still rocking those blue Vans Authentics? or have you moved on to a new favorite sneaker?
Actually I used those to Wakeboard in at Lake Lanier and I set them out to dry. they went from blue to pale green. So I moved on to the Air Maxim’s, been wearing those almost every day for a while now. Super comfy even though some of my friends think differently.

What’s your favorite article of clothing (non-footwear) right now?
Probably have to be t-shirts. Whether they are blank or have something on them, you can’t go wrong with nice pair of jeans and a crispy t-shirt. They take up about 80 percent of my wardrobe being that Process and Streetlocal keep me laced up pretty good.

What are you listening to now?
Like right now right now? I’m at 1841 listening to Paid in Full by Eric B & Rawkim. But in the general sense, right now since T.I. is serving his sentence I have been listening to a lot of old T.I. mix-tapes like the In Da Street’s series. Anything pre-Gangsta Grillz. I Can’t stand hearing “Barak O’Drama” (Terrible Alias btw) shout over every track.

A year ago, you mentioned wearing a lot of different hats at all times. Have you taken on any more or less responsibilities over the past year? Tell us about your current projects.
Haven’t really taken any hats off per-say. I have slowed down with the contributing articles for Vapors Magazine, But still continue to contribute to as a web editor. Still going strong at Standard of course, working launching our new site and putting together some things for a small Fall collection of 1841, which is our house or store brand. Still doing some project management with Don Cannon which always is fun. And recently helped Zach Wolfe launch his blog which seems to have gained much attention. I try and help get him content to film whenever possible. Also, we just completed a redesign and relaunch of the website. Did I mention we have a big collab coming out with Bun B?

What’s your proudest accomplishment from the past year?
I don’t know about “proudest” because I have a hard time thinking of stuff which I consider an accomplishment. But I guess it would be the most recent video interview put out by myself and Zach Wolfe with No I.D. about the making of Death Of Auto-tune, which is arguably Jay – Z’s biggest song on Blueprint 3. I thought the video was well shot, and well edited, plus the content was exclusive and relevant. It got roughly 23,000 views within 24 hours which is a pretty good judgment that people liked it. I would love to keep doing stuff of that caliber.

Any goals for the coming year?
Figure out a way to make more money by doing the stuff I am already doing. Focus on thinking smarter not harder.

I couldn’t live without:
My Mac Book Pro, this thing is like another part of my arms. Anything and everything I do runs through this silly machine. I’ll be getting a new one soon. If I wasn’t hurting for the money I’d retire it like No I.D. does his laptops after he is done with them. I’ll tell you more about that another day.

Atlanta’s best kept secret is:
If I told you then it wouldn’t be great anymore. But nah, Taqueria Del Sol? It’s my favorite place to eat, and I live 1 minute from their west side location. You’ll probably see me there tonight.

Oftentimes, you’ll tweet random rap lyrics or inspirational quotes. Could you leave us with a parting quote and tell us why you like it?
Ha! Those are often drunken tweets, but nonetheless great. I’ll leave you with this “Life is parrallel to hell but I must maintain” – Naz. I picked it because life isn’t a joy ride, at least mine isn’t, but through the good times and bad ones you have to maintain a high level of quality work ethic.

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Schoolblock® Typeface

July 28th, 2009 by Georgios


Our friend at Armchair Media, Aaron Byrd, has been working on his new typeface, Schoolblock®. It’s still in the works but here’s a lil taste of what he’s got cooking. As some of you might know, the design of a typeface takes awhile and it’s not something you rush. It’s like designing 26 logos and that’s not including the special characters. Schoolblock® will be available in eps format, meaning you will have to hand kern it yourself. No optical kerning for you non-designers.

It’s good to see great design coming out of Atlanta. I will post a download link for your consumption once it’s available.

Check out more here.

ATTN: I forgot to mention before that if you add Schoolblock® as a contact on Flickr, then you might just get your name designed by Aaron himself. Didn’t realize my name was so long.

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Archives Posts Relaunch

July 27th, 2009 by Larry


Today, the website relaunched with simplified navigation and the Listen Up section that I’ve been contributing to now occupies some prime real estate on the site. Bookmark the page and head over to the site often to not only find out about great gear to wear, but to stay up on music issues myself and the rest of the crew find interesting. And as always, leave comments!

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The Basics: Sketching

July 27th, 2009 by Larry


The past few days, I’ve been working for Franco from XTM Online as he gears up for his big event, Exposure, on August 7th. Our line, We Are The Process, will be featured in his fashion show, as well as some of our favorite designers from Atlanta. This post isn’t really about the fashion show, per se. It’s more about one of the fundamental skills I learned while in design school that I was reminded of today. It dawned on me that this could be the proper forum to drop some knowledge on (or at least remind) a few readers on the benefits of sketching.

All too often, designers will skip the essential step of sketching. Going straight to the computer to work through all of your good and bad ideas typically leads to a generic/cold result. People forget that a freakin’ Apple computer is really just a design tool, not a way of doing things.

Usually my sketches aren’t very detailed (I like to spend more time getting the ideas out as quickly as possible), yet I still take the time to put pen to paper. Whether it is a layout challenge or a logo, you have to commit to working things out by hand before going to the computer. Sketching actually saves time in the long run!

I apologize if this post has put-off anyone. However, if you guys are into this kind of post, I have a lot more where that came from… “Logo Basics” could be a 10 part series in itself!

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Photo Friday: Seattle Vacation

July 24th, 2009 by Ross


Last week I was fortunate enough to visit my dad and grandparents in Seattle. I was born out in the Washington state area and its always a great feeling heading back out there. I shot a lot of images of my grandparents and my father as well as some sights from my adventures around the city. If you have never been out to Seattle then I would do yourself a favor and go out there as soon as you get the chance. Its a pretty rad city with tons of stuff to do. This collection of images is just a small amount of what I shot while I was there and hopefully I will have some more for you once I get my film back from the lab. Check out my photos after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 23rd, 2009 by Larry


Ted and I recently added finishing tweaks and updates to Jamie Hopper’s photography portfolio site, Head over there to check out the new interface, as well as a bunch of new Fashion and Editorial shots by one of our favorite local photographers.

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Set It Off: Greg Mike

July 22nd, 2009 by Larry





Other projects I am involved in:

Where are you from?
Danbury, Connecticut. (Located in southwest CT about 45 min from NYC) Only thing cool from there growing up was the DANBURY FAIR MALL and the graffiti scene.

Who do you work for? 
Primarily, I work for GM CREATIVE which is a one stop VISUAL / CREATIVE / FASHION DESIGN FIRM that I launched this past year. There are a few other projects I started in the past few years but as for those I am only involved on a creative direction and /or investment level.

What are your Current Project(s)? 
I have been spending my days handling various creative projects for clients ranging anywhere from designing and producing full fashion collections to branding and graphic / visual work. Most recently, We launched Dallas Austin’s line  “ROWDY” in LENOX MALL which is his first flagship store carrying everything from hoodies to teeshirts to accessories.

My evenings have consisted of focusing on a large series of pieces for a few ART SHOWS we will be doing this fall in ATL, SAN FRAN and NYC.  It’s consisting of 120 pieces, clothing, merch and more. Approximately 65 pieces have been completed and it’s looking like I will be finished by the mid September.  We will be launching the show details next month so stay tuned to for details.

Also, over the past few years, Caleb Gauge, Issac Madrid (SMUG) and I have been working on “FREEMAVEN”.  A business that is a culmination of all our areas of expertise: FASHION, MUSIC, ENTERTAINMENT and DESIGN.  We are letting it build organically and taking our time with it and have some really exciting things in store for the next few years.

Who would you love to work with?
Ron English because he’s so versatile and talented, Mike Giant because his line art and handskills are topnotch, Banksy because he’s so anonymous and genius, Zevs because he doesn’t give a fuck and Bob Ross cause he’s was so happy (R.I.P)..

If you had to give all your sneakers away to charity except for one pair, which ones would you keep? 
My black hightop converse chucks, because they are forever classic and they go with anything. Big ups to ARE BERNARD at ABADABBAS for keeping the 12’s coming.

What’s on your iPod right now?
Trouble & Bass, Duck Sauce, Donnis, B.O.B, Mike Posner, 90 songs from the 1990’s thanks to LARRY @ (PROCESS) and bunch of other ATL tunes and random remixes I downloaded and never listen to anymore.

What’s your Favorite ATL food?
El Myr or La Fonda, behind that it’s got to be MF SUSHI.

What’s your Favorite ATL hangout?
My design / art studio during the day and the condo at night. Relaxing and recapping.

What are your Pet Peeves?
kids crying on airplanes, clients with past due invoices, stubborn and non-driven individuals.

Shout outs?
KTL, Caleb Gauge, Tommy Gunz, Smug, 335mm, SchoolBoy and Asher Paul, H.Sauce, Donnis, Dallas A + Rowdy, Smiles, ACNY, The Whiz Kid, Gentlemen Jim and Carpe Family, Henny B, PROCESS, The Danger Dudes, Patty & ADLT SWIM, Petey Smallz, The LoudMouth and PS+CH Crew, Cory, MDNGHT, Both sides of the FAM, special thanks and shout outs to anyone who has been down for the cause!

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Exposure Fashion Show

July 21st, 2009 by Larry


We’ve been invited to participate in a 1st of it’s kind fashion show on August 7th. The show will feature all Atlanta designers including our favorite party girl’s line, Megan Huntz Dresses. We’ve got something up our sleeves on this one…

“On August 7, 2009, XTM Online will unveil its official website with a fashion show to be held at the Rialto Center for the Arts. The show will highlight some of Atlanta’s finest talent in the fashion industry. Designers will include Megan Huntz, PROCESS, IMBYU, Jamie Marx, The Legendary Convertible Bertt, and Ms. Mary Mac. Reebok is the official shoe sponsor. Music Provided by KLEVER. Complimentary bar sponsored by Gerard Bertrand Wines and Ciroc Vodka.

Friday, August 7th
8 p.m.
Rialto Center for the Arts
80 Forsyth St NW.
(404) 413-9849.

XTM Online was created in August 2008 as a platform to give individuals in Atlanta, and abroad, a medium in which to showcase their gifts and talents to a wider audience.” (via xtmonline)

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