While cleaning our studio the other day, I found a fat stack of these logo stickers we designed and produced for East Atlanta’s Graveyard Tavern back in 2009. We’ll be shipping them out with all online orders from the We Are The Process online store while supplies last! Get ‘em before they’re gone!
My heart is racing and I can barely type this news!!! One of my favorite sneakers, the Nike Challenge Court, (#GrailStatus) has received a Nike Skateboarding makeover. Original Nike team rider and style icon, Gino Iannucci, adapts a classic tennis sneaker from the ’80s for the streets of 2012. While the original model was rocked courtside by Nike tennis icon John McEnroe, this new adaptation is the result of a bold vision from a new icon. Watch as two of New York’s giants come face-to-face, and the worlds of Gino and Johnny Mac collide! Must cop immediately!!! I wish there was a skate shop open at 9:30 at night…
The effort it takes to promote and market your project is a full time job. There are new brands popping up everyday which makes brand differentiation very difficult. As a brand, you have to be smart on how you go about putting the word out. As creatives we strive to push the limits of originality every day. Take Toyota for instance. The car game is jammed with competition. Toyota recently released an ad for the company’s brand-new 2013 Auris hatchback, with one very topless model. Stop right there…
**SPOILER ALERT: if you’d like the full impact of the video below, stop reading, and watch.**
The agency behind the spot contracted Stav Strashko, a 19-year-old male model born in the Ukraine. Strashko has a distinctly androgynous appearance and has modeled women’s clothing in the past. He says he gets mistaken for a female all the time, but believes “the mind sees what it wants.” I’m not going to get into the mind f**k that is the video below, all I’m saying is I don’t think I’ll forget the ad or the Auris. I’m going to cry in the shower now.
Fans of card games & baseball games alike will enjoy this recent release given away to New Era customers in Asia upon purchase. The faces all have little hats for the pips and the hats have their respective suits in the center. The hats were also added to the court cards which makes you feel like you are at a sporting event. Consider yourself lucky if you own one of these decks!
Last weekend I scooped a pair of Nike and Levi’s 511 Skateboarding Denim at Black Sheep. The 511 Skateboarding is built specifically for skateboarders and integrates Nike’s innovative Dri-FIT and vectran technologies, coupled with Levi’s timeless design, meticulous craftsmanship, and popular fit of the 511 Skinny. Upon trying them on, I was amazed by their “already broken in” feel. Most jeans boast about a feature like that, but these really and truly felt great immediately. I’ve worn them all week and they still fit great. They haven’t stretched out… yet.
I scored Chipper Jones’ last official bobblehead at the Ted last night. My homie, Jamie Gordon, and I had a blast bro-ing-out and watching Chipper treat the crowd with 2 homeruns & curtain calls. Nothing beats summertime, baseball, and good friends. Glad to live in ATL…
Every time we visit Black Sheep Skate Shop in Charlotte, I always get a nose-tickling waft of fried food from down Camden Road. I recently realized that Price’s Chicken Coop is the place that has been teasing my appetite all these years. The other day, upon meeting up with our friends Ian, Shane, Kevin, Adam, and Cody, we decided to give Price’s a chance at curing our hangovers.
What I didn’t realize is that Price’s Chicken Coop isn’t a restaurant at all. It’s a kitchen and counter. So after paying for my fish & shrimp dinner, I followed the rest of the crew outside and we found a stoop to sit on. The only problem was that we were sitting directly in the sun, chomping on a mountain of fried food. The food is amazing. However, the portion sizes are out-of-control! It was a dumb for me to consider eating an entire “dinner” plate. I ate my way through less than 1/3rd of the food pictured above and was forced to chuck the rest of this grub.
Moderation is the name of the game when visiting Price’s. I came back to ATL and immediately went on a run.
Yesterday, we visited the Saturday Skateboards Warehouse in Charlotte, NC. What’s cool about this space is that it functions as a skatepark, the HQ for the Saturday Skateboards brand, and it houses local screen-printing/sign shop, Ink Floyd. There aren’t many mixed-use spaces here in ATL, but I sure would like to see more of them. It just makes sense. Screen-printing and skatebaording go hand-in-hand.
Side note: Ink Floyd helped us produce our 4 Horsemen sticker pack a few months back. Good folks!