The new issue of HOOP with Der Champ, Dirk Nowitzki on the cover arrived at our studio today and we were excited to see our Dirty South Cowgirl and Thirteen tees being featured in their Wear section. Thanks to the fine people at HOOP for giving shine to the little brand from the Dirty South! Pick up your very own versions of these featured tees in our online store!
Here’s a photo from a recent press check for our new We Are the Process collection. Here’s the base layer screen for our Dirty South Cowgirl graphic tee. This screen was printed with discharge ink to allow for the other colors to print directly into the fabric of the shirt.
Modern Atlanta kicks off 2009′s series of modern home tours and design events in Atlanta this week. We’re featured in the MA09 Guidebook that you will receive when you purchase tickets for this weeks home tours and/or Kickoff Party this Friday, the 15th. Buy tickets here. Thanks to MA for placing us alongside ATL’s top design teams and stories. I really like the photo they chose to publish!
As we wrap up production for PROCESS, I wanted to highlight the importance of these four screens. Together, they’re used to create our Crossed-Tomahawks graphic tee which is one of my favorites from the entire line. Most of our readers don’t know this, but this graphic was one of the last created for the line and almost didn’t make the final cut. It was definitely unplanned, but was a no-brainer when we incorporated our tagline, Made In The Dirty South. I think it was at that point where we decided it was totally relevant to what we were doing. If you must have one, hang tight until March the 6th, 2009. They’ll be available online at wearetheprocess.com and at Standard on that day.
Our house line, PROCESS, is going to be released on March 6th, 2009 and we’ll be planning a series of events for that day in our home town of Atlanta. We screen-printed an extremely limited run of these teaser posters that will be up for grabs at some of the events on 03.06.09. Stay tuned…
Georgios and I have been playing around with the idea of direct to garment printing lately. We’ve found that the printing process is quite fickle, painstaking, and pricey, although the results are usually really nice when done properly. It’s can become as irritable as troubleshooting your ink-jet printer at home. In my honest opinion, it seems that this will be the way of the future for tee printing, but the technology for consistency and efficiency isn’t quite “there” yet. Check out more photos of the PROCESSIris tee from our direct to garment experiment after the jump.
Jeremy Abernathy from ArtVoices Magazine conducted a phone interview with me back in October, as his coverage of the LeFlash event in Castleberry Hill. The interview was just published in the December issue of this print-only magazine, which has distribution in New Orleans, Miami, Atlanta, DC, NYC, LA, and Seattle.
The article mentions Epidemik Coalition and an installation called THE WALL which was featured in Art House Gallery the night of the event. For those who remember, THE WALL is a project I designed which accepts user-submitted images via email and throws them up large-scale in a public space to create a sort of live, electronic, community billboard. Your neighbor’s new baby, an absurd situation in the grocery store, your friends clinking their beer glasses: anything you would photo-blog from your cell phone cam is fair-game for this system that publicizes these images in an outdoor setting. (instead of being stuck in a private setting on your home laptop).
Although brief, the article touches on the point of the project and something all of the EC crew is aiming for: using design to build better and stronger places and people. Until I can get my hands on a copy of the printed magazine to have around the studio, click here to link to the full-page scan of the write-up.
In the spirit of giving, here’s our contribution to New Years Eve at El Bar. Our PROCESS tote bags will be holding new El Bar tees, designed by Georgios of EC/PROCESS, in addition to other gifts from Frank 151, The Joneses, StreetLocal and more.
Epidemik Coalition resident photographer, Jorge Menes, commissioned our former intern/illustrator E. Charrow to draw his holiday cards. I really like how the watercolors interplay with the line art. If you were nice to Jorge this year, you’ll probably get one of these in the mail.
Menes Productions is the tentative name for Jorge Menes’ company identity. His goal is to generate music industry related work by delivering powerful imagery with a personal touch that’ll make you look twice. See more of the creative process after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »