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To celebrate the first day of fall, we’re going to remember the good ol’ days of summertime. New York based graphic designer, fashion photographer/videographer and artist Quan recently went on a trip to Roatán, Honduras and the images are just stunning.
Sky blue waters and playful dolphins. Sun kissed skin and bonfire nights. Quan enchants us with his experience in Honduras.
To see more photos check out his blog post.
La Isla Bonita
In the past month we have lost some great icons. Robin Williams, Lauren Bacall and now Joan Rivers.
We appreciate a good laugh and Joan did just that. She was one of the few female comedians of the 1950’s and 1960’s to gain nationwide recognition. Thanks to The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson in 1965, Joan Rivers was seen as a comedic force to be reckoned with.
From The Ed Sullivan Show to Fashion Police, love her or hate her, you knew who Joan was. Her quick wit and sassy jokes will always make her one of our favorites.
We’ll miss you Joan Rivers.
(June 8 1933 - September 4 2014)
Tokyo street style is what got me into fashion. I remember the moment my little sister introduced it to me and I was just speechless and we would buy every Fruits Magazine. Since then I always turn to Tokyo when I don't know what to wear.
One of my favorite sites is Drop Tokyo I love their selection and their photography.
Here's a selection of some recent shots.
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"Robin Williams was an airman, a doctor, a genie, a nanny, a president, a professor, a bangrang Peter Pan, and everything in between. But he was one of a kind."
For all the times you have put a smile on our face, we will continue to smile knowing you touched our hearts and homes.
We salute you, Captain.
Shine up your fixie and join us for a summer session of Pedal Fest TOMORROW!
All of the details and rsvp HERE.
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1520 N. Cahuenga Blvd.
LA, CA 90028
Reckin Crew's head honcho Cedric Grandberry Jr. is taking a new step of his own as a business man and creative director.
My friend, Nia Aziz and I had the pleasure of getting to know Cedric and how he runs his own clothing line, Reckin Crew. Considered more than just an Odd Future kid, Cedric has big plans as an artist.
Full interview below...
We first came across the Serbian born, NYC based artist Ana Kraš through her BonBon lamps. Looking through her work we are inspired by Ana's undeniable eye for beauty in a subtle yet provocative way... very much like her and her personal aesthetic and style.
See Ana's works at http://www.anakras.com/
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Ana Kraš - Shy Gestures from The Avant/Garde Diaries on Vimeo
We're super excited to announce our summer pop-up shop and gallery show!
Victory Press x Ours Gallery Summer Pop-Up Shop at Space 15 Twenty
From June 6th - July 27th
Please stay tuned for more details and event listings to come!
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Designer Jessica Humphrey and artist Jonathan Cammisa collaborate to create Victory Press, a collection of men's inner-city outdoors wear. Driven to fill a void in the outdoors market, Victory Press offers clothing with a modern approach that is also built to withstand the elements. Designed in Vinegar Hill, manufactured in New York City; the clothing is an homage to it’s environment.
Drawing inspiration from post modern art, prints and silhouettes of 80s skate and surf culture and the functionality, integrity and ideology of 90s outdoors wear, VP’s debut collection includes color block feather wale corduroy buttons downs, pleated front denim trousers, batik print short sleeve shirts, graphic tees, cotton nylon utility jackets, camper hats and waterproof nylon anoraks.
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"At OURS- We recognize our audience is broader and more diverse than what current stereotypes and cliches might limit. Through a distinct cross-section of art, music, and thoughtful design, we hope to build something unique with its perspective clearly defined... something that can remain our own.
OURS- Is designed in the United States, and made here when applicable. Currently based in Los Angeles, we're constantly on the road shooting, drawing, surfing, and traveling alongside everyone who can't stand the thought of being stationary for too long. The passion for being active outdoors, accompanied with the ability to feel and look nice, is what drives OURS. - We hope that you enjoy."
"Don't worry, be mellow." - Ty Williams
Jang Koal is a Korean painter, illustrator, artist.
When I first saw the works of Jang Koal I was struck by her strong graphic sensibility and the forceful strength of her work reaching out and drawing one into her unique hallucinatory vision of the world. Her balloon-headed girls with dilated eyes and wet seaweed-like hair seem to be filled to almost bursting with fiery visions that cannot be expressed or understood. The artist herself is an extension of her work with her always slightly sad-looking doll-like face. I feel in her works a sensitivity towards the world, a kind of ennui and isolation but also a fierce energy of expression. These yin and yang elements combined with her super impressive taste and eye make her an artist I am excited to keep watching and am so happy to have in this show.
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