The Imaginary Foundation got in touch to let me know that they have launched their first blog. It is again filled with the kind of inspirational tidbits that support their philosophy. They are also releasing a new line today. The second image above is from their new line that was just released. The first image was taken from one of their earlier shirts and is still probably my all time favorite. IF was kind enough to send me some shirts recently and I was honesty pretty shocked at how well the image holds up on their shirts and how true the color is.
This handmade Fair trade backpack by Pangolin for men is made from the recycled inner tubes of trucks. It’s probably the coolest backpack I can remember seeing in a really long time and I will never ever own one because the thing costs 195.00 euros which at the current exchange rate for the dollar is something like a thousand bucks (sarcasm there, but there is still no way I can afford to buy one). Maybe my European friends could afford to pick one up (grab one for me would ya?). I ain’t too proud to beg.
Can an online clothing store be expertly curated? The answer is yes and the solution is Need Supply Co. They are without a doubt one of the best curated online stores that I have stumbled on in a very long time. I would take one of just about everything they have in stock. Things are a little pricey but there are some downright cool clothes on hand. No they didn’t pay me or send me anything to write this, I just seriously like the items they have for sale. It’s as though each item has been individually considered before it was added to the store. I just wish I had the cash on hand to pick some of them up.
Coco from Cocopit emailed to let me in on a new project. As opposed to me butchering it, here is what she has written on her site:
“Forget me not” is a series of Art mode digital prints on scarves and turban, all 100% silk. As an extension of my work as an illustrator, all designs are based exclusively on personal compositions and all elements have been hand-drawn by me.
Bag of Bees is a new online t-shirt shop establish by the people behind Paperjam. It is set for actual launch in October when the shirts will be for sale to the public. Until then, you can vote for the shirts you like the best and which ones you would like to see printed and available for purchase. There are some beautifully designed t-shirts already their to consider. Personally, I would definitely sport the two t-shirts above without hesitation.
The Imaginary Foundation got in touch with me this week and sent me a really great t-shirt along with a box of cards featuring some incredibly inspiring individuals, including one of my personal favorites, Buckminster Fuller. The t-shirts and cards are a really great way to help educate, inspire and spread the legacy of some of the brightest minds in the science and philosophy realm. It was nice to receive something that wasn’t meant just to look and be cool, but actually serve as a tool or pathway into learning something new and discovering some people that might further inspire thought and creativity. It’s tantamount really to the Imaginary Foundation’s entire message and premise. I really respect what they are doing. They are genuine about creating things that inspire the imagination and enlighten people to consider the world, their place in it, and help to broaden their idealogies and philosophy. After all, art and science are closer cousins than most people think. The shirt and cards will be available at their website starting Monday.
Some friends of mine including Aaron, who occasionally blogs for Changethethought, worked very hard on the relaunch of the Vision Street Wear website. They did a really great job and the site turned out fantastic.
A very long time ago, when I was in highschool, Vision was kind of the skater brand of choice for a while. I think I had a Vision t-shirt or something to that effect at one time, even though I never possessed enough athletic ability to stand on a skateboard for more than 5 minutes at a stretch. There was something kind of punk rock about Vision when I was a kid that spoke to my DIY ethic. I think they are kind of rekindling those roots with some of their new merchandise. There is also an interview with me on the site that gets into a little bit of what I do and why I do it. Thanks to the Vision crew and congratulations on a successful site.
“LucyandBart is a collaboration between Lucy McRae and Bart Hess described as an instinctual stalking of fashion, architecture, performance and the body. They share a fascination with genetic manipulation and beauty expression. Unconsciously their work touches upon these themes, however it is not their intention to communicate this. They work in a primitive and limitless way creating future human shapes, blindly discovering low – tech prosthetic ways for human enhancement.”
Joshua from Hydro 74 reminded me that it’s time again for this year’s Back In Black T-shirt Exhibit. The show looks like it could be a lot of fun and there are some really great artists contributing this year. You can see a little preview above and find out more about dates and times at the Back in Black website.
05/18 SENDAK PASSES The brilliant author and illustrator Maurice Sendak passed away last week at the age of 83 but will no doubt be remembered for generations to come for his amazing books such as Where the Wild Things Are.
04/12 ZIMMERMAN FACES MURDER In a case we’ve been following closely there is finally what we think is some good news to report. George ZImmerman, the man accused of killing the innocent teenager Trayvon Martin has been taken into custody and charged with second degree murder. At last there is some justice.
12/16 HITCHENS DIES Outspoken author and pundit Christopher Hitchens passed away yesterday at the age of 62 after succombing to a long battle with cancer. His honest and bravado opinion that rarely favored one side versus the other but was instead often a cry for ‘reason’ will be missed.
11/23 BURZYNKSI CLINIC Is there an alternative, non-toxic treatment for cancer? Dr. Stanislaw R. Burzynski seems to think so and has been experiencing higher rate of success than the current accepted practice of treating cancer.