Frozen Junk is a clothing company based around popsicles and ice cream (basically anything sweet and cold), which would have seemed crazy 10 years ago but is totally natural now after Johnny Cupcakes (and a host of others) realised that people like food and people like t-shits so why shouldn’t those things be put together in a pleasing way.
I really like the style of the tees and it’s cool to see that they’re using some slightly unusual colourways in their launch range, there’s not a black tee amongst the bunch and I applaud that, especially with the way that it fits with the fun look of the brand.
Interestingly, whilst the shirts are listed as being $22 (and you can get 20% off with the coupon code launchcode) there’s a ‘name your own price’ deal going on, which may or may not just be because they launched recently. You can choose your own price all the way down to $8, which I’m sure you’ll agree is a ridiculous deal for tees that look this nice (and have some impressive design names behind them). There’s also free shipping if you spent $50 or more.
Project A head honcho Dualta has spent the past few months living in London (he does seem to get about a bit), but now that stage of his life is coming to an end and he’s moving back to Dublin. This change of location has influenced the Autumn collection as is explained below in the press release.
This Autumn/Fall 2013, Project A Apparel take a conceptual approach to its collection “home”. Inspired by their current upheaval between London and Dublin the brand expresses it’s continuing efforts to define home through a series of recurring images and simple staples all inspired by their past experiences. The pigeon, a constant within this collection and city life in general features heavily.
Our highlights include the military inflected white on white and black on black tees, the woollen football scarf and softer touches with the falling feathers button down shirt and black Harrington with silver feather zipper pull.
All are available from www.projectaapparel.com from the 25th of October.
It’s a solid collection with a nice variety of items, the scarf being especially unusual from an indie brand. I really like the creativity of the look book, of which you can see much more here, nice to see someone doing something different.
Even if I’d posted this one a few minutes after it went live a few nights ago at Seventh.Ink the box set would have already been sold out, so I don’t feel too guilty that you guys don’t have a chance to pick it up. There are still tees, silk-screened poster prints, and engraved coffin(!) available though, with the added bonus that the cat design glows in the dark on the tee and on paper, nice!
Shirts and prints are both $25 a piece.
7 years ago I started https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/RICOandAURORA”>Livin’ Life!® as a side project, a means to escape some of the negativity in the world. I had no idea that so many of you would like my optimistic designs and relate to my positive outlook on life. I couldn’t be more grateful for the love and support from each of you to help me keep my dream alive. I am truly blessed. With your continued support, I have many more ideas that I hope to share with you in the coming years.
POSITIVE THINKING GREETING CARDS.
If you love our optimistic designs, now you can pass them on. These cards are shareable art, and the designs can provide the right words of encouragement and inspiration for a friend or loved one. Each card can be displayed nicely in a standard sized 5″ x 7″ picture frame (not included).
Andy: Greeting cards? Well, that’s certainly a first for HYA.
I don’t ever touch sneaker culture on the blog, but since this is Akomplice’s first ever shoe collaboration I thought that it was worth marking the occasion. Since this isn’t an area I know a lot about I think that the press release will be useful here:
Onitsuka Tiger x BAIT by Akomplice -
The Colorado Eighty-Five “6,200 FT”
To ring in their first anniversary, California based BAIT is dropping a special mockup of the Onitsuka Tiger Colorado 85 designed by Colorado natives, Akomplice. BAIT has long-been a staunch supporter of the Onitsuka Tiger and the Colorado 85 model in particular. When BAIT was afforded the opportunity to collaborate on the model they found it fitting to reach out to Akomplice, who hails from Colorado. Brothers, brand architects and natives of Colorado, Mike and Patrick Liberty were more than willing to infuse their Rocky Mountain roots into the Onitsuka Tiger model that bears their state’s name. The collaborative design is ripe with details that relate to Akomplice’s origins starting with the name 6,200 FT, which is the exact elevation of Mike and Patrick’s hometown of Carbondale, Colorado. The kick also sports braided hiking laces and reinforced ripstop panels, which are always apropos when drawing inspiration from the Rocky Mountains. The nods to Colorado continue to the color schematic of red, white, blue and yellow, which match the state flag and are representative of Colorado’s environmental features. Blue symbolizes clear blue Rocky Mountain skies, gold acknowledges the abundant Colorado sunshine, red represents Colorado’s red soil, and white symbolizes the snow on the mountains. The visual cues to the ski slopes of Colorado are not limited to the surface. Within the shoe, a ski map has been emblazoned on the in-sole and reappears on the back of the hangtag, which doubles as a lift ticket.
Akomplice’s foray into sneaker design is also BAIT’s most limited release to date, numbering just 504 pairs. The limited edition collaborative shoe will release in-store and online to coincide with BAIT’s 1 year anniversary party on Saturday, October 19th. If you’re looking to grab a pair, make sure to stop by BAIT in Diamond Bar, CA between October 14th-17th to secure a reservation ticket, which guarantees the right to purchase on 19th. If you’re not in the west coast, fear not, you can register on BAITme.com for a chance to get an email invitation to buy the shoes on BAITme.com. The Colorado Eighty-Five “6,200 FT” will be retailing at $109.99. Happy hunting.
Is it just me or does $109.99 seem pretty reasonable for a pair of collectable shoes? That there’s a raffle for the opportunity to buy them is quite funny to me though, being someone outside that culture.
Hollow Clothing are prepping for something interesting that will be released next week, but to kick off the party early with this new backpack and a classy embroidered tee in a pleasing colourway. The backpack is £18.99 and the tee is £12.99, which is really reasonable, they could easily get away with charging a few quid more but instead they reward loyal customers, bravo! Oh, and there’s only half the bag stock remaining so if you want one you’d better hop on board the Hollow train.
Sure, it doesn’t really show off the clothing to their best, but it is a really cool concept for a photoshoot and has produced some great images that make me want to see more, which is precisely what a brand would want from a lookbook.
It’s been a while since I’ve pointed you guys in the direction of the HYA shop, so why not head on over and take a look? All orders come with free UK postage and every purchase helps support the site. Here’s a reminder of what’s available.
A selection of t-shirts including the HYA logo on a variety of colours (£12.99) and Ben’s freshly released ‘Hair of the Bear’ shirt (£14.99).
Summer is over for another year but we still have a few logo tank tops available for £11.99 each.
Like I said, Summer is over, so that means we’re into hoodie season and the HYA hoodies are really warm, and a bit of a bargain at £24.99.
Yes, of course HYA sells galaxy tights (with leggings coming soon), why on Earth wouldn’t we?
Fashion jewellery starting from just £1.99.
And last but not least, some HYA logo posters and these great illustrations by my friend Steven Gregg.
That is one seriously nice print, and the rest of this new release is pretty great too. Those of you looking back in their catalogue will find that they have restocked some older designs too.
My name is Shauna and I’m an Art Director at fairgoods.com.
Fairgoods is an online store that sells a curated selection of accessories, housewares, apparel, decor, and type (including goods made using type in both overt and subtle ways). Some of our products are things we’ve created with makers, some are things we’ve made ourselves, and some are existing products we love.
Fairgoods is about putting the maker at the forefront, and documenting the process of how things are made. It’s about letting our customers into the process, into the work itself — and celebrating it.
We wanted to share one of our new products with you: the Seashore Tote, made using type by Alejandro Paul. The tote and typeface are available as a bundle (http://www.fairgoods.com/products/seashore-bundle) and separately.
Andy: Pretty unusual for HYA to just post about a tote bag, but this is pretty cool!
Two cool new designs from Seventh.Ink based on the idea that “we humans tend to indulge in various “poisons” throughout our lives, both willingly and perhaps unwillingly. Our human nature makes us gravitate towards things that don’t always have our best interests in mind.. but nevertheless we continue to indulge in our favorite poisons.”
The designs aren’t just available as tee and tank tops, there’s also prints, engraved flasks, and engraved iPhone cases. Neat!
‘Retro Gals: Mods and Rockers’ is a series of pinup art inspired screen printed posters and t-shirts by artists Anne Benjamin, Babs Tarr, Daniel Krall, and Alex Pearson. Honestly, I’ve never heard of any of those people, but that’s the great thing about running this blog, awesome artists get in touch to let me know what they’re doing and I get to find out about cool stuff and share it with you guys.
Prints are $25 each (or get the whole set of 4 for $80), and tees are $22 at Family Tree Design.
Yes, I’m posting about socks, this is happening, just go with it.
Our buddies over at Vapour Clothing have just released some really cool looking socks, I’m especially partial to the polka dot pair, and they can be yours for £5.99 a pair.