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This summer I showcased my t-shirt brand, Wear Liberty, with RAW, an independent arts organization. If you’ve never heard of it, I highly recommend checking it out. They put on some amazing art showcases in over 50 cities around the world. It was easily one of the best opportunities I’ve ever had as a brand owner/artist and I’m still making connections with the RAW community even though the show was three months ago.

Anyway – They do an annual awards shows and I’m up for Fashion Designer of the year! I certainly don’t consider myself a fashion designer, but that’s the category I’m grouped with since my medium is t-shirts. I would really appreciate any and all support! You do have to register, but it only takes a minute and you’d really be helping me out. You can vote once per day until October 9th. If I win in Philadelphia, I get to showcase with the other winners and then one artist in each category is chosen to represent each city in the finals, which take place in California.

Vote here: http://rawartists.org/wearliberty

I really appreciate any and all help and support. Thank you! :)
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Review: Awake and Dressed

by Chris_S on October 26, 2012

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Awake and Dressed is a motto for my life. I’m not someone who likes to faff about in the morning, lying in bed. I have to be up and about fairly quickly, otherwise the day’s not worth counting.

My Old Dutch (£29.99) is the sort of design typical of Awake and Dressed. It’s becoming increasingly fashionable, and (I mean this as a compliment rather than an insult) is the sort of thing you’d see in a branch of Triple S, or in a club on a weekend.

The design’s pretty great – and you’ve got to hand it to Jonny Wolf, because the whole thing is deliciously packaged. The print quality of the design is razor sharp, and has blended in with the shirt fabric brilliantly. This isn’t one of those designs that feels like it’s slathered on the shirt and is so thick that it artificially shapes it in perfect straight angles. The whole shirt is supple and giving.

In fact, it’s the shirt quality I want to talk about. I’ve got a lot of tees in my cupboard, and this one is – to my mind – the smoothest wear I’ve had. It’s so soft! I haven’t been able to put it to the test with several washes to see if that changes things, but certainly on first wear it’s like a second skin. Really, the only thing I can fault is the price – at nearly £30 it’s a little steep for my tastes, but then again maybe I’m just thrifty. Plus when you wear it you begin to realise that you’re paying for a premium product, not just an overinflated price tag.

These are the sort of t-shirts that people want to be seen in these days; they’re very fashionable. And I haven’t seen many brands doing it better than Awake and Dressed.

(Costliness = £29.99)

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Random Objects ring in the summer

by Chris_S on June 9, 2012

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I’ve just spent a weekend in a caravan in Wales, and though it rained solidly for one day, the other two days were bright, sunny and almost Mediterranean. That can mean one thing: it’s summer time.

Of course, the weather can be unpredictable, so it’s much better to rely on Random Objects’s summer line release. We’ve written extensively in the past about this brand, and regular readers will know we’re a fan. Luckily the Summer ’12 releases (or rather, the first part as the press release we were sent teases) look to validify our good faith.

‘Be Polite’ (up top, $24) is a great example of a strong typographic tee. In a bright blue, the white text really stands out and it’s the little details such as the highlighting of the “and” which really separates this from the sort of thing you can pick up for ten bucks on Cafepress. It also preaches a good motto too: if I could, I’d be asking Random Objects very poliltely if they’d let me do a wear test on this design.

The other three designs are a little less strong to my eyes, but are nonetheless something which would fit well in any wardrobe. I’m not a fan of tank tops, but for those who are ‘What Goes Around Comes Around’ ($20) would be a great buy. It’s the sort of thing you’d wear in Instagrammed photos with the sun streaking across the sky behind you.

‘A Sailor’s Life’ ($24) looks like a shirt you’d buy in a high-end department store (which isn’t meant as a slight) and has an inspirational message; ‘Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing’ ($24) is a smart play on the age-old turn of phrase which is equal parts cute and scary. Most importantly, I can imagine wearing all of them with some shorts while padding along the beach. Summer is here people! Enjoy it!

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Hey, check out Format Magazine

by Andy on July 17, 2008


I wouldn’t usually mention the release of a new issue of Format Magazine, but the people behind it seem to be really excited about this release, so I thought it might be worth pointing you in their direction. Here’s some of the artists featured this time around:

Featuring Adrian X of Too Black Guys, Matt George of United Front
(Goodfoot/Ransom/Nomad/St.Alfred), Juan Carlos Noria, Derrick Hodgson, Elicser,
Holy Fuck, Crystal Castles, Style in Progress, Moody Bovinyls, and more, this is
one of Format’s most prolific issues to date.

So, you’ve got cool art, cool clothes and cool photos, interested?

Format Magazine

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