Drake Jones x FTC

Growing up in the ’90s skating, one of my favourite skaters at the time was Drake Jones. He had great style, nice pop, and his tricks were so smooth and effortless. Since then many years have passed and it’s been quite a while since I heard his name last mentioned so when I discovered that FTC teamed up with him for a new project I was stoked. The best part for me though wasn’t the limited edition skate deck or t-shirt that features a photo of the legendary skater shot by Mike Blabac. It was a two-part video interview they conducted with Jones where they discuss how he started skating, his formative years, his first sponsors, and other aspects of his pro career. We also find out what he’s doing now (you’d never guess in a million years). Big thanks to FTC for putting together the interview and providing added quality to a project instead of just product. Check out the two-part video interview along with images of the deck and t-shirt after the jump. Read more...

Luke Chueh ‘Sushi Set’ Prints

To coincide with his book signing later today, Spoke Art will be releasing two new prints by Luke Chueh. The Sushi set includes two 11″ x 14″ prints, each limited to 100 and selling for $80 a piece. Unfortunately, they only go online tomorrow, provided they don’t sell out by then. More after the jump. Read more...

Gitman Vintage 2012 Summer ‘Girl Print’ Shirt

Believe it or not, all-over prints are big this season, and every label from street to high end is welcoming loud prints with open arms. The bolder the better. One of my favourites this season is Gitman Vintage’s girl print button down which comes straight from the American brand’s archives. For one thing it looks great from afar, but the real beauty lies in its details, and the real reward comes when you decipher the print, and discover all the gorgeous ladies that adorn it. Like a picture from a Magic Eye book, all the pieces come together and image comes to life. There’s woods, lakes, fish, boats and girls. Beautiful girls. One lovely doll in knee-high socks roasts marshmallows over a fire, a bikini-clad bird enthusiast grips a book in one hand and binoculars in the other. There’s also a buxom beauty relaxing on a log giving a welcoming glance, while another babe knee deep in a lake holds up a freshly caught fish. These are the girls of Summer, and Gitman Vintage has the shirt this Summer. Get it now at End. More after the jump. Read more...

J Dilla Vinyl Toy

The J Dilla Foundation is getting set to release a new vinyl figure designed by Phil Young Song in the likeness of the legendary producer. Equipped with a Detroit fitted, a donut chain, some Dunks, and his trusty MPC, the Dilla toy will drop later this year. Stay tuned for more info. More after the jump. Read more...

Andrew Archer Illustration

Today we present you with some works from a seasoned illustrator, Andrew Archer, who is based in Auckland, New Zealand and has worked for such names as WIRED, Random House, ESPN, Saatchi & Saatchi, Audi, Penguin Books, the BBC, TWBA, and many more. Take a look at his works after the jump. Read more...