Really digging the navigation of this site and love the treatment to the photographs. This is an amazing way to present editorial content in a browser and even with the influence that you can see from print layouts, it is very well though out and enjoyable to use. I’m definitely tired of the people who just try to design a traditional print magazine layout and throw it online, thinking they are creating a online magazine… Seeing this layout and the quality of content is a breath of fresh air and actually gets me excited for the future of “online magazines”.
As soon as our wallpaper submission post went up, we started getting a bunch of emails from interested people. We will slowly start to dole out wallpapers as they become available to us. Psyched on this crowd participation!
Here is our first one, courtesy of Australia’s Bohie Palecek. Find your size below.
Our good friend Michael De Wit works at Vans and took a little field trip up to Maine with the design team to try their hand at building wood surfboards. Joe Carter put together a great video of their experience and if you look closely, you can see Michael reaping a Defgrip tee! Big thanks to Michael for the support and next time we expect to see our own Defgrip surfboard! haha!
From Dylan Haigh: On Feb 1, myself and 3 talented artists/printers launched a new company called Industry Standard that specializes in screen printing FOR ARTISTS ONLY. No little league t-shirts, no yard signs. We only make prints and posters for other artists.
Carson Leh has been making custom leather seats for the past year or so and has been getting a great response since we first posted about them over a year ago. He has recently setup a Kickstarter page to help raise funds to step up his production and do a full run of seats that he will be able to sell at a lower cost! Check out his Kickstarter page here and make sure to donate! Even $1 can really help out!
Quintin and FBM have teamed up to make a special hat, designed with a tough and gritty look to represent Mike Tag and his fight with Lymphoma. To show your support for Mike, you can purchase these from your local shop or mail order, or ask them to carry it. All proceeds go to the Mike Tag fund.
Click below to see more photos and prebook information, and go here to read more and check out a compilation of Mike Tag videos for a dose of Mike Tag’s influential riding and, as Crandall put it, “calculated insanity”.
In keeping with Ludwig’s tradition of doing unique projects, comes the new “Scout Series” hats. These hats feature US Made WWII-era and Vietnam-era dead-stock canvas, and look pretty sweet if I must say so myself.
Click below for more info and to check out some detail shots.
A friend and I came across the design work of French artist Florian Chevillard, a.k.a. BuroLoco, and we loved it (I was especially into the awesome window displays he created for Hermes). Later on we were lucky enough to have him design the latest Lavar tees. Click below to read a quick interview with Florian and check out some samples of his work.
Our good friend Caleb Everitt has started a new design studio called L A N D with Ryan Rhodes and sent over a link to their new site. We have always been huge fan’s of Caleb’s work and can’t wait to see what those guys do with L A N D!
Into Infinity is an art and music exhibition by Dublab and Creative Commons which combines audio loops and “visual circles.” Since 2008 the exhibitions have taken place in Japan, but earlier this year they released a digital exhibition and the result is excellent. Audio loops are randomly paired with 12″ vinyl-cover sized pieces of art, and the website is a basic affair with no flash to be seen. They also make good on their cc promise as you can not only download the music and art, but a full mirror of the site if you wish.
If you are really into this project and have eight minutes to spare, check out a comprehensive, rather bizarre mini-’documentary’ by Creative Commons Japan after the jump.