Monday, July 29, 2013

The Sneaker Industry

What is the first thing that comes to mind when the term "Sneaker Head" comes up? Do you speak good about it? Or does it discust you? There is a lot of controversy in the Sneaker Industry about the type of people buying shoes and how you have to buy shoes.

When is the last time you walked into a store on the weekend, saw a new shoe you've never seen, tried it on and bought it? Times have changed. You pick a size for a raffle or RSVP even though you dont know how they fit. You buy 3 pairs of the same shoe while 2 people miss out. This raises the secondary market price, forcing people to overpay for shoes that were originally a quarter of the price. You are then deemed a sneakerhead.

The name has turned into a negative term; instead of thoughts of a highly respected collector, it's 'hypebeast' (wearing shoes as a trend and buying a shoes because it's hot). This has pushed a lot of people away from the term and giving themselves a different name, ex: sneaker collector/wearer.

So how do we fix this? Or does it even need fixing? Will things eventually die down and the trend will end? Or is this something that will never stop?

See what the big names have to say about the Sneaker Industry and how things have changed and what they would do to change it, with Complex's new feature:
State Of Sneakers
Then let us know what you think!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The Klein Group Windows

     Every year or so, for the past 4 years, I am given the responsibility of designing and installing the window displays for The Klein Group's showroom, at The World Trade Center in Dallas. I just finished this yesterday, and this is the first time I am fully satisfied with the outcome. That is not to say I have never been proud of any of my previous designs, especially the one I won an award for. I've just always felt a little limited with resources, or not confident in my craftsmanship or type choices. After this past year of design classes, I felt a little more prepared and confident in my ability and taste. 

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The Coach Pop Tee

Easily, my best selling, most talked about, most requested tee, is the Pop tee. Over the past couple of weeks I have been lucky enough to have the support of family, friends and strangers alike. The tee has been featured on, spotted court side at a playoff game, spotted on First Take, shared and liked by a few thousand people on Facebook, and even made its way over to Germany. Just wanted to say thanks to EVERYONE who has purchased, shared a photo, or just stopped by to check out my tees. This has been a lot of fun. Get your Coach Pop tee HERE.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Kill Hubris x DODO Case Giveaway

Now this is too dope. Kill Hubris recently got DODO Case to produce a very small, super exclusive run of these iPad 2/3/4 cases. The KH blog says these were produced for the Kill Hubris inner circle, which I apparently got kicked out of without notice. Turns out there is one left over, and rather than sell it, Kill Hubris is GIVING IT AWAY! (see below)

Here is how you get your hands on this amazing case:

  1. Follow Kill Hubris on Instagram (@killhubris); and
  2. Like at least one of the “Who Wants One?” contest announcement pics posted there daily, beginning today.
 All entrants’ names will go into a hat and the winner will be drawn and announced the evening of Friday, June 21st. Winner will then have 24 hours to respond with contact info or another name will be drawn.

Check out the KH blog post for more details on this great product.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Alexa Machine

If you are in the market for some high quality tees printed up at a great price, this is a can't be beat offer from the folks at ALEXA MACHINE. They hand print everything and do a very good job. They have done about 95% of my tees and I just got off the phone with Jan for a reprint of the Coach Pop tees. Hit them up and save some money. Also, share the photo above on Facebook and/or Twitter for a chance to win 25 free tees!

This Really Happened...

Yesterday my sister in law hit me up to let me know she this t-shirt (above) on her friend's Facebook. What's the big deal? Well it look VERY similar to a design I did last year at this time (below) I think it is cool, but still I would like to let the guy, or girl, who designed  copied this to know: I see you! haha


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Trip to Gruene, TX

Last weekend I took a trip back home, San Marcos, TX, to see my little cousin graduate high school, which was awesome I am very proud of her. While down there, we went to Gruene, TX to eat and walk around the awesome little town. I ended up in an antique store took a shit load of pictures of some very dope vintage packaging. The typography and layout on most of these pictures is amazing, especially when considering the process to create it. No Macbooks back in the day. Enjoy the pics I took. A lot more after the jump...

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Still Bored? Spurs Tee by Word of Mouth

New color way for the Spurs tee, also a new design on the back. And if you are really observant, notice I switched the font from Minion Pro to Helvetica. Drastic change I know. These are selling really fast, get one before they are gone! Get it HERE! Go Spurs Go!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Del Barrio Tee (Word of Mouth Pre-sale)

     New tee available for pre-order designed by me. This tee was designed to show love/pride/respect to the neighborhood I grew up in; Barrio Pescado in San Marcos, Texas. I designed this be appealing to anyone, not just people from our neighborhood. I hope you find the design clean and fresh with a latino vibe.

     While I hope the design is attractive to most, I especially hope Jeff, Bones, Sops, Rock, Rene, Chooch, Roach, Worm, Frankie, Jaime, The Browns, Ray, Casey, Sal, Elias like it, if your last name is Ponce, Urbizu, Pacina, Clayton, Urrutia, Solis, Guttierez, Venegas, Gomez, Narvaiz, Perez, Torres, Rodriguez, Padron, Rangel, Pastrano, Godina, Delgado, Tristan, Lucio, Cisneros, if you ever walked to La Palma, hooped at the little park, got a raspa from Rivas, lived on Tampico, Durango, Saltillo Juarez or Laredo Street this tee is for you...

Last day to order is MODAY June 10th!

Also available in a tank top