Posts Tagged ‘Brands’

The Gap.

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

Not that I have ever been into Khaki Culture, (although today’s sweater I am wearing may suggest otherwise), This makes me like Khaki’s even less.

—Via

Let’s take a moment and bask in this semi-forgotten Spike Jonze Gap ad.

Hufnagel.

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

I suppose we will just keep the bike related posts rolling today. This edit shows the craftsmanship which goes into handbuilding bicycles, and serves as a nice glimpse into the life of someone who is doing what they love to do. In this case. Building bikes.

Wonderfully shot and edited by Portland based designer/photographer, Jared Souney . . . this piece lends itself quite well to the crisp and clean art direction Hufnagel Cycles adopts throughout their entire line.

Jordan Hufnagel: Custom Bike Builder from Souney Media on Vimeo.

Not Positive.

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

If I said anything positive last week about the art direction/general aesthetic of Team RadioShack, or Team The Shack, or Team Lance. I take it all back.

Actually, not taking themselves too seriously in a culture (road cycling) which is serious to a complete fucking fault, is nice. The execution of the above idea remains suspect though.

Bikes and Branding.

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

I’ll admit, I was awfully surprised last year when Lance Armstrong announced the title sponsor of his new cycling team was RadioShack. Or do they write it: Radio Shack? At the time I had fully believed that RadioShack had very nearly vanished . . . and couldn’t possibly have the type of money (Home Dept or Walmart type-dollars) necessary to fund a serious pro cycling team . . . a team which also happens to include the most famous cycling personality this side of Eddie Merckx

RadioShack? Unless I have been looking for some weird 1/4″ to 1/8″ headphone adapter (which has only ever happened once in my life) I simply have no reason to go there.

Even in my youngest days, I was skeptical of Tandy Computers. (For no good reason)

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Way too Busy.

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

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Way too busy to post. So I’ll make this quick. It is no secret that Tall Tins of Bavaria was our summertime beer of choice . . . Summer, however, is well beyond us and our penchant for Bavaria remains. We are getting close to just calling Bavaria our “beer of choice period”. Anyway, they have re-branded.

Read about it here.

Proof.

Monday, November 9th, 2009

Proof that our Nederlander friends are not big into professional ice hockey. Click it.

Stereo.

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Maybe you are not into skateboarding, but maybe you enjoyed watching My Name is Earl, or Mallrats, or Almost Famous. In that case, you probably like Jason Lee.

Jason Lee, inventor of the 360 flip, resurrected his skate brand Stereo a few years ago with co-partner Chris Pastras.

If you follow this link, Steve Berra will take you on a mini-tour of the Stereo office + warehouse. I really like behind the scenes stuff like this, seeing where people work and create . . . it’s cool with me.

Element.

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

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It turns out, the story of Element Skateboards is a really good one. This is lengthy, but I recommend it, even if you aren’t too into skateboarding — you’ll soon discover the Element brand is about so much more. Watch it here.

Of Cycling Caps.

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

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Yikes.  $90 for a Cycling Cap? Does that seem outrageous?  I guess it costs a lot of money to look like Eddie Mercx (from the neck up) while riding your fold-up bicycle on the streets of NYC . . . or when you are frolicking around a trainyard.

Sidebar: The only appropriate time you should be frolicking around a trainyard (if you’re not a hobo catching a lift) is if you are drinking beers with Bunk and McNulty, or if your name is Kevin Bacon and you need to dance your frustrations out because you are discouraged by the town, the cops, the cowboy, the preacher, the girl, and the length of time it is taking Chris Penn to learn learn rhythm.

Anyway, remember kids.  A cycling cap is nothing more this.  or better yet: This:

K-Way

Monday, September 21st, 2009

Did you know they were back at it again?  Link