For the past 18 weeks (19th today), every Friday at 4pm we’ve held a forum of sorts that we like to call Creative Friday. The rules are simple: if you’re present, you have to present. So you have nothing tangible? No big deal, we know you have something to share; so tell us a story, sing us a song, or if it fits you, do a little dance. The idea is to share with others, and be held accountable for … Read More
Tomorrow The Spot, in San Diego’s Barrio Logan, will be poppin’ off for the Vision + Sound Art Show. We are excited and honored to be a part of this group show curated by Con of San Diego. Show starts at 6pm, and of course there will be plenty of drinks and live music. Here’s a peek at some 18×24 wood prints we will be selling tomorrow. The editions will be small and they’re all hand-printed, so if you’d like … Read More
Westside Love™ has a new home on the WestsideLove.us website. Shirts are available in both a black and white, and can be found exclusively on Westsidelove.us Available for $32
Last month our good friends over at Knockaround collaborated with San Francisco brand and design studio, Benny Gold, to release a set of limited edition sunglasses commemorating the 75th anniversary of SF’s most iconic landmark, the Golden Gate Bridge. We were excited to have a small hand in the project, helping out with design and production of the 1937 Fort Knocks packaging pieces. We also made it up to the release event at Benny’s SF shop, shot video, interviewed both … Read More
A few weeks back the good people at A07 Entertainment & Media came by the studio to interview us. We are humbled that they find what we’re doing interview-worthy, and we’re always grateful for an opportunity to share our story and thoughts. We’ll keep the copy short and sweet as you’ll find we have plenty to say in the video. Make sure you keep tabs on A07, they are covering great things here in SD. Go easy on us, it’s … Read More
This Friday we’re going to be setting up shop for one night only with our good friends over at 5&A Dime. This will be the first time we’ll have our entire collection of 2012 Summer caps and tees available to take home with you (if you made it to our Brands, Gangs, Teams & Clans show at Double Break last March then you know what I mean). You can expect that we’ll be providing the music, drinks and product. Get … Read More
Product Etcetera™ (#PRDTetc) Mitchell & Ness Snapback — Product Etcetera™ serves as the institutional umbrella of all the brands. It is the founder, sponsor, governor, and ruling body. People pay us to problem solve. People pay us to make problems. And we often do both without being hired. You should know us. Visit Product Etcetera™ brand page. Westside Love™ (#westsidelove) Mitchell & Ness Fitted — Westside Love is a sign of affection for our home, the Pacific side of the … Read More
Introducing the Product Etcetera™ teams in their complete lineup: Westside Love™, PRDTetc™, TwentyFour/Seven™, Pirates & Emperors™, and Dollar Devils™. These hats have been in the works for a while and we’re excited to announce that they will finally be available this coming Monday…in a newly redesigned online store! These hats (four fitteds and one snap-back) are produced by Mitchell & Ness with only 72 pieces available in each design — making each size in the fitteds a limited quantity. We … Read More
A couple months back we put an exhibition together over at Double Break that showcased some of our in-house brands and products that we had in the works. Since we were previewing these pieces we kept pretty silent about the post event wrap-up on our blog. Now that we will be releasing our new line of caps next week we felt it was only appropriate to share some flics with those that were unable to attend. On display we had … Read More
It’s been a while since our last post, and a lot has happened at PRDTetc™ over the last three months — we’ll do our best to fill you in over the next few posts. In the meantime, we’re really excited to announce an upcoming exhibition of ours at Double Break: Product Etcetera™ Brands, Gangs, Teams & Clans An exhibition showcasing our latest in-house brands and products. Brands, Gangs, Teams & Clans investigates branding, its role in society and personal identity. On … Read More
Earlier this year we had the great pleasure of meeting up with Scien & Klor from 123Klan for some lunch. They had just bounced from trying to paint walls in LA with Dabs & Myla, but they were hassled by the police and decided to hit up Disneyland instead. I’ve been an admirer of Scien & Klor’s work for a little over 10 years, so it was a lot of fun to meet them. It’s truly rad to see them … Read More
New PRDTetc™ and Westside Love ™ stickers arrived yesterday, and we can’t wait to see these start popping up around town. We’re still waiting on another batch to arrive, but in the meantime scoop up a hat, tee, or one of the few Bring Back The Brown — Fort Knocks we have left and we’ll make sure to HOOK IT UP with some of the new sticks. Happy Friday, y’all!
One of the coolest things about our work are the field trips we sometimes have to make for our client projects. On Wednesday, one of our current client projects required us to make a trip down south to beautiful Baja California. The goal was to collect imagery unique to Baja for a brand identity we’re developing for a Mexican seafood restaurant, set to open in Boston later this year. Needless to say, it was a pretty awesome day at work. … Read More
Today at 3pm PST we will be making the Bring Back The Brown Fort Knocks available for purchase in the PRDTetc™ online store. So far the response has been great! Thursday Knockaround released 250 of the 400 on their website, and sold out in a little under 2 days. Saturday we had a great release event at 5&A Dime (we will be posting photos from the event a little later). Thanks to all that came by! We can’t promise that … Read More
Despite the tragic (“or just horseshit”) losing streak that took the Pads into the All-Star Break (together with any “very hopeful” hopes of post-season play), we’re still putting it down for the Bring Back The Brown campaign, along with our city, and we’re really excited about this one. Saturday, July 30th at 5&A Dime from 1:30pm-4:30pm. Music, drinks, and a Knockaround x PRDTetc™ product release. More details to follow…
Bring Back The Brown, SD!
Additional Resources Guatemala’s Civil War — Wiki 1954 Guatemalan coup d’état — Wiki United Fruit / Chaquita International — Wiki Guatemala’s Archives — PBS Frontline *vid Finding Guatemala’s Dead — Al Jazerra *vid Voice of A Mountain — Indie Documentary *vid We were in Guatemala’s capital for a design project and we came across an fair amount of these bills posted along the capital’s central corridor, mostly in Zona 1. These pertain to the 40,000 “disappeared” persons from their civil … Read More
UPDATE 2/13/09: 12 more photos can be found in: b.monroe book — teaser 2 Hey everybuddy, So, I finally got my advanced copy of b.monroe a.k.a. Brendan Monroe’s first monograph and it came out really nice. I designed and edited the book with Brendan’s help. It was a low budget affair where we combined powers with the publisher, Derek Song from Parklife / Paper Museum Press to produce a wonderful product. I’m going to take more photographs over the coming … Read More
92% post-consumer cardboard. 8% coffee stirrers.
The Art Directors Club — Hall of Fame. A terrific list of names.