Thursday, 16 May 2013

Beware the Hawk!

Just lately we've been doing some work with the lovely Julie Hawk and her band. Julie is an Irish singer/songwriter now based in London who has come to some prominence on the North London open mic/folk scene (although to our mind the music she makes is much more interesting than the usual folky strummings).
Now operating as a band with bandmates Matt, Chris and Sam, she's been slowly building a following here and in her native Ireland. You can hear some of the band's music on youtube here:
her facebook page has a link where you can buy an ep recorded last year, we've heard some of their new material and it's fab. We've collaborated with the band on a couple of t-shirts which we're really pleased with.

They're only available at gigs at the moment but should be online soon...............................................

Thursday, 31 January 2013

Whilst sheltering from the rain in a branch of Cos in the West End recently we were flicking idly through the A/W edition of Arena HOMME+. Imagine our surprise when on turning the pages of the magazine's 90's inspired shoot there was a full page shot of one of our classic and much copied "No Alla Violenza"t-shirts which the stylist had sourced from Contemporary Wardrobe. The design featured was one of three we first produced in 1989 but the ringer t-shirt in the shot was from a batch of Hanes "dead stock" t-shirts we found in a warehouse in the East End and printed up in early 1990, ah.... happy memories....!

This chance discovery has prompted us to re-issue some of our favourite archive t-shirt designs. We've started with two of the original No Alla Violenza prints from 1989 and our "I Hate The Beatles" from early 2001. We've printed up a small batch and they are currently on sale in our web shop. We'll be adding new designs occasionally so keep looking...

 Photographer Alasdair Mclellan