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  • atypicalLIVING 7:00 am on September 5, 2008 Permalink | Reply
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    Black Lightning Late Summer 2008 line 

    Black Lightning is back for another run of dope designs and under-the-radar heat.  Coming strong for the last half of Summer 2008 is two dope mesh truckers (a silver threaded piece and a GOLD threaded number), and SIX, yes… count em, SIX new shirt designs.

    Definitely feeling the “Reign in Black” and the “Ride the Lightning” pieces.  Very dope. And the trucker pieces are super intriguing.  Much respect to the Black Lightning crew for making this line true to the BMX lifestyle.

    These pieces come out this Saturday at both Kicks/HI locations.  It’s amazing simpleness makes this line simply amazing.

    For more info on Black Lightning, check out the website.

  • atypicalLIVING 5:49 am on September 5, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: American Apparel, , Cotton Inc., Dirty Laundry, , , Mark's Garage   

    Dirty Laundry: the art of the stain in modern t-shirt design 

    Besides the usual fun and frolic that accompanies First Friday, there isn’t much to write home about.  Sure, the art exhibits are dope and the venues are always doing something interesting (for example, the Loft and the sushi bar + dance party after 9pm).

    The art exhibits, while dope in their own right… kinda overpower the night just because there’s so many of them.  I mena, how do you expect to cover and logically check out all the dope exhibits in a short 3 hours period?  Especially having to navigate through the human traffic that is Chinatown on First Friday?

    Well, here’s one exhibit that you HAVE to mark down and check out, only because of the sheer uniqueness of the whole thing.  Dirty Laundry is an exhibit curated by Seeing Red and it focuses on the t-shirts and stains.

    Normally, once you drop some ketchup or mustard on that American Apparel, it’s pretyt much cooked.  But, what Dirty Laundry seeks to explain is that you can make the stain work for you.  Each artist in the show was given six “pre-stained” shirts and designed on the shirt around the stain, thus making the stain an integral part of the shirt’s pattern.

    This show is sponsored nationally by Cotton, Inc. and 10% of all gallery proceeds go to the Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii.

    Dirty Laundry opens this First Friday at the Nuuanu Gallery at Mark’s Garage and runs until Sept. 20th.

    For more information, check out the Dirty Laundry website.

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