Saturday, August 30, 2008
Two years ago we started making very limited edition runs of clothing under the JOLLY ROGER BRAND label. The goal was to simply produce clothing that we wanted to wear, which was basically anything that can not be found in the malls and chainstores of America. You know...something original, experimental and produced on a small scale. Besides our website, a couple of boutiques and art shows, we never pursued marketing the brand.
Over the last couple of months we have been working on expanding the JOLLY ROGER BRAND line to include skateboards. What kind of skateboards? Skateboards that are designed by us and produced right here in the USA with 100% North American Maple. And since skateboarding has been in our blood since 1984, we won't just be offering the run of the mill standard shape. We will also have a limited edition pool shape and we couldn't call ourselves hardcore without a coffin shaped deck. Our shopping cart is in the works now so be on the lookout for the next Jolly Roger post for ordering info.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
NPR.org, August 27, 2008 - Raydeeohh, the debut album from St. Louis-area underground hip-hop producers Splitface and June 16th, imagines that its heroes have destroyed Earth (because radio here is too corporate) and become DJs at a station on another planet (one presumably not owned by Clear Channel). To find appropriate samples for the album's ambient/industrial sounds, they spent countless hours digging through June 16th's massive record collection, stored in his studio in the middle of a Mascoutah, Ill., cornfield.
Read the entire article and listen to 'Calm After the Storm' here.
Monday, August 25, 2008
For the last month or so we have been busy working on several new projects at once. We have been working on a few new type designs, we have been cleaning up, redrawing and digitizing hundreds of images in hopes of releasing our first clip art cd and we are in the process of expanding our Jolly Roger Brand clothing line to include skateboards. And to be honest, it will be a God damn miracle if we get everything finished by the start of World War III! We also have a show with the Firecracker Press planned for November-January at Subbteranean Books. As soon as the details are worked out we will have screen-printed show posters available.