Eazy and I helping Phorsee with a little modeling
October has to be a good month.
Throwback Thursday “The Beginning..(very beginning)”
In the very beginning, I called this thing MALICE PRACTICE
Even before I asked Marcus to help me. I called it MALICE PRACTICE. Couple things about this first attempt didn’t go so well and I’m not scared to admit it. Mistakes happen. First, I tried doing this by myself, I’m not sure if anyone has tried to create or try to run a “brand” by themselves, but that shit sucks. I had no one to share ideas with. That alone didn’t work. I don’t even know how to say how much that didn’t work. Second thing, the logo really did not say anything that I wanted it to stand for. The font (Engravers, which I thought was Times ahahaa) has no feeling. AND I think I originally saw the same layout in the Anonymous Content’s logo, so this had to go regardless. Third and most important..I had no idea how to use any design program at all!! But thats why I love this shit so much, it started from a dream!!
So after I realized I needed a partner, the only person I wanted to I ask was Marcus. Marcus was the orignal designer of the logo. He made it on paint on his brand new VAIO at the time. We sent it to Marisa for an opinion, via email with “poop” in the subject field as well as the body. Funny how things start.
Thursday in Riverside, California. So far there have been a lot of blank stares and mumbled answers. I can solely blame that on the hate (not what you think it is). I notice some familiar faces. Some look like zombies, I’ve heard stories from friends about them, but then again there aren’t many truthful stories these days. There’s a lot of tough guys in here, I’m guessing that they’re regulars. I don’t like these kind of locals. I’m out.
Takin’ Out The Trash
Visions | by Fredo| Shot&Edited by The Dean | @xfredo | xfredo.tumblr.com
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Love to see the homies doin so good!! Damn!! I knew it was gonna be a productive summer!!
What a weird name for a street. I’m outside of my apartment building waiting for my friend Nick to pick me up. He got off at 11..cops just rolled by..but yea he’s of at 11 and it’s 11:06. By now I’m wondering “This mutha’fukka forgot” or “Fuuuuck staters always keeps people after their shift”
Anyways. I see a firetruck and an ambulance go by. “Damn, I hope no one is hurt that bad”. What do you know, a fukkin cop drives by. He didn’t flash his light at me so I’m good.
Now the street is really quiet. I mean I know it’s 11pm but shit, it’s quiet. I look up and to the left at this hotel across the street. Shady ass hotel. It’s colder than most nights too. S’all good though because my Malice hoodie is keeping me warm.
Hey..the firetruck drives by again. This time the lights and sirens are off. Ambulance is right behind it, with it’s lights and sirens off too, and I try to look in the back but the window is on the other side.
Oh shit. Nick finally texted me back. I knew he got held in there longer.
..just felt like trying to describe my street right now. It’s not too exciting but it’s better than being inside.
These Past Days
CHEERS!! So excited for tomorrow
Sometimes I don’t feel like eating a gourmet home cooked meal.What if i told you i wanted to make me some Top Ramen and call it an evening?(via hiphopsince1989)
i don’t think you understand
I COULD LIVE OFF OF TOP RAMEN
So yesterday I went to The Hundreds HQ with Holden, the owner, to check out the upcoming stuff for next year.
Chillin in the waiting room til our rep came out to get us. I wanted to take pictures of the room where all of the new product was, but there was so much stuff that I couldn’t. I got the entire 2012 line sheet though. Even for the shoes!!
Seeing all of the product a year ahead is so inspiring! It makes me want to print up four seasons in advance!! Oh and since I’m one of the interns at the shop, I get to pick some of the shipment, which I think is cool lol can you pick out a line for a boutique? Prolly not so yea its fukkin cool!!
But anyways. Immediately after the presentation our rep goes “You guys want some promo?” Hell yea I want some promo!! Wait, is promo what I think it is? Yea..free clothes!! Into the warehouse we go!
Now I know you’ve seen shirts that say “The Hundreds Is HUGE”, thats because it’s a true statement. It never crossed my mind that a streetwear brand would have this product at one time. Then I remember that they have three shops and numerous amounts of accounts, duh, of course it’s gonna be huge (that’s what she said to her friend about me lol). I got two free shirts, and Holden got some more stuff for the shop, so if you mad that we ran ut we probably picked up what you’ve been missing.
Aside from all of that. Yesterday I learned a lot. I may not have had an internship anywhere for graphic design, but this right here..this is what I want to do. Check out line sheets, pick up orders, design my brand, network with the higher ups of the game, and have fun while I’m doing it. It’s all about baby steps.
I remember this feeling, but its been a while. It’s the best feeling in the world every time. Let me try to describe it. The day has been hot, probably the hottest day of the year so far. But it’s late afternoon and the sun is finally start to let up, and your body accepts the heat and learns to like it. Taking in all of the shades of reds and muddy browns, and maybe use this pallette for an upcoming project. Aren’t sunsets the best! You don’t even have to be at the beach, and they’re still the best time of the sky. Suddenly I’m anxious for the night because I know it’s gonna be even more comforting. This sunset is unique. It inspires me. Knowing that I don’t have any responsibility at the moment calms me even more Savoring it because now I know how rare this feeling is. A feeling this vivid is addicting, and I want it again.