Our man on the street @phil_enn is at it again to getting you guys from free swag in commemoration of one of our favorite brands, Apliiq’s, launch of their custom snapback hat product line.
If you’re not familiar with this brand, Apliiq specializes in collecting rare, deadstock fabrics and applying them to everyday standards, such as tee’s, hoodies, bags, and now snapback caps. On our first perusal on their site, our creative ADD kicked in, and we spent a few hours creating some truly unique compositions.
Getting back to our contest, the story and rules are simple. We’ve convinced our intrepid reporter and dot connector, @phil_enn into getting back on the market — by setting him up on a secret date. Here’s where you come in, somehow, someone made off with his ‘lucky’ …
Every so often an artist goes from being unknown to a force to be reckoned with in what seems like a matter of a moment. Ryan De La Hoz is currently living in that moment. KLAX is proud to bring you “GET BUSY LIVING”, a short film about Ryan De La Hoz and the meanings surrounding his work. The one single take away from his work revolves around the word fragility. The definition of fragility is the quality or state of being easily broken or destroyed. Ryan has the ability to expose beauty to things that could easily be misconstrued as negative or detrimental to human kind. As we move forward in a very complex and challenging global culture, Ryan’s work speaks a simpler language of recognizing the beauty that surround us. There is a constant theme in Ryan’s work of hope for a better tomorrow, and that is as beautiful as the work itself.
Donald Glover should be one tired man. Whether he’s starring alongside snarky comedy heavyweights like Joel McHale and Chevy Chase in NBC’s freshman hit Community, taping one-man specials for Comedy Central, or writing and releasing movies like Mystery Team with his comedy troupe Derrick Comedy, this Emmy Award-winning former 30 Rock writer is on the verge of transitioning from underground hustler to comedic and cultural player.
Ann Arbor, Michigan is a world away from the poetically soulful sounds that Mayer Hawthorne channels on A Strange Arrangement, his first album for LA’s Stones Throw Records, but don’t tell him that. With several successful singles that have been championed by everyone from Starbucks to Spike Jonze, Hawthorne’s fresh take on classic R&B and soul is gaining fans by the minute.