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Those Folks 2016 Recap

WE STARTED OFF THE YEAR WITH A TRIP TO NEW ORLEANS DURING MARDI GRAS.

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THOSE FOLKS SNAP COMPILATION FROM NEW ORLEANS

WE CAME BACK FROM NEW ORLEANS JUST IN TIME FOR THE 2ND ILLEGAL CIV ART SHOW.

RICHARD SHOWCASED A FEW PAINTINGS ALONG WITH SOME BLACK & WHITE PHOTOS.

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WE TOOK A TRIP TO S.F. FOR THE “WHERE WE DWELL” PHOTO SHOW

RICHARD SHOWED SOME BLACK & WHITE PHOTOS ALL SHOT IN VENICE.

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EASTER IS BEST SPENT IN SAN FRANCISCO.

THE ANNUAL BIG WHEEL RACE WAS ONE OF THE BEST EXPERIENCES EVER.

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WE SAID GOODBYE TO ONE OF THE GREATEST BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF ALL-TIME.

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BLAKE TURNED PRO FOR SANTA CRUZ SKATEBOARDS!!!

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WE RELEASED SOME THOSE FOLKS CAR EMBLEMS MADE BY A-TO-Z METALS.

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THOSE FOLKS SUMMER ’16 RELEASE

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FOLK WORLD VIDEO DIRECTED BY RICHARD & SKYLER

THOSE FOLKS SUMMER ’16 RELEASE @ GENERAL ADMISSION IN VENICE.

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THOSE FOLKS SUMMER ’16 VIDEO BY SKYLER DAHAN

WE GAVE THOSE FOLKS SHOT GLASSES TO EVERYONE WHO CAME TO THE RELEASE PARTY.

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GILBERT GOT MARRIED!!!

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WE TOOK A TRIP TO CHICAGO, CELEBRATED RICHARD’S BIRTHDAY, AND WITNESSED THE CUBS RUN TO THE WORLD SERIES.

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THOSE FOLKS REACHED GERMANY, AMSTERDAM, JAPAN, AND ICELAND!!!

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RELEASED A 500 PIECE THOSE FOLKS PUZZLE FOR THE HOLIDAYS.

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WE ENDED 2016 WITH OUR 5TH CONSECUTIVE “FOLKSGIVING” OUTREACH IN VENICE.

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BEST WISHES TO EVERYONE IN 2017 – THANKS FOR ALL THE SUPPORT!

5th Annual Folksgiving Dinner!

On Sunday, November 20th we held our 5th consecutive community dinner in Venice. It’s not just about giving back to the less fortunate, it’s about doing something positive in our neighborhood, and bringing everyone together to enjoy a meal and feel good about ourselves. Thank you to everyone that helps carry this tradition on, may it last forever.

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Those Folks 2014 Recap

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We started off 2014 in San Francisco for some time to reflect and celebrate on the successes that came from the previous year. The short trip was followed up with new “scratch-n-sniff” stickers and a field trip to Las Vegas for AGENDA

Guerilla marketing at it’s finest!

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Our brother Blake Johnson received his first coverage in a skate magazine with his “Question Mark” article for The Skateboard Mag – then he followed up with his first ad for Santa Cruz Skateboards and dropped a video part welcoming him to the team.

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The (Those Folks) interviews I did this year were my favorite! Thank you Danny Trejo, Rick Klotz, Mikey Alfred, and Kevin Bradley - click their names to read each interview.

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We (Those Folks) found a home for our production over at Mixed Media! Thank you Bobby, Ben, Jon, and Nick a.k.a “Old Man” you guys are the best.

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Alina and Scali from The Hundreds took a trip to Venice in March to spend the day with us and interview me about Those Folks for their blog – click HERE to read it.

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Before the interview and before any type of communication with The Hundreds, we received an email from them stating their interest in carrying Those Folks in their stores; I was in awe to say the least. I’ve always believed if you worked hard and smart enough, the right things will happen at the right time.

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We then released our Spring line which would be picked up by The Hundreds and available at their Santa Monica, San Francisco, and New York stores.

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We took another trip to S.F. to celebrate the release of our Spring line and Those Folks being carried at THSF!

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During this time The Hundreds asked if I would like to be a contributor on their website and I accepted the opportunity.

Click HERE to read my first post about our trip to San Francisco and how I felt about Those Folks being sold in stores.

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Juice Magazine reached out to us back in January offering ad space in their upcoming 20th anniversary issue – I couldn’t believe it. The magazine was published in June and having our very own Those Folks ad was a dream come true! It was without a doubt one of my proudest accomplishments so I decided to write about it on my column for The Hundreds blog.

Click HERE to read it.

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Chris Brown was spotted wearing Those Folks on Melrose outside of Brooklyn Projects.

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The most surprising thing that happened in 2014 was AGENDA reaching out to us which then led to us having our very own booth at the Long Beach convention. After attending the tradeshow for years by sneaking in and/or trading off passes, it was a huge accomplishment to showcase our brand for the first time.

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I met a good friend by the name of Quentin Curtat through my buddy Skyler Dahan who both helped me bring my “Honey, I Shrunk The Folks” idea to life. This is by far my favorite photo shoot that we’ve done for Those Folks.

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We released our Summer line exclusively at Conveyor in Fred Segal and enjoyed the summertime as we always do!

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We won 1st place in the All-City Athletics Basketball League!

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Illegal Civilization was given it’s own radio show on Dash Radio! Much thanks to DJ Skee, Karlie, and Mikey for letting me be apart of it.

Download the Dash Radio App and tune into the Odd Future Station every Wednesday at 5pm! (PST)

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We held our 3rd consecutive homeless outreach in Venice – serving over 200 plates of food.

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BEST WISHES TO EVERYONE IN 2015 – THANKS FOR ALL THE SUPPORT!