Archive / Jewelry

RSS feed for this section

Those Folks 2014 Recap

3327508

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!

photo_72-600x450

photo2-600x460

image_1-600x450

image_4-600x377

image1-600x450

image_2-600x800

image_5-600x748

image_61-600x480

image_52-600x530

image_21-600x800

image_3-600x723

image11-600x450

photo-174-600x450

image_6-600x800

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.

photo-600x393

tumblr_ndizz1ZkQa1qg3tb0o5_1280-784x1024

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.

photo-182-600x465

photo-177-600x800

photo-187

Kevin-Bradley-600x397

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.

image_23-600x450

image_31-600x800

image_51-600x800

photo2-600x800

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.

thosefolksedited-50-600x400

thosefolksedited-46-600x400

thosefolksedited-28-600x400

thosefolksedited-91-600x400

thosefolksedited-99-600x400

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.

Screen shot 2014-12-29 at 2.58.05 PM

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.

TF-TH-shopInsta1

thehundreds4457

thehundreds4460

thehundreds4395

thehundreds4453

ThoseFolks-corporate-streetwear1

ThoseFolks-yinyangyung

ThoseFolks-yinyangyung-hoody

photo 1

image_2-600x450

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

07_sf_post

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.

photo-1

photo-2

11_sf_post-767x1024

13_sf_post

12_sf_post

01_sf_post

14_sf_post

00_sf_post

02_sf_post-701x1024

03_sf_post

04_sf_post

17_sf_post

27_sf_post

09_sf_post

06_sf_post-767x1024

29_sf_post

25_sf_post

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.

photo-185

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

Photo-186

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.

Screen shot 2014-12-29 at 4.40.05 PM

photo-21

photo-22

TFxAgenda

photo-3-1

photo-4

photo-13

photo-11-1

thehundreds02179

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.

summer14_001

CMPTR-CROP-1024x718

Fruit_Lewpz-1024x683

KIOKIAINE-CROP-1024x734

BOOTY_CROP-1024x671

PIMP

garbage_CROP

TRTLA-CROP

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

10654967_714612241920826_607646773_n

photo-2-4

photo-11-2

photo-34

image_2-584x800

image_4-600x800

image_7-600x800

photo-121

photo 3

photo 2

photo-3

photo-8

photo-5-3

photo-7-1

photo-4-2

photo-9-2

photo-9-1

photo-11-3

photo-8-2

photo-8-1

photo-6

photo-24

photo-10-767x1024

photo-2-5

image_11-600x800

photo-13-2

photo-71

photo-61

photo-51

photo-3-2

photo-111

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

photo-32

photo-15-1

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)

photo-1-3

photo-4-3

photo-6-768x1024

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

HappyFolksgiving141

20141121-DSC_0050-1024x682

20141121-DSC_0051-1024x682

20141121-DSC_0008-1024x682

20141121-DSC_0002-1024x682

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

THOSE FOLKS RAFFLE!

We are raffling off 2 handcrafted Those Folks rings, one at The Hundreds Santa Monica store and one at Brooklyn Projects on Melrose. Each ticket cost $10 dollars and half of the proceeds will be given to the Action Against Hunger charity. We will be announcing the winners on the 1st of April.

The Hundreds
416 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401
(424) 268-3905

Brooklyn Projects
7427 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 658-3030

GOOD LUCK TO ALL PARTICIPANTS!

Those Folks 2013 Recap

We started off the year with our Valentine’s Day release. At the time I wanted to design some non-cornball shit that was against (in my opinion) possibly the worst holiday to ever go commercial. The drop included 3 different t-shirts and a snapback.

The first design was a Kim Casali tribute called “Love Is…”

The second design was something I’ve had in mind for a long time and perfect for Valentine’s Day. I searched all over L.A. to find the right oxeye daisies, checked my little brother & sister out of school early, then took some pictures of them playing the game “She (or He) loves me, she loves me not.”

The snapback was designed from the absence of LOVE…

Our good friend Cole Moss released his “Why Unicorn Drinks” book.

We made new stickers and some new lookbooks for our field trip to Vegas for MAGIC.
Guerilla marketing at it’s finest!

My childhood friend Gilbert Trejo jumped back on the scene and I was privileged enough to put together a TDRT (The Dead Reagan Tour) x CBG (Chill Black Guys) show. It was the first time Gilbert’s band TDRT played a show in over 5 years, and the first time CBG ever played with a live punk band. The night was definitely one to remember!

FRANK151 reached out to us for an interview and posted the article on their website!
Click HERE to read it.

In May we released our second collaboration with Crap Eyewear. This time around we got to design 2 different styles. Our “T.V. Eye” style frames are possibly my favorite thing that I have ever designed.

Our brother “Black Daniel” was finally released from jail. In my best attempt to keep him out of jail, I decided to take a skate trip up North to Santa Cruz, Sacramento, Oakland, and San Francisco. He had the time of his life during the trip but my #KeepBlackDanielOuttaJail campaign didn’t work for as long as I wanted. He was arrested once again shortly after we returned to L.A.

We held Warm Brew’s listening party for their album “The Ride” at Venice Orignals.

A girl named Autumn in St. Louis got a Those Folks tattoo on her foot!

We purchased 2 VHS video cameras to start filming a new Those Folks video, and just like every year, we enjoyed every day of the Summer!

My cousin “Juice” started making Those Folks jewelry, it will be available soon.

We signed up in a basketball league for the first time, and definitely not the last.

I took my first ever family trip to Kern River. I had never been camping before, it was the best time I had all year.

We held our very first skate contest at the skatepark in Venice. We filmed the contest with our VHS cameras but we’re saving the footage for the new Those Folks video that will be out next year.

Our boy Miles Silvas from Sacramento got the cover of Transworld Magazine!

Mikey Alfred from Illegal Civilization put together his first art show featuring work from Nakel Smith, Lego, Cedric Grandberry, Myself, as well as his own.

I finally met Bobby Hundreds so we could talk about things that happened in the past and left a sour relationship between The Hundreds and Those Folks. I’m glad we cleared everything up and now there might be a TH x TF collaboration coming soon…

For the second year in a row, Those Folks fed the homeless in Venice for Thanksgiving. We served over 200 plates of food and handed out socks & beanies as well. It’s always good to give back and although the government is trying to make it illegal, I hope we can keep this tradition going.