I forgot I had this blog…..i’ll be honest. There are so many outlets these days online to spread the word, and I basically hate most of them. Something about the blog is still somewhat therapeutic, it allows me to do more than just post pictures of product, or videos of what inspired me to create them. I can yak it up a bit – shoot the shit.
Sometimes in the chaos of life (especially is you’re a parent), it gets hard to find time to get new designs out. I’m a one man operation, so when you get an order from me, or you see the packaging, or the ad or post you saw the product on – that shit’s all me son! Ok maybe around the holidays I get some help from my kid, but it’s mostly me. With 5 online stores to manage, it gets chaotic.
One night my wife and I were changing it up a bit from the usual “sit down and watch tv” routine. We cracked open some wine, put on some tunes, and we each worked on something at the dining room table while chatting. The music selection for the night was 80s/90s duets.
As the wine went down and the tunes kept flowing, somehow we started talking about Van Damme dancing in Kickboxer.
How did I not have something to pay tribute to this iconic action movie scene? It was time to get to work (before I made the unfortunate decision to open another bottle.)
The inspiration for the design was Urban Outfitters. I’m clearly too old to shop there, but as an apparel creator I was heavily influenced by early Urban Outfitters and Dov Charney who created American Apparel (yeah I know he’s a sex pervert, he’s still an apparel genius.)
In the end, I couldn’t have been more thrilled. This shirt/mug collection is awesome, the shirt is insanely soft and the mug will be a favorite for whoever it’s purchased for.
These our now available in all shops! Pick your poison from the list of links below: