Posts Tagged ‘collaboration’
Friday, January 14th, 2011
Yes, it’s very cold out. Yes, your first thought right now when you wake up is “sweater”, or “mittens”, or “long underwear” (OK, maybe not that last one). However, before you know it you’ll be boarding a plane to Southern California for a March getaway, and trust me, you’ll want something new and original our there. No Ed Hardy, no Tapout, and no Affliction. Bring a little Deno w/ F&F along.
This special limited edition collection features a 3 design collaboration in which a % of sales goes back to the artist. Printed on super soft + flattering t-shirts, they’re nothing like you have in your wardrobe right now. We promise.
Thursday, January 6th, 2011
There are a lot of artists out there. I mean, tons. We hit dozens of indie art craft fairs this past year spreading the F&F word and in the process were able to meet some very talented individuals with a wide range of interests and abilities. To be sure, we didn’t love everything we saw. That’s the really great thing about art though. The old cliche that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”. These visits to the shows actually got us to thinking, how many more artists are out there that we will never ever hear about but would love to meet?
One such artist that we have been fortunate to get to know and work with is Deno Angelopoulos from NYC, born and raised.
As part of our collaboration with Deno, we are offering in limited production 4 t-shirt designs that feature Deno’s work. All are photographs taken and altered by him. His vision, in his city, by his hands.
We are very excited to offer these pieces, and as with all artist collaborations, a % of every shirt goes right back the artist.
Browse and purchase from the collection Here
Watch our video clip of Deno Here
Read the interview, now:
1. Tell us a little about yourself…a quick primer on Deno, if you will;
I was born in New York, NY on March 21, 1980. I currently reside in Flushing NY. I am a self taught artist, and I started to express myself creatively from an early age, doodling and drawing on anything I could get my hands on. Teacher’s friends, classmates and even the police department were the first people to recognize my work. Graffiti and cartooning was my inspiration and then it became a form of expression, at this point I knew that I wanted to become an artist. I then applied to the high school of art and design but wasn’t accepted. I was introduced to the real harsh world of rejection and didn’t pursue going on to school to study after that. Instead I kept sketching, keeping my art more of a hobby and a form of expression. I started to paint in 2007 for therapeutic reasons, as I needed to express the pain I was undergoing and my passion for creating art became a vital part of my existence and I haven’t looked back since .
2. If you had to describe your style…
My style is constantly changing, it branches off into multimedia expressions and always keeps you questioning what’s coming up next.
3. What inspires you?
Music is one of my biggest inspirations, so listening to music while I paint is essential to my creative process. Living and working in NY also has a tremendous impact on how I create. NYC is full of chaos , diversity, and energy which I portray in all my art work .
4. What role in your life does your art play?
Creating art plays a major role in my life; it gives me a purpose and allows me to express myself. I am grateful to have a creative outlet which gives me peace and happiness.
5. Lastly, what’s something we might not have guessed about you?
That I own a used car dealership and I enjoy working on cars.
You can learn more about Deno and purchase his work here at http://doastudio.com/
Stay up to date on his shows and other happening by liking his Facebook here