Monday, June 20, 2011

Mobile Monday - Life In General

Just another edition of Mobile Monday! Some photos from my iPhone from the past week or so..

Our collab tees with The Acacia Strain and Winds of Plague came out amazing during production last week. We're about to drop them off with the bands today before they embark on the summer tour. Here's a preview of the printed neck tag for the TAS collab.

All the writing on the back of the TAS collab was done by Brian Obnoxious himself. Make sure to pay attention to the details! Check out some of the drafts from the process.

I recently ate at Five Guys burgers for the first time just to find out what all the hype was about. To be honest, that's all it was. Hype. Yes, it was a delicious burger since you're able to customize it but it was still just a regular "burger joint"-style burger to me. The fries were definitely on point but it's not enough for me to say it's collectively better than In N Out. Maybe I'm just biased being from Southern California, but In N Out definitely does something different to their burgers and that's why I keep coming back! As for Five Guys, I probably won't be making any trips back unless I have to.

Sometimes I grab lunch over at Duke's Burgers since it's literally walking distance from our office. From the looks of my order, I think the cook might have a crush on me.

This past weekend, our very good friend and Glad Rags Ink client Steppie celebrated her clothing brand's 3 Year Anniversary at Biergarten in LA. About a year and a half ago, he came to us at a point in her design career where she knew she could expand but needed the right help. Before coming to us, she literally did EVERYTHING herself. Even the screen printing and production! A true testament to the D.I.Y. mentality which we live by as well. Once she was able to start delegating the production load to us, she could focus more on the design, sales, and marketing aspects of the Steppie brand and her business skyrocketed and is now growing at incredible speeds. It has been quite the spectacle to watch her company and brand grow and I can't wait to see what she does next. Good job, Steppie!

Steppie was even able to grant Debbie Tan's greatest wish- to become a panda!

This is a bit random, but I saw this purse this weekend and couldn't help but notice the logo. I don't know what company it is from but this logo looks way too similar to the iconic Gorilla Biscuits "GB" logo. Tisk tisk!

I finally got to watch Louis C.K. perform stand-up on Netflix and wow, I have been missing out! Dude is hilarious! Speaking of hilarious, a few of our close friends will be performing their own stand-up bits this Tuesday in Pomona at DBA256 Gallery Wine Bar. Come check them out and have a drink with us!

It finally happened. I'm making my return to ice hockey after 10 years since my last time on the ice. Similar to when I used to be in a band with my brother and friends, this is another one of those things that simply gives me a release like nothing else. When I'm playing hockey, nothing else matters. All the troubles of this world seem to melt away and become insignificant when I'm on the ice and to me, that's something I'll never trade. I can't believe I went this long without getting back on the ice but it's probably because I was getting my fix from other things in the meantime, like music and business. I can only hope that everyone is able to find their own escapes in their lives. Find a hobby! There's more to life than work and the internet. LIVE!

- Vince