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COLLAB STORY: ALEX SHEN

This season we were lucky enough to collaborate with one of Oakland's best dudes, Alex Shen. Not only is he a talented musician (drummer in Meat Market & Marbled Eye), he holds it down for the community with his radio station, Lower Grand Radio, and work at Oakland Public Library. Alex designed the Warped Tee for us, currently available in limited quantities online and in store. 

 

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MEET JOONBUG

Each season, we enlist our favorite artists to create original work for our tshirts and other products. We value this process as it allows us the opportunity to collaborate with folks in our community that inspire us. Lenworth "Joonbug" Macintosh is a photographer and illustrator, originally from Jamaica, now based in Oakland. This season we released the Joonbug tee, designed by Joonbug. We recently sat down with him for a short interview and he has graciously sent us some additional photos and drawings, which we have shared below. Enjoy!

 

OSC: How did you get the name Joonbug?

Joonbug: My boy Roc back in undergrad, Abilene in 2007, started calling me that–it’s a southern name and fun to say. I’m also a Junior and not born in June like most think. lol.

OSC: What inspires you to create?

Joonbug: Life and the infinite pools of magic it brings.

OSC: What do you love most about Oakland?

Joonbug: The blends of creative in the black and brown community, along with the pride and history here.

OSC: What advice do you have for a younger artist?

Joonbug: Learn to see, learn by doing, mistakes are the best teachers, your craft will be your resume so practice vigorously. Rules are meant to be understood, seldom followed.

Model: Maya
Photographer/Illustrations: Joonbug

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F/W '18 PT 2

Oakland Surf Club 

4124 Broadway

Oakland CA,

Collection
Fall  2018
All Photos By  Dréa Nieto 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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F/W 18' PT 1

 

 

Oakland Surf Club 

4124 Broadway

Oakland CA,

Collection
Fall  2018
Model Antwan
All Photos By  Dréa Nieto 

 

 

 

 

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RAFFLE N' CHILL

Last Friday we brought together long time friends and family at our brick and mortar in Oakland, California. Oakland's very own festival, FEELS, is among us and it was reason to celebrate as a community. That day, Kelis was announced as the surprise headliner, an edition to the already royal line up for FEELS 6. The event is filled with amazing local visual artists, including: Muzae Sesay, summer fucking mason, and Jeff  Cheung, as well as some heavy musical acts including Princess Nokia, Bby Mutha + more. Many familiar faces showed up and won tickets to FEELS 6 from our raffle. It was a night reminiscent of past events downtown and we're so happy to have our doors open once again. 

Here's a photo essay of the night.

Photography by Julian Edwards 

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