Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Pack Your Stuff

We're moving the blog, kiddos.
Please update your bookmarks, RSS Feeds and brains to http://www.clandestinish.com/. Cause that's our new home, all cleaned up for the relaunch (which is in two DAYSSSS!). I will see you over there. I'll be the one holding the poodle.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Kent says STAY TUNED

Blog news tomorrow.

Anyone noticing how small that Bomby's wick is getting? SOOOO SOON!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

O M(ichael Bay) G!

Here's the teaser trailer for Transformers 2 that will run during the Super Bowl. Listen, say what you will, but I'll say this looks like the greatest movie ever made. Transformers on one wheel? Dog-ish transformer? Everything exploding while GIGANTIC robots kill people? Shia's broken hand?

Be right back, I'm going to go get in line.

CLICK HERE for what might be the best trailer ever?

Saturday, January 31, 2009

nobody puts baby in the corner

here's the workout dvd "inspired by the #1 movie of all time". hard to argue with that logic. check out the trailer. wow.

Friday, January 30, 2009



It's coming, man.


Listen, I'm kinda beefy over an art show that opens this weekend, but I still think everyone should see it - and I don't want to take any credit away from the amazing artists and Justin from Shooting Gallery and Kris Lewis (who seems to have been the curators) for putting together what seems like an incredible exhibit. Just sour over will.i.am doing an art show and not involving G1988 (my other job), considering I've been friends with the guy since youth and actually did him a crazy favor a few years back. Whatever, now I can make fun of his solo album and not feel bad.

Onto less bitter information, these artists were each commissioned to create portraits of Grammy-nominated artists for an exhibit this weekend at the Pacific Electric Lofts in LA. here are some really awe-inspiring examples...

Nas by Henry Lewis

Jay-Z by Greg Gossel

Madonna by Lori Early

M.I.A. by Colin Christian

Rich Rubin by Paul Chatem

will.i.am (boooo!) by David Stoupakis

Angus Young by Shawn Barber

Trent Reznor by Travis Louie


Listen, you COULD focus on this full shot of the Limited Blue Camo Hoodie that Pete was wearing during press week at the Super Bowl, but I think I'll stare at the fact that a microphone has a rubber ducky on it.

pic snagged from icecreamhdaches.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Kitchen Ware

''Hit it" is a series of furniture, consisting of a table and chairs. They resemble Saloon furniture from western movies, but the difference lies in the material. Hit It allows everyone to feel like a strong cowboy. Saloon fighting will now not only be fun, but safe.

Pains that I don't own this. Not sure I can outwit the physical Hit It Table and Chairs with any sort of pun or twee-based commentary, but I will say that if this was a public company I would buy so much stock in it that I would wear a monocle, smoke a pipe and brag about how the economy doesn't affect investors smart enough to put their money in collapsible fighting furniture - because that sir, is a global necessity. 

seen at likecool.

Happy Holilate

So, even though the man publicly outed me as desperate for those drool-worthy Coraline Nikes, and banned the shoe game to Clandestinish, I still owe Pete a Holiday present. He got me the Todd James (a.k.a. "REAS") print he featured over on his blog a few months ago, which was awesome. And I figured I'd return the gesture...

I had two prints to choose from, you tell me if I picked correctly. 

Thought about these Tim Doyle "Bill Murray Times Six" prints I first saw at OMG Posters. They have a normal colorway, and a more limited glow-in-the-dark version, and both chronicle Bill in many of his most memorable roles (Caddyshack, Stripes, Ghostbusters, Ed Wood, Lost in Translation, Life Aquatic), but luckily leaves of his stint as the voice of Garfield. Anyway, didn't pick this one, although I might need to pick it up for myself.

I went with Alex Pardee, who you might recognize from his extensive album and merch art for The Used and Cage. I framed it up with matting and everything...

Choice Fail? 

Pardee pic via Vinyl Pulse.



Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Go Panthers!

...and to further my obsession, would any of you still be my friend if I bought a few of these products and wore them while watching the DVD sets? (and by a few products, I mean all 4, and yes, that would mean I'd wear both jerseys at once, switching them when either Riggins or Matt scores at TD or kisses a girl). 

seen here.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

4th and Obsession

I can't be alone, can I? Still on my Season 1 DVDs, but that lonely category where "Freaks and Geeks" and "The State" live in, might just get a new roomie.

I am your Landry.

What May Come...

Still a little confused about how this dude was able to take a photograph of a dream he was having. Also, I love little man in the back who has not quite hit the age where he would HAVE to pay attention.

seen at Egotastic!

My Best Friend

Dear God,

How did Disney get into my head and create the movie of my dreams? 

Dear DJ Dan Suh,

Do they make weed strong enough for this to seem normal?

Dear Pete,

You can't even get Hemy a line read for this stuff? New agent needed.

Dear the stars of Space Buddies,

Do you guys all wanna hang out? Mini Golf? Smiling, laughing, hanging. I love you guys. Alot.

Monday, January 26, 2009

google maps LARPing

james montgomery sent this one over to me. sometimes the photographers that capture images for google maps end up taking pictures of some amazing shit. they caught a few LARPers (live action role playing) in the act in pittsburgh somewhere:

check it here

for more on LARPing, definitely check out the movie 'monster camp' and try to figure out which dude most reminds you of andy hurley.

El Fin

The only thing to ever beat Salsa Shark might just be Lemonade Shark, and now it's all possible with these awe-inspiring shark fin ice trays. 

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the Ocean Spray Cran-berry Cocktail. No? Not a funny Jaws reference? We're gonna need a bigger cup? Whatever. You can buy them by CLICKING HERE.

first seen at likecool.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Chueh Shoe

A nice mixture between my worlds of Gallery1988 and Clandestine is the artwork of Luke Chueh, who recently created a commissioned painting for the cover of Fall Out Boy's latest album, Folie a Deux. Maybe you've seen it? Well, if you have, I'm assuming it got you onto LukeChueh.com, which in turn got you to be a serious Luke Chueh fan. 

Well, was stoked to see these custom Nikes painted by Yoakustoms, which has the "Possessed" image on one side of the shoe, a legendary Luke Chueh painting sold at my Gallery almost 5 years ago. Check out the bloody mess...

First seen here.

Free Sundaes

Soooo...artist Simon Oxely (idokungfoo.com) supplied us with two signed digital prints of the Angry Ice Cream graphic he did for the new Clan relaunch tee, and since you check blogs on Sundays, I'll give you the chance to win one free. First two people to email me at tysongivens@gmail.com and supply me with the name of the actress who played Punky Brewster, get the print. 

Good luck.

UPDATE: Contest over, two winners named. Soliel Moon Frye, represent! More giveaways to come.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

pistol youth

a few friends of mine in a band called pistol youth put together this sweet video. you might know michael chislett from a little band called the academy is...anyway, check out "in my eyes" starring the golden girls.

Cool Shoes

Some posts will be witty, some will have points. But some will just be pictures of cool shoes. Done it before, and will do it again.

New Adidas High Tops. Want.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Just Like Us

As a huge fan of logos and corporate identities, I was STOKED to see a website focusing on the recent Americanization (smile everyone! we taking over, but we brought coffee) of Dubai and how the country is implementing American corporations into their Arabic world. When it comes to logos or signage, translating the global brand in Arabic poses a dozen or so design issues, which includes the idea of the language reading backwards to us (and basically on a global level). I'm uber-interested in the teams that decided how to keep the global brand intact, the aesthetics pleasing and also be respectful, and legible, to the Arabic world. I'm totally ignoring most of the commentary that can be made about America's reach or our all-out Global attack, and have decided to just sort of marvel at how pretty the Arabic letters can look in these recognizable logos (it helps me sleep at night). 

CLICK HERE to see examples of stores like Dean & Deluca, Foot Locker, Louis Vuitton and Subway. Pretty awesome to me, but I'm also a HUGE nerd for shit like this (and most things). 

first seen at Drawn.ca

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

No S'more of That, Then.


keep refreshing. we have lots of splash. Relaunch is so close.

Oh, and the front of the S'mores hoodie. Thanks, aggressive paps.

Good to see...

...both Jennifer Hudson out and about healing, and to see her sporting Clan. Thoughts are with her and the hoodie.

He's Not Just A Client...

PW rocking the Obama x Clandestine tee at the Youth Ball...

OK, I love the Clan, but Joe Trohman's original Wrestlemania tee FTW.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Day Of

Pete & Dan out in DC getting their "I was there for history" on, I'm laying on my couch watching this week's "Tool Academy." Toss up, right?

The Clandestine Obama tee dropped today, with outstanding success. I know off hand that G1988: SF sold out. There are still some left at G1988: LA and Stephen over at the Clandestine store said people were going crazy for it when they opened - but I think they have a limited number left too. Wondering how you SD kids were at Loserkids. All good things. And if you don't live in these cities, just call one of the stores, they'll probably take a phone order and send it to you. Limited edition of 100, so don't just stand there, let's get to it (strike a pose, there's nothing to it. VOGUE.)

Oh, and here's Jay-Z's official Inauguration remix to Young Jeezy's "My President is Black," which is insanely brilliant. This verse should force people who don't think he's the greatest rapper of all time to punch themselves in the face and realize the truth. 

Sunday, January 18, 2009

New Day

limited to 100 total shirts ONLY.

Remember, this Tuesday, the Inauguration Clandestine shirts drop at these fine retail locations (in limited numbers):

The Clandestine Landmark Store
952 W. Newport Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657

710 Center Dr.
San Marcos, CA 92069

Gallery1988: LA
7020 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Gallery1988: SF
1173 Sutter St.
San Francisco, CA 94109

Pre Pre Buzz

Early word out of Sundance (besides the obvious that Hollywood people are douchey) is that the Marc Webb directed "500 Days of Summer" is an uber-smash hit, with it getting tons of "It's the next _____" (Juno, Garden State, Little Miss Sunshine, Slumdog Millionaire, Geico Caveman campaign, etc.) buzz. It stars Joseph Gordon-Leavitt and Zooey Deschanel and has the tag line, "Boy meets Girl. Boy falls in love. Girl Doesn't" - so it's promising obviously. Anyway, here's the trailer and remember where you heard it first.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

shepard fairey on the colbert report

shepard fairey made a visit to the colbert report to talk about the obama poster project. shepard's work has been the topic of much conversation lately between jensen, pete, and myself so this is really cool to see...

One Way Or The Other

Hell hath no fury like a dude who's been waiting to release a movie for a handful of years but can't seem to get a studio behind him, but the Spike Jonze/Dave Eggers "Where The Wild Things Are" appears to be moving forward inch by inch. Spike's skateboard company, Girl, has announced limited edition skate decks, which also serve as our first real look at all the monsters who will fill up a good portion of the screen (if it comes out). I wonder if these decks were renegade moves by Spike to get some visuals and buzz back out there, or if the studio is finally letting some details and hope loose. Let's assume it's the latter so I can skate in peace.

star wars retold

brian diaz, guitar tech extroadinaire, tipped me off to this wonderful video. it's an animated re-telling of the original star wars trilogy, explained by a girl who's never actually watched all 3 films in their entirety. almost as good as the real thing...

Star Wars: Retold (by someone who hasn't seen it) from Joe Nicolosi on Vimeo.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

There's Always Money In The Banana Stand!

With the Arrested Development movie getting the full green light yesterday (Michael Cera, if you do not return, I swear I will punch you in the face anywhere I see you. Be it on the street, at a concert, in a CiCi's Pizza, etc.), I figured we could celebrate the good news here at Clandestinish. While looking for images, I found out about Dean Fraser, and his Springfield Punx project. Touching on another TV show I'm grossly obsessed with, Dean takes The Simpsons character design and recreates other well-known characters in their style. My favs were the dysfunctional Bluths.

If you have never seen an episode of Arrested Development, do yourself a favor and go buy the DVD box sets. They're like $10 each now and will make any weekend, one of the best of your life. And check out more of Dean's Springfield Punx (which include Michael Keaton as Batman, TONS of superheroes, Dwight from The Office and Craig Ferguson), by CLICKING HERE. 

originally seen at Whizhouse.

More Than Meets The Ears

Couldn't resist posting what looks to be the coolest thing coming out of Toy Tokyo Forum 2009, the result of some serious co-branding between Disney and Transformers.

Beautifully designed (while still keeping the rough play, child aesthetic and functioning), with a price tag around $40, I'm already reserving shelf space. You?

seen at /Film.