During my trip back home to Portland I accompanied a good friend to an 8am Cross Fit session after a long night of boozing. The place is called "Mt Tabor Cross Fit" the owner a extremely fit, fun, energetic women name Alex whom was friendly enough to offer up a class for me to try out that day. I gracefully declined and thanked her for her generosity but I was way too hung over to do anything extreme. Especially when it's been awhile since I've done anything physically strenuous.
I had my canon with me so I offered to snap some photos as they work out. The 14mm fish was great for capturing the space and everyone in it. Told Alex i'd share the photos with her and hopefully the photos will be a good way to promote the gym. We talked a bit about my interest in photography and I told her my real interest was actually in design, the photo/video stuff was something I recently got into because it's been an effective tool to promote Creative Session. Anyhow Alex mentioned there was an upcoming competition the gym was going to attend and have been in the market for a logo to represent the gym. I suggested for an events like this a graphic T would be more interesting and the benefit of this is that you can change it each year- yes, i offered up my services to take a stab at the design.
Here are the results of this years 2012 Mt.Tabor Cross Fit graphics. Unfortunately the project was a quick project therefore i did not document my process, hopefully the next time ill be able to show our process better.
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Last years Adidas party the "Do Over" has gotten me fiend'n for more. The traveling party hits many cities such as New York, LA and just happen to be in Portland on my last summer when I was up north.
Last week while in Portland for a wedding the "Do Over" was in town again I guess our reunion was inevitable. My day started out great the sun was warm in the high 80's, I went to Nike to pick up gear at an employee rate of 50% off - the perks you receive having connections! Following the shopping spree I met up with some good friends for Pomegranate Momosa and brunch. Then the Do Over.
Unfortunately due to popular demands the line wrapped around the block, mind you I came 30 minutes before the venue opened. My good friend Paul Vu was there an hour before so I slipped right in front of him in line. After 2 hours of waiting under the hot sun and people cutting one another like crabs in a bucket I bounced! I manage to take photos but not very many.
So if you've been following a few months back we started a collection called "Homeward Bound" the concept was designing graphics inspired by the city each member of Creative Session grew up or lived in. We started em off with the Oregon sweater ( read about it here ) The design became quite a popular peice. We still have people asking about them now- unfortunately being a small company it's tough to do everything we'd like to get done so we had a small run of those sweaters. We're working hard at getting everything we design to people whom admire our design.
Well following the success of the "Oregon" design we'd like to introduce to the world the "San Francisco" addition to the family. LAX and NYC are coming up next.
This video is a short trailer for Doot Co's upcoming 3 Minute interview with Creative Session. Doot Co stands for "Developing Original Objects in Tandem" founded by Shawn HibmaCronan & Adam Alpine. Both Oakland based Artist & Designers whom we recently teamed up with to develop the "HED LYTE" and "LampFire" so stay tuned for behind the scene footage of this.
Back by popular demand, the I CS SF sweaters. This time around we're also making the I CS PDX version. It's only right that we carry the PDX edition to support our lovely hometown. Its been raining for weeks and it has been hard to do a photo shoot of these new sweaters (I guess it should of been obvious we take these photos in the rain since PDX rains 90% of the time anyway). Now that the rain is behind us and the lovely California sun is back, Brea and I set out to take photos of the "I CREATIVEsession Around" collection.
With the help of Lisa Bumanlag from SignScape Graphics, we produced these prototype sweaters in a timely manner and should be taking pre-orders for all interested buyers starting out very soon. Calling out all PDX kids.
Here are some of the outtakes of todays shoot (enjoy):
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Last Thursday, Anh and Arnelle hosted Unscripted, Rhymefest, and Karmaloop at the Astro Studios for a late night photoshoot. We had a great night networking and meeting everyone and we're hoping for a lot of future collaborations.Overseeing the photoshoot process
Arnelle showing off her artistic skills
Rhymefest striking a pose
Roy from Unscripted with Rhymefest
Anh talking to Chris from Karmaloop and the Unscripted guys, while Arnelle interviews Rhymefest.
Thanks to Unscripted for providing us with these pictures.
This one is called "Word Vomit." Haha. Pretty straightforward concept, right? It's a literal translation of the phrase. Quite simply, "word vomit" is used to describe when we pretty much blurt things out before thinking about what we're saying. Then because of this, we usually almost immediately regret what we said and wish we didn't say it. There are a million things we say in our lives that we speak on impulsively that probably would have been better left unsaid. This piece communicates that clearly. I think it's rather funny.
It's a mixed media piece. I drew her face with a regular ballpoint pen, then scanned the image in to the computer, and built on it and effected it in Photoshop.
I was smiling the whole time while I was making this. I hope it does the same for you when you see it.
This is a 21 event.
I"m telling you all right now, this is THE ONE AND ONLY party to be at on Friday, October 15, at ATMOSPHERE in SF. We"ve so cleverly dubbed this party "KAZBAY". We"re bringing the KARMALOOP guys out to party, in association with UPTHECITY, to bring you the bay"s most official, and FIRST OFFICIAL Karmaloop Kazbah streetwear party. Brought to you in part and hosted by CREATIVESESSION"s own Arnelle.
We have RHYMEFEST, the unsung hero of hip hop, coming to headline the event, plus 15 Kazbah brands in the house to sponsor/host the event. This means TONS of free streetwear giveaways. We will also be giving 50 exclusive collabo tees to the first 50 who show up, that the brands collaborated on SPECIFICALLY for this event, printed by Thick-n-Thin Printing. Attendees of this event will also get a special Karmaloop discount code to use on the website after the party.
Our creative team CREATIVESESSION will be present, showcasing art, along with a live tee slashing session by Cecilia Aragon of Punky Couture, specially for the ladies! Erin Paula formerly of Rin on the Rox will also be in the building.
Tons of media, press coverage...magazines, tv coverage...it"s going to be the night of a lifetime. Look at the list below to see just what you"ll be getting yourself into if you show up.
RJ Kool Raul
So...like I said, you definitely don"t want to miss this kids. For more info and the guestlist, visit www.upthecity.com. See you there! Please reblog this!
Today I took the liberty of making a quick-edit lifestyle teaser for CREATIVEsession, grabbing video clips and various photos from different times the team has gathered recreationally. When viewing the collective of images we had on file, I couldn't help but notice that even when we get together for fun and leisure, we are always pushing ourselves creatively and using our artistic talents to whatever end, in all facets of life. Whether it be taking random pictures, recording special moments on video, playing with iPhone apps, cutting hair, or all of us grabbing a paintbrush and getting down on a canvas... we are always exercising our minds and our artistic abilities.
That's what I love so much about our team. We are passionate, and we continuously inspire one another when we're together. It's this nonstop flow of positive and innovative energy that keeps us on our toes, and keeps us, well...happy.
This teaser was meant to capture and convey that in a short amount of time. I hope this brings you one step closer to falling in love with my team just as much as I have. Enjoy.