Spokane Indians Official On-Field Available tonight at 9pm PST Midnight EST.
And here they is. I tried breaking them down into a linear evolution but if my memory is correct, there was some doubling back in there.
You know the routine. Tomorrow morning we’ll preview the hat. Tomorrow night, 9PM PST/Midnight EST the hat will be available.
Spokane Indians Official On-Field coming at you Thursday night. Before we release the hat, lets give a little back story. Forgive me if you’ve seen some of this on the Brandiose site. Hopefully you’ll see a few new things in this BTS.
Just like every team rebrand we start with a trip to the team’s hometown for some in-depth research. Spokane is a beautiful town so there was plenty of natural beauty to inspire. Check these old postcards that we found. Better than any digital camera could do if you ask me.
There is an artist named George Flett, member of the Spokane Indian tribe, that we found absolutely captivating. So we dug up as many George Flett works that we could find.
With a name like the Indians, it was important to be respectful to the Spokane Indian tribe first and foremost. That’s why we went to the elders of the Spokane Indian tribe and asked for permission to use the Spokane Indians name. We also asked for permission to use one of their symbols. They graciously gave us permission to use the feather. I still get the warm fuzzies thinking about that whole experience. Tomorrow, sketches!
Spokane Indians Official On-field next week. Kick this weekend’s ass Clinkers!
Reggie Watts is amazing, you should waste a few hours falling down his internet rabbit hole to learn more about him. This TED Talk was great. He has many more where they came from. He’s also one of the co-stars of the IFC show Comedy Bang Bang which was born from one of my favorite podcast to listen to whilst I sketch, Comedy Bang Bang.
I buy a couple pairs of Vans a year and wear them till they look like this. Right up to the point where they start to let small rocks in through the soles. Then I photograph them, build a small cedar boat, light them afire, and play taps with my mouth trumpet in full salute. That last part is a lie. But no lie, these are probably my 15th pair of these same style Vans in about 10 years.
Why do I do this? The last 3 weeks of their life. They become one with my foot. In otherwords, the last 3 weeks have been glorious.
Goodbye Number 15, you’ve served your duty well.
You Clinkers know what fans we are of Mishka. Some of the funnest stuff we’ve designed was for our collaboration with thems guys. They revived our Cyco Simon logos for their Summer 2012 Collection. Go to MishkaNYC.com to see the stuff. Check out their full Summer 2012 lookbook here.