My friend and mentor Bryan Espiritu currently has a feature up on 1867.com. If you don’t know about Bryan Espiritu, you better get familiar ay ess ay pee (asap). Here’s an excerpt from the article:
Fortunately enough this is not the case for Espiritu. With TheLegendsLeague as the backbone for IdeallClothing Espiritu has been able to survive the rinse cycle, as early in the fashion game as he is. This is a rare occasion where the colour may fade, but the quality remains because it’s more about the message on the shirts than the threads holding the fabric together. As Espiritu explains, “It is really more than clothing. For those who care about that it’s always gunna be around and it’s always gunna mean something,” and because of that selling product has always been easy for him.
By making sure the pieces he creates relate back conceptually to something in his life he has been able to reach other people. Even when he first alerted Myspacers’ to meet him at a spot in downtown Toronto called China Doll to purchase a shirt of “The James’s,” which celebrated the lives of James Brown, J Dilla, and Rick James, his product flew fast.
Read more here.
I was looking at my Twitter timeline & Bryan tweeted this link. I love his work and it is simply amazing. I didn’t know what Fully Wholly was so I just got put on. Check out everything below. And I quote…
To celebrate the release of the 3rd Air Yeezy at LiveStock Toronto tomorrow, I put some work in to create 3 Air Yeezy Wholly’s. This is actually the SECOND collection of Wholly’s I completed while in LA. Stay tuned for the release of the 1st and 3rd collections.
What’s a Wholly?
A “Wholly” is a stylized character who is composed of a base or shell that generally has 4 holes in it. Those 4 holes provide me with endless possibilities to solving graphic problems. I use the base or shell as a canvas to create the character, and the holes to act as ports to extensions of the character.
For the Yeezy Wholly’s I used the shutter shade texture inside the bear ears, and used the feet to display each shoe.
I hope you guys enjoy them.
I am LLOVING these. I don’t know which one to cop yet. Here’s a quote from the lovely Bryan.
My main goal was to hold you lladies down for the Summer months, so the drop will likely go down around May/June. But here is the first official Sneak Peak at the Ideall Clothing Summer 2009 LLadies Line, designed by yours truly.
Thank you for all the LLove&Support LLadies. I gotchu.
For more info click here.
Here’s a look at one of the Ideall Clothing LLadies designs. It’s a oneliner that I did of the word Ideall and the Ideall Boy logo with an eyeliner pencil. In graffiti terms it would be a tag or throw-up that is completed in one non-stop solid line without having to stop the flow of the can for line breaks. In my terms it’s some dope shit for the lladies that have always been showing me non-stop support.
Bryan Espiritu pushed and inspired me to start using Adobe Illustrator. He is a hard working man, a great mentor and always on top of things. LLove it.
These pics were taken last year; my brother and I. Showing some LLove. Throw your Ls up in the air.
Yes! My mentor Bryan Espiri-who made another drop! I went to LiveStock on Friday to make sure I copped what I wanted! Make sure you either go to LiveStock or to IdeaLL CLothing’s online store to order your t-shirt. This is the one I bought.