Artists Series Straps

Social Studies Design

Social Studies Design

Aldo and Sean started by silk-screening various images onto vintage men’s dress shirts and selling them in the best of the hipster boutiques L.A’s Silverlake area, and on their website at socialstudiesdesign.com. Magazines started doing features on them, and their cloths started showing up in TV shows and art museums' gallery stores. We always admired their stuff and thought it’d be cool get some of their ideas onto a guitar strap and here they are.  These colors and styles are all artist approved and can also be found along with other Social Studies clothing at  the Warhols-a-plenty Orange County Museum of art. These straps are made in extremely limited quantities with numbered hang tags.  Many of their images you see on our straps can be purchased screened onto a variety of cloths, handbags and even check wallets. Visit them at www.SocialStudiesDesign.com
Social Studies Birdstrap Guitar Strap
Social Studies Black Deck Chair Guitar Strap
Social Studies White Deck Chair Guitar Strap
Social Studies Pink & Brown Lotus Guitar Strap
Social Studies White & Blue Lotus Guitar Strap
Social Studies Stickball Guitar Strap

Skullphone Skullphone

Skullphone creator Spazmat does regular gallery shows and installations around the nation, most recently, at a dowtown Los Angeles location where he spent the entire previous night painting his Skullphone image on the side of a giant abandoned building adjacent from the show. In addition to showing up guerilla style on the walls and billboards of Americas largest cites, Spazmat’s Skullphone image was behind the best selling Volcom clothing company Artist Series T-shirt. When he’s not wearing black and wheat-pasting shullphones onto boarded up hotel windows along the Sunset strip, Spazmat’s alter ago owns a chunk of a major skateboard wheel company. More on Skullphone can be found at  Skullphone's purposefully difficult to navigate site www.Skullphone.com
Skullphone Guitar Strap

Reservoir Sunset by Matty Byloos

Matty Byloos

You know when you go to an art opening and you feel like you’re supposed to judging something for its “artistic merit” and instead you selfishly just find yourself asking yourself “that’s cool, but would I hang that on my living room wall”? Well  Matty sells more in paintings in one show than you and your girlfriend made in the last two months together working at that godforsaken Jim’s Pizza Palace full time. His painting have this kind of Suburban Surrealist  vibe where mundane homes and office buildings are transformed into the something modern natural and beautiful that they’re not, or shouldn’t be at least until Matty gets his hands on them.
Matty Byloos Guitar Strap

Reservoir Sunset by Matty Byloos

Timber!

A look at Timber! Artist Chad Eaton’s Etsy page shows he has sold over 15000 t-shirts he has drawn and screen printed in his California garage. That’s how rad is art is. His workalso shows up in high demand prints on gallery walls, sofa pillows and skateboard decks. Is the story of behind his are, as posted on his site true? “All of the TIMBER! designs fit into a story that sets a conflict between lumberjacks and their bosses with forest dwellers, including bigfoot, stuck in the middle. Each design adds more to the story, and as a body of work, have created a complex mythology involving issues with environment and labor among other things.?

Reservoir Sunset by Matty Byloos

I am 8 Bit

I am 8 bit began as an annual group art show, enlisting hundreds of artists to remix their 80’s videogame memories in a variety of mediums. Quickly, it spun into a full-fledged brand dedicated to harnessing, reviving, and exploiting the power of the old-school, helping to dose the world with a little more classic gaming bliss. Viva la pixels! After winning accolades from dozens of publications, including LA Weekly’s coveted “Best Art Show” moniker, and receiving international attention from CNN, MSNBC, Playboy, G4, MTV, and others, Chronicle Books published the first of an anthology of books, collecting the very best images from the show. The book quickly became a best-seller at stores like Urban Outfitters, leading to many other ancillary products and collaborations including this one!

Reservoir Sunset by Matty Byloos

Brock Davis

Brock Davis was a Threadless Artist Designer of The Year, and designs shirts for his line of Brock Davis kid's tees at Target stores. He is a regular contributing artist to the New York Times, Wired, Esquire, Fast Company, O Magazine and recently created the October 10, 2011 cover of Time magazine. His professional and personal work is viewed and shared millions of times over. He has been written about and featured on NPR, USA Today, Wired, Comedy Central, G4 and Boing Boing among others.