Wednesday, December 22, 2010

What We're All About

Just a few videos to show you what's running through our head when we work.

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Monday, December 13, 2010

The Cool...

I was watching Indiana Jones last night and it got me thinking about what makes someone really cool. I never came up with an answer, but these guys seem to know something most of us don't...

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Sunday's Something Sneaky - Flags

The blogging has been down lately, as in pretty much all year. My bad. This week I actually have an excuse though because it's finals week here on campus. I'm actually in the library right now writing a study guide about metaphysics. But luckily I have a wandering mind and I thought it was important that I let you guys in on what I am about to start working on pretty soon here.

I have been trying to work in a design based on the state flag because I always love to incorporate our hometown pride into our work. Now that I'm down in Oregon, I miss WA that much more. But I also admit that I have some Oregon pride now too and The INC! owes a lot to the people down here. Therefore I've got some sweet ideas swirling about what to do with these here state flags. Just another Sunday's Something Sneaky for those out there who need something to distract them from whatever they are doing.


Sunday, December 5, 2010

Sunday's Something Sneaky - New Products

We're looking to get some new stuff made for the holiday season so your parents and Santa have something really cool to get you. So I thought this Sunday I would give you a look at what we're doing. We're looking at doing a couple different sticker designs and a hoody for the cold weather. So enjoy this Sunday's Something Sneaky and look out for this stuff in the near future.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Friday's 5 - Cities of the World

A buddy of mine recently brought a giant world map over to our house for us to have. We ended up standing around it for about half an hour discussing where we had been, where we wanted to go, etc. It was a really cool conversation and it got me thinking about the places I have traveled already in my 20 years of living. My mom is in the travel business and my dad is always getting shipped off around the world for work so I have been really lucky in the extent of my travels. So today, while it's on my mind, I figured I would write about my 5 favorite cities I have ever been to. They may not all be the most recognized or the most important cities of the world, but they are definitely the five places I have been and would love to return to. Here it is, Friday's 5, my favorite cities of the world.

#5 - Venice
Venice is one of the most unique cities in the world. The way it is built around the system of canals is amazing and I loved how the canals are built into everyday life there. There are hundreds of beautiful bridges, water taxis, gondolas and islands that really make Venice a great place to visit. I also really love St. Mark's square because there is always something going down there, and at the very least there are millions of pigeons to chase. I'll be back there sometime in 2011, so I'm super pumped for that.

#4 - Hood River
My parents have some friends that run a bed and breakfast down in this really cool city in Oregon, so I've been going there for years. It is a really small city but it is great to walk around in and see the shops and eat at Andrew's Pizza and Mike's Ice Cream. Now that I live in Portland I get down there sometimes for a day and it's just a fun place to spend an afternoon. Plus, if you go when the wind is blowing, you can see dozens of really talented windsurfers doing their thing on the river which is very cool.

#3 - Paris
Paris gets a bad rap because a lot of people don't get along with the French, but it definitely one of the greatest cities in the world. The Louvre is incredible, the Van Gogh museum is even more incredible and a nighttime walk by the Eiffel Tower really caps it off nicely. Just steer clear of the escargot...

#2 - New York City
There is certainly no more exciting city than NYC. It just seems as if you're at the center of the world when you're there. Especially if you're into art of clothing, because then you are literally at the epicenter. I was there this summer and just walking around with Jay-Z in my headphones was one of the most incredible things I've ever done. New York makes you feel like you can do anything, which is somewhat dangerous but definitely exciting.

#1 - Seattle
Had to do it. It's probably not fair because I have lived here my whole life but I really have a special place in my heart for Seattle. It is so cool to look up from a boat on Lake Washington when the sun is shining and see giant mountains in the distance. I know everyone thinks it's raining all the time but they are wrong, it only rains most of the time. The city is so green and there are tons of really cool places to hang out and see. Come visit, The INC! will definitely show you a good time.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Sunday's Something New

I've been thinking a lot lately about the idea of "fitting in." I've decided that that's the dumbest thing to want to do ever. And I feel like that is pretty much all every kid wants to do. The beautiful thing about the world is that everyone fits in by default. Nobody has to be a certain way to make friends or socialize. Just look at me, I wear bucket hats and Disney sweatshirts and socks with sandals and I get along fine with almost everybody. Basically, what I am saying is be you and don't try to be someone else to fit in. Just fit yourself in exactly how you are.

Fit INC!

Your College Radio

This weekend my roommate Sal and I put in a lot of time working together on a logo for the radio station here at our school, KDUP. He has a pretty awesome show with one of my buddies and I have a show as well. He has been working really hard to improve the station and I've been working with him on some t shirt and logo designs. I just thought I would share a bit of what we've been doing with you guys. You should definitely tune into some of the shows at, there are some really smart kids playing good music on there. The first one is going on the new KDUP t-shirts ad the next will hopefully be the next logo.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

I'm sorry for anyone that reads this thing for my absence in the last few weeks. Between school and now being home for break I have not had a lot of time for The INC! which sucks because that's really my favorite thing to do. Today I thought I would just wish you all a happy turkey day and let you know what we're working on right now.

As you may know, we had a really successful party at Kelly and Stewart's house. Maybe close to 50 people came and a lot of people left with new Incorporated Clothing. There was much fun to be had. Here are a few choice pictures form that evening.


But it's always back to business...

Next up for us is stickers. We're working on a couple different designs and trying to figure out the best ones to use. Pretty soon you'll all be able to vandalize the streets Incorporated style. Here are a few ideas:

So we'll have those coming pretty close to Christmas hopefully. Other than that not much is going on at The INC! Of course our online store is up and running so we have been sending out some orders to friends and family around the country. I'm going to try to get my game face on after this break so keep checking the blog for all of your INC! news. Tomorrow there will be a new Sunday's Something New that I have been working on this week.

Adios and Get Incorporated!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Sunday's Something Sneaky

Once again I wanted to let you guys in on what I'm working on today. It's got a long ways to go, but I'll let you see where Im coming from and what I have so far. Hope everyone's weekend was nice. Here you go:


Friday, November 12, 2010

Friday's 5 - Hip Hop Album Covers

Music is a big part of what we do here at The INC! There are very few moments in the day when I don't have music playing and I think the same goes for Kelly and Stew. My personal favorite genre is hip-hop or rap or whatever you'd like to call it. I think it has a very direct way of expressing the emotions, where a lot of other music is hidden behind metaphors and abstract lyrics. Not that I don't like other music too, I pretty much love it all. But that's not really the point of this Friday's 5. Like I said I take a lot of inspiration from rap and as a visual artist, the album covers are often the best way to connect visually with an album. That being said, there are a lot of bad album covers, but that just makes the good ones stand out even more. So here are my favorite 5:

PS. These are all pretty recent. There are a lot of picks that should be on here but I just didn't think of them so don't get offended please.

#5 - A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory

Not only is it a great album, but the album artwork is really special. Super simple and understated, but really dope. Black, red and green is a pretty cool colorway, but often used poorly in Gucci knock-offs. Not this time. Anyways, just a cool one, and very unique as far as hip-hop goes.

#4 - Wu-Tang Clan - Enter the 36 Chambers

There is probably no album cover more menacing than this. I heard the story behind it and I guess two of the actually Clan aren't even in it, but that doesn't really matter. The way everything in the back is kind of abstracted is sweet and the front man really expresses it all. Whether or not you like the cover, you should certainly hear the album because it's awesome. But the album cover has a great aesthetic that perfectly shows their blend of hip-hop and kung-fu.

#3 - Ol' Dirty Bastard - Return to the 36 Chambers

Keeping in the Wu-Tang Clan, ODB's first album cover is really perfect. I think its taken from his actual state welfare card, which I think he used well into his music career. This cover is not only funny, but also connects the artist with the people. Super dope album, super dope cover, super dope artist.

#2 - Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

Her first and only album of all time, and she really did it right. The entire album has interludes of a children's classroom, tying in the album cover really well. This album talks a lot about going against what's popular, which Lauryn certainly did herself, quitting music altogether after this album. We've all spent plenty of time at a desk, and I know personally that that's where a ton of my creative works gets done.

#1 - Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

This one is actually 5 covers in one, making it really the coolest thing that's come out in a while. No music artist really uses visuals as well as Kanye in my opinion, but no music artist is really as good in general. He linked up with the painter George Condo to do 5 different covers, one of which was too much for Wal Mart and Target to even shelve it. So what did he do? Just pixelated it and used that version. November 22, get ready.

There you go, I hope you enjoyed it. Time to go Friday.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Sunday's Something Sneaky

The blog has really been slacking this weekend. First with the sub-par Friday's 5, we still haven't put up photos of the party and today's something new is once again just a sneak peek. I got this cool idea for a design but I haven't finished it quite yet, so I'll just let you see how I'm doing and where the design came from. Here you go, Sunday's Something Sneaky:

My progress:

One inspiration:

Other inspiration. Curren$y is a super dope rapper. Everyone should check him out: