Brands We Love: Curbside•
Posted on February 05 2018
We discovered Curbside a few years back and were immediately blown away by their graphics. We realized immediately this wasn’t just another graphic tee company. Each design looked like a work of art, because THEY ARE! Curbside works with artists who create gorgeous visuals and artwork worthy of framing. We always like to say, it’s not just a t-shirt its a piece of wearable art. Pair that concept with super soft and comfy tee and you have a winning combination.
Curbside Clothing grew from the hunger of world travel, cultural immersion, and raw creativity. What began as a spontaneous trip around the globe, slowly developed into a community of professional artists communicating life's experiences through original art, and using clothing as the canvas.
We are a community of artists, visually communicating experiences through our original art, silk screened on only the softest t shirts, tank tops, long sleeves, hoodies, wall art, etc. All of our designs are created through the artistic expressions of drawing, painting, photography, street art, graphic art, and anything else we manage to get our hands on. We take pride in the philosophy “less is more” and constantly bring a new vision to graphic t shirts.
A curb may be a slab of concrete, but it's also the pulse and culture of a community. Walking, waiting, living, creating, life happens curbside.
Some of Our Favorite Curbside Artists:
Dave Koenig is a prolific painter and tattooist currently living and working in Omaha, Nebraska and Dania Beach, Florida. His art has been exhibited at tattoo conventions, festivals and art galleries throughout the world including Into the Woods Fine Art Gallery in Dania Beach, Florida, Hope Gallery in Connecticut, as well as The New BLK, In Common and Bemis Underground in Omaha, NE. He also now a part of the Unicycle Brand artist coalition. Dave has been tattooing, both locally and internationally, since 2001. His home base is currently at Tenth Sanctum Tattoos in Omaha, Nebraska, and at Into the Woods in Dania, Florida. Other professional studios Dave has worked at include Iron Brush Tattoo, Studio XIII, True Love, Off the Map, Nite owl, Cast Iron Tattoo and Arctic Tattoo in Tromso, Norway. Working with a wide range of mediums from Ink and water color to large scale acrylic, Dave maintains a controlled looseness of line work and a delicate treatment of color. Although heavily influenced by Japan’s historic culture and use of patterns, his work also reflects the imagery and antiquity of both Traditional Americana and Art Nouveau.
J Barnett has always worked in art related fields. After attending the Creative Center and receiving an Associates degree in illustration and visual arts, he worked in the graphic design field for 7 years. It was not until receiving his first tattoo by Jeremy Cruz, that he considered tattooing as a career option. After careful research J began his 2 year apprenticeship. Along with tattooing J also paints using a wide range of mediums. From large scale watercolors to motorcycle helmets. His artwork has displayed at several art openings such as the New BLK, the Sweatshop, and several First Friday art events in which he also curated.
When Mike Zimmerman was younger, he played a lot of video games and dreamed of someday making art for them. But as he got older, Mike's interests switched to music and and he decided he wanted to create gig posters and album covers. Today, when he isn't composing music or creating artwork for Curbside, Mike is designing shirts and album covers for different bands. Many of the kinds of abstract ideas and styles that are found in the music world can be found in Mike's art, which he creates by taking vintage imagery and retooling them in new and inventive ways that are often surreal.
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