E THE REAL at Venue

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We’re excited to have E THE REAL at Venue on July 8 & 9. E THE REAL is a brand that started in 2010 out of Lawrence, Kansas. Check out their World Cup 2014 collection at etherealco.com

“Honestly, I had too much time on my hands during college and had a craving for a creative outlet.”

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“We basically just rolled the dice and did everything on the fly for a while.”

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“Nobody was doing anything like this in Kansas, so we took the opportunity and ran with it.”

 

Words by Alex Beal, E THE REAL*

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The guys at Dopamine 36 have been good friends of ours since the start. Dopamine is one of my favorite and most entertaining lifestyle website and media network, they post all of the latest from some of the best established and up and coming brands out, as well as give in depth features on interesting characters, highlight shops, food, beautiful women, etc… Dopamine 36 does a great job using their platform to really give a voice to this next generation, to the underdogs…to us, and we can’t thank them enough. We are excited to partner with them for this upcoming VENUE, to present “The Print Lab.”

The Print Lab will basically be the unveiling of a new service that Dopamine will soon be able to provide. Get ready to update your two-way for the new connects number, Dopamine will now offer Direct to Garment (DTG) printing or Digital Printing. Now what this means, for those of you that may be unfamiliar, is that they will now be able to print some of those crazy shirt ideas you always seem to have, but don’t want to be bothered with those pesky minimums that most manufacturers often require. Nothing will ever be able to replace screen printing in my opinion (IMO) but this is a great tool and can really help with the creative process. Aside form all that it actually performs amazingly, the printer is able to reproduce photographs with crisp, clean detail, plus there is no limitation to the colors you want.  But don’t take our word for it, let the guys show you exactly how good it is.

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In an attempt to really show you that their new service works great, they will be printing out free shirts (courtesy of Spectra Apparel) for all of our attendees. For each shirt you will be able to select a special image from one of our featured artists. Marilyn Tang (@murreggtart) Gregorio Campos (@gregoriophotography) and Andre Sandoval (@drdre81) who have all graciously donated images from their amazing catalogs for you to choose from and have printed on your shirt. If you are not familiar with their work, please take a look at their various websites and social media posted above. We are very excited to be able to work together with Dopamine on a project finally, we really hope you enjoy. Thank you again to our featured artists, your work is amazing and inspires us all. See you all July 8th! If you haven’t done so, register above to attend.

Wolf & Man @ Venue

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Wolf and Man based out of Los Angeles CA, keep reminding me that they are still a small independent company. You wouldn’t be able to tell by looking at their work, the craftsmanship behind is piece is above par and they are well on their way to becoming your next favorite brand. We are excited to have them back, Venue’s the only show in so cal that you can get a preview of what’s to come from Wolf and Man. Register above to attend.

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“From Concept to Design, Direct to the People. An independent label made for the individual man.”

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