FAQ Clothing’s Unique Booth at Unique LA

Our friend Sam Irvani from FAQ Clothing recently sent over some really amazing photos from his makeshift booth at the recent Unique LA Independent Design and Gift Show. He didn’t send over any specific details as to how he constructed the booth, but from what I can tell, he creatively used a lot of corrugated cardboard boxes. I can imagine many booths spending a nice sum on money on fancy (and large) banners to decorate their booth. This FAQ booth, on the other hand, theoretically could have cost nothing! All you really need is a friend with access to a lot of cardboard boxes (for instance, let’s say he works in one of those storage houses or is the stock boy at a department store) and you are set. Definitely a brilliant idea. And I’m sure they got a lot of foot traffic from people who simply wanted to look at the booth construction.

If you’d like to take a closer look at the actual tees from FAQ Clothing then please head on over to their online shop! They’ve got a neat set of cloud inspired T-Shirts that I think you should check out.

If you’d like to check out even more neat Unique LA booth photos, please check out a recap that I did earlier this year with the help of our friends at Milk & Eggs Co.

Unique LA Day 2 Recap Photos

Looks like a lot of you enjoyed the photos provided by our friends at Milk & Eggs Co! Fortunately for you, there’s more where that came from. Here are some photos from Day 2 of the Independent Design and Gift Show: Unique LA. Please enjoy and remember to visit Milk & Eggs Co. for some awesome and fun teeeeee shirts!

FAZE Apparel | FAZE is an acronym for Fearless and Zealous Everyday and is a San Francisco clothing line brought to you by three uniquely different, yet similar individuals. To us and our supporters, FAZE is more than a brand, it’s a mentality that should be upheld daily. You are driven by passion and FAZE will help you prove it to the world, through apparel with elevated designs and harmonious color schemes that represent your adaptive and visionary instinct.

FAZE Apparel

FAZE Apparel

LiNK: Liberty In North Korea | LiNK exists so that one day the crisis in North Korea will not. We operate under a mandate that does not allow us to remain silent about the human rights and refugee crisis that is a result of this emergency. We educate, protect, advocate, provide and empower the North Korean people so that one day they will have the opportunity to live in true freedom.

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MNKR | To make people happy through the wearable medium of the T-Shirt.

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MNKR

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Unique LA Day 1 Recap Photos

Our good friends David and Ade of Milk & Eggs Co. were kind enough to send over some photos from Day 1 of the Independent Design and Gift Show: Unique LA. I am sure that they were super tired after a full days worth of T-Shirt hustling, so a big thank you to the both of them. Here are the photos that they sent, please enjoy and remember to check out Milk & Eggs Co.

Milk & Eggs Co. | Milk & Eggs Co. is a t-shirt company started by Ade and Dave in February 2009. We design, print and package all of our products in the always sunny Burbank, California, with all materials being manufactured in the United States. We’ve created a special animation about Milk & Eggs that we want to share.

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Hey look, new goodies from Milk & Eggs Co. (photo courtesy of Flickr user supah cute). This stuff isn’t even available on their website yet!

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ARKA Clothing | The true meaning of the word “ARKA” is to be the king of all kings. However, this can be interpreted differently by different individuals. We feel that everybody has a leader within and can contribute to the beauty of today’s world.

Arka Clothing

ARKA Clothing

Beautiful Decay | Beautiful/Decay Apparel is a limited edition T-shirt line in collaboration with the artists and designers featured on the pages of our book. We work directly with each artist to create one-of-a-kind graphics in order to provide our readers with wearable collectables by some of their favorite artists.

Beautiful Decay

Beautiful Decay

Charlie Noble | Charlie Noble Clothing is a collaborative effort of designer Mike B., artist Jimmynude, and outdoorsman Jay H. With designs from independent artists, our intention is to provide comfortable clothing with a creative edge. The future of Charlie Noble lies in the expansion of an artistically driven brand, focused not only on the continual creation of original graphic t-shirts, but also on garments intended to be subtle, refined versions of common workwear and the clothing of our military brethren.

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DKNG

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Hips and Hair | Hips and Hair is my artistic aesthetic applied to apparel and various forms of fine art. With Hips and Hair I am creating the type of art I want to see and experience, as well as creating the type of apparel I want to wear and see others wearing. Hips and Hair is where glossy magazine ads meet spray paint and knife fights. Hips and Hair is the outlet that allows me to create the type of art that I need to create.

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Maiden Voyage Clothing |

Maiden Voyage

Maiden Voyage

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Unique LA Spotlight: MNKR

If you don’t think that the Carnivore vs. Veggie tee is awesome then you are not human! As I was perusing MNKR’s offerings, this particular design caught my eye. It’s an obvious play on those vintage boxing posters, which I am also a fan of. This California based maker of crafty tees definitely has some interesting designs. The Future Is Now features nice type treatment and Salon Lady is vintage chic.

MNKR has been around for quite some time now, 7 years to be exact. However, they just received a Registered Trademark for MNKR. Wondering what MNKR stands for? Looking for a name, the founder decided to go with one that start with the same letter as his own name, which is M. He went with MNKR, which is short for “moniker”, which is another word for “a name.” Interesting, huh!

You can find MNKR at Unique LA in Booth 208.

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During the next few days I’ll be featuring the awesome clothing brands that will be setting up booths at Unique LA, an independent design and gift show that will take place on April 24th thru the 25th at the California Market Center.

Unique LA Spotlight: Pop Casualty

During the next few days I’ll be featuring the awesome clothing brands that will be setting up booths at Unique LA, an independent design and gift show that will take place on April 24th thru the 25th at the California Market Center.

Brad Lamers and Carlos Salcines turned unemployment into a positive thing in 2008 by starting Pop Casualty. Out of sheer boredom, Brad began painting … his buddy Carlos took notice and Pop Casualty was born! For more art by Brad Lamers, check out his personal website. I’m really drawn to Lamers art, it reminds me a bit of Warhol.

Pop Casualty tees are available for $24.99 (they have a logo tee available for $19.99), but if you stop by Unique LA you can pick up your favorite Pop Casualty tee minus shipping costs!

You can find Pop Casualty at Unique LA in Booth 123.

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Unique LA Spotlight: Liberty In North Korea (LiNK)

During the next few days I’ll be featuring the awesome clothing brands that will be setting up booths at Unique LA, an independent design and gift show that will take place on April 24th thru the 25th at the California Market Center.

For LiNK, making and selling T-Shirts is not just about making a quick buck, but rather it’s about making a difference. LiNK, short for Liberty In North Korea, is the only full-time organization aggressively working on the North Korean human rights crisis in North America. With every T-Shirt sale, LiNK is able to provide humanitarian assistance to North Korean refugees.

The Hundred Campaign

Last November, we launched our most aggressive campaign yet: rescuing 100 North Korean refugees from hiding as soon as possible. We began by setting a goal to raise $50,000 by the end of the year and, in just two months, hundreds of you responded by donating to this rescue.

The money has been collected and the final number is in. Together, we raised $41,402.54. Because of the tremendous response, we will be able to bring 16 refugees out of hiding and provide them with an opportunity to begin a new life!

We sincerely thank you for your support, sacrifice and commitment in making the rescue of this first group possible.

We aren’t stopping here. Our goal is to raise $200,000 this year to enable the rescue of the remaining 84 refugees. If you are new to the campaign, please check out the website here and consider donating TODAY to help us reach one hundred.

You can find LiNK at Unique LA at Table 30 next to the Free Workshops area.

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Unique LA Spotlight: TIMBER!

During the next few days I’ll be featuring the awesome clothing brands that will be setting up booths at Unique LA, an independent design and gift show that will take place on April 24th thru the 25th at the California Market Center.

To kick things off I’d like to feature a brand that was started in 2006 by California designer Chad Eaton called TIMBER! Every shirt featured at TIMBER! is designed and screen printed by Eaton (I love the dedication). This brand has one of the more unique design niches since TIMBER! is all about lumberjack culture.

“TIMBER! is a t-shirt company based on a story about lumberjacks, their bosses (the top hat guys with an excessive hair curse.) and a bigfoot stuck between both their worlds.”

Eaton is currently at work on a fully illustrated book based on the TIMBER! universe so be on the look out for that. TIMBER! tees are priced from $18 to $32 and you can purchase them over at their ETSY shop.

You can find TIMBER! at Unique LA in Booth 270.

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Seibei Previews Four New Tees

A couple of days ago, popular indie tee designer, David Murray of Seibei, previewed 4 new tees and a tote from an upcoming line on Twitter. And I’ve got them all here for you! These should all be available on the Seibei website for sale sometime next week. So what do you guys think of the new Seibei tees? My favorite has to be the homage to the epic Post It wall that David created for his booth at the UNIQUE LA Craft Fair.

If you don’t want to wait until next week to pick up the new tees and tote then make your way to the Renegade Craft Fair in Brooklyn’s McCarren Park from June 6 to 7. 

By the way, if you do decide to pick up a tee from Seibei, be sure to use the coupon code “coty” at checkout to save an additional 10% off your entire order!

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