Archive for the ‘STYLE’ Category

August 22nd, 2014 | By | 1 Comment

Slotted in SWELL | Billabong Pro Tahiti The World's Best Surfers, Waves and Gear Tested at Teahupo'o

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The historic and at times horrific opening rounds of the Billabong Pro Tahiti tested the mettle of the world best surfers. The boys put everything on the line, including their faith in hi-performance gear that we just so happen to carry for you to step up your game. (Photos: ASP / Will H-S) (more…)

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August 19th, 2014 | By | 1 Comment

How It’s Made… In The Shade Brother-Sister Design Duo Collab on Tropical Billabong Graphic Art

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SWELL took a quick trip to the Billabong Merchandise & Design dept to meet the Brother-Sister team behind this radical new of tropical tee in the August  SWELL Catalog

SWELL: Ryan, what’s your role in the Billabong M&D team?

RM: I’m a Senior In-House Artist for Billabong USA. Among various creative duties, I primarily design graphics and artwork for the Men’s tee shirt line, working everyday with type, illustration and graphic design. It’s always pumping and each day is a new adventure in a fast paced creative atmosphere–I love it! (more…)

August 13th, 2014 | By | 75 Comments

Spotted in SWELL | Cut Snake Paul Fisher and Leigh Sedley Scoring Style Points this Festival Season

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A few SWELL savages “followed the Fish” to LA Hard Summer Festival and Cut Snake basically blew out our eardrums and our minds. The DJ duo has been getting after it for over 10 years, since Paul & Leigh bought a mixer to pass the times during down days on the professional surf tour.

Since hooking up with Destructo, the Cut Snake boys are on a tear through the EDM tour,  rocking out in these SWELL summer styles.

Leigh (right) rocking Tavik Thuglife Boardshorts
Paul (left) in Tavik Gullwing Shirt
Check out all Tavik’s Modern Beach Apparel (more…)

August 4th, 2014 | By | 65 Comments

Meet Your Maker | Sanuk’s Bryan House Head Sanuk Designer Tours Us Through Their Orange County HQ

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Bryan House is a San Diego surfer/skater/designer who is widely recognized for being the f@cking man. He gave us a behind the scenes look at the Sanuk operation, and the secrets behind their not so typical footwear empire. We skated, ping ponged, ate Wahoos, drank Pacificos, and heckled…

How’d you get your start in the Sanuk Footwear family?

I got thrown into the mix randomly by JK, he straight up invited me to check out the building and grab a pair of shoes. The next thing I know I am in a conference room talking about factories, footwear construction and materials. I had no resume, no portfolio just a computer with things I had been working on. Soooo caught off guard, but looks like it worked! JK is the man, I owe it all to him. (more…)