From working summers in the warehouse as a teenager, to becoming the senior denim designer at Volcom, Jeffery James “JJ” Gonzales personifies Volcom’s brand mantra True to This. (more…)Thank you for visiting the Swell blog. Visit us on www.facebook.com/swell for more exclusive fan offers, giveaways and more.
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While picking up a fresh batch of boards in Rusty San Diego, we got a behind the scenes look at his hall of fame board building operation, then met then characters in the brand new apparel design HQ for happy hour in Laguna Beach.
Rusty Preisendorfer estimates he’s shaped over 40,00 boards. For 25 years, he worked on creating larger foam molds to shape bigger boards for bigger waves (and big dudes like him) (more…)
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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…)