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

August 19th, 2014 | By | 1 Comment

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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…)

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Long Live Summer

August 19th, 2014 | By | 1 Comment

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As summer begins to come to an end, I try to get in as much time at the beach as possible. Long summer days should always end with a skateboard down the boardwalk as the sun sets to pink and orange hues. For these last few summer moments it’s fun to pick out an outfit that will work all day. It has to be perfect for rolling around in the sand but also ready for skating until the stars come out. A bikini, sunnies, shorts, and some high socks make you feel like the ultimate tomboy, ready for some final summer adventures. Summer ending doesn’t mean the heat is leaving us too, so investing in a good pair of shorts and cute bikini will only do you good. Shorts are perfect for transitioning into fall and there is always a tropical beach vacation beckoning you and your best bikinis no matter where you may be. So say goodbye to summer in style, but don’t say goodbye to summer style!
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Pictured: Palm Tree Shorts | Rip Curl Graphic Tank

A Slice of Life | Adventure Awaits

August 17th, 2014 | By | No Comments

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As summer begins to come to a close, its time to ask yourself, “Have I had a good adventure this summer?” (more…)

Saturday Salute: Cuc of the Day Cocktail

August 16th, 2014 | By | 2 Comments

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Feeling particularly parched? Liquidate with this refreshing, minty, floral-y cocktail. It’s my personal go-to for a post beach day refresher. And coincidentally, is pretty bikini friendly as far as cocktails go.
Recipe after the break… (more…)