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After falling on the new mini-ramp at R8LA a couple of weeks ago, I've been in and out of the hospital. During this time of pain, I've been doing plenty of thinking; about you, about me, REBEL8, life in general, and anything else to keep my mind distracted from the cold steel running through my bones.
But ya know sitting here, typing one-word a minute, I'm still smiling. I'm still super stoked on the current state and future of R8. And I can't wait for you to see all the new products and collections we've been creating. Straight up, they're amazing.
I'm going to take some time to heal, but I'll be back. Fall is just around the corner.
I went to check out REBEL8 stockist, Culture Kings Sydney. Shout out to Laura and the rest of the great staff there. But seriously. I really don't know why ugly ass shoes are so damn popular. I don't give a fuck if they were in one of the raddest movies either.
It was at Culture Kings that I met Dean.
Dean brought with him a shirt called Final Prayer that we released in our Spring/Summer 2005 collection. He purchased it from Digital Gravel and has been rocking it steady for almost a decade. Stoked is an understatement. This is real support and I'm very appreciative. Thanks Dean!
Giant and I flew down to Australia specifically to speak at Vivid Sydney. But before our keynote, they wanted us to conduct an intimate master class on collaboration, art & business, credibility, and building a loyal fan base. I thank everyone who attended and I hope my stories and lessons not only inspired you, but help you grow your companies far beyond what I've built.
Giant put on a clinic and tied most of his words back to the ethos of graffiti.
I'm talking big, bitch. I'm talking big.
Moments before the sold out crowd took to their seats, I went over my notes as Giant did another interview.
Giant went first and gave the audience a complete personal history from birth to the beginnings of REBEL8 some 30 years later.
I simply told the story of REBEL8. It felt quite surreal to put 11 years of consistent hard work into a single 30-minute keynote speech. I am still completely humbled by all the amazing support I received that night and every day since I started my brand. Thank you so much for your time and for listening.
This is what 'sold out' means.
Afterwards, Deb Dot held down the merch booth.
With the young homie, Mike.
Giant signed a grip of autographs.
I like to think of my autographs as the periods on kool conversations that just went down. I love to engage fans and not only tell my story, but listen to theirs as well. REBEL8 has always been and still remains a personal passion project that you're a key part of.
"The new REBEL8 lookbook makes us wish Summer would come sooner. These energetic images capture some vibrant color palettes and interesting graphics, which are perfect to integrate into your wardrobe for the warmer months. An array of items ranging from socks to tie-dye tops and caps will ensure a complete ensemble that is also functional for disparate conditions. Furthermore, founder Joshy D. and legendary artist Mike Giant remain true to their core, drawing original influences from the graffiti culture to incorporate into this tropical themed arrangement." -Hypebeast