Turns Throwback Thursday was a hit last time around so this week we’re back at it again. Here’s a new selection of some throwbacks from the back catalog of Reason blog posts dating back to 2007 and 2008.
Scott Marceau shot a fun look-book for us for Holiday 2008-
Remember our Dub-Frequency Reason x Homeroom pop-up shop in Echo Park Los Angeles called The Basement?
Still one of the best jackets we’ve ever made. The midnight bomber jacket in this melton wool construction was the mega hit back in 2008. That print on the inside lining is an arial shot of the earth with New York City right at the center.
The lookbook that launched a thousand blog posts. And back when Price wore all over print t-shirts.
Had the pleasure of meeting Brian (known to the world as the artist KAWS) in 2007 at an event for Rob Walker’s Buying In book.
At the time this was the coolest thing that had ever happened to us. Fall 2007, bootleg Reason New Era caps flood the online stores of the world. This New Wave cap was one of the best fakes around.
Nick Diamond at the launch for our Diamond Supply Co. vs. Reason tee in NY. Still one of the most popular collabs we’ve ever done, selling through the entire order and shutting down our online store in mere minutes.
VICTOR!! One of our in-house artists who has since gone on to work doing comics for the New Yorker and creating art for various prestigious advertising agencies. Creator of some of our most classic Reason artwork ever including Bored Of Education, the NYC tee, The Reason Baseball team logo and many many more.
Mos Def and Talib Kweli at Magic. Tablib was rockin’ our No Pattern vs. Reason New Era cap at the show so I stopped him for a picture and a quick word. Turned out he and I went to the same high school in Brookyln and he had been a loyal buyer and follower for some years already.
Imagine performing for 100,000 people at a trade show in Las Vegas for one of your first major DJ gigs. No big deal right? Sometimes in a tough situation I’ll wonder why I never see Price sweat and then I remember shit like this.
Boom-shaka-laka. The day I walked out of the office and saw this pile of boxed orders ready to go out was the exact moment when I thought there might be some real potential for our homegrown little operation to be something big. This was also when we made custom blue Reason wrap it up tape.
Matthew Salacuse for Reason. Without a doubt our most popular collaboration of all time. I can’t even post a photo of the tee for legal reasons, but I can say that it featured a never before seen photo of Ol’ Ditrty Bastard taken right before his passing, and that it sold out instantly, and that we were sued for making it.
Back in 2008 our friend Scott was just a bright-eye’d up and coming artist in the rap game coming to unwind in our office to play us a new song he had coming out called Day N’ Nite. A lot has happened since then.
August 2008 at the Magic Trade Show. Leaving that neon sign at storage in Las Vegas is one of my biggest regrets ever.