After our trip to NYC last year and spending a day sticker-bombing in the city with Queens brand, The Phantom Life, we knew it was only a matter of time before we collaborated on a tee.
Before we even landed back in Orlando, the plan was already in the works. With a concept in mind and the inspiration of the legendary Sun Wukong pushing us forward, we teamed up with LA based artist, Javier Jimenez, to bring the design to life.
And he did just that.
The Sun Wukong Tee is now available exclusively online through The Phantom Life’s website, which can be found here.
The official website, responsible for bringing us the previous live action, Rurouni Kenshin, posted a 30 second teaser of the two part sequel, that will include, The Great Kyoto Fire Arc and The Last Legend Arc .
Rurouni Kenshin: The Great Kyoto Fire Arc will be released on August 1, 2014 and Rurouni Kenshin: The Last Legend Arc on September 13, 2014, both in Japan. The films are also scheduled to be released in 64 other countries. If you haven’t seen the first live action movie, Ruroni Kenshin, we highly recommend you do so to prepare yourselves for what will ensue this upcoming summer.
These retro fonts are unique to older storefronts in Japan, only available to view on old barbershops and florists. You can’t find any information on them in typography journals or anything of the sort, but thanks to three friends with interest in these fonts, the letters were restored with the help of the storeowners who helped create them.
Rintaro Shimohama, Naoki Nishimura, and Shinya Wakaoka gained the permission of several storeowners who have no prior experience in graphic design, but did have a hand in creating their store signs, and recreated each set of fonts to make available to download as a part of a project called Noramoji (nora meaning “stray,” moji meaning “text”).
The proceeds from buying the old fonts actually go to the storeowners who helped recreate the fonts from their stores. Pretty neat!
For the last couple of months we’ve been planning to drop a line with our favorite burger-loving comic creator and illustrator, Andrew Douglas. Alas, after months of planning and finding different shirts that worked, we’re merely weeks away from our new Fall line of clothing to drop.
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