Kong is excited to announce two new designs for the Kong Artist Series. “Born to Lose” uses discharge ink, on a tri-blend Bella+Canvas shirt which keeps it nice and soft. The other is our “Beelzebub,” a black ink on black shirt with a high gloss overprint. Available in men’s and women’s styles, these cool shirts throw out the meek in favor of the metal. Get yourself one exclusively through the Kong Shop.
Two Arms Inc. is a ( soon to be husband and wife team ) founded by Mike Tabie and Karen Goheen in 2009. They met 6 years ago in Orlando, FL while working with a local design agency and screen-printing together on nights and weekends. Karen and Mike independently moved to New York but continued to work separately within large and small design agencies. After a year they decided to take the plunge and partner together and start a business focused on their unique own vision. Two Arms’ focus and dedication to craftsmanship, attention to detail, and that sweet spot between concept and execution have got them noticed in a lot of places, just like these shirts will get you noticed. For more info visit http://twoarmsinc.com/
We’ve been rockin’ on a new project lately… printing on something we’ve not printed on before (we do that around here a lot)….a custom guitar by Moniker.
We’re pleased to introduce “If It Ain’t Broke, Make It Better.” Here’s what Moniker’s luthiers had to say about the design, “The combination of the plaid with the text immediately reminded us of The Mighty Mighty Bosstones’ ska-punk style. We decided to pair it with a black trim around the sides and mix-and-match black and gold hardware. Only one pickup was used, a Moniker humbucker in the bridge, order to keep the design balanced with the text.”
Moniker by Kong
The guitar will be unveiled tonight at Up Collective gallery for the HandPlayed exhibition. Local artists and designers such as Brian Phillips, Bob Schneider, MakeATX, Brian David Johnson and Sophie Roach were asked to design one of a kind guitars. You can read more about the artists here.
The opening tonight kicks off an auctionfor these one of a kind guitars and proceeds benefit the Austin Music Foundation. The Auction runs through Dec. 15.
See all of the guitars and bid on them HERE.
The Austin Music Foundation (AMF) is a 501c3 nonprofit that provides free business education for Austin’s musicians and the music industry. AMF’s number of clients has increased nearly 300% since opening the Creative Media Center two years ago and needs to expand!
Fortunately, AMF has obtained a 15 year rent free lease at South Shore District, East Austin’s newest luxury apartment and mixed-use complex, located on East Riverside. The new South Shore location will be the new home for AMF’s Creative Media Center (CMC), providing intimate work sessions with experts in the music industry. AMF will also utilize the new space to enhance its Music Industry Collaborative (MIC), Leaders in Austin Music (LIAM) and other programs.
AMF is asking its supporters to invest in Austin Music and help fund the cost of the building/finish out on the new building. This is a huge opportunity for AMF’s growth and ability to continue to serve musicians and enhance Austin’s music-driven economy for years to come!
Over the last two months, Kong has been printing a custom line of apparel for the startup Girls Will Be. Their mission is to create clothes that break free of the stereotypical girly styles dominating retail today. Girls Will Be is committed to providing girls more options to express their individuality with colors and designs that go beyond pink, girly embellishments and gender stereotypes.
Kong worked diligently to customize every aspect of the printing of this line of 14 new designs. Girls Will Be founder, Sharon Choksi was onsite in the press room, working with our team to make sure each color was perfect, each placement exact and that every detail of this Made in the USA (and printed in Texas!) product was high quality and fun. Please visit the Girls Will Be website and store. We’re sure you’ll find something special for that little girl you know who prefers to express her individuality in a color other than pink!
You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter.