Thursday, October 29, 2009

New Grey Matter Logo

We have just released a new logo design for the Grey Matter line of D.V. Clothing. With the help of Robert G., we are proud to give you the first glimpse of our new logo, check it out.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Dirty Skins by D.V. Clothing

If you have been browsing our webstore and our Fan page on Facebook, we have been working on new products called Dirty Skins. These skins have great pictures from our in-house artists, Leo Quijano II and Erwin Recinos. We are currently working on 5 designs for this holiday season. Theses products will be available mid November. STAY DIRTY!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Together CC in Pico Rivera

Video featuring Together Car Club in Pico Rivera, California that breaks the sterotypes of lowriders and how they play a part in Latin Culture.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

MOCA turns 30 / Irving Penn 1971-2009

In honor of it's 30th milestone, the museum will unveil Collection: MOCA's First Thirty Years. A massive exhibit featuring 500 of the nearly 6,000 pieces in their permanent collection spread across 50,000 sq. feet space of both the MOCA headquarters building on Grand Ave and the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in Little Tokyo. Check out work by Chris Burden, Mike Kelley, Jeff Koons, Nancy Rubins, Ed Moses and many more. Opens Nov. 15th through May 3.

Irving Penn worked for many years doing fashion photography for Vogue magazine. He was among the first photographers to pose subjects against a simple grey or white backdrop and used this simplicity more effectively than other photographers.

Clarity, composition, careful arrangement of objects or people, form, and the use of light characterize Penn's work. Penn also photographs still life objects and found objects in unusual arrangements with great detail and clarity.

He has published numerous books including the recent, "A Notebook at Random" which offers a generous selection of photographs, paintings, and documents of his working methods. Irving Penn died October 7 at the age of 92.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

GRAFFROOTS / Airbrush work of Asher.

This past weekend while at the Long Beach Latino Festival we met up with this great artist from Seattle by the name of Asher. This talented artists creates work from apparel, decks, shoes and even your walls. Asher's blog, graffroots.blogspot, he shows you all his custom work and projects that he's might be working on.

Asher's airbrush work is great. This beautiful Dizzy Gillespie piece is just great. The shadows and tones just pop off the canvas. We would definitely love to have this gallery happen if ever Asher is in the LBC. STAY DIRTY!

Zombie Girls

Browsing thru UpperPlayground's post of artist's interviews & updates when we came across this amazing artist right here in the L.A. area, Heather Carlton. Her resume speaks for itself: Famous Stars and Straps, Marvel and Monster Garage. Her paintings have great color and composition and her graphic tees have a great play of feminine and masculine themes that women love. What really caught our attention are her Zombie collection prints on deviantArt. This running theme is just great with allot of character and style. Check out more of Heather's work at

Through My Eyes - Jordan Eismont

Born in Tarrytown, New York, Jordan has been showing since 1998 in various venues in Amsterdam and Utrecht, The Netherlands, where he studied painting and fashion design at the Hogeschool voor de Kunst; in New Hampshire, where he attended both primary and secondary school; and in Los Angeles, where he studied garment design at FIDM and now resides.

The inspiration for Jordan’s featured artwork comes from great painters of the cubism era, Picasso, Miro, DeGas, Cezanne, Mattisse, and many others. Jordan’s approach to his art is one of exploration. He is always trying to adopt ideas used by the other artists and incorporates them into his own.

As a recent graduate Jordan has been exploring his ideas through the fashion world and finding ways to incorporate his artwork into his clothing designs. Creating a wonderful fusion of art and fashion. Jordan feels as though fashion today is defined by ones uniqueness, and that art should play a large role in the style of the person.

Jordan wants to continue with his career in art as well as express his talent in fashion.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Sevket Sahintas - Capturing Istanbul's Underbelly

Sevket Sahintas is a self-taught photographer and cabbie by night in Instanbul Turkey from midnight until dawn. Sahintas, who began driving a taxi when he was 19, said he started taking photos five years ago when he began working the night shift. His work highlights the huge income gap in Turkish society. Even though the Turkish economy enjoyed steady growth for much of the past decade, the latest government statistics show that nearly one in five Turks live below the poverty line. During the past year, the economic crisis pummeled Turkey's export-driven industries, pushing unemployment to record highs.

"I like to capture those contradictions," he said. "Happy smiling people on the ad boards beside that unhappy person who is trying to sleep. I want the happy people to see that minority and do something about it." Sahintas also takes black-and-white portraits of the other characters who roam Istanbul's streets at night: dirty street children, garbage pickers, transvestite prostitutes.
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