Friday, April 24, 2009
Yes yes ya'll. We have done it. Finally, Freekugly has selected its mascot. After reviewing as many animals that we could think of and look up, we came across one of the ugliest, or shall I say weirdest animals out there. Yup, you got it, a platypus. I don't know how familiar you are with this species, but I always thought it was interesting and completely trippy. It's like four animals in one...yeesh! We now introduce you to Percy the Pessimistic Platypus. You will most definitely be seeing more of him in one form or another. Before I leave you, here are a couple of facts about the everloving platypus. Learn something! The Platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) is a semi-aquatic mammal endemic to eastern Australia, including Tasmania. Together with the four species of echidna, it is one of the five extant species of monotremes, the only mammals that lay eggs instead of giving birth to live young. It is the sole living representative of its family (Ornithorhynchidae) and genus (Ornithorhynchus), though a number of related species have been found in the fossil record.
The bizarre appearance of this egg-laying, venomous, duck-billed, beaver-tailed, otter-footed mammal baffled European naturalists when they first encountered it, with some considering it an elaborate fraud. It is one of the few venomous mammals; the male Platypus has a spur on the hind foot that delivers a venom capable of causing severe pain to humans. The unique features of the Platypus make it an important subject in the study of evolutionary biology and a recognisable and iconic symbol of Australia
Friday, April 17, 2009
"Stop buggin'!" Many people have heard that expression over the years. Depending on where you're from, you may have heard it a lot. Urban Legend has it, the word "buggin" was first used as slang terminology in the boroughs of New York, but who really knows. Hell, who really cares?! More importantly is what it means. When someone tells you you're buggin', it means that some how you have lost your ever-loving mind. Very similar to "trippin". This tee was designed to pay homage to one of my favorite terms. Stop Buggin', Yo You Buggin', Quit Buggin'!!
Now we come to Tu Phace, a truly hilarious, and very talented individual. Tu Phace is a music artist from Philly. Who will not hesitate to bring his arsenal of Floetic Hip Hop to rock a show. "You don't know Tu Phace, but you should". In addition, he is a fan of Freekugly. The "Stop Buggin" tee has become somewhat synonymous with this dude. It's because of this video, that I crack the hell up whenever I look at the tee. As a designer, and a provider of goods it is important that I like what I create. Even still, I have my favorites and this tee in all of its simplicity is one of them. Enjoy!
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Back by popular demand is the Freek of the Week, Mr. West. I've gotten tons of compliments on this Freekugly rendition of your favorite artist. Right now we are in the midst of Yeezy's sneaker frenzy. You gotta admit how fly the situation really is. This guy has two sneakers that hit the market, from two top company's, Louis Vuitton and Nike. Plus a clothing line to boot. You may have your opinion on how you feel about his footwear, and maybe even his overall style, but the fact remains...he's doing his thing. I give him a lot of respect for what he does as an artist, and I respect his influence in fashion. This maybe the most iconic Freek of the Week to date. We appreciate all of your responses to this character. Look for more characters from Freekugly, we've got'em!
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Urugliness is back again. This time with a series b*$@#es! This is the first series from Urugliness, entitled "Undone" featuring one of my favorite characters...Ned. This series of paintings focuses on emotions we go through in our everyday lives, mainly in our relationships. These emotions are something that anyone, young or old can relate to. The first picture in the series is the introduction of Ned, he is undone and he is alone. The second is Ned in stitches, trying to heal, and the third is Ned undone and unstuffed. He is unzipped and losing his stuffing. There's more to come from this series, which will go through more transitions. Anyways, keep checking back for more additions.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Introducing our FU staple tee. As part of the Freekugly summer collection, we've added this tee which consist of our FU icon filled with the images of Freekugly t-shirt designs from the past and some that are still to come. The first color to be introduced is our basic steel gray with black print. We will introduce three more colors between May and June to complete our selection for the season. Stay tuned!!
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
The arrival of the Air Yeezy has been anticipated for several months now by sneaker heads world wide. It's release date for the first colorway was the 4th of April with two more colorways to follow on a monthly release between now and June. Personally, I like'em, preferrably the black...but then again, who the hell am I right! This go around, Freekugly is on the job. When we first started, our mission was to offer our followers and potential followers a tee that could match back to any pair of kicks on the market. We tended to stray from that during our following seasons after our release but now we're back! This season, we're not primarily following all of the sneaker colorways, just the anticipated styles that come out. This Freekin' Yeezy pack follows the colorways of the sneaker even on down to the glow.
The pack consist of three tees, charcoal, black, and silver. I freeked out your beloved Yeezy and trimmed 'em with the sneakers color detail. The spots, logo, and lettering are done in glow-in-the-dark ink to compliment the glowing details. The first tee to match the recent drop is availible now. Each tee will drop the day before its counterpart. Stay tuned!!!