On the Weekend of June 8, 9 , 10 I went out to the best event of the year, The Race Of Gentlemen 2018. This is my 3rd time going and I decided I wanted to film a video and do a edit like a home video. I wanted to do a home video style edit because I was thinking of how it would be if someone had a video camera back in the day and be filming. No fancy editing, no music in the background, Just footage of the event..walking around...the motorcycles...the people of the event. I wanted people to get the vibe that they were there with me. I was going to do a fancy edit and when I started to do it, it just felt right to make it feel like a home video footage. If you are used to my usual motorcycle event coverage, I hope you understand where I am coming from with this. I edited this video on Sunday night when I got home from the event & I am typing this up at 3AM after partying all weekend long at The Race Of Gentlemen. I highly reccomend this event to anyone who wants to see & live through something exciting. Thank you for watching, Please Like & Subscribe to see more videos from my channel! Leave a comment on your thoughts or let me know if you were at the event!! Thanks for watching! TROG - The Race Of Gentlemen 2018 - TROG 2018
I am proud to announce that you can now buy WHADAFUNK at Zumiez stores & in their online shop. This is the first big retailer that I am having carry the Whadafunk Brand. I hand made all of the Whadafunk Drippy Funk Beanies that were sent out to the Zumiez stores. It is currently available in 40+ of the Zumiez locations. I should also mention that the Whadafunk Drippy Funk Beanie is ONLY available at the Zumiez stores. You cannot buy this item in our online shop. I made a short video of me creating these beanies & I also added a store list so you can see what store is in your area that carries a Whadafunk product. I am happy to finally get the brand to a wider audience & I appreciate the support from all of you. Thank you!
Ever since I seen a video of someone doing a woodburning art piece I wanted to do it. I finally got one for Christmas (Thanks Mom) & I decided it was time to try to mess around with it. I've only done 5-6 pieces at the moment but I am starting to get the hang of the tool & it's really fun to use. I've been posting timelapse videos of me creating these wood burned pieces on the Whadafunk Instagram but I wanted to show a more in depth video of how to do it because a lot of people kept asking me questions about it. I am no expert at this, but I do have fun doing it so hopefully I will get better in time. I just like to try new things & be creative. Hopefully my video will inspire you to do the same.
On Friday April 20th, I released Whadafunk 420 Bandannas for a 1 day only exclusive sale. These bandannas were hand silk screen printed & I sewed each of the labels on myself. I didn't plan on doing a 420 release but I had ordered these bandannas and was in the mood to do some silk screen printing. I wanted to create a video to show the behind the scenes process of making these Whadafunk bandannas. I show everything from the printing to the sewing. These bandannas are not available anymore but if you come to a Whadafunk Pop Up Shop I might have a few still for sale. Thank you to everyone who ordered your bandannas on this day & if you got one of them now you can see how they were made. I like to keep everything as much DIY as I can, so each piece is truly made with love.
Over the weekend on St. Patty's Day we went to the Appalachian Moto Jam Snow Drag Racing. I was going to set up a Whadafunk Pop Up Shop, but I honestly hate the cold & didn't feel like standing in one spot the entire time. I'm saving the pop up shops for the spring & summer. There was a lot of people out & it was a fun day. I can't wait for the spring to come though. I did a short recap video from the event, I hope you guys like it.
1. Punk Tees By Martin Popoff
I kept coming across this book & wanting to get it but I recently just came across it again & it was only $2 so I had no choice but to get it. I haven't fully read this book, but I skimmed through the pictures & as a designer it is very cool to see these iconic t-shirts becoming relics. It's exciting for me to see a t-shirt have so much meaning for someone. I am definitely looking forward to reading this entire book.
2. Mythical Monsters By Chris McNab
When I was at the flea market over the weekend I found this kids book full of drawings of mythical creatures. I got this book to inspire me to draw new things that might have not came across my adult mind. Don't be surprised if you see some new Whadafunk designs with some weird looking crazy mythical look to them.
3. Me INC. By Gene Simmons
I always like to watch documentaries from old rock bands that have gained a crazy amount of stardom from doing their own thing. When I seen this book on the clearance rack, I figured why not give it a shot. I am a few chapters in already & I am already inspired. Gene Simmons is a icon & why not read a book more about his business mind.
4. Graffiti New York By Eric Felisbret
As a Graffiti book collector, I had to add this to my bookshelf. This is a book from old school new york graffiti to the new school. Graffiti is always changing and evolving but it is always good to look back at what people have done & changed over the years. I definitely reccomend this book to anyone who is interested in graffiti.
5. Crushing It By Gary Vaynerchuk
Gary Vee bought a Whadafunk shirt one time, so I had to buy his book. I liked to read this book because it is more about other peoples experiences using their own social media tactics on how to gain exposure. It is very good for the modern entrepreneur. Although it is short, it is a good book to read & maybe pass onto your fellow entrepreneur friends.