Do Us a (Wedding) Favor

He loves motorcycles. She’s one-eyed and living it. We placed the two together and came up with a logo for this entertaining union.

IMG_6006The logo was part of Guada x Inaki’s customized bandannas. Here’s the bigger picture…

Eye_Do Guada Inaki

Eyeing the fun details…

These made-to-order bandannas were given away as wedding favors during Guada x Inaki’s European union. We’re sure they were especially useful for wiping those tears of joy/tears for fears as they said their “eye-do’s”.

Most people are familiar with the bandanna as a fashion accessory such as a head/neck scarf or fabric bracelet (and to wipe off sweat). Here’s how some of our favorite international photographers and photo editors wear their “Eye-Do’s” on their forehead…

Other uses for the handy bandanna… After eating, use it to wipe your hands. How about as aromatherapy? Simply apply a few drops of essential oils onto your bandanna. Keep in your bar or closet. Need a little pick-me-up? Douse an energizing scent (such as citrus) mid-day to revitalize. Lavender at night to help you sleep and eucalyptus to battle the sniffles. Don’t forget to cover your sneeze with it… Bless you!

Then there are fans of “Furoshiki” (the Japanese way of wrapping things) which uses fabric as carriers for their packed meals, cookies or even a bottle of wine…

Click on a past entry here for more ways of the bandanna.

 

 

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Riding High with 13 Lucky Monkey

Internalizing… Feeling bad to the bone with 13 Lucky Monkey (a bad-a$s design duo of biker rings and jewelry) in order to produce some sketches for their customized bandannas…

13 Lucky Monkey x Evolution of Printing are forever fans of “Furoshiki”, literally meaning bath spread. A traditional Japanese way of wrapping basically anything, mostly as bundling or transporting things like bento boxes, a bottle of wine, fruits, cookies, or for wrapping presents and purchases as an eco-friendly alternative to paper and plastic and is considered “an indispensable tool in Japanese life”.

Modern ways to use this piece of cloth is as a fashion accessory like a scarf or a bandanna. Tie them onto your bag as an accent or hang them on the wall as décor. The possibilities are endless!

Thank you to the Ministry of the Environment Government of Japan for providing this wonderful, easy-to-follow guide.

Thank you to the Ministry of the Environment Government of Japan for providing this wonderful, easy-to-follow guide.

We highly encourage establishments in using this reusable style of packaging for their products.

The final design.

The final design.

Our second run, this time with a different colored paint…

Back for more! 13 Lucky Monkey’s unique collaboration with Heima’s My Apt. They requested us to print a smaller version on canvas to wrap their decorative and functional hooks…

We are inspired by the motorcycles we ride, the culture that goes along with it—the rock ‘n’ roll music, tattoos, religious iconography—it all goes hand in hand.” -13 Lucky Monkey

GRID x Evolution of Printing: 101 Reasons to Travel With a Bandana

We partnered up with our favorite travel magazine, GRID, to customize a bandana for them…

GRID x Evolution of Printing: The Design…

grid_bandana cream&watermark

HOW MANY PHILIPPINE SYMBOLS CAN YOU SPOT?

On display at the GRID Urban issue launch held at the EDSA Beverages Design Studio…

Why is a bandanna so important? Frequent travelers know the versatility of this piece of fabric.  Did you know there are at least 101 uses for the bandana? Click on the links below to find out!

30 Uses for a Bandana

Sensible Prepper Presents: “Survival Bandana : 40 Uses” The Bandana is a necessary item for any survival kit and the uses are endless…

101 (or so) Other Uses for a Bandana

On your next trip, don’t forget to bring your trusty bandanna, while allowing Grid to help you decide on your next awesome destination in the Philippines!

Grid's The Good Life issue

The Good Life, the latest issue of Grid Magazine.

Back on the Bandanna Boat

And the bandanna is back on the fashion runways…

We are totally digging this review of Hedi Slimane’s Saint Laurent SS 2014 collection by style.com’s editor at large, Tim Blanks….

“What became much clearer in this collection is just how intensely Slimane distills his teenage dreams into the perfume of his version of Saint Laurent. He wasn’t old enough for rockabilly and the Teddy Boys and glam rock in their original form. What he got was all the pop re-editions. And that’s what showed up here, as splendidly styled as the cast of an Alasdair McLellan photo shoot. So the catwalk was a feverish stew of references. In fact, to borrow a song title from the New York Dolls—whose presence was felt more than once—there was a regular personality crisis. Picture Dolls’ guitarist Johnny Thunders in his bolo tie and bandana and red patent leggings. Or David Sylvian with his flossy Japan-era swoop of hair and glam bolero. Or Suede’s Brett Anderson, in a black leather biker and pipestem pants. (Train-spotter footnote: model Matt Hitt is in a band called Drowners, the title of Suede’s first single.) There was even a veiled reference to the Thin White Duke, Slimane’s influence of influences, in the last look: black suit, red hair, slicked.”

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