A friend of mine for over 30 years, Dan Clements of EXCEL, is selling something that he never thought he would – his hand-drawn Suicidal Tendencies button down created by Ric Clayton RxCx is up for auction on Ebay for $3,000. I know that many people reading this will say, why so much? Because this is really a one of a kind piece of punk rock history. Back in the day, having a shirt created by Rick was way more than just a badge of honor! These shirts were just as important to us as a biker’s cut is. If I had the money, I would buy it from from Dan and then put it in the L.A. Punk Museum. Read a recent interview with Dan below, plus check out the details behind this auction…Venice for LIFE!
100% AUTHENTIC, ORIGINAL OWNER, ORIGINAL HAND DRAWN SUICIDAL TENDENCIES BUTTON UP DRESS SHIRT. THE SAME ONE WORN ON THE LEGENDARY 1983 DEBUT ALBUM, THIS ONE IS DISPLAYED ON THE BACK COVER IN ALL IT’S GLORY. ARTWORK BY RxCx aka RIC CLAYTON, WHO CREATED THE ENTIRE VENICE DOGTOWN SUICIDAL IMAGES THAT STAND THE TEST OF TIME. THIS PIECE WAS ON IT’S WAY TO THE LOS ANGELES PUNK ROCK MUSEUM BUT DUE TO A PERSONAL EMERGENCY, I MUST SELL THIS TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER. INCLUDED IN THIS AUCTION IS THE ORIGINAL FIRST OFFICIAL RELEASED T-SHIRT 1982 AND THE VERY FIRST STICKER 1981. THIS IS A ONE OF A KIND AUCTION NEVER TO BE REPEATED. I HAVE HELD ON TO THIS MEMORY FOR OVER 30 YEARS AND TO MY KNOWLEDGE, I AM THE ONLY ONE WHO HAS AN ORIGINAL HAND DRAWN SUICIDAL SHIRT LEFT OF THAT ERA…Words from the seller…
CVLT Nation’s creative comrade Natvres Mortes Illvstration is re-stocking his Cloven Hoov webstore with new tees, sweats, patches and pins featuring his artwork. All of his pieces are very limited so make sure to get yours quick. I’m sure the Cloven Hoov crews and tees will not last long! Even better, all of his garments are printed in the USA! Check out some photos of the gear before and after the jump…
We have finally restocked our woven patches, this time with two new styles – Black Heavens (Desecrator) and Satan’s Ride (Jacob Parmentier) accompany our Raise the Dead patch (Cub of the Woods) in the Woven Patch 3-pack II! Plus we just got in the highly anticipated split from Cough and Windhand, Reflection of the Negative. We are so stoked to have this on vinyl – the deep vibrations of this incredibly heavy record are finally done justice in our HQ! Check out some photos of our new stuff below and after the jump!
CVLT Nation is excited to announce that our limited edition TOMBS t-shirts are now in stock! Holy Mountain Printing outdid himself with these tees, and every detail of the intricate Viral Graphics design is captured in this awesome print. These tees are printed on the standard CVLT Nation body with a special edition TOMBS inner neck label and our logo on the back. This is some sweet fucking merch, and you are only going to find it here in the CVLT Store! There are only a few left so run and get yours now…plus check out some photos after the jump!
It’s been said that it’s hard out here for a pimp, but I would argue that it’s even harder for an independent artist or designer trying to make a living selling their work to a society mostly obsessed with obsolescence. Unlike the large corporations that dominate consumer culture, the work of small business is often meant to last – the materials are quality and each piece is lovingly constructed by human hand. It’s really the only thing that small business in North America has going for it; we certainly can’t compete with the quantity and price of the corporate goods. But a growing number of people realize that supporting local artists and designers – whether in the music we listen to, the clothes we wear or the art we decorate our house with – has much larger benefits than just getting something that will last you longer and is made better than its made in China counterpart. By supporting your friends and neighbors, you are improving their lives and the community’s economy, because the money stays in the community and cycles through it, supporting other local businesses and helping others improve their livelihoods. Unless you think we’re all better off working at Wal-Mart for minimum wage. Most small business is a minimum wage job, but one infinitely more rewarding than greeting huffy obese shoppers and making rich Christians richer. Being creative and running my own business has made me get used to being broke, yes, but so happy. However, I believe that the time of the artisan is nigh, that disgruntled citizens are waking up to the fact that the only way to live the way we want to live is to support each other at a grassroots level. One of the only ways creative people have been able to survive is by supporting each other, and Amanda Moore of Adelina Mictlan jewelry is doing that with her popup shop project From the Black Lodge. She has big plans to do a series of national and international popups featuring designers and artists who produce their pieces in small batches by hand, companies like Ovate, Guts, Glam Glory, Morph, Death/Traitors, Terra Luna, Wicked Apothecary, Thrillhaus, Lisa Muerta leather works, David Guy and more. She’s starting out at Austin Psych Fest this year, and she needs our help to get her started, so she’s put up an Indiegogo campaign to raise the funds. There are 7 days left to get involved, so I highly recommend that you check it out now. She has some excellent incentives for people who donate starting at $1, including a jewelry raffle, patches, tees, totes, tattoo credit, Adelina Mictlan gift certificates, original paintings and the one I am hoping for – a chance to win a stunning Bloodmilk ring. After the jump watch read about her mastermind plan and please help her get this awesome project started!!!
Today is a fucking rad day because we got our limited edition collabo t-shirts in from FALSE, and they look amazing! If you don’t know about this awesome Singapore-based clothing brand, now is the time to find out – Le Messie and Amanda make everything by hand, and individually hand silkscreen their tees together so that each one is a work of art, check out the interview we did with them here. Plus, as a brand we see eye-to-eye with their anti-system and anarchist politics; they disseminate a lot of important information in the form of articles and documentaries, and they are pro-small business and pro-artisan creators! The t-shirt itself is already super nice, a lightweight, combed cotton American-made tee, and then FALSE’s silkscreening skills are off the chain. This is a super limited design, only a few are available in the CVLT Store and on FALSE’s webstore Anti Anti, so they are going to go quick! Check them out after the jump, as well as a rad video below documenting the process of making a FALSE t-shirt!
Starting out in 2006, Sam McFadden under the pseudonym ‘Homemade Speed‘ began making dystopian looking jewelry made from a cauldron of found animal bones, waste and decayed industrial hardware. Since then it has progressed through machinery and biosphere to individual dayglo punk jewelry pieces. Think fluorescent toxic chemicals, Slimer and a soundtrack by Alien Sex Fiend. After the jump, take a look at some more jewelry pieces.
I am so excited for the launch of OVATE’s new website and store today at 3pm PST/6pm EST! Audrey has been working hard to conceptualize and produce a gorgeous line for her Spring/Summer 2013 collection, Kuolema, that will launch in her new shop today. Right now all I wear are CVLT Nation t-shirts, but one day soon all I will wear is Ovate’s dusky silks and dark leathers, inspired by beautiful pallor and shadows of death. Kuolema focuses on the materials – silk, cotton and bamboo knits, washed lamb leather – and highlights their natural elegance with minimal, flattering silhouettes. Ovate creates such a complex beauty out of a simple palette of black, grey and white, and this new collection carries the brand forward while maintaining her strong design aesthetic. She has also ventured into jewelry with fellow Montrealer and jewelry designer Elaine Ho, casting an antique Masonic axe to create really fucking sick earrings and necklaces that I have to get my hands on. You can get yourself into all of these clothes and more at her website launch today, so make sure to head over to Ovate.ca…there will also be some limited edition pieces only available in her store, like her classic Valhalla hoodie in a stunning light grey. After the jump, check out some of her Spring/Summer 2013 offerings, plus some haunting photos from her lookbook shot by Krist Mort. I’ve also included a photo of the designer herself and her rad studio with some of my favorite Dilek Baykara prints on the wall (we have the same ones up in our HQ!).
Death Metal and Grind mixed with Surf Rock???? Yes, you heard right. Here we have a group of five foul mouthed surf zombies hailing from the decrepit sands of Wormwood Beach, CA.. (Fresno, CA to be exact) entitled GORESHACK and here is their brand new full length album entitled “Surf.Mosh.Kill” that is an extremely well executed mix of Death Metal, Thrash, Grind and Surf Rock wrapped up in an awesomely wacky, kooky surf-zombie filled package full of great sound bits, song themes and punishing tracks that’s just all about having a fucking blast doing it while hammering your face in all at once. GORESHACK pays homage to the gore-soaked likes of GHOUL, EXHUMED, CARCASS, IMPALED, SPLATTERHOUSE and IMPETIGO along with some Surf Rock masters like DICK DALE and THE BEACH BOYS.
Today is the 2nd Anniversary of the day we launched the CVLT Nation blog and clothing brand, and we can’t believe how much has happened in the past two years! The support and love we have gotten from our readers has been overwhelming, and it has made every day that we work on CVLT Nation a pleasure! To thank you for supporting CVLT Nation, we want to give away three t-shirts to two of our awesome readers. To enter the giveaway, just email firstname.lastname@example.org with “2nd anniversary” in the subject heading. We will pick three winners by Monday, March 11th at noon PST! For now, enjoy the mixtape and features we have for you to celebrate two awesome years of CVLT Nation!
***We have our winners! Rayny, James & X!**