Unarmed has moved from an online-only art project to a full-time thing over the last six months. Here’s a short essay telling the story, with an introduction to my new collaborators.
I posted the first Unarmed jersey to social media in August 2013 after Trayvon Martin’s killer went unpunished. That’s seven years of this shit. 14 jerseys, so far. We’ll be moving into production soon. For updates on the project visit unarmed.co.
We installed the full suite of Unarmed jerseys on Lafayette Street between Houston and Canal this past Friday. See pics of the entire run here, or, better yet, head over to Manhattan to see them in person. UPDATE – The SoHo installation was recently covered in Yahoo Sports and Design Observer.
These are dark times for the empire. UNARMED made its public debut on Flatbush Avenue last week. Installing the prints and seeing the reaction of fellow Brooklynites was among the most gratifying experiences I’ve had as an artist. Over the weekend another black man was killed by a police officer, this time in Atlanta. The […]
Believe me, the last thing I’d rather be doing right now is designing another jersey and posting it on this website. I started this project in 2013. That’s a lot of tears spilled over Adobe Illustrator. A lot of marches and grief. And so I let a few go by – Walter Scott, Philando Castile, Breonna […]
Just keep scrolling. This Instagram feed will reward you. (via @khoi)
I designed a baseball cap. And though it can be summed up in five words, the process took about ten months. They’re inspired by some Brooklynites who’ve inspired me: Jackie Robinson and Jean-Michel Basquiat. There’s even a line from a Langston Hughes poem (for whom one of the largest public housing towers in Brooklyn is […]
Regular readers of the Dot Com may be perplexed, disturbed even, but these images are real. Do not [attempt to] adjust your television sets. The above text was originally intended to accompany photos of a great meal that I cooked, but the pictures didn’t come out as good as the food. So here are some […]
Though I’m not sure if I’ll ever eat there, the Ninja Restaurant and Sushi Bar might be my favorite restaurant and sushi bar in New Orleans. It certainly has the best name and sign combination imaginable. And while I’m back up to my old tricks again photo-wise, it’s nice to be reminded that the folks […]