Along time ago I put a documentary in my hulu queue because the short description included some of my favorite things: graffiti, tattoos, b-boys, So. Cal., and today I finally had time to watch the 20 Anniversary documentary for Tribal Gear. Tribal is a So. Cal. brand that works collectively with numerous artist to encompass and create ware that represent the streets that inspires it.
Well to be honest, I only watched half because every 10 minutes they introduced a new artist, who is apart of the Tribal family, that I had to find out more about. Now not only am I inspired I am super jealous of Bobby and Joel Ruiz for line of people they have worked with and call “family.” They were Mister Cartoon, Shepard Fairey, Noah, Justin Bua, Retna, OG Abel, El Mac, Revok, Estevan Oriol, Munk One, Fieldy of Korn, Steve Soto, Risk, Jose Lopez and many more. If I showed you art from each one of them I would be writing this post all night, instead I will pick my top favs. (which does not include Shepard Fairey…because he deserves a post of this own).
(I like this pic even more because it looks like a guy I dated, lol).