Distilled x Adam5-100 Jacket

by Valery Joseph When Matty Merrill founded his line Distilled, it was with the sole intent of encouraging inspired partnerships. Working with Oakland-based graffiti artist Adam5-100, the duo produced the Adam5-100 jacket. "We made a beautiful coat that not only performs in cold weather, but also addresses Adam's need for an accessible interior pocket—which can hold Adam's stencil rolls and spray cans—or, in the case …

Nat Russell T-Shirts

Oakland-based artist Nat Russell’s t-shirts for Mollusk Surf shop showcase his increasingly recognizable style. My favorites include “Sea Kat” featuring his signature pipe-smoking lion motif, the “Kyle” shirt—which has a wavy-bearded man that bears an unintentional resemblance to musician Kyle Field of Little Wings—and “Totally Stoked,” one of three new designs for women available in two colors. All shirts are printed on the highest quality …

Cool Hunting Video Presents: The Crucible

The aptly-named Crucible art school takes a unique, pyrotechnic approach to industrial education

From their recent pyrotechnic adaption of The Odyssey to a class on caboose restoration, Oakland, CA’s The Crucible is an art school like no other. This episode is an inside look at the eight-year old institution, hosted by founder and executive director Michael Sturtz, who weighs in on the role of fire metaphorically and literally. We catch auditions for the fire opera, watch students engaged …