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Bands perform in middle of street at Sailor Jerry

05/01/2008

While wandering around town after work yesterday, hmm there seems to be a theme these past two days, I stumbled upon this really, really loud band playing on 13th Street. I knew it must be a band sponsored by Sailor Jerry's because that place rocks, and so I found this on Wikipedia....

In 1999, Hardy and Malone partnered with a small independent Philadelphia clothing company to establish Sailor Jerry Ltd., which produces clothing and an idiosyncratic collection of other items, such as ash trays, high-top sneakers, playing cards, church keys and shot glasses.

An anti-sweatshop company, nearly all Sailor Jerry items are produced in the United States and sold via the company's web site or from the Sailor Jerry Store at 116 S. 13th Street in Philadelphia, which frequently plays host to performances by independent musicians.

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Sailor Jerry in the New York Times

03/24/2008

...Some agencies are making forays into peddling products on their own rather than through joint ventures with clients...
...The most prodigious producer of products may be Quaker City Mercantile, a Philadelphia agency that created a retail brand, Sailor Jerry, after the nickname of Norman Collins, a World War II tattoo artist. Sailor Jerry clothing is sold in stores and online (sailorjerry.com). Quaker City Mercantile (formerly known as Gyro Worldwide) even licensed the Sailor Jerry brand to a client, William Grant & Sons, for Sailor Jerry Spiced Navy Rum....

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Quaker City Mercantile (formerly known as Gyro Worldwide) leads agencies in brand creation

03/21/2008

The most prodigious producer of products may be Quaker City Mercantile, a Philadelphia agency that created a retail brand, Sailor Jerry, after the nickname of Norman Collins, a World War II tattoo artist. Sailor Jerry clothing is sold in stores and online (sailorjerry.com). Quaker City Mercantile (formerly known as Gyro Worldwide) even licensed the Sailor Jerry brand to a client, William Grant & Sons, for Sailor Jerry Spiced Navy Rum.

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Quaker City Mercantile (formerly known as Gyro Worldwide) Hires Creative Team

02/01/2008

Ben Woodward and Chi Kim have been named as creative directors at Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, a division of the Center City ad agency Quaker City Mercantile.
The husband-and-wife team are founders of Space 1026, an artists' collaborative in Philadelphia.
In much the same way, Art in the Age draws on artists to product original T-shirts, hoodies and other clothing. See it all at www.artintheage.com

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Good Life: Model Citizens: Chi Kim & Ben Woodward

02/01/2008

Who: Chi is a clothing designer who's worked for Urban Outfitters and Sailor Jerry; Ben is an artist and founding member of Space 1026, Philly's now-famed studio and gallery for emerging artists.


What they're doing: The couple are the new creative directors of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, a three-year-old t-shirt line that's recruiting some of the country's most serious up-and-comers to create unlimited-edition tops. Some of their shirt-designing artists
Whose work you should buy now: The brightest new stars include Alex Lucas and Alex Da Corte, plus locals like Lori D and Thom Lessner (who's responsible for a new and irresistible trompe l'oeil work inspired by a circa-1980s David Lee Roth).


Where you can find their shirts: This month, 12 new designs debut at select boutiques in San Francisco, Singapore and Tokyo, at Old City's Lost + Found, and online. Prices from $28. Artintheage.com .

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PBJ Talks About Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

02/01/2008

Red Tettemer, Urban Outfitters sport T-shirts for skateboarding"

Quaker City Mercantile (formerly known as Gyro Worldwide) hires creative team Ben Woodward and Chi Kim have been named as creative directors at Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, a division of the Center City ad agency Quaker City Mercantile.

The husband-and-wife team are founders of Space 1026, an artists' collaborative in Philadelphia.

In much the same way, Art in the Age draws on artists to produce original T-shirts, hoodies and other clothing. See it all at www.artintheage.com.

Read more