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Designed by LA-based artist KRISTOFFERSON SAN PABLO
Bayside LS T-Shirt
100% Made in the USA
Silk screened in Brooklyn in small batches
PLEASE NOTE: Production will begin at the end of November and will be shipped out around mid/late-December.
*Option to pre-order as a bundle with our FIL-AM Business Directory Zine*
Kristofferson San Pablo
B. Manila, Philippines.
Co-founder of Vacancy Projects
Currently lives & works in Los Angeles, CA
"So for the back graphic (people in the car), I had thought about how in California we drive A LOT & my first thought was these vintage 80s/90s caricature & beach tees I would see for sale in various storefronts on the beach to swap meets & flea markets when I was a kid. Our relationship to traffic is so different from other places & is something I think about a lot in relation to my artistic practice (there are usually images of cars somewhere). The "I Can't Drive 65" is a reference to the song "I Can't Drive 55" but with our speed limit here which is usually 65mph. And with my interest in pop culture iconography/symbols, I thought it was appropriate to include the famous Filipinx character Jollibee in it as well as the blow-up car dealership balloon that wiggles its arms in the air. The other figures in the graphic have the beach/outdoor vibe with their bikinis & tank tops (note the Lakers/LA reference) & of course the palm tree. The lettering styles were inspired by my history of doing graffiti but also the lettering I saw in sign painting in the Philippines (note the FFF book by Hardworking Goodlooking) & it's relationship to old english which has a place in west coast car/Latinx culture as well.