I met Michael and Lara last year right as they were opening Compound YV, an art gallery and event space near Joshua Tree, CA. They're multi-talented artists who left New York City to pursue (and afford) their own creative projects.
Lara is a dancer and emerging leader in creative movement, using her talent to consult leading brands. Michael is a retail veteran turned photographer, traveling around the world to capture surf lifestyle.
I love their work as artists. I respect how they support a community of creatives across a range of disciplines. I also had a kick-ass time when I first met them in Joshua Tree last year and we've been friends ever since.
I'm excited to support their projects and have some fun doing it.
Stay tuned for more limited edition tees celebrating artists, events, and local culture. If you're ever in Joshua Tree/ Yucca Valley, stop by Compound YV for art and a chance to shoot-the-shit over coffee or a beer.