May 9, 2013
It's been a while dudes.Been working on some weirdness and radness for you guys and also taking a second to really address some health issues and random crud involving the brand.Forgive the little hiatus. But, it should pay off for you guys, just hang tight and keep rocking with us.
It's been kind of weird adjusting to the interactions that go alongside having a brand.There is a lot more to shirts than just making really good stuff and it's kind of a bummer when you have to learn and do everything all at once.
If you look at some pieces in the collection, they're kind of a subtle Nod to what we've been going through in the background while really pushing to do great work and keep quality people in the circle of HH.
If you can't tell, it's been a rough one, and the whole point of this release was kind of to just let go and relieve some stress.That Scrub Life tee was just an awesome Nod to going with what you feel and was inspired by listening to a heck of a lot of Tupac whilst soul searching.It turned out pretty darn good and the little details in the piece are something to behold once you get your hands on it.From the beanie to the boxers, there are all sorts of itty bitty Nods nestled in the design that don't overwhelm it, but compliment the piece just right.Random thing about it though, that orange makes me want an orange soda SO BADDDDDDDDD...so I can't look at it very long without buying one.First world problems I guess.
Funky Dealings was a long time concept come to life.It always seemed like a good idea to make a shirt for stinkers.We know them and live with them...and also smell them...haha.It didn't really come together until all these hardships dealing with people or "networking" came about.The lesson in the shirt is that if someone smells like a rat ,they probably are,trust your gut (and your nose) and stay away from that mess!
My favorite pieces to look at currently happen to be the Self Sponsoreds for sure.It was always an awesome piece and it just came and went,so a lot of fans missed out on it.Back in the day (before Funky Dealings),I didn't trust my gut and these two colorways that I thought looked best got ditched for the previous ones.So this is kind of an apology to those colorways (sorry Sylvester and Tweety) and a Nod to feeling confident enough to do what we feel with the brand/design.Speaking of....
I was told I don't do enough sneak previews,..that's kind of true and also not.I am not a fan of them.In streetwear,there is a lot of biting,brands big and small look for stuff to bite,tweak,or counter and call theirs..so it's weird to this day for me to give away free information to random people on the Internet.You have people that will swipe your entire brand concept,try to pack their envelopes like you,doodles,fruitsnacks,stickers,hashtags,the whole 9..I've even seen people start making the same faces as me in pictures!!!...they want to be you.So,I am sorry that stuff isn't always out there to see..but it's just not my thing being the small fry with the good ideas or the kid everyone copies off of for homework and tests...haha.Personal struggle I guess.But I will try to give you guys more tidbits on the Tumblr and Instagram.Also make sure to get on the mailing list.Stuff like hoodies and surprise releases come and go,we don't always reprint or re-release stuff either, so that is a super great tool to have a headstart and get a limited,high quality,well-designed piece of the HH randomness you've come to love so far.
Anyways,this is a little funky update fer ya's ...hope it explains some and helps out.Feel free to bug me on Twitter and Instagram (@hungryhuman), and we'll keep pushin'.Thanks to the fans rocking,repping,spreading,and supporting....we need you and this doesn't work otherwise.Try hard,Never Settle,and Stay Hungry. -h_h-
Apr 3, 2013
New gear in the shop. You guys went through the hoodies in under a day, there are fresh colors for the Self Sponsored tees,Funky Dealings (Stay Away From Stinkers), and Scrub Life also are just popping out on the scene in 2 colorways as well.
Funky Dealings (Black)
Scrub Life (White)
Self Sponsored Yellow (Tweety)
It's exciting to see some fun stuff come out of HH and the response has been great thus far. Check them out and expect some good stories about each piece over the next month. Hope you guys are good. Enjoy the new gear,and keep up with us on instagram/Twitter too ( @hungryhuman )
P.S. Some of the current gear is up to 60% off for the new few days too, so definetly check the SHOP out and tell friends as well.
Stay Hungry -h_h-
Mar 27, 2013
Hype... it's everywhere, but at the same time, nowhere.It's consider a catalyst for many a movement,and also the downfall of more than a few bad ideas and trends (Can anyone say Furby?). This piece is interesting because it actually started as a sticker ... if you can't tell by now, a large portion, or should I say "ALL" of the last few HH releases were based around resentment and depression,largely spawned from just dealing with some less than savory people and not exercising my better judgement.This sticker was going to be a tie-in to that feeling, but it ended up looking so good on a tee that it ousted another piece from it's throne and became it's own thing.
The base of the tee has two elements intertwined to make a striking image.The funny thing however, it's not that at all. There is always a line one draws when using certain references and with HH being at it's core, a brand spawned from hunger and persistence,the element of the obscure or hard to comprehend is fun to play with....in other words, we do goofy confusing stuff sometimes!
When someone wastes your time or just does something that makes no sense at all.You question it.WHY DID THEY DO THAT??? A lot of the time, people don't know why they do things, they just want to be a part of something.I feel HH is a very special something that people latch onto.The energy you as the fans give to it, the heart,...people see it ,and it's hard to ignore...even crazy big wigs and corporations have little people running them that want to be a part of something.Hype is what makes people do all sorts of crazy stuff and to us,it's the most powerful potent thing on the planet.
If you add money to the equation,hype gets even more intoxicating.The dollar bill is a little nod to most people's motives at the end of the day :hype and money.Humans are pretty simple sometimes.If you examine the bill a bit closer,there's a little nod to Self Sponsored shirt with the face logo, that's just a fun jab to how people at HH are compared to the general populaton...they're not really about hype or money, just real hunger and struggling to get where we need to be: without those outside influences.
I could ramble on about this part forever, but that's no fun.The shirt on the surface is a bit of an awkward homage to crazy people doing wild stuff that doesn't make sense. Whether it's sidebets at tournaments,wasting a bunch of someone's darn time (*cough*),or just making a wild shirt to see what someone's reaction is (*double cough*)...that's what this shirt is about for me.But at the end of day, it's whatever you want it to be.
SIDENOTE: It was super fun to see all sorts of people buy the shirt for different reasons and say to oneself "why did they buy that???"... because the shirt itself is one weird long troll question on a way...WHY? I guess I just wanted to be a part of the hype.
Mar 6, 2013
You guys ready for SXSW in Austin? Well,here's a promo from Fader to get you juiced, check out @CurbsideJones at 1:45 rocking out in a Jimmy Loko.Too much heat on that boy right there. Check him out and listen to his music at CurbsideJones.com
Stay Hungry -h_h-
Feb 25, 2013