The Quiet Life
Note To Self
New season releases by THE QUIET LIFE have come through for the Krampus season.
Beginning as a creative project in '97, by Andy Mueller (part of the creative collective for Girl/Chocolate as part of the 'Art Dump' crew), TQL formed with inspirations from photography and simple, clean graphic design.
Unlike most, The Quiet Life refuses to sacrifice its releases quality and design, and sources the highest standard of fabrics, contributors and manufacture to bring each release together, season after season.
Select pieces from the Holiday '14 range are on the shelves - come through for a look.
100 of the most provocative and memorable skateboard graphics.
The AGENT PROVOCATEURS book is a catalogue of cultural relevance, with each graphic explained through interviews and comments by the artists and skateboarders themselves.
Writer Seb Carayol says:
"All of a sudden decks became provocative manifestos. They talked about the violence of society, sex, politics, rascism, drugs, religion, international affairs. A new school of artists had taken over and was deliberately willing to trigger something, anything, a reaction in the viewer. Skateboarding was a counter-culture again."
Hard cover, with limited copies available.
Hailing from France, and conceived in 2009 - MAGENTA, although known as a 'brand' has become more of an 'expression' of skateboarding.
Reading the 'TAO' section on their website, their version of the typical 'about' page, it becomes almost teachings and readings about their culture and form of expression, rather than just another re-run of the same 'core skateboarding' attitude.
Add that to the most unique and thought provoking graphics, we see Magenta playing its role, as one of the new era of almost culture-redefining brands.
The INFINITY series and new one-off boards have arrived in store.
Boston staple and 'no bullshit' brand, 90EAST has released its latest range before the holiday break.
Owned by O.G street rider, Lino Gonzalez, 90East is built on the culture of its crew and supporters.
For those on the margins by choice, with no interest in what the rest are doing - especially in an scene washed with corporate interests.
The new range is available on the shelves now.
Support the independents.
If you don't belong, you won't be long.
Supply (Syd) has been influencial for over 10 years, with long connections with serious heads from Japan to LA.
Working closely with local, iconic illustrators and artists, such as Ben Brown, Glenno Smith and Tristan Ceddia and many others, SUPPLY are also well known for collaborating with the likes of international icons, Suicidal Tendencies, French (UK) and MF Doom to name a few.
Supply's influences in music, skate and art cultures and clean design aesthetic are prevalent in the brands releases.
A short run range of tshirts and L/S tshirts have been released and are available in store.
CRAWLING DEATH (Melb.) are back with a fifth classic release.
The FTW hat (red only), is another release by Crawling Death that represents the outlaw mentality of the free-thinking brand.
With a re-up of the recent favourites also available in store, the headwear is exclusivily available through Twenty Fifty Two in ADL.
If your chasing from out of town, please hit us up on the EMAIL or by phone.
Uncompromising shit for free-thinkers.
Fuck the world.
After too long of a hiatus, we are back to recieving select pieces from ALTAMONT.
Through connections and contributors deeply embedded in counter culture, Altamont offers a point of difference from the typical and over used norms.
We have always related to Altamont - it's roots and ethics are true and with ties to music, photographers and artists alike, Altamont presents stories with each new release.
Go here and here.
Available in store is a selection from the range, summer festival ready.
Your friendly local company, PASS~PORT have presented the first look from their latest, Range No.13.
New graphic tshirts, with contributing artwork by Marcus Dixon and sydney based tattooist William P. Brown, keep proving why Pass~Port is one of Australia's realest.
Also available with this first delivery, is the new Pass~Port headwear, holding down some of the brands iconic insignias.
Stay posted for more to flow through in the coming weeks.
Catch this latest before it jumps.
Jahmal Williams and his NYC based offering, HOPPS, epitomise the ideal brand.
Rife with classic originality, independent and understated and based in one of the most iconic skateboarding cities in the world.
They've kept moving since Jahmal started Hopps in '07, under the radar, presenting genuine product, backed by a solid crew of good humans.
It's a pleasure to finally have Hopps back in store after a short hiatus.
KEEP IT MOVING.
Reading through interviews with Jason Dill, you get an insight into how a brand like FUCKING AWESOME and Dill keep the hard edge and originality to the industry.
Nothing about it fits the expected mould. Why should it - wasn't the reason we were all drawn to this culture, was because of how abrasive and left of centre it is (or at least was)?
Latest drop of FA sees the much anticipated 'Chloe Sevigny' and Dylan Reider pro boards come through, and a fresh batch of tshirts and sweats.
We are also able to take phone and email orders, so feel free to get in touch. Postage anywhere in Australia is free.
"I make it for sale but at the same time I don’t want you to have it. It’s a bit of a personality disorder company." - Jason Dill.
The full delivery of the new range from BUTTER GOODS out of Perth, is available in store.
One of the few brands from Australia looking to push progress, both creatively and with a better quality product.
Jazz music inspired graphics, with connections worldwide through positive and creative mindsets, it's not hard to see why the W.A. heads have gone from strength to strength with what they've created.
The new cut and sew pieces are on point, including button up s/s shirts, added to the latest range of tshirts and headwear, now on the shelves.
Watch the latest video, 'INDESTRUCTIBLE'.
From the mind of Marcus Dixon and now available in store, is newcomer COME SUNDOWN.
As a contributing artist for Pass~Port, the Sydney based artist creates Come Sundown, as nothing other than a surviving (maybe) piece of Earth's history.
"Once everything is gone and Earth is nothing more than a pockmarked moonscape, a rover similar to the one exploring Mars right now, will make its way across our once great land. As the rover examines samples of irradiated soil and transmits the data to the distant civilisation from which it came, it unknowingly parks above an artefact buried deep in a layer of sedimentary ash. It is possible that this artefact once bore the name Come Sundown."
The secret society of the street serpent.
Out of the UK, PALACE has released its second drop for 2014, now available in store.
As if making the Tri-logo their own, it has become the brands recognisable hallmark.
A solid range of new tshirts with variations of the logo, including the throwback Hypercolour version, are on the shelves.
The range also included 3M printed sweats and graphic hoods, plus a limited number of L/S polo shirts.
More to come through in the coming weeks.
Pull your socks up, these won't hang about.
The 'Reverse Weave' basic sweats by CHAMPION are available in store, for those who are feeling a little nostalgic.
The well-known 'C' logo is synonymous with Hardcore and Hip Hop subculture of the early 90's, with heritage sportswear brand seeing a steady return with collaborations with Supreme and continuing to create quality garments in the US and Japan.
Constructed to resist vertical shrinkage, the fleece is heavyweight (12-oz) to keep out the wind and cold.
Stretchy ribbed side panels give it flexibility, brushed on the inside for warmth and double stitched trim for durability.
1977 was when the VANS OLD SKOOL debuted, then known as the "Style 36".
Showcasing the iconic Vans 'sidestripe', originally referred to as the "jazz stripe", it has become the unmistakable hallmark of the Vans brand.
A look through the Vans history of collaborators features the likes of Supreme, A.P.C, bands like Slayer and the Descendents, and through it's Syndicate range, working with iconic figures, like Neil Blender and Jason Dill.
It's cultural significance is impossible to deny.
The Old Skool 'Vintage', with styling taking it back to the past, is now available in store.
S.O.H. (South of Heaven, out of Melbourne) is a middle finger squarely directed at street wear of the last few years.
For the people who dig a little deeper, who don't think the same and who don't belong.
You know us - the outsiders, the drop kicks and art fags. Punks, weirdos and metal heads.
No trends are followed and no questions answered. All of which is probably why you'll only find it at Twenty Fifty Two.
The latest release sees new graphic tshirts and quality crewneck and hooded sweats.
Not for everyone.
Born of fire.
Out of NYC, and with strong history and cultural relevance, is a selection of the latest from DQM, now in store.
After opening the first 'Dave's Quality Meats' in Manhattan’s Bowery district,
a site of counterculture since the 1950s, home to CBGBs, the beatniks and punk rock, DQM was a small store now turned fully fledged brand.
The brand has its history built on culture and relationships that began long before the store was conceived.
Continuing to push the envelope for a new board and bike generation, we are proud to present DQM to Adelaide.
This range includes detailed button down Shirts, a new range of Headwear and Tshirts, plus a limited amount of the Denim Coaches Jacket.
Photographer Richard Gilligan has compiled an archive of images focused solely on 'homemade' or DIY skateparks.
The Irish photographer and skateboarder spent four years traveling through Europe and the US, resulting in photographs that are not your run-of-the-mill action shots.
Instead, Gilligan chooses to focus on the sport’s “negative space”: the out-of-the-way concrete embankments, nondescript suburban lots where kids come to practice.
The images offer a grittily beautiful tribute to the ineffable hunger that unites us all —young, old, rich, poor.
Gilligan's photographs represent more than a quest for glory, but a means of self- expression.
Limited copies of the book are in store.
Death Rite was a Sydney based zine from late 88-91 that covered metal & crossover from around the world through the golden era of tape trading and zines.
Paying tribute to that era, DEATH RITES has put out it's second run of tshirts and long sleeve tshirts, with the artwork created by our friend FRENCH (UK).
You won't find Death Rites anywhere else in Adelaide.
Under the influence.
UK Artist FRENCH, was in Adelaide recently to sample red tins, sell zines and conquer the Cumby spine.
A show was put on at ANIMAL HOUSE with the support of TFT, French and Death Rites. Rad local bands Sex Wizard, Swamp Lung, Patriachal Death Machine and Powerxchuck tore it up.
Listen to and download the Digital Split Vol.1 from our page on Soundcloud.
The French for Twenty Fifty Two tshirt is available in store, in limited numbers, in both black and white.
Also on offer is a limited number of hand screenprinted prints, numbered and signed by French.
Cheers to everyone for coming out and to S.S.P for the truest print work.