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All Knowledge Clothing also is known as (AKC) we give an honest effort to create visuals in a simple & heavy style, and by "we" I mean me, a one-man show doing it all with the help from friends and family I might not mention often, but personally I try to thank them every day. Here and now though usually, our visual looks are not so citrusy creatively, now we feel people are thirsty to express ourselves. we feel it, so if we feel it, others out there feel it too. To sum this up in a mathematical way our equation is (People + Creativity = Thrill to live) now multiply that by the time we have on this planet and we might be on to something and that there is all I am trying to say here. Seek out life's thrills. Even when life gives you a stock photo of a lemon, that's we meaning us making lemonade. That's what AKC means to me today.
Making visual lemonade, is basically doing more with less. It is tasty too.
I have been getting slightly obsessed with these old retro brand logos/designs, and clothing ads as well as movies. They just speak maybe more like scream to me lately, not really sure why, just really dig that style right now. Specifically 60's - 80's is just got a hold of me, maybe even a strangle hold baby. So to the point already, not trying to right, write or left essay's on here, I crack me up on here with this blog sense of foolishness.
Check these retro photos I have had taken by a photographer in Yakima, his IG handle will be at the bottom, and so will be the models, so check that info out at the bottom of this thing.
With out further to write, right or anything else.
Here is a little taste of whats been going on in our photo shoots and just cool visuals to bring you different looks of the simple and stylish apparel we sell. We are super duper fortunate to have run into very cool and professional people to bring the visuals to you. I really dig these looks and feels this photographer from Yakima, WA has captured, here is the LINK to his Instagram and give him a follow and see what he's all about.
The model in the above photos is also just amazing, basically when I am away on the other side of the planet, she comes through just in a big way, literally putting photo shoots together for AK and sending me savage photographers to work with. Also, I want to say thank you very much to the both of you! Here is the Link to the her Instagram go ahead and take a look and show her some love too.
I guess I should go right into what this blog is going to be about. At this point I'm not really sure, but I feel like the best time to start is when things are slightly unsure and just dive right in. Mostly today this will be about my version of the story of the brand and how it started the idea, the inspiration the desire to create something I wanted to see people living.
I don't have an exact point to start from, but I don't feel like that's important right now. I can always Quentin Tarantino this and move forward and back as I wish, and I'll just explain it as I go.
So let me paint the scene for you, I'm in Baghdad inside the American Embassy. I'm living in a steal connex box (its like the box container you see trains hauling) sharing a bathroom, with a little mini fridge and an LG TV to the top left shelf. It's turned off. I'm off shift right now, dressed like I'm to go on a jog at 4 AM because this AC is blasting. Have a little music playing on my phone in the background, the album I’m listening too is called “Moment of Truth," so I'm just sitting here and thinking, and I figured, I might as well put my thoughts into action form and get these words out.
Now you have a general idea of what I'm doing at this exact moment and where I'm at. Now let's get right to it. AK Company, or also known as “All Knowledge Company”. First off let's get this right out of the way AK are my initials, that actually was not done on purpose I know it seem like it, that it was planned now that you know those are my initials, but no, no no no no no. Too many No’s? Now, you really wont believe me.
In fact my name Aurelius in Latin it means Golden, what my last name means I don't know. A K brand what does stands for? What it means? What its mission is? Well, let's start with what it stands for, All Knowledge, it's a pursuit of life, the best life you can possibly live, the journey that is this life, for me to sum its stance on what is, is very difficult just with a few paragraphs. This thing is a little bit of me, its a little bit of you too, I mean there are various parts that reflect the positives and negatives I have walked through.
Since I have walked through them I know so have you. I know you have cause we live on this same damn planet, enough said, I know it might be a little too deep for a clothing line message, but I mean I don't think so, well let me rephrase I fear that it might be but I have hope that it isn't too too deep for the people. Solely the foundation of the brand is a passion for life for each individual is responsible for seeking out their own passions their own dreams and Later switch out the word dreams for goals when they get the courage to do so.
It seems what I really want to say is that you must lust for life, you the individual just like me are looking for the rapture of being alive, there is very beautifully delicious, and amazing, and painful, and beautiful, and intense thing with these experiences and emotions that cultivate a feeling of being alive and as a brand that's what we stand for, ha ha it makes me laugh when I say we because this is really me. I don't know if others really could wrap their heads around something like that, but I hope.
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