1. Creative Conversations: The Art of Metal Shaping with Lane Walkup

    In the digital-crazed age we live in today where a lot of humans are behind a computer screen over 40 hours a week, a genuine pair of working hands can be a sight for sore eyes. The dirt, burns and bandages that cover cuts and scrapes give way to stories that need to be told, and metal shaper Lane Walkup’s hands are definitely a conversation starter. To learn more about her work, RANGE met with Lane Walkup in Portland to discuss her trade. … Read More

  2. Martina Brimmer of Swift Industries Reflects on Collaborating with CORDURA® and Struktur

    Martina Brimmer is the Co-Founder and Creative Director of Swift Industries, a Seattle-based pannier and bag company that she describes as “an ode to adventure cycling.” Her small, yet mighty team of six employees is on a mission to get people to discover the world by bicycle, and provides them with exceptional bags for their cycling adventures. Martina recently teamed up with the creative conference Struktur Event and CORDURA® brand to create a collaborative bag that would be provided to all Struktur attendees. … Read More

  3. Going Green: The Rise of Sustainable Design

    Sustainability can be a tricky issue when it comes to apparel. We already know that quality usually precludes a killer deal, but how do you make sure the extra cash you’re paying is going to responsible practices all the way down the production line? How can we be sure that new jacket or T-shirt has a minimal environmental impact? Transparency in production is a tall order, for sure, but one group is trying to take the guesswork out of greening up our wardrobes. … Read More

  4. Creative Conversations: Emily Hoy x Teva

    You may have seen Emily Hoy’s excellent collage skills in RANGE Magazine Issue Four accompanying the article “Going It Alone: Finding Solace in Solitary Hiking.” Not surprisingly, we aren’t the only folks who admire her work, which also consists of jewelry, graphics and textiles. Emily has created designs for Volcom and Manhattan Beachwear, and most recently, she was recruited by Teva to be a part of their Spring ’16 Artist Series, which the brand describes as their chance to honor the creative minds bringing their products to life through design. … Read More

  5. Creative Conversations: Mixing Menswear and Mindfulness with Ticamide

    Ticamide (TEE-kə-myd) is a new American sportswear brand with a message. After his brother, Timothy, passed away in 2005 due to complications from a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Maz McWilliams started The Timbo Fund with his family and friends, a nonprofit organization helping TBI patients and their families. To raise awareness for TBI, McWilliams created the #amelonaday Instagram campaign, which has inspired others to tag their photos and spread the word. The melon serves as a symbol and a visual reminder to protect your dome and be here now. McWilliams continues to give back through Ticamide, his new U.S.-made line of menswear basics and outerwear.  … Read More

  6. Through the Lens: Nature-Inspired Photography and Stop Motion by Paul Johnson

    We recently learned about Paul Johnson, a graphic designer, photographer and land artist based in Minneapolis, whose work captures some of the most beautiful aspects of nature. He started creating in the outdoors when he was a child, making designs in the sand or dirt, eventually picking up a camera as an adult to capture the beauty of the outdoors. He recently returned to making art using found items in nature, working with stop motion animation to document his earthworks and bring them to life. … Read More