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Farewell East Village Radio

east-village-radio-studio-650-430 Sad day in music, and another NYC institution squeezed out of the city. East Village Radio closes its tiny storefront studio doors today after a decade of playing radio free music and censorship free dialogue for music lovers from all over the world. We've spent many hours working on Grant's Golden Brand Pomade projects listening to Keene and Gee of Forty Deuce Radio. Thank you @EVRadio and @FortyDeuceNYC for the good sounds.

"The music that we played has really infused into my soul" - Keene.

#eastvillageradio #EVR #FortyDeuceRadio #nyc #vinyl #music

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Russ Pope

pope Drawing from our friend Russ Pope. Note the Grant's Golden Brand shirt.

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R. Pope

russ pope Doodle by our friend and notable So. Calif artist Russ Pope.

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The Hill Climber

Jeff Decker Hill Climber The 5000 lb bronze masterpiece by our friend Mr. Jeff Decker. Located on the grounds of the Harley Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, WI. Jeff is the official sculptor for HD Motor Company and a supporter of Grant's Golden Brand.

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Comb Tuff this weekend

comb tuff russ pope grant's golden brand pomade "One Off" stencil deck by the well noted artist and friend of ours Mr. Russ Pope.

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Authentic.

Authentic.

Many of you have heard of Ed Hardy through his ever popular mass appeal apparel. For those who don't know his history, Ed is a world famous tattoo artist who apprenticed under the legendary Sailor Jerry Collins (also has a pop apparel brand). Respects to the Architects.

Ed recently retired from tattooing after decades & thousands of satisfied customers. Today we are featuring one of his LAST tattoos on our friend Jason Teraoka who is close to Mr. Hardy. One of the last pieces from one of the best in the game. Dumb Luck from the OG Don Ed Hardy.

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Old Star Press

We want to share the talents of our friend Jim Callans of Old Star Press in Venice, Califas. Jim is dedicated to the preservation and operation of vintage printing presses. He prints from a massive 2,700lb 1915 Chandler & Price press, a smaller 1893 Kelsey press, and 'portable' 1957 Adana QH Proof Press. He also recently restored a 120 year old C&P Pilot Press to all its original glory. Step back in time with Old Star for your custom printing needs.

Please visit Jim at: Old Star Press

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Jeff Bridges by L. Dawes

Good friend of Grant's ~ photographer Lance Dawes captured these excellent photos of veteran actor Jeff Bridges. Lance started out documenting skateboarding and punk bands in the early 90's on the East Coast. Lance's portfolio has matured over the years with auto culture lifestyle stills to the notable celebrity. Keep up the great work Mr. Dawes.

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Born this Day: Mr.Brando

marlon at age 10 marlon aka johnny of the BRMC on the set of the wild ones

show them who is "number 1"

There's a line in the picture where he snarls, 'Nobody tells me what to do.' That's exactly how I've felt all my life. - Marlon Brando

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Born This Day - Akira Kurosawa

director kurosawa kurosawa and legendary actor toshiro mifune on the set

Some were critical of him, some were influenced by him, but we can't deny his significant place in cinematic history.

Happy Birthday Mr. Kurosawa.

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Born this Day: Mr.Brando

marlon at age 10 marlon aka johnny of the BRMC on the set of the wild ones

show them who is "number 1"

There's a line in the picture where he snarls, 'Nobody tells me what to do.' That's exactly how I've felt all my life. - Marlon Brando

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the new york giants

francis, woody and martin the kings of the big apple Grant's Golden Brand Pomade the premiere water-based pomade made in the good old USA

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BK back in the day

New York Underground. Dual cassette/quad speaker Blaster, buttoned up polos, Cortez & Shell Toes, cut off jeans finished off with your toughest b-boy stance. How ya like me now?

Father and Son. Rock'n your muraled denim with your Pops.

Jamel Shabazz is well known for documenting 1980s New York, or as he dubbed it "A Time Before Crack."  Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, he picked up his first camera in 1975 at age 15, but it wasn't until 1980 - when he came back to a different, more vibrant Brooklyn after spending three years in Germany in the military - that he actively started recording the world around him. "We are talking about a time before the crack and AIDS epidemic.These were times when the majority of our families had two parents and both the music and programs on television were about elevation. As a young photographer I saw all this beauty and positive energy around me and just felt I had to document it." In addition to being a photographer, he worked for 20 years as a correction officer at Rikers Island. More info about him here. all photos: J. Shabazz

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rockwell 1936

barbershop quartet. a norman classic.

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j. decker for grant's

Jeff Decker at Hippodrome Studio from Lab Coat on Vimeo.

a short insight into the life of our friend - Jeff Decker. for those that don't know jeff is a vintage motorcycle customizer/restorer, classic car conditioner and the OFFICIAL sculptor commissioned by Harley Davidson. jeff's rides are tauted as some of the rarest customized pieces on wheels. his sculptures are also highly acclaimed by the high brow art socialites along with the low brow chopper circles. jeff in our books is a modern day high stlyed gent who is the real deal - no faux motor culture/fashion wanna be here. jeff is looking top notch now that he uses Grant's Golden Brand.

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The New York Director

on the set of raging bull with bobby on the set of taxi driver

on the streets.

Born in Queens, New York on November 17, 1942.

"I always say that I've been in a bad mood for maybe 35 years now. I try to lighten it up, but that's what comes out when you get me on camera." - Martin Scorsese

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