"OG Abel" AKA Abel Izaguirre came to the United States from Mexico and he and his family make their home in South Central Los Angeles. OG Abel started his art career in the '80s when graffiti art came to the West Coast. His graffiti art led to airbrushing on the lowrider circuit where he painted tees and cars throughout the Southwest. Eventually, OG Abel would land at LA Trade Tech College in the Visual Communications program. It was at LA Trade Tech where OG Abel would take his first try at the graphic and digital arts. After graduating, he created an urban figure line called Locsters. Locsters led to Hood Hounds, Hood Rascals and Hood Pups. Because of his artistic abilities, OG Abel has been able to work with some high-profile companies like Sony, Coca-Cola, ABC, Univision, Converse and Osiris to name a few. His line of tees feature cutting-edge original designs with the trademark OG Abel style. Go to www.ogabel.com.
Panic 39 Clothing was established in 1999 in Southern California. Since its inception, the brand has been a strong supporter of various underground scenes worldwide. The Panic 39 family has nurtured artists, photographers, DJs, musicians, dancers, models and "hired goons." Keeping one ear to the streets and one to the charts, Panic 39 clothing is definitely bringing the heat in every garment that hits the shelves. Panic 39 stays close to its West Coast roots and tries to reflect that in its clothing while bringing you a new twist. You can view Panic 39's current line by visiting www.panic39.com and stay tuned for their newest line dropping as this issue goes to press.
Here's a history lesson: Mestizo is the name the Spaniards gave to the offspring of Spanish and Indian parents. Mestizo defines every Latino and Hispanic in the world today so it was an appropriate name to represent the vision of this apparel line. The piece that defines the line shows Pancho Villa on a 1914 Indian motorcycle. Pancho Villa replaced his cavalry with motorcycles for his advance on the city of Torreon, Mexico. Mestizo Inc. hopes to target not only the Mestizo biker and rider, but every Mestizo out there who stays true to their heritage. For more info contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.myspace.com/vidamestizo.