In our first issue of 2009, we bring you the latest offerings from Mister Cartoon, Wanted Wear, Soul Assassins, Synical Gear, and Mobstar. All of the brands featured in this issue have something in common: They all feature original designs by tattoo artists. So if you're a fan of tattoos, we've got you covered, literally.
Established in 2005, Mobstar collaborates with tattoo artists to create one-of-a-kind designs. The designs are hand drawn and unique to the brand. Mobstar offers men's and women's tees, hoodies, bandanas, and booty shorts. www.mobstarindustries.com
At the age of 6, Freddy Alfaro immigrated to the United States from Managua, Nicaragua, with his family. His art career started when he was young, which allowed his art to be featured in numerous print publications, on television, and in some of the top lowrider vehicles in the country. Established in 2006, Synical Gear is another canvas that features Freddy's art. Gearing up for a relaunch in 2009, Synical Gear will continue to feature Freddy's unique designs. www.alfaroairbrushdesign.com, myspace.com/alfaroair
Soul Assassins dropped a new line of T-shirts for the fall/holiday season as a preview into what will be a huge launch of the Soul Assassins clothing line starting in spring 2009. Be the first in your `hood to represent the Assassins right. www.soulassassins.com
Famous for his tattoo art, illustrations, and work with Corporate America, Mister Cartoon continues to expand his business empire with the release of Mister Cartoon tees. Before the opening of Last Laugh boutique in May 2008, the tees were only available to customers who went to Mister Cartoon's private tattoo studio. Fans of Mister Cartoon can now purchase tees at Last Laugh with his artwork as well as an array of Vans and Nikes, all designed by him. The tees are available in men's, women's, and children's sizes. Last Laugh, 129 East 6th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014, 213.488.0313 www.mistercartoon.com, lastlaughla.blogspot.com