Thursday, January 30, 2014

Houston Needs New Blood.
design meets city living in a simple but elaborated way. 2014 seems to be a pretty damn productive year,
with a new way of work and inspiration. here are two of the latest designs
Awre new Houston shirt - it's a simple design that illustrates a need for new designers in Houston. Awre is about making people aware about things that surround them and make people want to pursue what they want to do; either art, music, writing, or simply just having something going on for them. In that process i want people to put the name of the city up and represent where they're from. Put Houston up, one of the greatest cities in U.S.

design is printed on a Black/white 3/4 sleeve American Apparel shirt. pretty different style that gives the design a pretty unique look. light blue ink is pretty intense color which overpowers the white sleeves.

 The second design this month is the woodcut inspired design, it features Awre elephant logo.
the different imagery used to complete the design such as the eye and the stamp are a major part of the
design which was inspired by the woodcut look.
you can find these two different designs in three different styles Awre shop on etsy. Awre is a company that makes limited amounts of shirts, only about 10 per color or variation. use the best soft quality American Apparel shirts. https://www.etsy.com/shop/AWRE

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Houstonmakerspace.com blog featured me recently


"lo que no se consigue con esfuerzo se consigue con palanca" Cafre

right yeah, well I'm fortunate enough to know people who are pretty damn
good at what they do, and who have pushed me and showed me the way.
not to mention how much time I invest in working, and experimenting with this project
since I started it. feels good to get some recognition for something I really enjoy doing.
I was recently featured on Houston maker space blog, which is an awesome platform for
local artist in houston who make hand made things, sculpture, painting, anything art related.
Alex Barber came to visit me and to check out my "studio", I'm so thankful for the oportunity
of being part of this blog. I really don't think its a big deal its a small feature they did, photos plus
some interview which made me want to keep going even in this adventure of creation.

check out the photos and interview in the link below.
 http://houstonmakerspace.com/blog/2014/1/20/meet-your-maker-monday-jesus-omar-ochoa


Tuesday, January 7, 2014

khaki awre pants - Prototype / firstcut

2014 is here with that comes new stuff, new designs, new projects, new events. started the year right; working on new projects. the first one is new fitted awre pants. this is a prototype or first cut, they're not for sale. I made these pants to get a feel of what it would be in the near future having more variety on clothing items. 
the pants feature a embroidery label on the back, simple text "AWRE" in a convination of complementary colors black and white and a highlight in gold. 
the main idea behind having a variety of different styles and different colors is very appealing, but that moment is just a prototype. I will be working very hard this year to release some of these for sale. 

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Awre Shorts - Prototype


recent project; shorts with basic awre pattern imprint (features the logo in color shimmer gray).
setting up - necessary tools for this project. the pattern I had from previous prototypes was used for shorts project but this time a print was added to the fabric. 
Back pocket
final product - pretty satisfied with the end results, perfect fit. 
front view
back view.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

awre tool bag/saddle bag.


     Limited selection of hand crafted tool bags for bikes.
The latest project is now complete and the goal was accomplished. 
the main purpose was to create a limited quantity of toolbargs that 
feature two to three screen printed designs, all with different color straps 
and different positioning of the logos/designs Here are some photos 
White canvas with 
awre logo, and skull designs
Khaki featuring awre logo
 variation of color

skull with awre logo. silver on black canvas.

     ride fast and light, this bag is designed for both. casual riders who enjoy to ride their bikes light but want to be prepared for any bike malfunctioning this is the right accessory for u. people seeking for something unique and different from what's out there, this is coming from someone who supports local and small independent designers who have a passion for creating hand crafted art accessories for everyday use. 

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

2013 FPSF - sold out

free press summer fest Houston. one the most exciting events of the year, sold out this year. AWRE made it there, with all the planning ahead and the work done to be there, awre had big success.
 the market for graphic shirts is extremely big nowadays, a lot of people trying to make a name for themselves with their art. awre was part of the event in collaborations three other good art friends. the name was "Houston Indie Collective" and our recognize neighbors "fuckuhoustonawesome" who play the game really well it was definitely one of the most exciting experiences in the life of the brand. 
one good friend on stage representing, local former disco daddy

   one of the goals I had for 2013 was accomplished, with all the work done and the time spent to be there, it was definitely worth it. met some interesting people and it put the name of the brand out there in a big platform. for all the people who made it to the booth thanks, we'll see u next year.