New York’s Saturday’s Surf NYC have put east coast surf culture on the map not only for us lifelong west coasters, but for many around the globe. With an overwhelming amount of blog love and a recent “Best New Menswear Designers” nod from GQ Magazine, the sun is certainly shining for the label. A second New York location just opened along with another in Tokyo, so Saturday’s creative director and co-founder Colin Tunstall has got to be a busy guy. Lucky for us, he took time out in coordination with The Avant/Garde Diaries to interview another New York artist in the spotlight of late, Curtis Kulig.
It’s pretty difficult to navigate the streets of New York City without catching a few impressions of Kulig’s ubiquitous “Love Me.” The emotional imperative has caught on in a big way. Not unlike Shepard Fairey’s “Obey,” Kulig’s personal statement has tapped into the central nervous system. The tag, stickers, etc. can now be found around the globe. For the brilliant series The Avant/Garde Diaries, Tunstall and Kulig sit down for a chat at both Saturday Surf NYC’s offices as well as Kulig’s secret Chinatown studio. Check it.