Posts Tagged ‘the giant peach’

Hieroglyphics Crew Photos from 1999

Posted by: Yameen on January 21st, 2011 in Hieroglyphics, Thangs

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I’ve been doing some CD-R Spring cleaning and came up on another batch of Hieroglyphics Crew photos that we took for the old Hieroglyphics.com website Emporium store in 1999.

This batch features Domino, Tajai, Casual, Pep Love & JayBiz, Phesto Dee and Del the Funky Homosapien sporting some of the fly fits we had on sale back in the day.

Check the gallery below. Pretty sure the photos were shot by Giant Peach Karen. The lovely Viviane Oh also makes a guest appearance in the group shot. Her work you may be familiar with on album covers such as Casual’s, He Think He Raw, Rasco’s, Time Waits For No Man and Souls of Mischief’s, Trilogy.

DJ Hero 2 Shows Yameen Some (T-Shirt) Love

Posted by: Yameen on September 15th, 2010 in Press, Thangs

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While I’m still waiting for my official-official invitation to contribute to a DJ Hero video game set ;), I was pretty stoked to see Dan “One of Swords” Amrich — Activision’s social media guru and liaison — rocking one of my old, old SupremeEx t-shirts in this new DJ Hero 2 promotional video. Check it out:

And while that shirt has been sold out in men’s sizes for quite some time, as of this blog post there’s still a few women’s sizes left at The Giant Peach!

The Giant Peach 10 Year Anniversary!

Posted by: Yameen on May 25th, 2010 in Thangs

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I just want to give a big shout out to The Giant Peach on their 10 year anniversary today!

Check out the website from 2000, courtesy the Wayback Machine.

Karen over at The Peach just reminded me we launched the website on May 25th, 2000 — 10 years to the day. That’s crazy. I remember coding and designing the website for the launch from my old Orianna Street apartment in Philadelphia before moving first to San Francisco and later to Oakland to help directly with the website.

I first met Karen Dere when she became the merch goddess at Hieroglyphics.com in the late nineties.

In 1999, she had this crazy idea to spin off a new site that would focus on producing and distributing merchandise with the hiphop groups we personally knew. It would be a personalized experience for both the artists and the customer. This venture, she told me, would be called The Giant Peach: Because when you step inside, all your troubles disappear.

Karen asked that I design and help run this new site. Bet. I coded the site up and we launched 10 years ago today.

Of course, I need to give shouts to the groups we originally launched with and whom in many instances The Peach continue to have relations with: Quannum, Stones Throw, Ledisi, ABB Records, HipHop Slam, Definitive Jux, Live Human, Future Primitive. Karen, you done good.

I went digging in the crates and found a few pictures from the old, old, OOOOLD Giant Peach warehouse in South San Francisco from July 2001. Check em out (yo…that’s a Zip drive on top of that computer):

In 2001, the office was modest. Present day, The Giant Peach occupies a giant warehouse in Alamdea, CA.

[Above and below] The warehouse section of The Giant Peach in 2001

[Above] Paints for the screen printing application.

Above, the print carousel in the foreground where the clothing is arranged for screen printing.

From humble beginnings… :)

The Giant Peach website as it appears today:

All grown’id up and doing big thangs!!

Congrats on ten amazing years in online hiphop and beyond, Peachies. Ya’ll are kicking much ass.