Last call to enter the backpack giveaway we're doing for EAST. We'll draw a winner Sunday morning, Nov 19. You can sign up in person by visiting us this Saturday at the North Door or you can sign up online following these 3 steps: 1.Follow @articulationatx 2.Follow @badass_backpacks 3. Tag a friend in the comments below (you can tag a friend in this post or in the @articulationatx post for this contest). We will draw a winner at the ARTiculation Collector's Breakfast on 11/19, final day of EAST Austin Studio Tour. You can read more on the bio link for @articulationatx #east2017 #badassbackpacks #putyourselfinside #giveaway #sincerityinside #atxart PS - YES, you can enter your name twice by entering online and also by adding your name to the in person list @thenorthdoor this Saturday, Nov 18.
All 6 bags from The Custom 20. Come see them Nov 18-19... Just look EAST, we'll be hanging out with @articulationatx at the North Door. Bags from left to right: Eudaimonia by @moranillustration Lost in the Would by @kickmag Look Up by @bigredmuse Baron Dreamcatcher by @matthillart Popgun Underground by @kickmag Self Reflection Encore by @elihalpin #badassbackpacks #putyourselfinside #thecustom20 #east2017 #atx #atxart
Finally - Bag 6 of 6 from The Custom 20 -- Self Reflection Encore, original artwork by Eli Halpin @elihalpin The earlier Self Reflection series of bags we created with Eli Halpin are beautiful. With the juxtaposition of the Oil Spill paintings on the outside, and the bright animals on the inside, an obvious question that comes up a lot is: well, are you planning to make a bag that's the opposite? I love this inherit question in the Self Reflection bags. While it remains to be seen how far we'll take the encore, it's a pleasure to celebrate the call for it. Swipe through to see images of this Single edition bag Self Reflection Encore -- the sister bag to the walrus bag from Self Reflection. There's only one for sale, part of our limited edition bags called The Custom 20. Come by to see it at EAST Austin Studio Tour Nov 18-19 at @thenorthdoor where Badass Backpacks will be hanging out with @articulationatx and friends, and please make sure to check out Eli Halpin's work at @austinschooloffilm tour stop #49 Thank you so much to everyone who made the time to visit EAST last weekend. If you missed out on the action, you've still got one more weekend! Special bags that won't be here for long, and a chance to put your eyes on Austin's universe of artists that are bravely leaping, bravely putting themselves out there, bravely saying to you and to our city: here, I made this Don't miss this chance to see something beautiful! And I will look forward to seeing all of YOU next weekend ;-) #badassbackpacks #putyourselfinside #thecustom20 #selfreflection #walrus #oilspill #elihalpinart #bigmedium #east2017 #eastaustinstudiotour brought to you by @bigmediumaustin Thank you Big Medium. EAST is blowing my mind this year!
Day 2 of EAST @thenorthdoor #badassbackpacks #putyourselfinside #east2017
EAST Austin Studio Tour - come visit us this weekend and next at the North Door! Beautiful bags - including our newest bags, The Custom 20. #putyourselfinside #badassbackpacks #east2017 @thenorthdoor @articulationatx @kickmag @matthillart @moranillustration @bigredmuse
East Austin Studio Tour, Nov 11-12 and Nov 18-19. We'll be hanging out with ARTiculation ATX. Come by to say hi, enjoy some artwork, grab a drink, a beer, and a conversation... We will be at The North Door@thenorthdoor #putyourselfinside #badassbackpacks #ARTiculationATX #east2017 #atx #atxart #tacos @articulationatx
Popgun Underground - original artwork and theme by @kickmag Clint Watson. 5th of 6 new bags from The Custom 20. This illustration by Clint originated on Halloween, here in Austin TX many years ago. Happy Halloween! Here’s the story: two best buddies, young college students, had been invited to a Halloween party and they really wanted to go. Only one problem. They didn’t have costumes; but, they did have suits. They put on their suits, and they were looking sharp. Something was missing. They wondered, “Why are we wearing these suits? How do we make this interesting? We need a story.” So they flipped on their imaginations, and they invented “Popgun Underground”. When any person would ask them what their costumes were, they would look sideways at each other, they’d hold their breath, and together, they wove a tale. “Haven’t you heard about the new Sega Genesis game, Popgun Underground? Oh you haven’t heard of it? We’re the two superheroes from that game. It’s totally sick.” Sidekick chiming in: “oh yeah man, it’s awesome. And I can’t wait for the movie to come out too”. They created names, and super powers, they bobbed in and out of side stories, and they created their characters on the fly. Improvised. They kept adding to the story, ever grander in scale, and by the time the night was over, they had an entire army of new followers, all fervently wishing to learn more about Popgun Underground, a video game that would never exist in reality. Halloween is a time of year, when you can get away with these kinds of shenanigans. There’s more than one lesson in this journey. Part of it is our ability to make things work, even when we have limited resources. To make a fantasy, into a reality. It helps to have a crazy friend with you to help make it happen. I love seeing the Hero and the Sidekick, together, making each other more amazing. For me, the Popgun Underground bag is all about the special connection we find with our friends. Happy Halloween everybody! #popgununderground #badassbackpacks #putyourselfinside #sayyes #makeitreal #halloween #atx #clintwatsonart #bestfriends #shenanigans #weavingatale #storytelling #madeupvideogames #thecustom20
Baron Dreamcatcher - 4th of 6 new themes from The Custom 20. Featuring cut paper artwork by Matt Hill @matthillart Swipe through to see several of the pieces by Matt used on the exterior and interior of this new backpack. Check out our blog for more backstory (http://www.backpacksfordinner.com). My collaboration with Matt began during our time in the altMBA, meaning a blog post was in order. 😜😁 #altMBA #collaboration #altmbacollab #projectcollaboration #cutpaper #cutpaperart #nightphotography #dreamcatcher #barondreamcatcher #matthill #matthillart #shipit #shipping #thecustom20 #badassbackpacks #atx #east2017 #putyourselfinside #rulenumber6 #stoptakingyourselfseriously #noexpectations #letgo #catchadream #ARTiculationATX @articulationatx