When Leif Valin fist drew this, he wrote the words “Corporate Ritual” beneath it. Leif enjoyed poking fun at corporate businessman types (suits). This particular businessman is shaking hands while hiding a knife behind his back. Jim Spikelson was a name Leif made up for a
Chris Hargrave did the artwork for this PLAY shirt: a guy doing a toboggan inside the word play. It was printed in 6 colors and was one of the last PLAY designs made. It also had a matching sticker that was pretty sweet. The name “new” toboggan refers to the fact that we h
Leif used to drink a lot of coffee. This was his first pro model tee with PLAY Clothes. Leif was also a humble person and insisted his name be very small on the shirt. That’s why only his signature appears under his artwork. Leif is an awesome artist and draws a lot of funny shi
Another best-selling PLAY shirt featuring artwork by Chris Hargrave of a dreadlocked rider doing a turndown over a hip. That’s a KISS sticker on his downtube, a favorite band of Chris’. Trivia: I lived with Chris for a year in Richmond, VA during the 2B days. He went on to
Craig Reynolds was PLAY’s top bmx racer and this was one of his two pro-model tees. In case you hadn’t figured it out already, his racing number was 44. This design was printed on front and back of the tee. Artwork by Steve Buddendeck. His other tee was the lipstick model.
This is a drawing that Steve Crandall did one day when he was visiting the PLAY house in Winston-Salem in 1997. It portrays my two cats, Binky and Scamper, the best cats in the whole world. Crandall captioned it “Binky and Scamper are nice cats”. I got Binky and Scamper wh
This was one of 2B’s very first tee shirt designs and one of the funniest I think. Steve Buddendeck designed this one. It was a big phat gold chain with a 2B medallion on the end. Steve and I listened to a lot of hip-hop in those days. Many thanks to Heath Balderston for sending
This was one of the first 2B designs. (1990?) It features artwork I did based on a photo of Eric Wever doing a fast plant. Soul Kitchen was the name of the 2B skatepark contest series, which were more about having fun riding with your friends than competing. Hence the tagline on the b
Tossed Salad was a jumping contest series put on by 2B and we designed this shirt to promote it. Not sure what year it came out, 92? It features a photo of Mike Forney jumping at Landsdowne skatepark. Many thanks to Mike Laird for sending this photo of his very own Tossed Salad tee. &
Leigh Ramsdell and Hal Brindley launched a Kickstarter project to print a batch of limited edition reproduction tee shirts featuring original 2B Homecooked, PLAY Clothes and Useless designs.
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