I have noticed a little theme to Useless. Friends draw a sketch and I like it then put it on a shirt. Take for instance the Husick design drawn by Sean Husick. He showed me this doodle and I thought it would make for a cool shirt and boom! The Husick shirt was born. Labor took 17 hour
And this is another shirt I printed with a swear on it. I was probably inspired by Shitluck at the time. This is one of those shirts that the guys on BMX Board talk about they would wear when they were younger but now that they have kids it would not happen. Just let your kids wear it
Jerry Moody was a cool cat. He had a sweet corduroy jacket, drove a classic car, skated and was just and over fun guy to be around. Jerry was hanging around when I started coming up with the first Useless designs and made this sweet little drawing that ended up as the Kid shirt. I mis
The Funky Albino (aka Mike Noonan) submitted this pic of himself wearing one of the very first 2B Homecooked designs: The Monster. Released around 1990. It was only available on black and was designed by a fellow zine maker named Fetus. (His real name is Patrick Richardson.) The back
In 1992, during the lean years of BMX, Go Magazine went out of business and there were no BMX magazines left. I attempted to fill that void by publishing the Cookbook. Somewhere between a zine and a a magazine, I printed 10,000 copies and mailed one for free to every person on the Tr
The Beater tee shirt features artwork by Steve Buddendeck and was released around 1993. The artwork depicts a blender, which seems to go nicely with the Homecooked theme, but the name “Beater” was more of a subtle masturbation joke. (The jokes got a little less subtle in t
The 2B Fashion Model Tee shirt had the fashion model logo printed on both the front and the back. It was a pretty blatant advertisement that was originally designed for team riders. Artwork by Steve Buddendeck.
We had a couple different tees with the fork logo. This is the smaller of the two, a simple one-color on the chest. This design came out near the end of 2B’s years when we started to get into conflict with another company named 2B and we started emphasizing Homecooked.
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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