Thursday, June 02, 2005

10 questions with the Yard

The Yard is a collective of Seattle artists and designers who came together after purchasing a screenprint press out of the newspaper. They print their own lines as well as doing work for many of Seattles street art community. Their shirts and posters have become legendary for the subversive element that runs through their work. The yard is comprised of Drewad, Zeta Brown, and Sir Mek.
Artstash was lucky to catch up with Drewad and Zeta under a bridge near Tukwilla

10 questions with the Yard

1. what is the yard
Drewad-- the yard to me is chill place to hang out front or back its also located in between the ship yards and the train yards
Zeta--its a state of mind bro... nah, its what we started calling our print studio a few years back, than it just sorta evovled into an entity. Now i would say its more like a crew of printers and designers

2. how long have you been around
D--32yease
Z-- i think its been about 3 years now.

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3. whats up with all the beer cans
D--like i said its a chill place to hang out
Z-- the answers all in the name...

4. Shirt wars was pretty large, what inspired you to do it
D-- no other print shop has had a show so we just did 1st
Z-- well, we all have our own lines(t-shirts), and we've done alot of work for some very talented people who are kinda under the "hip" radar. So we just thought fuck it, lets just do our own show and force poeple to be exposed to something thats not in the limelight.

5. when is the next one
D--hopefully late summer just in tyme for fall season
Z-- Thats a good question. I think we just need a little time, and probably a new venue. Some things will definitly be happening in the near future though.

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6. Are you in a gang
D--4 corner hustlers
Z-- no comment

7. whats up with getting kicked out of places
D--it started out by being stealth low profile then it was like f$%& it who care lets be famous.
Z-- whats up with squares having parties than trippin when people let loose nah, we just like to have a good time, and i think sometimes people get that confused with belligerance. Or they dont get our jokes...

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8. whats better plastisol or rustoleum
D--equally durable and equally permanint
Z-- plastoleum

9. What are the names of the product lines you are making
D--D4 hot shirts ,smoked meats, drew-ads marker inks, and my personal arsonik art
Z-- Zeta Brown and Midnight Ice Cream

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10 How can i cop your stuff
D--right now you have to be in the loop or come to the next shirt wars i want to get my stuff out there more but limited is the way right now ---goto seeadill.com
Z-- Midnight is available at 35th. My line is currently unavailable, but i think i might start just leaving shirts in random places (like hanging next to a dumpster)...nah, my stuff will be soon at 35th, and maybe a few more spots(like japan bitches)!!!
zeta brown

Sir Mek unfortunately did not make this meeting because he was getting his Scion dubbed and kitted.

If you want to contact the Yard Do It

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Zeta is a MARK...
he should change his name back
to Zeta C L O W N...

Chepe

1:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

whats the drill chepe...
actin like ya know me?
lets take it to the street.
better have a gat clown...
and a real hard krew.

3:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHAT WHAT
WAIT TILL I GET OUT !

2:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Mr Zeta
I'M A HATER ...
I love your shit !!!
PLEASE DON'T DRILL ME...
I HAVE NO FRIENDS
AND A HUGE FAN OF THE YARD...

CAN YOU SEND ME A T SHIRT DESIGN
I MOVED TO WOODLAND HILLS
WITH MY MOTHER...I SKATE EVRYDAY
WITH YOUR DESIGNS

2170 OXNARD AVE.# 700
WOODLAND HILLS CA. 91367

CHEPE FLOREZ

1:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

zeta brown shirt
PHOTOSHOPED?

8:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I WANT ONE ...
WOODLAND HILLS BITCH!
STRAIGHT VALLEY


HDLEN DWN OXNARD BLVD...

CF

8:56 PM  

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