From the Desk ofâ€¦ is a window into the world and workspace of some of ACLâ€™s most stylish friends.
Graphic designer, hardcore music lover and American patriot, the stylish Mr. Jeremy Dean graciously agreed to allow our prying eyes on his desk at Urban Outfitters. Mr. Dean has been a long time ACL reader and was the impetus behind my recent field trip to Philadelphia. He, along with the other gentlemen on the men’s team, have really impressed me with the direction they are taking the store. Okay, enough chit chat. Take a few minutes and poke through Jeremy’s desk, I’m sure he won’t mind.
I still have a Rolodex and I keep it open to 1 of the 2 numbers I still use in there: the courier to deliver stuff to our silk screen maker and the number for the silk screener. I have a mug from the silkscreener so really I only need it for one number. The Ed Roth books & My Freedamn #3 are on loan from my friend Andy Cruz. Tucked inside that little cardboard envelope is an amazing vintage Roth catalog from 1970 in mint condition. I keep meaning to give it back, but it just never seems to make it.
Some other gifts from Mr. Cruz also made it to my shelf. 1. The Helvetica pencil case by a company called Swiss Schule and 2. the vintage 1960’s Dynamo lettering machine with drag racer head on it. It just showed up in a box one day. Random and awesome. Next to that stuff is a plain kraft cardboard box. It contains the remains of my Great Grandfather who was shot down over Nagasaki in WW2. Also pictured, is the newest Free and Easy and 2 of our Men’s Trend direction books that I help produce here at Urban.
The Mr. Dean name placard was my father’s during is tour of duty in Vietnam from 1967-69. I’ve kept it on a desk it at home or at work since the age of 7. The poster is from one Mr. Andy Beach from his show at KIOSK last year. For all you record nerds (I know you’re out there) that Faith “Subject to Change” is blue vinyl, 1st press. It was gifted to me from a friends collection.
Also on the shelf there are a few more books that include a vintage scout manual from the 40’s, Ed Roth biography, a photo book on the “TEDS” as well as a book on the English rockers. A t-shirt suggestion from my oldest son hangs on my wall along with a copy of a Bad Brains flyer from Irving Plaza in 1983, plus a birthday card from the U.O. Art department designed by international artist Andy Rementer. Off to the left is an ever growing stack of magazines, mostly consisting of Free & Easy, HUGE and old issues of Relax.
More shots from the Urban Outfitters offices below.
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