Surfing underdog Italo Ferreira took to the beach in one of our unique design ponchos this Sunday. In preparation for the MEO Rip Curl Pro Competition he headed to the Supertubos Beach here in Portugal and captured some pretty sweet footage. He can be seen sporting one of our ponchos made from recycled Vertty ‘Classic-Orange’ towels.
Despite being intensely active in that world, Moullinex, Portuguese DJ, producer and musician Luis Clara Gomes’s alter-ego aims to be – and succeeds at it – much more than a mere machine designed to make people dance. Not that he’s not good at getting crowds to move their bodies, it’s just that he navigates through various genres and contexts equally well, be it the dancefloor, the sofa or the street.
Mike El Nite
Born and raised in Lisbon, rapper and DJ, Mike el Nite combines the skills gained throughout his unpredictable career to convey messages somewhere between euphoria and despair. His work contains a strong tendency towards irony applied to serious subjects accompanied by beats, basses, synths and samples.
"I am Freak, I'm Da Chick, it is time for you to know me. Your mom will think I’m pretty, And yes, I’m pretty lovely.”
How did Da Chick begin? Through her side of funk - Classy, Nasty, Messy and Sassy. No need and no time for bullshit about what she's been doing, her record collection and her major influences. She tells us her blood is a mix of rhythm, colours and energy, and you can take her word for it.
Portuguese visual artist and illustrator Kruella D'Enfer has been delighting us with her enchanted visual world since 2010, exhibiting her work in solo and collective shows. Her work evokes a deep sense of wonder with the fantastical, benevolent creatures and the use of contrasting colours and geometric shapes brings age-old legends and myths to life.
“For me, the story of a photo lies within the frozen frame, more specifically how its framed and composed by the photographer”
Axlif’s photography is purely based on his surroundings. Inspired by shapes, colours and people that define the everyday life of wherever he is at the moment. As a graphic designer, storyteller and photographer the stories he shares are frozen frames of everyday life, travels and happenchance’s the way he sees it.
“Besides being obsessed with everything visual, I'm a sneaker head, a toy collector, a bike rider, a graffiti lover, a travelling addict and a ping pong champion wannabe”
Akacorleone is a freelance illustrator of Portuguese and Swiss descent. In the field of visual arts, he is known today for his dexterity in using colors, typography, characters and refined forms which he blends to achieve eye-catching compositions imbued with originality and all - pervasive humour.
“Competition? It’s part of evolution. Test my limits, overcome myself, achieve what I never reached, win, lose, but still don’t give up.”
Professional bodyboarder, 24 years old and World Champion in 2014. She’s a big lover of sea and sport. Teresa always tries to surf a better wave every day, spend more time in the water, on the beach, share waves with friends, go on new trips and meet new cultures and people. This is her way of life.
Lourenço’s passion for the surfing began when he was just 10 years old. Inspired by his sister’s love for the sport, he took her board to the water one day and that’s where it all began. With hopes to become a professional surfer, it’s his promising talent and perseverance that’ll take him all the way.