Journal

Behind-the-scenes, project research, new ideas, and trip snippets.

Napa Valley – Wine Tasting Trip

It may sound strange to most that Napa Valley was once known for its various crops instead of wine. It wasn't until Napa took the title amongst France, Italy, and Spain in 1960s that it became known in the wine industry (They even made a...

Korean Culture Night – Heartful

Happy memorial day, guys. This past week, I went up to Davis for the 11th annual  Korean Culture Night - this time around, it's a charity concert to provide relief for the North Korea refugees and contribute an effort to end human rights crisis. Talents...

Japan Relief Tees have arrived

Thank you for your patience and support, the tees are finally here and expected to be shipped Monday morning. We've raised more than $520 for the cause. Please pat yourself on the back. ↑Custom neck tag for the occasion. 'til next time,-Benson|| Twitter || the...

Series 4 Final Countdown

Tonight at 8PM PST. All products available exclusively [here]-Benson|| Twitter || the movement|| The Imaginary Zebra website || Shop of Imagination || http://www.theimaginaryzebra.com...

Series 4 – Bonus & Debut

I made some buttons recently for the first 200 supporters of Series 4!Also, if you're around the area (Davis). We'll debut Series 4 at Korean Culture Night Wednesday (tomorrow) 7PM. We also collaborated with them on a shirt as well. 'til next time,-Benson|| Twitter ||...

Series 4 – 5 of 5 – “Timeless”

That's right, we're bringing back the original "timeless" series to wrap this one up. We've put out quite a few colors of our logo tees in the past, but nothing beats the simple black/white. That's all 5 designs for the upcoming Series 4. Series 4...

Series 4 – 4 of 5 – “It’s About What You See”

You might have noticed my growing interests in photography. There's no denying that I can spend hours browsing through cameras and related gadgets. I'd seek, in particularly, used cameras at garage sales and build [tumblr specifically for cool looking cameras] I stumble across. But all...

Series 4 – 3 of 5 – “Ideas are Powerful”

I've always stressed on execution. But when it comes down to it, all projects, movements, and revolutions are resulted from a sprout of an idea. It is foundation and the direction. It is what people can relate to and make change. It is what brings...

Series 4 – 2 of 5 – “Year of the Rabbit”

Shirt #2 of the series.   I've been fascinated by the style of Chinese paper cuts. I had to do it.↑ Research phase. I collected 100+ photos to review before designing the shirt. There were similar patterns on the leaves and animals to keep the...

Series 4 – 1 of 5 – “California “

Sharing the idea behind each shirt is one of the my favorite parts of releasing a series. TIZ is personal. Most see TIZ as clothing brand, others see it as a bridge for collaborations. I see it as a dream come true. To me, nothing...