Jason Feather & Javi Nunez
Best buds Jason Feather and Javi Nunez are doing life right. While a good portion of their day is spent chilling out listening to jams, they also run a rad screen printing shop and clothing boutique in San Diego called AKA, selling their brand Industry Bastards, among others.
The duo loves to try out different print techniques and count glitter, foil, puff, glow, process printing, discharge and water-based inks among their experiments. When they heard about our Art Not Cigs contest, they were psyched to screen print using ink and cigarette litter. “When the opportunity presented itself to do something cool and creative, it was a no-brainer,” Jason says. “We like to do live silkscreen prints and people really enjoy learning about the process, so making this video was fun.”
Javi tells us he once posted up in front of the bar (looking damn sexy in a leather jacket), bummed a cig and took a puff, only to hock up a lung. “It was pretty much the antithesis of cool,” he remembers. “Jason inhaled my secondhand smoke and was coughing like crazy. After that, I realized smoking was not for me.” The guys are obsessed with the Commune pins and t-shirts that say “Smoking kills my boner,” because they’re still 11-year-old prepubescent kids at heart. “I enjoy the unique approach Commune takes in delivering a message to young adults because outside of Tinder and Instagram likes, there's not much people pay attention to these days,” Javi explains before swiping right.
Swing by their shop in North Park for some new threads and ask them to drop some knowledge on you about escalator safety. “Listen, not a year goes by, not a year, that we don't hear about some escalator accident involving some little kid which could have easily been avoided had some parent conditioned them to fear and respect that escalator,” Jason professes. “It is important to respect the escalator.”