GABE set up shop: New portfolio site.

posted on April 27th, 2012 by in Design, GABE


SEEN art director GABE follows the words of Junior Gong and set up shop: Check his new portfolio website showcasing client work for big names as e.g. Amnesty Journal (example spread above), GQ, Stüssy, Jetzt Magazine, Wheeler and Fischer Sports.

GABE: New Gullyside logo.

posted on December 24th, 2011 by in GABE


Those who follow @AllianceJamaica on Twitter might have noticed the new Gullyside logo. It was designed by SEEN art director GABE.

Watch out for a major update on his portfolio website soon. The man’s been productive!

Red Stripe X Yuri Suzuki.

posted on November 16th, 2011 by in Design

Gappy Ranks and Al Fingers demonstrate Yuri Suzuki‘s sound sculpture, built out of thousands of Red Stripe cans recycled from Notting Hill Carnival.

via Al Fingers

GABE X No Ice Cream Sound #2: Addi Di Teacha.

posted on August 22nd, 2011 by in Design, GABE

© Illustration by Gabe
© Illustration by Gabe

We told you already and we tell you again: Today is the day that issue 2 of »No Ice Cream Sound« magazine is released. It e.g. features:

Exclusive interviews with Sizzla, Ward 21, Solo Banton and Carolyn Cooper. A Feature on Japanese Dancehall and Alternative reggae from our JP correspondent. A chart from Al Fingers. Gabriel Heatwave’s exclusive review of Showtime!

A piece of GABE’s work can also be found in there: He illustrated a story about Vybz Kartel a.k.a. The Werl’ Boss a.k.a. Addi Di Teacha (see picture above).

Make sure to grab your copy from the Shimmy Shimmy online shop.

Large Up interviews Suze Webb (Shimmy Shimmy).

posted on August 14th, 2011 by in Article, Design, SEEN

The Large

Wanna find out what happens when one of our very favourite female reggae writers, Erin MacLeod, interviews another sister in mind, Suze Webb a.k.a. The Large? Then head over to Large Up and read about the importance of design for Suze’s zine »No Ice Cream Sound« as well as the story behind her Shimmy Shimmy T-shirts.

I spend my whole time talking to designers. My motto for them is »no weed signs and no red, yellow and green.« I’m so bored of it. I know people like that kind of stuff, but it is just so clichéd and there is another side to it. And I think there is a whole corner of design there that people haven’t tapped into that goes beyond red, gold and green. I wanted to stick with using bright colors and making sure it was fun and represented that bright side of dancehall culture. (via Large Up)

In the interview, Suze also mentions SEEN as one of the labels that influenced Shimmy Shimmy which makes us very happy. Keep doing your thing and hope to be able to link up at this year’s Notting Hill Carnival!

PS: Shimmy Shimmy shirts as well as issue 1 of »No Ice Cream Sound« are available at No Ice Cream Sound issue #2 will be out on August 22nd.