Okay so originally this blog started as a free PDF magazine, and now we have all the issues available for you to download, for free.
DOWNLOAD HERE – its half a gig so be aware!
It’s 6 years since these were released, and they really show their age (terrible!) but there is some great content please enjoy and feel free to share!
The Dirt Cheap Team.
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Okay so everyone loves a good fluffly lovely cuddley set of PJs and these handmade beauties are perfect for chilling on a down day!
Crazy in Schnugz
Handmade with love, to order by talented individuals and shipped out worldwide to you sexy people! You can purchase the pieces direct from Etsy here.
Model: Nadia Amini
Photography: Olivia Sykes
More lovely packaging, all collected from around the web by friend of Dirt Cheap, Helene Vetik. Check out her full Pinterest here.
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Tagged beautiful packaging, beer bottle, chocolate package, design, dirt cheap, packaging, pattern, typography
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Tagged best, cheap, chocolate, design, dirt, graphic, hand made, illustration, making of, marou, nice, packaging, porn, video, vietnam, vimeo, wallpaper
Friend of Dirt Cheap, Kara Messina (Of Y’ OH Streetwear) was asked to create this customised one off pair of adipower boxing boots to celebrate the first year of women have competed in Olympic boxing, and also in support of all the sportswomen of the Olympics.
See more of Kara’s work here.
First seen here.
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Tagged adidas, adipower, all in all, boxing, custom trainers, kara messina, london 2012, olympics 2012, sneakers, streetwear, trainers, womens boxing, y'oh
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Tagged art, berlin, cats, chanel, De Pers, dirt cheap, drawing, Het Parool, illustration, illustrator, Le Cool, london, mural, Paul Borchers, portrait, yobkiss
So, this next product is straight outta Yorkshire! from our good friends at ‘Stay Fly’ basically, if you’re a Sneaker Fiend, or a Clean Freak you need to read on…
“Stay Fly Shoe Juice is a formula created to prevent staining and water damage to Fabric and Leather.
Stay Fly Shoe Juice forms a thin clear protective coating around fibres which due to its highly hydrophobic properties reduces moisture penetration rate significantly improving water repellence and developing an easier to clean surface. Coffee, tea, blackcurrant and red wine staining for example is reduced considerably.
Shoe Juice is formulated using the latest hydrophobic technology – water repellent, stain resist and easy to clean.”
So a year or so ago I saw all these videos about Hydrophobic substances, that basically repel water… I thought how cool it would be if your clothes or trainers were covered in the stuff – no stains, ever!
Me being the lazy guy I am, never did anything about it… But the guys at Stay Fly obviously had the determination to see the idea through, thus ‘Shoe Juice’ was born!
I knew I had to try the stuff, so one morning I open my letter box to find a little parcel containing this bottle and a sheet of instructions. First up the packaging and logo, dope! done by another of our friends over at Ejectos, you can see his branding for the project here.
So now we will walk you through the application of ‘Stay Fly – Shoe Juice’…
- First up, Shake the bottle!
- Then, as with all stuff like this, it is advisable to test a little of this stuff on a small patch of fabric out of the way, just in case it doesn’t work right!
- Right, so these are brand new kicks, otherwise I would advise getting them as clean as possible before starting.
- It’s really easy to apply, basically just spray the shoe as evenly as you can, covering the whole fabric area. Best to give it a light, but even coat, then reapply; than to try drenching the fabric and possibly coming out with an uneven or stained finish.
- I would personally give it a couple of good coats, with some drying time in between.
- Then leave the suckers for 24 hours to dry properly!
So here is the result! This stuff is pretty mental, look at the water just slide off it, Teflon Don! These shoes are normal canvas weave, which even when new, would soak up water pretty damn quick. With Shoe juice it just repels straight off!
How cool is this stuff?! So now you’ve seen it, I’m sure you want to buy some STRAIGHT AWAY! and coat all your precious kicks in the stuff. So here are the details:
Stay Fly Shoe Juice forms a thin clear breathable protective coating with hydrophobic properties.
Protection for trainers, fabric and leather shoes
Water repellent and improves stain resistance
Shoe Juice costs only £13.99 (Post and packing included!) – And that will cover up to 5 pairs of trainers!
Here are some videos of the stuff in action:
Find out more on the Stay Fly Website.
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Our friends Keepin’ It Dope have just dropped their first collection. Each piece is very limited so grab them while you can!
Designed and professionally Screen Printed in West Yorkshire using only the highest quality Inks and Garments.
All Clothing Items are limited edition and only 30 will be produced per design.
All Clothing items come complete with Keepin’ It Dope logo swing tag with the name of the Print and numbered /30 on the reverse and come presented in a clear bag sealed with sticker.
Check out their full range, and order garms at their website here.
Like them on Facebook for updates, here.
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Tagged dirtcheap, graffiti tshirts, keepin it dope, limited edition tshirts, screenprint, street wear, streetwear, tshirts
Friend of Dirt Cheap, Eject, has just recently launched his new website stocking the absolute freshest artwork, prints, clothing and more.
At a time when every man and his snap-back seem to run their own ‘clothing label’ it’s rare to see original gear, made to the highest quality….and at a good price.
All crafted with love, in Yorkshire!
Go grab some (before it sells out) here. Find him on twitter @Ejectos.
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