Artist Collaboration Effort
Started in 2003 the A.C.E. (Artist Collaboration Effort) has given young artists a voice through graphic driven outerwear. Many of the A.C.E. artists have gone on to become world renowned figures throughout the years.
Aaron De La Cruz
Aaron De La Cruz's work, though minimal and direct at first, tends to overcome barriers of separation and freely steps in and out of the realms of painting and design. The act and the marks themselves are very simple but tend to take on disctinct and sometimes higher meanings in the broad range of mediums and contests they appear in and on. His works finds strengths in the reduction of his interests in life to minimal information. De La Cruz gains from the idea of exclusion, just because you don't literally see it, doesn't mean that it's not there.
MEGGS was born and raised in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia and completed his Bachelor of Design degree from Swinburne University School of Design in 2000. He is a founding member of the Everfresh crew, a unique collective of street art pioneers who opened the world renowned Everfresh Studio in 2004. MEGGS' adoration of comic book art, sci-fi fantasy, skateboarding, graffiti culture, heavy metal and punk rock music are at the core of what inspired him to pursue his career in fine art. He currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
Giving Back To The Youth
For out 25th anniversary, we are proud to reintroduce the A.C.E, inviting Aaron De La Cruz and Meggs to collaborate on our new Waterproof Hoody. 5% of all proceeds from A.C.E. products goes toward outreach programs with our Compton Snowboard Club that introduces at-risk youth to positive alternatives through art, music, skateboarding and snowboarding.