Halftone Def HDS Monogram Tee

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This New HDS Monogram Tee is inspired by all the rad baseball monograms of days past. Then we roughed it up a bit to give it that “game worn” look. This tee is printed on the toughest Gildan Ultra Cotton Tee and is an “Original Fit” tee. Not one of these skinny fit, pick a size up, show every ripple in you belly shirts. So grab the normal size. The shirt features a 2 color graphic across the front chest. So look tough in this beast 24/7 while rocking the flagship Icon of Halftone Def. An Official Product of the Dirty South.

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Click here to purchase our HDS Monogram Tee – Black from our the Halftone Def store today!
Available in Gray/White, Orange/White, and Green/White on a black tee in size ranges from SM to 3XL!

This tee is printed on the toughest Gildan Ultra Cotton Tee and is an “Original Fit” tee. Not one of these skinny fit, pick a size up, show every ripple in you belly shirts. So grab the normal size.

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THIS IS A PRE-ORDER ITEM!!!
We will be taking orders on all 3 color variations in sizes Small – 3XL for one week from 1.15.14 to 1.22.14. After Pre-Order ends we will need 1 week for production and orders will start shipping on 2.1.14 So please allow 5-7 days for Shipping an Handling from then. If you purchase another Item from the store at the same time that item will not be shipped separately and will be held till Pre-Order Item is ready. After Pre-order the price will increase to $20 plus shipping. So if you don’t mind waiting a couple weeks you can save yourself a few bucks and It allows us to make sure we have enough sizes for everyone. Even TRON sized folks!

Sir Barton 1919 Triple Crown Print & Shirt

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Super Rad thanks to Tim Jones and the fine folks over TeamCornett.com for giving me the opportunity to work on this awesome poster of Sir Barton for Americas Best Racing. Sir Barton was the first horse to ever win the triple crown, though he won it before it actually existed, cue the hidden 3/B with the crown on it, Read More Here. Also thanks to Mama’s Sauce for the awesome print job. They really do make magic!

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Product shots courtesy of Americas Best Racing and Team Cornett – Thanks for making us look good!

It’s definitely going to be a big week for this poster and print, Tuesday Tim wrote me to let me know that my Sir Barton poster was heading to the Kentucky Derby this week to have all the Jockeys sign a few copies for a special promotion which is awesome and that some well know folks like Jim Rome, Collin Cowherd, and Drew Brees would be getting special deliveries of the poster and tee. I didn’t even have time to write him back before I got another email from the great people over at Dribbble to let me know they had featured Sir Barton on the Weekly Replay (Read It Here) along with some of my other good buds Clark Orr, Ryan Brinkerhoff, and Mama’s Sauce. So it’s off to the races this week and if you happen to be there or watching on tv and spot Sir Barton walking around in the gallery, give us a shout cause we’d love to see it! – TRON

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If you are really into horses or just like the design, you can hop on over to America’s Best Racing and PURCHASE ONE HERE or pick them up at the Kentucky Derby as well. Also, we were very honored to be featured in this series with Brad Mancuso’s Count Fleet and Rachael Sinclair’s Gallant Fox Prints

Halftone Def vs. Billabong USA – Apparel Design

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It’s not often you check your email on a Saturday afternoon and see a message from someone with an @billabong-usa.com email address but when it happens you immediately get stoked before you even open it. Also, it’s no secret that Grease and myself are Florida Boy’s born and bred and surfing and skating runs in our blood as thick as butter either. We both grew up surfing and skating and we still do both on a daily basis even in our “old man” status. I definitely don’t shred like I used to but Grease might even be getting better. Needless to say, we were born to do this type of work. It’s what we were brought up on and it’s what inspired both of us to get into design in the first place. I even still have my Billabong Pastel Corduroy Jacket Son!

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The two shirts you see above are The Illuminati by Grease and The National by Tron. We actually designed 6 shirts in total but they only ended up taking two in the end but they were a couple of the favorites so we were pretty stoked about that. Anytime you can get to do even just one shirt for a label from your childhood you take it. Thanks to Rob and Brock from Billabong for the opportunity and we look forward to more in the future. Maybe well even show you the other four designs at some point if your super lucky! – TRON

The other good news is that you can actually BUY THESE SHIRTS RIGHT NOW on www.Billabong.com/us in four different color ways each! Both shirts are regular fit t-shirt with a softhand front screen print and pvc-free heat sealed neck label and 100% organic combed ringspun cotton! Oh Yeah, Get Em while they’re hot.

THE ILLUMINATI / Sm – 2XL / 4 Color Ways $22 | THE NATIONAL / Sm – 2XL / 4 Color Ways $22

Carl Spackler Shirt – Murray Brothers Golf

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So a while back while working at the agency Kendrick still works at, I bonded a relationship with the Murray Brothers Caddyshack folks doing some web, identity, and apparel design for the restaurant and the charity golf tournament. Although that agency doesn’t handle the account anymore, I still get to do some stuff for Bill (Carl Spackler) Murray from time to time which is awesome. Growing up golfing since I was 12 and just being a huge fan of Bill’s in general, I jump when I get the chance to do some of his character work.

Initially this shirt was a super limited edition run for some of the larger supporters of the celebrity charity golf tournament this year but I think it is now available at the Caddyshack restaurant located at the world golf village in St. Augustine, Fl. Yes, I have been lucky enough to meet bill once and it is a crazy story, Super Awkward but amazing non-the-less. If we ever happen to be having drinks together at a conference or we cross paths at an garage sale or a Chick-Fil-A, just ask me and I will tell you all about it! – TRON

Halftone Def vs Billabong USA – The Leftovers

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It’s not often you check your email on a Saturday afternoon and see a message from someone with an @billabong-usa.com email address but when it happens you immediately get stoked before you even open it. Also, it’s no secret that Grease and myself are Florida Boy’s born and bred and surfing and skating runs in our blood as thick as butter either. We both grew up surfing and skating and we still do both on a daily basis even in our “old man” status. I definitely don’t shred like I used to but Grease might even be getting better. Needless to say, we were born to do this type of work. It’s what we were brought up on and it’s what inspired both of us to get into design in the first place. I even still have my Billabong Pastel Corduroy Jacket Son!

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The shirts you see here are the leftovers that we presented but didn’t make the cut, however we are still super proud of them and rather than let them just fade away into the deep abyss of our hardrives we decided to post them up for all to see. All in all we did about 20 plus sketches that were narrowed down to six.

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While we don’t quite know exactly what it is about one color vintage looking illustrations that gets us so pumped up, but if someone told us that we could only ever design one color for the rest of our lives, I’m pretty sure both Grease and I would be fine with it. Especially on vintage looking clothing and apparel.

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So stay tuned to see the final two that actually “made the cut”, And when they drop head on over to your local surf/skate shop or billabong.com/us and pick yourself up a few of them bad boy’s. Halftone Def, Keeping your clothing game tight, all through day and deep into the night! – Love TRON & Grease!

B3AR Fruit – Apparel Lettering

Grease (Kendrick Kidd) had the pleasure of working with B3AR Fruit recently on a project for their winter apparel line. In addition to being all around nice folks, they’ve been cranking away on a crisp set of shirts to keep you fresh through the cold winter months. If you haven’t already, We definitely recommend taking a look through their growing inventory. It’s got some really nice stuff from some other artists as well.


They’ve also produced a nice little feature piece about the company recently that’s worth checking out. Keep a close eye on these folks in 2013, with a solid vision and the drive to succeed, seems like the best is yet to come. Click here to purchase this shirt over on B3ARfruit.storefrontier.com right now! – TRON

Brindle Dog Brewing Co – Identity & Apparel


Here’s a fun project Grease (Kendrick Kidd) spent some time on in 2011 for Brindle Dog Brewing Co. It’s tough to go wrong when you’re designing for beer and man’s best friend. When the brewery’s owner approached us to help out with the brand & package design we were more than happy to take on the work. Above are a few of the logo iterations we went through during the process and a shirt design. – TRON

Stitches & Screens Work Jacket Logo

A couple of years back we threw down and made a vintage looking logo for a friend of ours that owns a Screen Printing and Embroidery shop that exclusively prints all of the Halftone Def Apparel, and we finally convinced him to print it on some good ole Dickies Work Jackets and a few Coaches Jackets as well. Let’s be honest, this logo was born to live on one of these things… So tough. And with a tagline like “Established In Ink, Bound By Thread” from yours truly resting fearlessly at the bottom of a Grease E. Monkey made graphic, you’ve got one bad ass jacket just waiting to find itself doing about 90 on the open road. – TRON.

The Modus Bearing Project by Grease

So it’s only fitting that a Bearing Company would call on Kendrick “Grease” Kidd to work on their new branding and apparel project from halfway across the world. The Australia based MODUS BEARING folks known for The Highest Quality Skateboard Bearings Since 2003 have been hard at work expanding their brand and soft goods over the last year and Halftone Def has been glad and thankful that we have had the opportunity to work such great folks! So keep an eye out for more from Modus and the Def but for now watch this rad video featuring the epic human that is John Rattray. Keep it south and dirty! – TRON

Visit ModusBearings.com to learn more about this roll fast and made to last bearing company!

Rightway Signs Apparel Lettering

Here’s a fun lettering project Grease is finishing up for Right Way Signs in Chicago. There are plans to print up some type shirts as a giveaway item at their grand opening in October. So stoked to work on lettering projects like this, it’s by far our favorite kind of work… big thanks to Alex, and hope you enjoy. – TRON

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