Today I would buy: This hoodie for my brothers and my nephews by Douglas Miles (Apache Skateboards) for Volcom. #NativeAwesome
In 2009 VOLCOM and APACHE Skateboards collaborated on a line of products. Here is just ONE example of what some might call “Native Fashion”, a first for a Native Artist and an Apache Artist as well. Thank you VOLCOM Stone Age.
SOLD OUT limited edition
Maybe I should just stick to pencil and paper
Maybe I should have forgotten everything you said
Maybe this has been the hardest thing
Maybe I just don’t care
Maybe it’s not really you,
The gentrification of our history occurred
When our backs were turned.
We don’t need some ORG to do it for us.
We do it ourselves, by ourselves for our own tribal selves.
To discuss history outside of a sterile classroom.
Important leaders with no representation except Hollywood Myths or pop culture fables,
A modern (visual) language needs to be shared.
Respect was earned back then, not cried for as today
In pitiful fashion.
There’s no other way around it.
Red, Black & Brown codes from the underground
Still connect as our ultimate sacrificial warriors
Lay forgotten amidst heroic Calvary sabers that still rattle.
Nobody Can Be You But You.
(Apache) Nightmare On Elm Street
Magnus. Victorio. Cochise. Geronimo.
Coming Soon to www.apacheskateboards.com
Douglas Miles Design LTD.
“Love Is A Losing Game” : Hand drawn on metal machine and now since long gone. A tribute to losing, losers and the losers game everywhere.
// Don’t Call Me Tonto //
In odd ironic observational graphic homage to Joy Division , Apache (Skateboards) and the colonization of Indian People via the reservation system, I created this shirt graphic ” Rez Will Tear Us Apart”. We still raid, counting coup on popular culture because we can. We love music too.