1. Welcoming Waldo

    We want to officially introduce the new member of the AWH Crew,
    Waldo Longfellow Lang!

    Waldo is sweet basset hound with a silly personality and a nose for trouble. He loves people and other dogs and is always up for an adventure. 

    After weeks of stalking Petfinder, the Humane Society and the local basset rescues we got a call about a young male that was looking for a home- so we jumped on the opportunity and drove out to Washington to meet him. Needless to say we fell for the little dude and on the drive back decided to go full steam on his adoption.

    We adopted Waldo from the Basset Rescue of Puget Sound, with an assist from the Oregon Basset Rescue. We met some amazing ladies who foster bassets and go out of their way to find each one the right home. We hope one day we can do the same for other pups, if we can manage to not adopt every single one.

    We’re pretty sure Zoe would have liked Waldo because they seem to have some similar moves in the napping and snack-stealing department, they share those hound vibes we love so much.

    Long live longdogs!

    /AWH

     

  2. The Nene

    This is the Nene, Hawaii’s state bird. 

    In 1957 this dull grey and brown goose was selected as Hawaii’s state bird with the hope of advancing concern for it as an endangered species. It’s status is now listed as Vulnerable which is still cause for concern, but a much better spot than it was years ago. Above all the bright and extravagant birds to choose from to represent the islands Hawaii opted for this modest and glorious fellow, and I love them for that.

    /T

     

  3. New Work / Boke Buzz bottles

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    When the folks at Boke mentioned that they were making some boozy drink specials we jumped at the opportunity to design a screen printed label. What came of the process was Buzzy the Puffer, a fun loving little guy who is having a blast enjoying the fizz in the carbonated boozy drinks.

    The bottles were printed locally at Tri-S on a old-school printer that still relies on some help from a human friend:

    /AWH

     

  4. New Work / XBOX One Gamerpics

    Being huge gaming fans we were super extra excited when the folks at XBOX asked us to work on some Gamerpics for their new XBOX One console. We illustrated a mix of animals, objects and characters that users can pick as their avatars throughout the system.

    Check out the whole set on our site.

    /AWH

     

  5. Site Upgrade!


    BOOSTS + UPGRADES:
    - New projects added
    - Larger images 
    - A cleaner layout 
    - Better optimized for web, mobile, and retina
    - Newly animated logo and bios by Brent Clouse
    - AWH Archive in the works! 

    Visit the newly renovated AWH site here:
    AlwaysWithHonor.com

    Proudly running on Cargo.

    /AWH

     

  6. The best there will ever be.

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    Zoe Lang, 2000–2013

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    A little over a week ago we had to say so long to our little lady. 

    We discovered two months ago that Zoe had a large tumor growing on her heart which was more than likely cancerous. It was an extremely fast growing tumor so chemotherapy was an option but would not have made much of a difference - we chose to not go that route and give her the best quality of life during her last hurrah. 

    She was in her usual Zoe spirit, proud and sassy until the last little bit.

    Zoe was never just a dog to us, she was always just the third member of our little gang. Every decision we made, we made with her interest in mind as much as our own. She was there when Elsa and I first met in college, when we decided to leave the sunny beaches of Florida and move it up to Brooklyn, and when we went all-in and drove west to start our own thing in Portland. She was always up for an adventure, her longdog spirit was always something we would rally behind when the goals seemed too lofty.

    We miss her so, so much. It’s hasn’t been easy, these are the exact situations we’d look toward her to channel our inner weenie and fight through.

    Give your animals a hug for us, they make our lives so much more wonderful by being in them. We learned so much from her and are so thankful we got to spend 13 years with the best there will ever be.

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    A BRIEF HISTORY OF OUR ZOE:

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    A Florida firecracker was born, we don’t know exactly when but she wasn’t more than a year old when Elsa’s mom rescued her and gifted Elsa with the task of giving her a better life.

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    College babes, how could a bro say no?

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    The perfect accessory to any weird themed art school party.

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    After college it was time to get serious, but not too serious.
    TPA > JFK!


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    After 3 years in lovely Brooklyn we decided to take a gamble and move west. Smell ya’ later NY.


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    WESTWARD! This feels right.


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    Between moving from FL > NY > OR and yearly trips to Florida visiting family, she had become a sophisticated, worldly weenie.


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    Always attempting to stow away on new adventures…


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    …beaches…

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    …more beaches …


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    …camping…


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    …sun naps…


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    …backyards…


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    …beggin’…


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    …being absolutely smothered by her parents…


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    …and perfecting that patented chicken-leg tail-curl.


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    Most importantly, she was always there to listen…


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    …and kept us both on our toes.


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    Long live the longdog and their golden spirit!

     

    /Elsa + Tyler

     

  7. Portrait / The Weeknd

    In anticipation of seeing The Weeknd on tour I snuck in some portrait time in between work this week.

    We’ve been listening to his mixtape Trilogy at AWH HQ all summer so we’re pretty stoked to see him live. NPR is streaming his new Album Kiss Land this week (it’s pretty great).

    /E

     

  8. Zebu

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    Made this just after we returned from our trip to Colombia last year. The many mountainsides scattered with graceful zebu cattle was one of my favorite memories from the trip. Growing up in farmland, I’ve always had a fascination with cattlenever felt they got the praise their elegance merits. 

    Full size image here.

    /T

     

  9. New work / Killer Whale Tee

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    Just in time for summer Threadless Select has released our Killer Whale shirts! 

    Available in vibrant seal-blood red in both a tee and polo, these shirts let everyone at the grill out know that you’re not opposed to playing with your food before you eat it.

    Thanks to the folks at Threadless and Ross Zietz for having us on!

    /AWH



     

  10. New Work / Heartwork Rhino’s

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    Heartwork is a project designed to raise money for art supplies for families and children facing long term treatment at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, in partnership with Target House.

    Based on the concept of “Hope”, we wanted to explore how hope could be interpreted within the animal kingdom. The challenges that Black Rhino’s face seem to grow more each day: dwindling population, poaching, loss of habitat. It is the Black Rhino’s drive and determination to forge ahead, head held high, that makes it a fitting model for hope.

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    Print details:
    Archival Giclee
    11 X 14 in.
    Signed and numbered editions of 10

    Available for purchase here.

    Thanks again to Don and Ted for asking us on!

    /AWH