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9.27.2015
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NASA Brand Guide
The original NASA brand guide has been making its rounds on the blogs; we saw it on HYPEBEAST then found the ORIGINAL SOURCE. Here are some of our favorite images.
8.31.2015
Posted by Tom Galbraith
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Pins for the Win
With enamel pins trending in streetwear, we were inspired and designed our first collection celebrating our #FIGHTGRAVITY campaign. These little guys have proven to be popular, so save some space on your lapels for our next collection.
7.6.2015
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So many watches I need 8 arms
The updated color ways for Minus 8's Layer 24 collection have just dropped in. In this follow up collection, we were inspired by bold color blocking, and userd the unique layer construction to create new, unexpected color and material finish separations in the case. New details include various enamel and lume-filled branded etching which adds depth to smooth case geometry. Look for new Minus 8 watch models soon.
9.22.2015
Posted by Tom Galbraith
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Dodgeball Uniforms
Airbrush painting has long lived in mall kiosks, county fair booths and/or street fairs. Malcolm Stuart is keeping this art form in thrive-mode working out his loft in Oakland painting his perfect mix of pop and beauty. Malcolm got his MFA at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. Shortly after graduating he didn't really know what his next step would be, so he started an airbrush apprenticeship at a shop in Green Acres Mall in Jamaica, Queens called Art of Your Mind.
At Astro we love the quick vibrant color because we want it FUN! We are so glad Malcolm took to the airbrush, because now we have these KILLER dodgeball t-shirts. Check out more of Malcolm's work here and follow him on Instagram!
9.22.2015
Posted by Tom Galbraith
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Baller sound that won't drain your wallet
Motorola just released the Astro designed Moto Pulse on-ear headphones. These cans boast 40mm speaker drivers and bluetooth connectivity up to 60 feet. The battery also lasts up to 18 hours on a single charge. Yes they look awesome, yes they sound killer, but the real lure just may be their affordability. $59.99 out the door! The Pulse comes in two colors to choose from, black and chalk. Check out the positive reviews in TheVerge and Engadget, then go slap a pair on your earholes!
11.25.2015
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To Iceland and Back Again
Recently our designer Francois Dransart visited Iceland with his buddies. The week long trip took him through space-like sparseness to lush, gushing waterfalls and fantastic hot springs. He somehow got a drone through customs without a hitch, so now we get to see Iceland through Francois’ eyes. Enjoy!
12.22.2015
Posted by Tom Galbraith
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Getting Gifty With It
Coming from a long line of DIY designers, thinkers, and tinkerers, it’s no surprise that we at Astro take Secret Santa serious. After the traditional drawing of co-workers names from a hat, there are only two rules for the gift exchange. Firstly, you can’t make people cry, and secondly no live animals. The gifts often fit into a medium-to-harsh roast type scenario, but not always. Sometimes the gifts are killer hand-made gifts from an awesome person you work with. That’s just the luck of the draw. This was the 21st annual gift exchange, but the first for a good handful of new designers that were indoctrinated. Always super fun, and Karson in particular can’t wait till next year.
01.21.2016
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Broad Exploration
Last week I was in LA with a few hours to kill and found myself standing in front of a huge honeycomb-like structure. I quickly identified it as The Broad, L.A.'s New Contemporary Art Museum. The museum was designed by Diller Scofidio and Renfro in collaboration with Gensler, and the admission is FREE!
The Broad has an impressive collection of influential artists from the 1950s to the present. The first floor featured present day artists with paintings and sculptures by Yayoi Kusama and Takashi Murakami. Perhaps my favorite thing there is Kusama's Infinity Room, a small mirror-lined room with hanging LED lights that seem endless.
The installation continues on the third floor with works from the 50’s including Jasper Johns, the 60’s: Roy Lichtenstein, Ed Ruscha, Andy Warhol, and the 80’s represented by Jean-Michel Basquiat and Jeff Koons amongst others.
If art is not your jam, just go and walk around in there, just for the architecture alone. Take some photos (they allow photography) and post to instagram, people will think you’re cool.

Tips If you plan to visit, make reservations online to avoid long wait timesespecially for the infinite room because space is limited and the line to get in is long.