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Artist Spotlight: Alex “Ghost” Hernandez

Artist Spotlight: Alex “Ghost” Hernandez

Alex "Ghost" Hernandez, aka 54Ghosts, is an Oakland-raised photographer who captures the Town's historic culture — from local music, to the art and street scenes. Through his photographs, Hernandez depicts the simple beauty of Oakland's inner city. We asked Hernandez to share how he got his start behind the camera and his favorite spots to photograph in the city. Oaklandish (O): How did you get your start with a camera, and how did that translate into you doing what you are doing today? .....
Maker Spotlight: Bird Vs. Bird Designs

Maker Spotlight: Bird Vs. Bird Designs

Bess Petty, aka Bird Vs. Bird Designs, hand-makes a variety of gifts with her own designs of little critters printed on each item. Bird Vs. Bird's range of products spans from throw pillows in the shape of owls and chipmunk coin pouches, to magnets, stickers and buttons celebrating local wildlife. We asked Petty to share how she got started with Bird Vs. Bird, as well as her own personal experience being a maker in Oakland.   Oaklandish (O): What roads led you to Oakland? What qua.....
Hats Off to America’s Favorite Pastime

Hats Off to America’s Favorite Pastime

As the result of a collaboration with our sister company therethere, we're really excited to present to you our new Oakland Baseball Series. In addition to bringing you new designs, we're stoked to give you some fresh ways to show your Oakland pride. The first baseball jersey appeared in 1849 and was sported by the New York Knickerbockers. Fast forward to today and the average jersey is made out of shiny, synthetic material. With the Oakland Jersey, we got a little nostalgic and created our .....