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04.15.14

Our friends at Three Six D Digital Productions are starting a new series called Okie Grown. It's a great way to showcase local businesses inspirations, ambitions, and passions. We're very humbled to be asked to be the first in this series! Give it a watch! If you're interested in being apart of these videos contact the crew at info@360DigitalOKC.com

03.21.14

Tomorrow (Saturday, March 22nd) we'll be having a huge sale on all our clearance apparel! We've got two racks that are stacked with apparel we need to move. Come clean up on T&L shirts for only $4.99 each! Our Saturday hours are 11am to 7pm!

Tree and Leaf Clothing Plaza District Clearance Rack Sale Oklahoma City

03.17.14

Have you visited the Plaza District's Little Library? It's a great way to recycle and trade used books. The Little Library has an everchanging selection of books and we love the thought behind it. We decided to create our own little library dubbed the Zine Machine! It's currently filled with lots of unique zines from Drink & Draw, Tree & Leaf, LER LER LER, and the Holey Kids. We greatly encourage you to create your own zine and trade! Zines are simple to make and can come in any shape or size. Check out this instructional page if you're intersted in getting into the zine trade and come swap with us! 

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We had a GREAT time at LIVE on the Plaza this last Friday. Entake had an awesome show, and we were so busy that I didn't even get good photos! I did catch one picture of Sker painting the side of the van however. Thanks again to everyone that came out!

tree and leaf clothing oklahoma city sker teef dust slomo graffiti plaza district

The finished product:

tree and leaf clothing oklahoma city sker teef dust slomo graffiti plaza district

We also had a nice little paint session at the Printshop this weekend. Slomo, Teef and I all gave the shop a fresh coat of paint. If you want to see more Oklahoma graffiti follow: @Chris_Sker, @Professional_Doodler, @PappasConHuevos, and @TruDust! Have a great week, and go create something!

tree and leaf clothing oklahoma city sker teef dust slomo graffiti plaza district

tree and leaf clothing oklahoma city sker teef dust slomo graffiti plaza district

tree and leaf clothing oklahoma city sker teef dust slomo graffiti plaza district

03.10.14

While most of our customers visit our Plaza District store, the backbone of our business is our print shop at Rockwell & Expressway in northwest Oklahoma City. Everyday we keep our presses spinning with custom screen printed apparel for highschools, churches, small businesses, bands, and individuals. No job is too large for our shop. We've got an amazing staff that pays precise attention to detail on every order we process whether it's for Tree & Leaf or shirts for your sportsteam. Over the years we've also been blessed with amazing clients like The Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, The National Western Heritage Museum, The Arts Council, Opubco, Prairie Wolf Spirits, Hoffman Bikes, and a ton of great local businesses throughout Oklahoma City. Don't forget about our shop when you're considering ordering shirts this spring or summer. Check out our Print Shop tab for details on getting an order started, we'd be happy to help you get some quality designed and printed apparel!

Tree And Leaf Clothing Oklahoma City Screenprinting Printshop Plaza District Silkscreen

Tree And Leaf Clothing Oklahoma City Screenprinting Printshop Plaza District Silkscreen

 Tree And Leaf Clothing Oklahoma City Screenprinting Printshop Plaza District Silkscreen

Tree And Leaf Clothing Oklahoma City Screenprinting Printshop Plaza District Silkscreen

Tree And Leaf Clothing Oklahoma City Screenprinting Printshop Plaza District Silkscreen

Tree And Leaf Clothing Oklahoma City Screenprinting Printshop Plaza District Silkscreen

03.06.14

Tunnel, trainyard, and alley dwelling became one of my favorite pastimes in the later half of the 2000s. This led to discovering that Oklahoma City actually had a graffiti scene. At the time it wasn't a large scene by any means, I wouldn't say it's a big scene today but you can imagine it was much much smaller a little less than 10 years ago. I think it would be safe to say that there were 15-20 active, productive graffiti artists at the time. One of those active few was ENTAKE.

ENTAKE DGF b454 Oklahoma City Graffiti Tree And Leaf Clothing Plaza District

(circa 2008)

I specifically remember admiring the piece above. The image doesn't do justice to the scale as this piece was approximately 30 feet in length and a good 8 feet tall. Before I met Entake I was looking up to his artworks, and when I finally met him; I was looking up to him - Entake is not a small individual. Through graffiti events like Battle On The Plains and Made You Look, Entake and I became friends. Over the years I've painted numerous walls with Entake, and I've met few people that are as talented and as kind as he. Graffiti artists are a breed of their own and not the easiest group to organize. However, Entake has never failed to be timely and professional when I've scheduled art events and murals to be painted. His productivity and professionalism is what has taken his art to the next level. He is constantly painting and improving. His driven work ethic is clearly visible if you visit his Instagram page and note how many walls he's painted within a years time.

I got to interview our featured artist about his life & artwork. Without further ado - ENTAKE:

Tell us a little about yourself. Where did you grow up and when did you start doing art?

I grew up on the southside of Oklahoma City, SE 15th and High in a neighborhood named "Top of the Town". I've been doing art all my life, kind of lazy with it until 8 years ago when something clicked and I started producing consistently.

What influenced your art early on?

My mom, (she's a great artist) the 80's, Old English Letters and Graffiti.

What most influences your art now?

Life, imagination and scribbling.

What medium(s) do you normally use in your work?

Blood, Sweat and Tears with a little bit of Spray paint and  acrylics mixed in.

Is it different working on canvas versus painting walls and murals.

Not much of a difference besides i'd rather paint a wall than a canvas any day. Spray paint on canvas is great, goes quickly because aerosol paint is forgiving and dries quick. Acrylics is another story takes more time to finish a piece.

How did you get the name Entake?

I remember seeing Intake on my dad's C-130 that he maintained while serving in the Air Force, I taught to myself that would be a cool name. I was referred to as an intake machine a couple times growing up because I loved to eat and drink so I started to write Intake until I changed it to Entake because I looked better when written.

Tell us about Walvus and the other characters that frequent your work.

WALVUS! He's my imaginary friend, a cyclops walrus that travels through time living out childhood fantasies.  

The Sturgeon Rhino Shark is a tribute to some inspirations in my life, Mark Eckō, Scribe ,and fishing 

The Throw E is one of my letter characters, their are others but he pops up more frequent because it's the first and last letter in my name.

Do you listen to music when you produce art, if so, who or what do you listen to?

Yes I do. Who and what varies,  I'm a fan of many artists and genres. I guess it depends on my mood, lately I've been listening to the Eagles, Yelawolf, Steve Miller, Jabee and Colbie Caillat.

What do you have in store for the 'Partake with Entake' show?

I want to give a chance to buy an original piece of art from me at an affordable price.  I'm offering pieces for a silent auction starting with a minimum reserve. I'll be displaying mostly new works and a couple older pieces, ranging in style, content and medium. 

Where can people find more information about your work?

You can find out more on my Facebook page: Entake 1 and on Instagram as @hansphoto

Check out Entake's artwork and limited edition screenprinted poster Friday, March 14th from 7-11pm during LIVE on the Plaza! Guest artist Chris SKER from Tulsa's UAT Graffiti Crew will be LIVE painting our delivery van outside as well!

Entake DGF b45 Oklahoma City Art Plaza District Tree and Leaf clothing Graffiti