James, the brain behind 57ThirtyThree, makes his art in Oakland. His screenprinted hoodies, shirts, accessories and skate decks are unique, moving, and urban.
If you had to live out the rest of your life as a famous fictional character, who would you be and why?
James: Bond, James Bond. First off he's got a license to kill, not that i actually want to kill anyone, but things happen. It's nice to know that if I should "accidentally" kill anyone there would be no repercussions. Also, he gets a limitless supply of really nice cars and apparently never has to file an insurance claim. He's also quite a player and apparently immune to STDs.
What's your favorite drink? Oo, how come?
James: Pellegrino. It makes me feel better than other people. ;)
What does buying and selling local handmade mean to you, and how has it affected your life?
It means you get what you buy. If all you buy is cheap goods from big box stores, than sooner or later that's all that will be available. If there is no market for things they disappear. We all vote everyday with our dollars.