Thursday, December 31, 2009

Oaklandish x Farley's East for the 2010 Innovator Awards

Oaklandish and the recently opened Farley's East ( have collaborated to make an Uptown inspired shirt that goes directly to a great cause, the 2010 Oakland Innovator Awards. Printed by hand on an American Apparel "cranberry" colored shirt. Available in a v-neck as well and only at Farley's East at 33 Grand Avenue downtown. Supplies are super limited to make sure you get down there soon. If you've never been, Farley's is a fantastic cafe with a great neighborhood vibe without the strip mall, corporate chain feel of newer coffee outlets. Perfect for breakfast, lunch (we love the chicken panini), and pre-theater drinks. Farley's offers a huge selection of magazines, art exhibits, and friendliness.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Oaklandish Rig

After a disastrous break-down of the 1966 Clark Cortez Oaklandish rig and waiting six hours for a tow-truck big enough to tow it, we got it back and running!

The Piano Man (spotted here in his classy, yellow car) is letting us post-up in front of his store and Piano school on the corner of Piedmont Ave. and Pleasant Valley. We will be there every day except Mondays until Christmas.

Here we are putting the rig to sleep on our corner. Gotta tuck the rig in right for the cold nights!

Come see us there to get your holiday gifts! We are in front of the Piedmont Piano Company Tuesday-Friday and Sunday, noon-6:00 (until 7:00 starting 12/18), and Saturdays 3:00-6:00.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Pumpkin Carving Contest!

Oaklandish presents a Halloween Pumpkin Carving Contest:

This Saturday we will be posted up at one of our favorite spots, the corner of Piedmont Ave. and Pleasant Valley. Our pumpkin carving contest will go from 11:00-5:00. Bring your carved Jack O' Lanterns to decorate the trees and parking lot of the Piano Company! There will also be Trick-or-Treating and a Halloween parade along Piedmont Ave. Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Oaklandish Field Trip to the Zoo

It might have been raining hard, but that didn't stop the Oaklandish crew from enjoying our field trip to the Oakland Zoo. The Sun Bear, despite his name, didn't seem to mind the rain either, as he showed off climbing to the top of this branch.

The sleeping bats and otters were also fun to see.

We even got to enjoy free turtle rides. Oaklandish loves the zoo!

Oaklandish is very excited to collaborate with the Oakland Zoo's Conservation project on an up-coming t-shirt design. Our next t-shirt will feature a chimpanzee from the Oakland Zoo, and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Budongo Snare Removal project in Uganda.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Oaklandish at the Graffiti Battle

Oaklandish came thru and had fun at the Estria Invitational Graffiti Battle on Saturday. We enjoyed the grand opening of Town Park by K-Dub, one of the 2009 Oakland Innovators award winners.

Estria and the other judges took a while to choose the winners out of all these dope pieces.

Everyone enjoyed live performances by Kev Choice and Phroahe Monch.

For information about the on-going Life is Living Festival, check out

Monday, October 5, 2009

Graffiti Battle

Come check out the first Nationwide Graffiti Battle this Saturday at DeFremery Park, 1651 Adeline St., Oakland. For more information about the 2009 Graffiti series events, go to:
This is one of the many events in the Life is Living Festival. Full schedule is at:

Friday, October 2, 2009

Full Moon Buy Night at Jack London Square

We were happy to be right next to Jack London's log cabin at the Oakland Unwrapped Full Moon Buy Night event. There were several local artisans and even an ice-skating rink set up for the night market. Adorable kids had fun on White Fang.

We enjoyed the amazing live percussion of the Cougar Cadet Drumline, who came through and tore it up with their Southern Drumline Style.

Is was a beautiful evening to be at Jack London Square. There is talk about making this a regular event, so stay tuned.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Linden St. Brewery Brats and Beer

Join us at Linden Street Brewery for a great party that benefits the Rotary Club of Oakland and Bay Area Community Services (B.A.C.S.) Come through to eat and drink for a cause! This event is Saturday, October 17th, 12:00-5:00pm at Linden St. Brewery (#8 Linden St. @ 3rd St.) There is no cover charge, and this is a family-friendly event. There will be a free shuttle from West Oakland BART and valet bicycle parking. For more information, check out:

There are more beer events coming up! The crew at Oaklandish loves beer, so we are happy about that. Come see us at the Pacific Coast Brewing Company's 21st Anniversary Block Party the night before (Friday, October 16th, from 5:00-11:00pm). The Block Party will be on Washington St. between 9th and 10th in Old Oakland.

And Oaklandish will also be at Oaktoberfest in the Dimond on Saturday, October 10th from 11:00am-6:00pm.


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Folks Rockin' Our Gear

Some fans of Oaklandish sent us pictures of themselves rockin' our apparel.

Whether it's on top of Half Dome in Yosemite reppin' the streets of Oakland, or an adorable child in a classic tee (he outgrew the onesie!), we love seeing Oaklandish fans sporting our t-shirts.

Send a picture to of you rockin' your favorite Oaklandish t-shirt!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Eat Real

Oaklandish was "Eating Real" all weekend, or at least drinking some delicious beer from the beer shed at the food festival. The beautiful weather made it nice to be on the water at Jack London Square, although it got pretty hot inside the truck.

Even when we work hard, we try to have a little fun too.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Radio Regatta

The 4th Annual Radio Regatta at the Lake Merritt Boathouse was a great party!
The preparations for the event started with a keg delivery via gondola from Lake Chalet (which is now up and running).

This was one of eleven kegs that we drank. Thanks to Linden Street Brewery and Pacific Coast Brewing Company for their generous donations.
Over 1,000 folks showed up throughout the day to enjoy the free gondola rides and half-priced boat rentals.

There were eight amazing DJs spinning in the Boathouse and 4 Square of the East Bay got game-time goin on the patio.

Youth Spirit Artworks, Town Park, Cycles of Change, and Bay Area Girls Rock Camp were there to represent the 2009 Oakland Innovators award winners. Cycles of Change blended up some delicious smoothies with a pedal-powered bike blender.

The crew (and captains) of Oaklandish also had fun on the lake.

Stay tuned for more Oaklandish events coming up.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Innovators Exhibit in Jack London Square

Oaklandish and the 2009 Oakland Innovators and Art-in-Action award winners put up an exhibit in the windows of some donated space in Jack London Square.

The display shows the amazing work that the organizations and artists who received this year's grants are doing, and the Oaklandish display describes the grant program.

There should be lots of folks in Jack London Square next weekend (8/28-8/30) for the "Eat Real" food festival, so they can check out the display then.

Oaklandish is Ready to Broadcast

We got our transmitter fixed up so we can do our microbroadcast
at the Radio Regatta!

The music that DJ's are gonna spin at the the Lake Merritt Boathouse will be broadcast across the waters of the lake so folks can tune in while they enjoy the free gondola rides and half-priced boat rentals. Bring your own radio so you can listen all afternoon (8/23, from 1:00-7:00).

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Laurel Street Fair

Oaklandish was representing at the Laurel Street Fair. We got to enjoy the tunes of Rumbache (an Oaklandish favorite who played at the first Salsa by the Lake this year). This fan of Oaklandish, sporting our new "Keep Baseball in Oakland" t-shirt had fun Salsa dancing with Rumbache.

Scraper Bikes also showed up for the Laurel Street Fair.

Check out this video of the latest Scraper Bike Ride "Bikes for Life."

The Scraper Bikes, along with other 2009 Oakland Innovators award winners,
will be at
the Radio Regatta, coming up 8/23 at the Lake Merritt Boathouse from 1:00-
7:00pm. Don't
miss it!

Best of the East Bay

The Oaklandish Crew had a great time at the "Best of the East Bay" party put on by the East Bay Express at the Oakland Museum last Friday. We enjoyed the music, the thousands of people, and our live screen-printing booth.