Jamaican-inspired goods, just without the flag stuck all over it

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Good German Gabe, our friend from over there but part-educated at Edna Manley arts college here in Kingston, has built up a pretty serious client roster: from back-in-the-day FIRST Magazine to Adidas to Red Bull to GQ.

Just the other day I bought his Today is a Good Day t-shirt for Stussy. Didn’t know it was him at the time, but like his work, clear as day it has his Caribbean inspired fonts and logos and clean German lines.

Nowadays Gabe is busy designing for clients everything from record sleeves to magazine spreads. He also has his own line selling from art prints to Ts, all at not-too-silly prices. Check him out, support the niceness.


Art & Design, Style, The Feed

Perfect for Jamaican roads: the AK-47-proof BMW X5

Available from Stewart Motors, Jamaica’s official BMW importers:

The risk of armed violence – and in particular, attack with automatic weapons like the AK-47 – is a fact of everyday life for certain customers. In response to this threat, a new level of vehicle security is required. At the same time, more and more people want Sports Activity Vehicles, with all the versatility that they offer to go anywhere and do anything. BMW is the first manufacturer to respond to these two demands and offer a new degree of security. The result is the new BMW X5 Security Plus.

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First, Food, Travel & Leisure, Music, Video & Entertainment, Style

10 things from FIRST you missed but shouldn't…

That was really the whole point of FIRST, a chance to show what we in Jamaica should already know, that apart from picking coconuts and murdering each other there remains some other stuff worth talking about and some pretty weird stuff.

Once in print and in-between online there’s a few things you may have missed that we think you ought to check out:

Fit birds. We’re superficial and so are you dear readers. Easily the most popular thing to do on this site is admire the beauty of Jamaican women: beginning back in 2008 with Miss Jamaica Yendi Phillips. Click here and scroll to the bottom of this post to view links to links to all our photo shoots (and they’re still young eh!).

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