Monday, October 26, 2009

Ghost Brigade 2009!

On the night of October 24, 2009, a dozen brave souls in poorly constructed ghost costumes (and a few of their tiny dogs) took to Bardstown Road, cranked up the radio, and danced. Oh, did they dance. Behold, actual video evidence:

Special thanks to Olivia Fangman for preserving the occasion in pictures. Here are a few snaps of what went down. You can head to our Facebook Fan page for the whole photo album. (And why not become a fan of WHY Louisville while you're at it?)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Just In: Halloween Cards by Kin Ship Press!

Screenprinted by hand on Kraft cardstock, with matching envelope.

"Mischief" by Skeleton Royal, "Apples" by Hillary Harrison, and "Ghostie" by Biscuit.

Available for $3 at The Kin Ship, WHY Louisville, and online!


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Cardigans! New in Our Fall Fashion Lineup

Try as we might, we can't get Fall to stop turning the weather so darn cold. Our plan B is to provide Louisville with more and more outer layers. In addition to our scarves and hoodies, we're now tossing stylish cardigans into the mix. Available with tiny gold owl buddy on navy or tiny black Fleur de Lis on grey (silver, if you will). All of our cardigans are printed in-house on 100% cotton American Apparel brand cardigans. Stop in or order online to claim yours.

WHY Louisville Presents: Ghost Brigade!

Join WHY Louisville and the Ghost Brigade this Saturday (10/24) in haunting the crap out of Bardstown Road as we celebrate Bardstown Bound Boofest! If you're a member of The Facebooks, head over to our Facebook event page and RSVP now!

Here's the low down:

From your friends behind the Santa Brigade, comes an opportunity for you to take a perfectly good bed sheet, cut holes in it and wander up and down Bardstown Road in a pack of similarly poorly crafted ghost costumes haunting and entertaining the shoppers enjoying Bardstown Bound Boofest.

Sheets will be provided, however, we do encourage you to Bring Your Own Sheet (BYOS).

All ghosts will be given a lovely plastic pumpkin filled with candy to disperse.

Ghosts may also accessorize if they so choose including but not limited to hats, glasses, scarves, bindles, etc.

If you plan to attend the Ghost Brigade this Saturday (10/24), please meet in front of the WHY Louisville store located at 1583 Bardstown Road at 6pm.

If you can't make it at that time, you can surely catch up to us later as we make our way down Bardstown Road. We should be easy to spot.

RSVP so we know how much candy to prepare. Please indicate in the RSVP if you will need a bed sheet.

Tell your friends, the more ghosts the merrier!

Anyone with extra white sheets please bring them along as we may convert ghosts along the way.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Dinosaur Jr. Frontman Reps Louisville On Stage

Which does Dinosaur Jr. frontman J. Mascis like better: Louisville or Werewolves? The answer may be obvious, but we like to kid ourselves into thinking it's the former. Mascis is pictured here on stage wearing WHY Louisville's exclusive Louisville Wolfman Tee (designed by Adrian Wright). Those among us who were not high school outcasts in the early '90s may not be aware, but Dinosaur Jr. are a legendary indie rock power trio of the '80s and '90s who have recently reunited to record new material and tour. During their stint in Louisville this past Friday, Mr. Mascis paid a nice little visit to the store prior to show time. He left with a brand new Adrian Wright Wolfman and incorporated it into the band's stage show. It's a good endorsement for Louisville, and an even better endorsement for werewolves. Thanks for giving Louisville some props, J!

(And as always, you can order your very own Wright-designed, Mascis-approved Wolfman Tee at our Web store.)

These photos come courtesy of the fine folks at Buzzgrinder.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Scarves! Fresh off the presses!

When the wind starts to pick up, the rain comes a-tumblin, and dead leaves are pelting you in the face, it's time to wrap yourself up from toe to tooth. A stylish owl, argyle, or fleur de lis scarf is just the article of clothing you need to give autumn the business.

Hand-printed on soft American Apparel 100% cotton scarves. Come and grab yours for $14.99, or head over to our webstore.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

We Love Lolley!

WHY Louisville is proud to present some awesome new wares designed by local artist, Hollywood legend*, and conjurer of mythical beasts, Kathleen Lolley.

Kathleen was raised in both the Derby City and the iron hills of Pittsburg, learned her chops in Los Angeles, and has been rapidly gaining national and international attention for her talent ever since. Her artwork fuses elements of storytelling, mythology, mechanical whimsy, and a liberal dose of creature beasts.

The talented Miss Lolley has been featured in art galleries from sea to shining sea, and WHY Louisville is lucky enough to have her on board as one of our featured product designers. Available at the store and online is a slew of Lolley designed shirts, Giclée prints, cards, and accessories. You might even find an entire nest of owl throw pillows, sewn by Kathleen's own two hands! (Or were they conjured with a spell? We'll never truly know).

On your way into the store, be sure to check out the Lolley Land window display by Breonna Rossi. It's almost like a Kathleen Lolley painting came to life and took up residence at 1583 Bardstown Road!

If you can't make it to the store, head over to our new webstore to get your Lolley goods.

* Lolley's status as a Hollywood Legend depends on who you ask.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Wolfman of Louisville shirt by Adrian Wright!

You no longer have to wait for the full moon.

The handsome Wolfman of Louisville shirt by Kentucky artist Adrian Wright is yours if you dare.

We ain't skeered.