Johnny “Cupcakes” Earle started 16 companies before finally getting it right. In his entertaining talk, Johnny outlines the various hardships and small, clever things he incorporated into his brand that ultimately led to the success of the Johnny Cupcakes t-shirt brand.
Named America’s #1 Young Entrepreneur by BusinessWeek, and recognized 4 years in a row for making it into the Inc. 500 | 5000 fastest growing independent companies in America, Johnny Earle started his business by selling t-shirts out of the trunk of an ’89 Toyota Camry when he was 19. Since that time, the Johnny Cupcakes brand has grown out of his sedan, and into the multimillion dollar apparel company it is today.
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Quirky and beloved entrepreneur Johnny Earle relives the path that led to the creation of the famous Johnny Cupcakes brand – including every prank and failure along the way.
Johnny ‘Cupcakes’ Earle at CreativeMornings Boston, August 2014. Free events like this one are hosted every month in dozens of cities. Discover hundreds of talks from the world’s creative community athttp://creativemornings.com/talks
In March 1991, adidas launched adidas Equipment — a collection of shoes and sportswear that covered every discipline: from running to football to volleyball.
With new colours, a new logo and an approach to design inspired by Adi Dassler’s original approach, the collection had a simple slogan: “The best of adidas.”
Part 2 of Will Robson-Scott’s short film — created specifically for the rerelease of the cult Equipment Guidance silhouette from 1993 — continues the exploration of this project’s continuing appeal after over 20 years.
This second and final part takes trips to Blackburn in the north of England to talk EQT with adidas brand consultant Gary Aspden, Berlin for a conversation with collector and connoisseur Marc Leuschner of Overkill. At the brand’s headquarters, original adidas Equipment footwear designer Jacques Chassaing talks about the original principles behind the line, while Kazunori Yamada of Undefeated’s Tokyo store discusses Equipment’s popularity in Japan.
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Season 5 of Sneak Peek is here, and we’re kicking things off with a Kicks On Court regular whose sneaker collection is full of coveted kicks and player exclusives. Rudy Gay is a resident of Memphis, Tennessee, but he’s the first East Coast-born NBA player we’ve featured in the series. Go inside Rudy’s well-stocked sneaker room in the video above as we kick off Sneak Peek’s ‘Season of Firsts: Reloaded.’