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Creative Inspiration as a Public Service

  “Be Cool” is the latest in an ongoing series of public service announcements of creative inspiration by local LA artists and friends of Corduroy: Jimmy Marble and Adi Goodrich, now dubbed as creative duo “JIMMYnADI”. So far, the PSA’s have been well received, having...

Introduction to Crowdfunding

Wendell Berry once wrote of “modern salesmanship and modern technology” that it was “yet another way to make people pay dearly for what they already have”. Crowdfunding seems to be an example of technology finally giving something to the little guy that he never had...

Forge Halloween & Indiegogo

The Forge LA photo studio and creative space was born in 2008 when Dan Busta and brothers Ryan and Collins Schude took over the building's lease just north of downtown LA (near Chinatown, where the 5 meets the 110 freeway). The building has since gone on to see...

Instagram Contest Serves Hungry Travelers

  This fall, Corduroy set out to build a presence on Instagram for OTG Management, an award-winning airport food & beverage operator with more than 150 restaurants and eateries in ten airports. OTG Management is responsible for the largest iPad deployment in a public...

Lauren Randolph

Lauren Randolph ( @laurenlemon ) is an all around awesome photographer from Reno, NV now living and shooting in Los Angeles, CA. She has done incredible work for ad campaigns large and small, and took the photo of me for my bio page. She's also worked with us on some...

Social Media is Not Bullshit

BJ Mendelson’s new book, “Social Media is Bullshit” claims that the buzz surrounding social media is overblown and uses semantic arguments, case studies, and his own experiences to make that case. At the heart of this book is a counterintuitive soapbox for furthering...

Ryan Schude

Ryan Schude is a friend, neighbor, and incredibly talented artist. He’s from Chicago originally and now lives and works at The Forge with Dan Busta and his brother Collins. Here’s just a few of his photos, but you can see more on Ryan Schude's...

Leonardo Lawrence

Leonardo Lawrence is a talented young artist living in Southern California. I thought we should give him a shout out on here, since his work is awesome, and he drew the Corduroy dog for us based on our mascot Charlie Bronson. Check out more of his stuff here: Leonardo...

Jumboltron

Walking around most cities in the US - it is common now to see most people you pass staring down texting, tweeting or just gawking at their smart phones. Sometimes you may even notice this while stopped at an intersection when looking around at the cars around you...