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User Image ampal_creative Posted: Dec 1, 2017 5:54 PM (UTC)

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NATURE WAS HERE - I wish I could take credit for the Kilroy flip, but the original graphic came from a 70s Indian dirtbike ad. During the 70s the Indian trademark was owned by a company importing small (50-175cc?) dirt bikes from Italy and Taiwan, banking on the Indian marquee 2 decades after the real Indian factory closed.

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User Image ampal_creative Posted: Dec 16, 2017 12:26 AM (UTC)

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User Image ampal_creative Posted: Dec 14, 2017 8:46 PM (UTC)

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What wonders await, Across the Sea...
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Thanks @reiledup for the front illustration 🖊
User Image ampal_creative Posted: Dec 14, 2017 8:42 PM (UTC)

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That moment of tranquility, free of thought, focused on the wave ahead, worries forgotten on land 📷 @derekdunfee - I love the framing & lines 👌🏽
User Image ampal_creative Posted: Dec 12, 2017 2:04 AM (UTC)

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So many times when I’m out riding in nature, I’ve found myself humming the “On Any Sunday” theme song with a huge grin on my face.
If you have any interest in surfing or riding or want to understand Ampal/our influences better or need help explaining to your loved ones why you’re so addicted to surfing or bikes, do yourself a favor and watch Endless Summer and On Any Sunday for the first or umpteenth time.
User Image ampal_creative Posted: Dec 12, 2017 1:58 AM (UTC)

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Bruce Brown captured & shared the pure joy in both surfing & motorcycling. He did it such a natural way, without any Hollywood cheesiness, bringing us along for the ride. His films didn’t feel like big budget movies, they felt very human. You could relate to them as something you and your friends would get into.
User Image ampal_creative Posted: Dec 12, 2017 1:52 AM (UTC)

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RIP Bruce Brown, his films have been a huge influence over the years. I remember the first time watching the Endless Summer on vhs when the classic soundtrack hits. He captured a pure & golden time in surfing, that I dream about, and shared it with the world.
User Image ampal_creative Posted: Dec 7, 2017 8:30 PM (UTC)

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A one way trip into the sunset, leaving the madness behind...
The futile nature of trying to make sense of another crazy week in 2017...
User Image ampal_creative Posted: Dec 7, 2017 1:36 AM (UTC)

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“Best in the West” - one of our favorites, the burnt orange brushed cotton twill only gets better with wear.
User Image ampal_creative Posted: Dec 6, 2017 8:21 PM (UTC)
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Hump day w/ @_mind.body_ 🧢 Best in the West Strapback
User Image ampal_creative Posted: Dec 5, 2017 8:43 PM (UTC)
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It’s pretty easy living most of the year in California, but occasionally the natural elements that make it so pleasant can turn destructive. Sending our love & best to our friends & everyone in Ventura, Ojai, Santa Paula & the surrounding areas & much thanks to those risking their lives fighting the fire & helping evacuations.
User Image ampal_creative Posted: Dec 4, 2017 8:08 PM (UTC)

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User Image ampal_creative Posted: Dec 1, 2017 5:54 PM (UTC)

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NATURE WAS HERE - I wish I could take credit for the Kilroy flip, but the original graphic came from a 70s Indian dirtbike ad. During the 70s the Indian trademark was owned by a company importing small (50-175cc?) dirt bikes from Italy and Taiwan, banking on the Indian marquee 2 decades after the real Indian factory closed.
User Image ampal_creative Posted: Dec 1, 2017 5:50 PM (UTC)

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Launch 🛸, Friday style - the Filthmode High Noon Scramble, an annual Halloween vtg. dirtbike race I got to check out in Vancouver. These guys share a love for the xt/tt/sr 500s, I’m so fond of too. 🛵💨💨💨
@filthmode_motorcycle_friends
User Image ampal_creative Posted: Nov 30, 2017 8:17 PM (UTC)

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The BIG CHIEF - our friend @chztattooing created the patch design inspired by two common Ampal elements - the Golden State of California & old Indian motorcycles.
User Image ampal_creative Posted: Nov 29, 2017 7:40 PM (UTC)

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The Joshua Tree Pennant cap will be available at our friends new shop in the desert 🌵 @high_desert_home 🌵
User Image ampal_creative Posted: Nov 29, 2017 5:52 PM (UTC)
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Joshua Tree, Southern California’s spiritual oasis to the east. For decades people have headed east to escape the grind of the city, trading traffic & concrete for the high desert & endless skies.
User Image ampal_creative Posted: Nov 23, 2017 8:44 PM (UTC)

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Thank you all!! We wouldn’t be here without ya.
Tomorrow we’re going to have our biggest sale ever. Sorry for the consumerism message today, just wanted to let ya know.
User Image ampal_creative Posted: Nov 22, 2017 7:16 PM (UTC)

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PACIFIC II - canvas & wool upper w/ felt appliqué letters
User Image ampal_creative Posted: Nov 22, 2017 7:13 PM (UTC)

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“I got stripes, stripes around my shoulder...”
🎣 📷@dominicanthonybruno
User Image ampal_creative Posted: Nov 21, 2017 8:07 PM (UTC)

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Extinct is Forever II 🐺
Cotton herringbone upper & Japanese blanket stripe underbrim & front lining. 🌲
Enjoy & Respect Nature