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A different type of apparel company, designed to promote self-expression for free-spirited and independently thinking people.
The name Ringo holds special meaning to the mayor of Ringo Town. As he shared a close bond with his younger brother, Jimmy Jim had a huge personality and led a free-spirited life with his pit bull bud, Ringo.
Jimmy passed at the age of thirty-five. His best friend Ringo passed a few years later and was laid to rest by Jimmy’s side.
The Ringo Town brand was created in memory of the mayor's brother, honoring endearing and everlasting friendships and the unique personalities that make us all one of a kind.
Ringo Town celebrates creativity and art, east to west, the roots of streetwear driven by California's surf and skate culture, New York street style, and the hip-hop scene. In addition, other early adopters like Hiroshi Fujiwara and Nigo, influential DJs and designers, were primarily responsible for pioneering the street style and hip-hop scene in Japan in the 1980s.
Why is the color green important to the Ringo Town Brand? Shades of green in nature can help set our minds at ease. Green typically symbolizes nature, growth, tranquility, and new beginnings. Other common associations with the color green are money, luck, and health.
Steve Utley is the owner and chief designer for Ringo Town. He procures and creates original art that he applies to Ringo Town branded apparel.
Steve's life revolves around creativity. His love for art and creativity began at an early age, creating art. During his teens, he became a fine artist, refined his talent, then directed his attention to graphic design and brand communications. He started a branding firm focused on using creativity to turn the heads of his client's prospects to respond to their ads and marketing.
Steve's work has been seen in the U.S. (North America) and internationally on six continents. His work has been highlighted in design publications, including Graphic Design USA, Print Magazine, Graphis Logos, and How Magazine. His work is award-winning and has been recognized over one hundred times for creative and marketing excellence.