Russ Rankin of Good Riddance discusses influential culture, band & brand imagery.


    Can you think of one image in particular that had you most in awe when you were a child? 

    The 1980 Mens Olympic Hockey Team celebrating after beating the Russian team.

    Back in the 70's & 80's, what clothing brands were pushing the limits, and what brands were you wearing back then?

    Vans, OP (Ocean Pacific), Gotcha and Levis 501s.



    What was it about those brands that spoke you?

    They were what was popular with the surfers and skateboarders I was following.

    Was there a particular way of life that you followed or culture that influenced you growing up? 

    Surfing, skateboarding and punk rock.

    Which clothing brands would you say are pushing the limits today, and is there anything out there that you're stoked to wear these days? 

    I wear Volcom almost exclusively. Lately, I wear a lot of Violent Gentlemen stuff.

    Back in the 70's & 80's, what band logos really blew your mind and why? 

    Fear, Black Flag, Dead Kennedys, DRI and Crass.

    Apart from logos, was there any band artwork that really stood out to you? 

    Corrosion of Conformity and Septic Death.

    If there was one band t-shirt that you could bring back from the grave, which one would it be? 

    Brotherhood “Fuck Racism.”