What a strange trip it’s been for Rick Klotz. In 1989, the Otis/Parsons design student set the world ablaze with a line of provacative graphic tees attached to the name Freshjive.
Two decades later, what began as a simple t-shirt line has expanded into a multi-million dollar enterprise with a devout following who now worship at the church that Klotz built.
On Friday September 24th, Rick Klotz will bring his roller coaster ride of a journey to clothing store Nrml (184 Rideau Street, Ottawa from 9-11pm).
He will be presenting a “21 year disfunctional history of my life with Freshjive exhibit, lecture and fanzine premiere”. This will be an intimate and interactive experinece with the iconic streetwear pioneer.
As every life is unique so is every story, so it would be a fallacy to say that any is more unique than the next, but sometimes that fallacy is hard to deny. Now in it’s 21st annum, Freshjive’s founder and creative ingénue Rick Klotz recounts some of the most interesting, funny and memorable personal experiences from his tenure with the ground breaking street culture brand.
“What a Long Strange Trip It’s Been” is presented as a gallery exhibit of visual memorabilia along with a lecture/discussion by Klotz and an accompanying fanzine. From crack head porn stars and celebrity standoffs to million dollar corporate law suits and the loss of his father, this time capsule provides a 21 chapter glimpse into a mind that has undoubtedly taken the road less travelled.*HeyDoYou is for the cute, clever and connected*