Fall/Winter 2016 | Captain Tom
One of our best friends and Skateboarder/Motorcycler/Artist, Captain Tom has graced us with a few images for hats and prints. Made and printed entirely in Canada, we're hyped to finally had the chance to work with Tom to produce a product that reflects some of the fun we've had over the years.
Fall/Winter 2015 | L.C. King x Maru
Our first major cut & sew project alongside our friends at L.C King Manufacturing in Bristol, Tennessee. We produced a customized chore coat entitled the Photo/Moto Jacket! Funded via kickstarter, these jackets came in a variety of colors and have been sold around the world.
May 2015 | Atsalualik
For the Iqaluit Youth Arts Month, we went up north to Iqaluit, Nunavut alongside our friends at Antique Skateboard Shop to deliver a skateboarding, photography and art workshop to the local youth! It was an absolute blast meeting and working with the great kids up north!
Winter 2015 | Meg Robichaud and Kevin Kelly for Maru
Following a long winter season, we've teamed up with west coast's Meg Robichaud and Ottawa-native Kevin Kelly to produce stickers promoting some of the things we love, including coffee and motorcycles. The stickers were made available for sale and also given away with sales.
Fall 2014 | Maru x The Greater Good Present: TREJO!
A video collaboration between our friend Kevin Kelly at The Greater Good and Ottawa Skateboarder Trevor Paquette, a.k.a Trejo! A time collapse edit at Ottawa's Legacy Skatepark.
Summer 2014 | Maru x Raised by Wolves
We made a handful of camera straps with our good friends at Raised by Wolves with their signature reflective digital camo. Super hyped on our fellow Canadian brethren.
As a project oriented brand, we've had the pleasure to work with a handful of awesome individuals from across the world. Here are some of the projects and the people we've come across:
Spring/Summer 2014 | A Collection with Drew Mosley
Benchworks: Ross Proulx x Magpie Jewellery x Maru
This year for Ottawa Support Local Month Magpie Jewellery asked 8 Ottawa artists to design a piece of Jewellery reflective of the work they do in their chosen medium.
Ross worked with us to create a Sterling Silver Leica Camera inspired Money/Tie clip, which was available during November of 2013. Check out more of Ross' work here: http://rossproulx.com/
Ricardo Gonzalez Contreras (It's a Living) x Maru
Ricardo Gonzalez Contreras is a Graphic Designer/Calligraphy artist out of Durango, Mexico. With the ability to make incredible lettering on the spot, we teamed up with Ricardo for the second release of our Fall/Winter clothing line. We hope you enjoy the creative process behind his beautiful works at: http://its-a-living.tumblr.com/!
The Snapshot Project - Montreal
The Snapshot Project is a community-based art experiment developed around the idea of chance. This public art project provided an opportunity to investigate and explore the urban Montreal environment. Through the use of disposable cameras which were placed throughout the city, The Snapshot Project allowed for the capturing of random moments and details of the everyday during the summer of 2013.
Proprpostur x Maru
Spencer Edwards, aka proprpostur, is a good friend of ours and young aspiring fashion blogger out of Montreal, Canada. Better known through his blog, Proprpostur, Spencer’s always got an eye out what’s looking good out on the streets and often catches the eyes of others with his sometimes eccentric yet classy outfits himself. For our inaugaral collection, we were glad to have Spencer capture the pieces in action, in our first lookbook in the old port of Montreal.
We were also fortunate enough to have Spencer help us in curating our first collection of woven camera straps, handmade in Canada.
Neil Magadzia x Maru
Neil helped us design our primary logo, back in spring/summer of 2013! We had the pleasure of catching up with him over a weekend and shot some skateboarding alongside what this logo means to him. Find more of Neil's work here.