Published on April 9th, 2013 | by gatsbyadmin0
Hammer and Grind – Fast Bikes, Broken Boards
The GGStaff was fortunate enough to talk to John Magee, the man behind one of Denver’s most innovative and creative skate and motorcycle brands, Hammer and Grind. Fellow surf, skate, and motorcycle enthusiasts with years in Cali try to bring the same grime to Colorado. The rough and raw designs truly represent the edginess of the skate and motorcycle world.
Magee, also owner of Airship Printing, explains that Hammer and Grind is a brand that “creates something that skate and motorcycle fanatics will be excited about”. The brand originated in 2010 when Magee wanted to base a company on ideas from old motorcycle magazines he used to collect. Bringing on Jay Olenik, Phil Dwyer, and Tim O’Conner to the team they began to create more designs. Currently just a clothing company, Hammer and Grind, strives to reach their full potential. They work everyday to create more edgy designs that will appeal to the skate and motorcycle world while trying to create high quality products with a purpose and function. They are also working on creating more than just clothing such as skate decks which, hopefully,skating enthusiasts will be able to get their hands on soon.
Hammer and Grind is more than just the brand the skate and motorcycle scene is their world; organizing rides, reaching out to the community, and you can spot the crew along with their families at most motorcycle shows. You can check out Hammer and Grind for yourselves at the Dickensheet Auto and Motorcycle Auction in May, the “Mods Vs. Rockers” show in Chicago this summer, and hopefully, the “Born Free” show outside of L.A. For more information on where you’ll see this brand next check out Hammerandgrind.com or The Hammer and Grind Facebook page.
There is so much passion when speaking to John on Hammer and Grind, a passion that does not go unrecognized and can be seen in the product. “We care about the people who work for us and they seem to care about us and our projects, so everyone seems to go the extra mile when needed.” The consumers have sure noticed this extra mile and the gear from Hammer and Grind is sure hitting the Denver scene hard. Hammer and Grind has two meanings; the first is that there’s a lot of hammering and grinding when building a custom bike. The second, in the skating world a grind and for the grand finale the Hammer. We can’t wait to see what this crew hammers out next!!! To check out their apparel go to Hammerandgrind.com.