New T-shirts at Angel from OCB Designs

We’ve just added a new line of T-shirts from OCB Designs, a Canadian company based in Virginia. These are redesigned hand-dyed shirts that are form-fitting & made from 100% organic cotton.OCB.Tshirt.$79.and.Desigual.Xplendor.skirt.$154 OCB.Tshirt.Desigual.skirt

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Here I am wearing an OCB Designs T-shirt. They are hand-painted, hand-dyed shirts by Thomas O’Casey. photo by

OCB200The shirts are by Thomas O’Casey. Thomas and myself attended the Chouinard art school together in Los Angeles in the 1960s. Here is some info about Tom from his website: “Over 30 years of design and concept support for NASA Design — created the ‘Aerospace Design Exhibit’ for NASA, comprised of historical NASA wind tunnel test models as art and sculpture forms, based on Brancusi’s ‘Bird in Flight’, developed  with Chicago architect Jeanne Gang and the Art Institute of Chicago.  Also worked for Fortune 500 companies: Universal Studios, California;  supporting artist management for Geffen/Roberts, STAX Records,  Warner Brothers in Chicago; Nick Wilder Gallery, Leo Castelli and Andre Emmerich Galleries; Corcoran School of Art and Chouinard/Cal Arts. Also assisted Frank Gehry with his early work on his Santa Monica House.”

For his next batch, Thomas plans to dye shirts and other garments “in the air” by a unique process. Stay tuned for more shirts in different colours over the next few months.


Angel.window.2Angel Vancouver has the largest selection in Vancouver of the Bacelona-based Desigual clothing line for men, women and kids. We ship worldwide. New styles from Desigual’s spring-summer 2014 collection will be arriving soon.

Until then, we are having a Valentine’s Day sale on everything red in our store, which will continue until the end of the Olympics on Feb. 23.

If you’re looking for a custom hand-painted shirt, call Angel @ (604) 681-0947 or email Click here to read about a shirt I painted for actress Dakota Fanning.

Angel.cats.shirt.nov.11.2013Angel.lion.shirt.nov.2013 carrall&powell.1886Angel Vancouver is located at No. 2 Powell Street in the Gastown district of Vancouver, Canada. Our store is on the corner of Powell & Carrall Street in Maple Tree Square, which is where Vancouver began.  The photo above shows what my store looked like in 1886.

Desigual’s slogan is La Vida es Chula (Life is Cool)!

Today’s music is a slightly jerky video of Canada’s Arcade Fire, who are from Montreal, playing with Canadian icon Neil Young, performing Neil’s classic, Helpless:Arcade Fire’s lead singer, Win Butler, sounds like Neil did 40 years ago — here’s a video of Neil in concert 43 years ago:Before going solo, Neil had been a member of Buffalo Springfield:Before that, Neil Young had been in a band called the Mynah Birds, whose lead singer was the late Rick James, who later went on to record his big hit Super Freak:James died in 2004.

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Angel is Vancouver's first Desigual boutique. We've been in business since 1978.
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