BEHIND THE STITCHES:
WILL LANE By Way of New York
THE HAND STYLE
The WILL LANE "HAND STYLE" was designed by illustrator and artist, Chris Arundel. Having strong knowledge and exposure to the street culture of NYC, he was able to create a style that not only symbolizes but embodies what it is to be a part of that culture, The Struggle, The Hustle, and The Drive it takes to make it in this city.
CHRIS ARUNDEL X WILL LANE
The creative behind the NYC patches is Hance Taplin from "By Way Of" who was inspired by the Eddie Murphy 90s classic "Coming to America"
New York Post (TL)
Founded in 1801 by Alexander Hamilton and features some of the "Greatest Tabloid Headlines" as cited by New York Magazine.
"I Love NY" emblem (BL)
The iconic emblem created by Milton Glaser turned 40 in 2017.
NYC Parks & Recreation logo (TR)
Used on official documents since 1934. The logo is "a representation of a leaf from a NYC street tree" and has been called "The Parks Leaf" for years.
NYC & Fire Department (BR)
The insignia has been worn on the arm of NYC Fire Department dress uniforms since 1976, when it was designed by firefighter Athos Yonick.
The MTA subway lines that run through the 4 NYC boroughs that are connected by the subway system. (TL)
A vigilante group, known as the "Magnificent 13", used to patrol the subways to protect riders. They grew to become known as the "Guardian Angels".
Statue of Liberty (BL)
Iconic symbol of freedom. In 1886, suffragettes organized a rally around the statue’s dedication ceremony, which excluded women.
NY Life Insurance Company (TR)
One of the largest LIFE insurers of the world.
"The Big Apple” (BR)
NYC's famous nickname traces back to "big time" horse racing tracks in NYC and then later jazz musicians in NYC.
Here's an inside look at the factory where each individual patch is carefully stitched onto the bomber sleeves.