Prometheus Design Werx
Back in the beginning of July, Patrick Ma and Chris Whitney launched their San Francisco based store, Prometheus Design Werx. They established their presence with a range of patches, stickers, t-shirts, edge tools, an edc tool, a bead, dog tags and a mini coil lanyard. As a testament to the level of excitement surrounding the release of PDW almost everything completely sold out on launch day. Their store has remained largely out of stock since, which demonstrates the continued high demand for their gear. Despite this demand, the team have obviously been working hard, bringing their fans multiple restocks and a bunch of additional products over the last few weeks.
Their mission page talks on a level that sounds beyond what we’ve currently experienced of PDW, which brings to mind the phrase, “you ain’t seen nothing yet”! I’m glad I managed to pick up a selection of these seriously cool patches, but I’m more excited to see what else we’ll see from PDW. Some amphibious shorts have already been released in Singapore and Korea. Does this mean more apparel? Will they release any pack accessories or a new pack design? Only time will tell.
I really love a couple of things they’ve done with their patches. Firstly they’ve made detailed descriptions available for each patch design, which is helpful when answering the inevitable, “what does that patch mean?” question. Secondly, a number of their patches have been designed with similar angles that fit together really nicely to create a larger patterned design. Whilst not particularly practical, this is a nice touch, and allows for interesting presentations (see above). This could also be a subtle hint of things to come…
Great level of detail, and the puzzle-like combined images are indeed awesome!