Traveling all the way from Holland, Eyeline editor Loes Brussen visited Brooklyn for a chat with co-founder/creative director Mark Craig about the history of Activist and the philosophy behind the brand.
The venerable Japanese mag Mode Optique just could not get enough of us back in September. This time around, they featured our Airstream pop-up shop at Vision Expo East.
Industry mag, VCPN, spotlights Activist’s global best-seller, Model 10.01.
We’re featured in a Risky Business-dance-moves-inspired spread in the beautiful fashion/culture outlet, Summary Magazine.
One of our favorite Japanese magazines, Mode Optique, included us in this amazing timeline of eyewear history. We may have our office wallpapered with this.
We’re proud to announce our sponsorship of a thrilling project called Tilt Shift. Two guys from Brooklyn dropped their day jobs, moved to California and are currently preparing to fly a Light Sport Trike across the country, following in the footsteps of the first person to make a trans-American flight: the charismatic (and largely forgotten) Cal […]
We’re fairly sure there isn’t a magazine packed with more cool stuff. We’re just happy to be included!
Japan’s Engine magazine featured our Champlain in the January issue.
We found ourselves in some mighty good company in the winter issue of Mode Optique. They also managed to capture designer/co-founder Mark Craig at his most cool, calm and collected.
The Japanese magazine Goods Press is chock full of cool stuff. We made the cut!
We were honored to be inducted into Eyeline‘s Hall of Frames for 2013.
Activist co-founder Anthony Codispoti models the Split-Fit for Holland’s glossy eyewear mag Eyeline. You should see his good side!
Switchback is a smartly put together print mag with some great digital content catering to hard-core mountain bikers. We’re very happy to have Activist featured in issue 17’s “Shades we dig” spread.
We have two exciting January additions this year. The new Byrd and Champlain sunglasses are a mash-up of high-tech materials and mid-20th-century charm. The main chassis is built from surgical-grade stainless steel for strength, while the Split-Fit temples and nosepads are sheathed in rubber for superior grip and comfort. Both styles feature japanese-made acetate trim […]
Italian pro footballers Stephan El Shaaraway and Ignazio Abate are fans of our Split-Fit! Both players are on Milan’s Serie A squad as well as Italy’s national team, and while we don’t think our frames are worn slide-tackling Euro-rivals we’re (fairly) certain they could be.
We’ve been sending more and more frames to the epicenter of eyewear, Italy, and are quite proud. Helping to spread the word, the online fashion site Look Milano did a spread on our entire line.
We’re big Valet. fans so we were thrilled to see our Krieger in this “Fall Face-Lift” feature.
Japan’s Engine magazine featured our Livingstone in the July edition. As always, we’re especially pleased to be amongst other great brands, the likes of which you can see below.
South Korea’s Allure mag featured our frames as part of a summer eyewear spread.
Boy is the cover of this magazine awesome. We’re very proud to be featured in Begin mag’s 2013 eyewear bonanza.
We snapped these pics early one morning before the doors opened at our most recent trade show appearance in Paris, and thought you might like a peek behind the scenes. Our booth setup has evolved over time, but we designed/built most of it from scratch to evoke the lifestyle of exploration and world travel that […]
The beautiful Japanese magazine, Grind, featured our frames front-and-center (between Oakley and Stussy, specifically!) in it’s “Eyewear’s New Standard” feature. Wow. We love this.
South Korea’s Wow TV featured our frames in a style round-up.
The Split-Fit™ continues to resonate on the Korean peninsula. This blog features our frames in its eyewear round-up.
The Alaska Dispatch calls Stephen Trimble a “kind of poster boy for the modernization of menswear” in this July ‘style profile.’ We were excited to see Stephen proudly donning his Activist aviators. The notion of pushing the style envelope in the tough environs of the Last Frontier warms our collective heart.
The South Korean fashion-oriented news wire Wstar spotlighted our Split-Fit™ technology.
More love from South Korea! Activist was recently featured in the blog wef.
Not only were we featured in the July edition of the British GQ, but it’s the Wimbledon Special Issue! Flames are literally shooting from Andy Murray on the cover. This is about as good as it gets (though Andy would look great in a pair of our frames). The magazine highlights AE in it’s “Get […]
The South Korean blog Leon listed us in its “upgrade your style” feature. Yes!
Activist was featured in the “What’s New” section of the South Korean lifestyle mag Casa Living back in April.
The NOTCOT community knows things and we are happy they know about our Split-Fit™ technology.
When you start exploring get addicted to …, it’s very hard to stop. The magazine curates an assortment of inspiring design, photography, technology, style and culture. As fans of the site, we are extremely excited not only to have been featured, but called an “evolutionary leap forward in modern eyewear.”
The spring edition of Sunglasses magazine ran a wonderful spread featuring our friend Grant Harris’s picks for “Boutique Brands on the Urban Style Radar.” He calls AE “handy for city goers on the move.” We agree! We are very proud to be included, especially since we are among such amazing company.
Many thanks to Northern Ireland’s menswear champs at Beyond Man for highlighting our Spring/Summer collection. The online pub really and truly is the “Ultimate Guide for NI’s Modern Guy.”
Apparently Michelle Chamuel’s decision to don one of our new frames in last week’s episode of NBC’s The Voice just whet her appetite for Activist Eyewear, because lo and behold, she came back out this week sporting the Edmund 03 in Poppy! She looked and sounded absolutely killer! Go Michelle!
Rising star Michelle Chamuel loves some big glasses, and she pulls them off beautifully. She’s become an audience favorite on NBC’s The Voice, and for good reason. See her here in our Livingstone 03s and judge for yourself .
We’re thrilled to present our new collection for Spring / Summer 2013! These seven new styles feature bolder proportions and a totally new take on our Split-Fit™ Technology. By extending the split much further forward on the temple, carving down the acetate, and building in a stainless steel core, this new version is a natural evolution of […]
We love the UK – the outerwear, the whiskey, the royalty, and even the food. So we were extra pleased when UK-based Optician mag stopped by to visit us at MIDO 2013 in Milan. Anthony answered some questions about the brand and our technologies, and a few of our new styles got top billing at the beginning of the […]
AE’s Anthony Codispoti did a little modeling for the Danish trade mag, Optikeren. And, man, is he looking good.
The January issue of Hong Kong’s V Magazine gave us some room to shine. We seriously love our negative space and couldn’t be happier with the spread.
The Krieger is featured in the inaugural issue of Healthy Travel. We love the concept of this new mag and found it chock-full of destinations we long to visit. We’re honored to be in their first-ever “travel in style” spread.
We’re looking forward to being on our home turf at Vision Expo East this coming weekend. The eyewear bonanza takes place at the Javits Center in NYC from March 15-17 and we’ll be in residence at booth G101 in “The Galleria Atrium.” More importantly, this will be the US debut of a new generation of our Split-Fit™ […]
Last Thanksgiving, Activist co-founder Anthony Codispoti talked to his hometown Columbus Underground about the initial poolside epiphany that got him interested in eyewear. He soon joined forces with co-founder and designer Mark Craig, and together they created what one distributor calls “the first high-end sport glasses on the market.” This melding of style and performance […]
Activist Eyewear was recently featured in the online Japanese style mag Eyescream. We weren’t familiar with them before, but our friend Toshi from Tokyo offered this qualification: “Eyescream are very famous between fashionable young people in Japan! If people don’t know the website, it means old people in Tokyo!”
Activist heads to the epicenter of the eyewear universe March 2-4 for MIDO 2013, in Milan. We will be in the MIDO Design Lab (Hall 24, Booth E24), an “ultra-new” space featuring specially commissioned exhibitors that are showing “the eyewear of the future.” In this spirit of new, Activist will be unveiling a new generation […]
Japanese eyewear magazine Mode Optique calls Activist an “American Classic.” While we feel a little young to be a classic, it’s what we’re aiming for and take it as the highest praise. Here is more from the flattering feature: Activist Eyewear comes from the old town of Brooklyn, NY. They are inspired by old materials […]
We met some great folks in Munich at Opti 2013, including the local German newspaper TZ. They gave us top billing in an article they wrote about key trends at the show, and were particularly intrigued by our Split-Fit™ technology. Though our German is a bit rusty, an extremely literal excerpt translation from the article […]
Audrey magazine lauded our “super-secure” fit as something you “have to try to believe” in its fall eyewear roundup. We agree!
In the fall of 2012 we were featured in the glossy Hong Kong mag Milk. It is one beautiful spread and we couldn’t be more proud.
Begin is a highly respected Japanese magazine that searches tirelessly for the hottest new trends and products in a number of different categories. They dedicate the entire magazine to eyewear a few times a year, and we’ve been honored to be featured on several prior occasions. However, when they put together a special edition at the […]
We are thrilled to be attending Opti Munich for the first time this year! Though it’s only been around for 10 years, this international eyewear expo has quickly become one of the hottest shows of the circuit with a highly selective roster of brands. We’re honored to be included and will be showing out of Booth […]
Our original Split-Fit™ temple technology is an evolutionary leap forward in eyewear, but the hingeless Split-Flex™ version is our absolute top-of-the-line. Astoundingly flexible, and available only on Model 10.01, these temples have a core of beta-Titanium and an exterior sheath of co-molded rubber, and are permanently fixed to the frame front. There’s a natural inward curve to […]
Activist Eyewear co-founders, Anthony Codispoti and Mark Craig recently sat down with Sam Smith of Breaks Magazine to provide a window into the essence of the brand. Read about our path to creative change here.
Optician’s Simon Jones provides a review of Activist Eyewear from the Silmo trade show in Paris here.
You may remember her as Ari’s wife from HBO’s Entourage. Others may have fond memories of her playing opposite Will Ferrell in Old School. While Perrey Reeve’s acting resume is too long to list here, her three Screen Actors Guild nominations should speak for themselves. For those who know this Ivy League beauty personally, they are familiar […]
Tariq Trotter, better known as Black Thought, lead singer of The Roots is celebrated for his live performance skills and poignant lyrics. Tariq is a multi-faceted artist as he’s written music for several movies and TV shows, and has been known to occasionally showcase his acting skills. He can be seen weeknights performing live […]
Earlier this summer Piranha 3DD was released as a sequel to the 2010 hit movie, Piranha 3D (which raked in over $80 million). A light-hearted and campy movie that featured appearances from one of our favorite beach actors of all-time: David Hasselhoff. While many will remember him from his starring role in Baywatch, we’ve been following […]
Our friends in South Korea have a whole lotta love for Activist Eyewear since the launch of our very first collection. Now we’re pleased to report that things are heating up even more, with our recent appearances in the Korean editions of both GQ and Esquire, in the very same month! They show guys […]
Nate Burleson is a force to be reckoned with, catching an incredible 73 passes last year for the Detroit Lions. He came up at the University at Nevada where he led the NCAA in both receptions and total receiving yards his senior year. But since that era, he’s continued to grow as both an athlete […]
Karl-Edwin Guerre has become quite an influential street fashion photographer in recent years. These days he simply goes by Guerre and showcases his work, travels and impeccable style at his blog Guerreisms.com. So a few months back, when we were working with Alfred Julius Bow Ties on our design collaboration and we decided to gift a […]
We’ve been fans of MOS DEF (who recently changed his name to YASIIN BEY) since he came up in the late 90s, in Black Star, right here in Brooklyn USA. He started out as a visionary MC, and has since grown into an insightful actor, a style maven, and an all-around force of creative goodness. So we’re […]
20/20 is a venerable eyewear-industry rag, based here in the New York. So we were honored when they recently decided to do a little feature on us and our wares. Thanks for the shout out guys! See the original post here
After his appearance on 106 & Park, B.o.B headed downtown to Tribeca Rooftops for the official Strange Clouds album release party. He played live with his full band and blew the crowd away showcasing tunes off his new record, mixed with old favorites. Plus, he wore our ultra-classic Model 10.01 in Brown for the whole […]
Grammy Award Nominee, B.o.B., recently swung through New York City to promote the release of his highly anticipated new album, Strange Clouds. While here, he appeared on BET’s #1 hit countdown show ‘106 & Park’ wearing the San Christoval optical in not one, but two different colors! He started out in color Raven for the […]
We were a little bit blown away to learn that Oprah chose a pair of sunglasses from our new 2012 collection to be included in the August 2012 “O-List”, which has a central theme of performance as it relates to the Summer Olympics which kick off next month. We just got the actual print version […]