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 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’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.
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.”
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.
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!”
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 […]
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.
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 […]