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"Pioneertown Motel"
"Pioneertown Motel"
"Pioneertown Motel"
"Pioneertown Motel"
"Pioneertown Motel"
"Pioneertown Motel"
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"Pioneertown Motel"

Rise Wise are an Irvine, California based design team (Jun & Adriana) that got their start individually designing for local music labels. About 3 years ago they teamed up to start creating work that was more fun and more in line with both of their personal styles. 

Inspired by the vintage aesthetic and commercial designs ranging from the 1920's through the 1960's, Rise Wise has carved out an impressive niche as one of the most in-demand brand designers in Southern California. Their incredible vintage-inspired branding work has helped to build identity for companies like Lowell Herb Co., Deus Ex Machina, Palm Coffee Roasters, Amber Fort Bedding, Parks Project, and STAG Provisions. 

Instagram: @rise_wise

Dribbble: @RiseWise

Web: www.risewise.co

We teamed up with the fine folks at the Pioneertown Motel to create this design that pays homage not just to the motel itself (aka the best damn design-forward digs in the desert) but also to the quirky, kitschy hamlet that it calls home. 

As (hotly contested) legend has it, Pioneertown, California began in 1946 when perennial movie bad guy Dick Curtis whoa’d his horse on a grassy knoll and proclaimed, “This is the place.” Along with Curtis, Hollywood Western stars including Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, and other "Sons of the Pioneers" (for whom the town was named) were among the original investors and personalities who helped build Pioneertown - a scenic, smog-free, 32,000 acre “all inclusive filming location” featuring a variety of fully-built, 1880's-style western movie set buildings. More than 50 films and several television shows were filmed there, most notably The Cisco Kid and The Gene Autry Show

With the decline of the Western genre in the 1960's, filmmaking waned and the town took on a second life as a hangout for bikers, drifters, and other desert dwellers that were seen by polite society as "undesirable". From that outlaw culture, however, rose a surprise renaissance of Pioneertown as a hub for music, art, and appreciation of the inspiration the desert landscape can provide. Most notably, what was once a rowdy biker cantina inherited by Claude "Pappy" Allen and his wife Harriet in 1982 (and later bought by Robyn Celia & Linda Krantz in 2003) became the iconic oasis of barbecue and music known as Pappy & Harriet's It's rustic stage draws acts from around the world and has been graced by the likes of Paul McCartney, Robert Plant, the Arctic Monkeys, and Vampire Weekend. 

In 2015, brothers Matt & Mike French introduced the Pioneertown Motel and added their own iconic corner to this still unincorporated community, just steps from Pappy & Harriet's. Built by Roy Rogers in 1946, the dusty, single story, 20-room property once served as lodging for the Western stars who shot on the set. Under the guidance of the French brothers, an extensive renovation brought the motel back to life as beautifully simple, artistic "door to the desert" featuring locally-designed furniture from Dan Anderson, vintage and modern photo prints by Wilder California, and a laid back vibe that's attracted a new generation of desert wanderers. 

BANDITS is honored to partner with PTM & RiseWise on this badass bandana inspired by the motel, the history of Pioneertown, and the dusty desert landscape that continues to mystify and inspire adventurers from around the globe.

Check out the motel and book your next stay at www.pioneertownmotel.com and check out their awesome Instagram feed @pioneertownmotel

The Friends of Pioneertown is a 501(c)3 charitable non-profit organization that works to revitalize the community and town by honoring Pioneertown’s historic significance as a unique and unusual part of the American story.

Operated by Pioneertown residents, the organization facilitates the preservation of historic structures, supports community beautification and celebration events, and coordinates with county authorities to ensure that the concerns and interests of Pioneertown residents and stakeholders are heard.

Facebook: @the-friends-of-pioneertown

Web: friendsofpioneertown.org

Size:     21" x 21"

Fabric:  100% Organic Cotton, GOTS Certified and sustainably sourced in India from Chetna Organic, pre-washed for an extra soft feel

Make:   Printed, Cut, Sewn, and Packaged by hand at a Fair Trade Certified facility in Kolkata, West Bengal, India (FLOCERT FLO ID 4512)

Wash:   Hand Wash, Line or Tumble Dry, Warm Iron, Do Not Bleach

Please note that all of our bandanas are printed, cut, and sewn by hand. There may be slight variations from product to product.

The Artist: Rise Wise (Irvine, CA)

Rise Wise are an Irvine, California based design team (Jun & Adriana) that got their start individually designing for local music labels. About 3 years ago they teamed up to start creating work that was more fun and more in line with both of their personal styles. 

Inspired by the vintage aesthetic and commercial designs ranging from the 1920's through the 1960's, Rise Wise has carved out an impressive niche as one of the most in-demand brand designers in Southern California. Their incredible vintage-inspired branding work has helped to build identity for companies like Lowell Herb Co., Deus Ex Machina, Palm Coffee Roasters, Amber Fort Bedding, Parks Project, and STAG Provisions. 

Instagram: @rise_wise

Dribbble: @RiseWise

Web: www.risewise.co

The Design: "Pioneertown Motel"

We teamed up with the fine folks at the Pioneertown Motel to create this design that pays homage not just to the motel itself (aka the best damn design-forward digs in the desert) but also to the quirky, kitschy hamlet that it calls home. 

As (hotly contested) legend has it, Pioneertown, California began in 1946 when perennial movie bad guy Dick Curtis whoa’d his horse on a grassy knoll and proclaimed, “This is the place.” Along with Curtis, Hollywood Western stars including Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, and other "Sons of the Pioneers" (for whom the town was named) were among the original investors and personalities who helped build Pioneertown - a scenic, smog-free, 32,000 acre “all inclusive filming location” featuring a variety of fully-built, 1880's-style western movie set buildings. More than 50 films and several television shows were filmed there, most notably The Cisco Kid and The Gene Autry Show

With the decline of the Western genre in the 1960's, filmmaking waned and the town took on a second life as a hangout for bikers, drifters, and other desert dwellers that were seen by polite society as "undesirable". From that outlaw culture, however, rose a surprise renaissance of Pioneertown as a hub for music, art, and appreciation of the inspiration the desert landscape can provide. Most notably, what was once a rowdy biker cantina inherited by Claude "Pappy" Allen and his wife Harriet in 1982 (and later bought by Robyn Celia & Linda Krantz in 2003) became the iconic oasis of barbecue and music known as Pappy & Harriet's It's rustic stage draws acts from around the world and has been graced by the likes of Paul McCartney, Robert Plant, the Arctic Monkeys, and Vampire Weekend. 

In 2015, brothers Matt & Mike French introduced the Pioneertown Motel and added their own iconic corner to this still unincorporated community, just steps from Pappy & Harriet's. Built by Roy Rogers in 1946, the dusty, single story, 20-room property once served as lodging for the Western stars who shot on the set. Under the guidance of the French brothers, an extensive renovation brought the motel back to life as beautifully simple, artistic "door to the desert" featuring locally-designed furniture from Dan Anderson, vintage and modern photo prints by Wilder California, and a laid back vibe that's attracted a new generation of desert wanderers. 

BANDITS is honored to partner with PTM & RiseWise on this badass bandana inspired by the motel, the history of Pioneertown, and the dusty desert landscape that continues to mystify and inspire adventurers from around the globe.

Check out the motel and book your next stay at www.pioneertownmotel.com and check out their awesome Instagram feed @pioneertownmotel

The Charity: Friends of Pioneertown (Pioneertown, CA)

The Friends of Pioneertown is a 501(c)3 charitable non-profit organization that works to revitalize the community and town by honoring Pioneertown’s historic significance as a unique and unusual part of the American story.

Operated by Pioneertown residents, the organization facilitates the preservation of historic structures, supports community beautification and celebration events, and coordinates with county authorities to ensure that the concerns and interests of Pioneertown residents and stakeholders are heard.

Facebook: @the-friends-of-pioneertown

Web: friendsofpioneertown.org

The Bandana 

Size:     21" x 21"

Fabric:  100% Organic Cotton, GOTS Certified and sustainably sourced in India from Chetna Organic, pre-washed for an extra soft feel

Make:   Printed, Cut, Sewn, and Packaged by hand at a Fair Trade Certified facility in Kolkata, West Bengal, India (FLOCERT FLO ID 4512)

Wash:   Hand Wash, Line or Tumble Dry, Warm Iron, Do Not Bleach

Please note that all of our bandanas are printed, cut, and sewn by hand. There may be slight variations from product to product.