Dana • Deer Dana

MEET DANA

Founder, Deer Dana

I can't remember where I found Deer Dana's mix of awesome tracks that so perfectly summarized 2012, but it was so good that I listened to it well into 2013. Like on repeat. Sent it around. Made other people download it. 

The first time I visited BWOB Homme feature, Mike Cherman at LQQK Studio, I saw the Deer Dana sticker on the studio door and got really fan girl REAL QUICK. Interrogated him. "YOU KNOW DEER DANA?"  

Cherm told me LQQK printed Dana's stuff. He introduced us. I fanned out. But Dana didn't seem to mind. She was cool, asked me to take a tee. I took the Ye one. But I didn't know just how cool she was until we sat down to talk about her come up and how Deer Dana very organically happened for her. 

From illustrating her photos of friends and turning them to tees to wear out as a birthday surprise to collaborations with Miguel to Jay Z wearing her Basquiat tee, on the train, to Barclays, Dana is killing it.  —Sarah Kim

For the full archived interview, click here.

Photography: Minnow Park

Favorites

Eat:

Sant Ambroeus

265 Lafayette St., NYC

@sant_ambroeus

 

Shop:

Trademark

95 Grand St., NYC

@trdmrk

 

Dance:

Baby's All Right

146 Broadway, BKLYN

@babysallright

 

Think:

Brooklyn Heights Promenade

Montague St. & Pierrepont Pl., BKLYN

 

Read:

Vineapple

71 Pineapple St., BKLYN

@vineapplecafe

 

Take a girl friend:

Aire

88 Franklin St., NYC

@ancientbathsny

 

Take a guy friend:

Little Branch

20 7th Ave., NYC

 

Tourist attraction:

Brooklyn Botanical Garden

990 Washington Ave., BKLYN

@brooklynbotanic