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New York City, United States

Artist. Illustrator. Designer. Creative Director.

Driven by fine art and skateboarding early on and cutting my teeth on the industry as a designer and art director for 5 years, I spent the last half of a decade (before just recently moving to Portland) spinning my craft globally on my own from my headquarters in Brooklyn, New York

God has blessed me with the opportunity to work on some amazing projects and with some of the most genuine and talented people in the industry. From corporate giants (Absolut Vodka / Bloomingdale's / Coca-Cola), to media and publications (Entertainment Weekly / MTV), to bands/musicians (Nightmare of You / Nas), i've covered the spectrum - developing an eclectic client list that includes both indie and corporate alike. 

See some select works at www.toddalanbreland.com.

August 2010 / № 027

Its with great pleasure i finally get to announce our latest collection, the RYZ G3 Series – a versatile footwear collection that blurs the line between formal and casual. Influenced by vintage design with a modern athletic tweak, i took inspiration from the tailored look of the ankle-high zip closure boots of the 1960s mod era. The four silhouettes in this original collection boast a sleek and minimal design, uninterrupted by laces and rendered in premium full-grain leather/Nubuck. Graphic patterns on inner lining and outsoles add signature style – special thanks to Aerosyn-Lex Mestrovic and yours truly. Add your signature to a custom pair of your own over on our website – RYZ.com. Cheers. TAB













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I was just featured / interviewed for the ‘2010 Creative Hotlist’ issue of Digital Artist Magazine – with a couple spreads showcasing some of my most well known works.


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April 2010 / № 021

The RYZ x KDU collaboration collection is featured in the latest issue of Spain’s Staf Magazine. Check out the latest issue at StafMagazine.com. Special thanks to Juan and crew!ryz_stafmag

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March 2010 / № 018


It is with great pleasure that I announce to you, after the successful launch of the KDU x RYZ: World Paradigm Collection, a secret ‘MEMBERS ONLY’ discount code good for 30% off all our artists’ limited edition t-shirts and footwear. Email me: todd@ryz.com for the code. Support our crew. TRUST THE KDU. Check out the collection here: KDU x RYZ.

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In July ¬†’09, I took over as Creative Director of RYZ, a new footwear brand founded by the former President of Adidas, Rob Langstaff. After personally rebranding and rebuilding – right away, David Gensler and I began curating a large collaboration that would reach a worldwide scale – hitting all four corners of the globe with some of our collective’s top artists and designers – making it the largest art x footwear collaboration to date. Along with the footwear collection – there is a handful of limited edition t-shirts from some of the participating members.

This collection features KDU members: Aerosyn-Lex Mestrovic (US), Amenth (Indonesia), Bob Partington (Canada), Chuck Anderson (U.S.), Daren Newman (U.K.), Edgar Gonzalez (Guatemala), Jan Hakon Robson (Norway), Josh Vanover (US), Justin Maller (Australia), KXX (Poland), Magomed Dovjenko (Germany), Matt W. Moore (US), Max Spencer (UK), Nasa (Argentina), Nigel Evan Dennis (US), P.J. Richardson (US), Ron Wimberly (US), Sandra Chi (Korea), Shadow Chen (China), Si Scott (UK), James Sanderson and Si Billam of Unit (UK), and photography by Eric Vogel.

To see the collection in its entirety, fully developed artist profiles, descriptions of each piece, and an interview I conducted with David, visit KDU x RYZ: The World Paradigm Collection.

Huge thanks to all who were a part of this amazing project. This is only the beginning….


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January 2010 / № 013


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December 2009 / № 008

telepathicOne of a series of apparel designs for Xebio Japan.

September 2009 / № 006


Currently working on vinyl LP, CD-Digipak and other visuals for Sweden’s retro-rockers ‘Flared.’ The full-length entitled ‘Debuten’ will be hitting soon. More to come.

August 2009 / № 001
Art Is Love

Skateboard and apparel artwork for Artsprojekt. I worked on this during some down time awhile back. As the first post here, I felt the subject was appropriate to share. Big things to come. Cheers.

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