Matthew Snow's Baltimore-based clothing company, Ex-Boyfriend, gets its name from that one awesome item your ex left behind after a messy break-up.
Snow's designs stay true to that concept with quirky images and phrases that bring the monsters,
Worst pet peeve? Bad parking. You know, when a car takes up two-three spots along a curb because a driver doesn't really "get" that whole parallel parking thing.
What song are you hating and/or loving right now? Loving
Trend that has exceeded its natural lifespan? So many to choose from, but I think silhouetted birds (as a design element) and ironic facial hair should be the first to go. Actually, how about just irony in general? I think sincerity needs to make a comeback.
Favorite Ex-Boyfriend designs? Some classics I'm still proud of include "Fuzz Aldrin," "Fidel Catro," and "Unicorn Ranch," but the designs I like most are probably my newer ones — stuff like "Pterodactyl Springs
Favorite fashion or graphic designer? It's really difficult to choose one, so I'm going to have to counter with favorite design movements: art nouveau, art deco/Bauhaus, de stijl, plakatstil, and pop art.
Favorite/least favorite band? Fave: Idlewild or the Smiths; I can't choose. Least: I guess we can focus our rage on Nickelback today.
Food you hate? Jello is repugnant, but I REALLY hate it when vegetables aren't prepared properly. Most people overcook them and sour entire generations of kids on eating veggies.
Favorite place to get a drink in Baltimore? Bad Decisions. Best cocktails, bartenders and mixologists in Baltimore, bar none.
Favorite thing about Baltimore? When we first moved up here from D.C., my wife and I would visit our friends down there a lot, and they'd always ask, "What's the biggest difference between Baltimore and D.C.?" And I always said, "You know how at a bar or party in D.C., the first thing a new acquaintance asks you is 'What do you do?' In Baltimore, it's always 'What are you drinking?' or 'What can I get you to drink?', and you often don't find out until the third time you hang out with someone what they do for a living. We're human beings first, workers second.