LOGO REMOVAL SERVICES (L.R.S.) excises unwanted brand names, logos, tags, stains, marks etc.

In their stead, we create new and magical shapes, using fresh colors and contrasting thread. We leave edges beautifully raw, protected from fraying with our signature ‘double-time’ stitching.

As of spring equinox, 2015, L.R.S. is happy to include a smattering of goods from SubOptimal Products!

News

July 27, 2016

Cheeky to say, there’s really not much to it. Here’s what I did, and you can do it, too. I came up with a list of friends (and friends of friends, because at my age, I’m not ...

January 29, 2016

Logo Removal Service will be live and in action at Repair Revolutions’s First Friday—February 5, from 5-8pm—extravaganza. If you have an unsightly logofied object – garment – what-have-you that craves transformation, bring it! We’ll ...
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January 16, 2016

Logo Removal founder Miriam Dym launched a Mending Club. And will soon (next week!) post a very, very simple template on how to start a mending club in your neighborhood. (You can ...
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January 6, 2015

Logo Removal is delighted to be included in the newly released edition of Parsons’ Design Dialogues. Edited by Pascale Gatzen and Otto von Busch, Alternative Fashion Systems includes an amazing selection of practitioners and ...
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August 28, 2014

Logo Removal Service has been featured on a (to us) far-away blog… So we’ve featured their logo in our own blog! A delicious, looping contradiction. Is it though? Logo Removal Service enjoys ...
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August 1, 2014

Back in 2013. Sean Olson shot this time lapse video of L.R.S. founder Miriam removing the we_customize logo at the end of the we_customize show at the Oakland Museum of California. Thank you, ...
some kid at OMCA

July 26, 2014

We’re recovering from all the excitement. Cory Doctorow wrote a little something about Logo Removal Service on BoingBoing.net… Amazing. Fun. An honor. While it seems churlish to correct him, Mr. Doctorow seems ...
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July 23, 2014

Logo Removal got quite the write up on glorious hacker site, hackaday. Hackaday’s intrepid Rich Bremer is largely responsible for the goofy picture of Miriam. If you’re itching to do your ...
Photo by Rich Bremer of Hackaday

July 20, 2014

Okay, it’s a little late to be reporting: Logo Removal was live and in action at the awesome, fun hacker conference, Hope X. New York, NY. We wished you were there. ...
Hope X

June 18, 2014

Zach Pine had a Logo Removal done on his fleece jacket a year ago when Logo Removal Service was in residency at the Oakland Museum of California. When he’s worn the jacket, Zach ...
Zach Pine in Logo Removed fleece jacket!

March 28, 2014

Sometimes when there’s a lot of logo to remove, LRS doesn’t have a good single piece of cloth to replace it. What ever is to be done? Patchwork. Since the Logo Removal Service ...
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December 26, 2013

…happy holidays to LRS from happy kids in London…
...happy holidays to Logo Removal Services from happy kids in London...

November 6, 2013

There are certainly many logos out there. Granted, some have use value beyond egregious advertising (such as helping find a replacement part). Meanwhile, folks out there crank out piles of logo-emblazoned merchandise…of ...
the opposite of Logo Removal Service, Vancouver BC

May 3, 2013

Logo Removal Service will be live and in action at the Oakland Museum of California, May 10-12, part of OMCA’s We/customize exhibit. If you stop by, bring something ...
Miriam @We_Customize (OMCA, May 2013)

October 11, 2012

And excited to be here. Check out the post in the “Log” section to your right. This blog post is part of MENDRS Blog tour. Please visit previous blogs and future blogs involved ...

July 23, 2012

The workshop at Machine Project -- How to Transform your Studio Practice, Using a Design Process: A Workshop)
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July 21, 2012

Down in Los Angeles this weekend to do a workshop at Machine Project with my dad, Clive Dym. We’ve never done a project like this before and I’m, well, interested to see ...

July 9, 2012

Some folks — Beck Collins, Jonnet Middleton, and Giuseppe Salvia, to be precise — in the UK have put together a symposium on mending and Logo Removal Service founder Miriam Dym was ...
V&A-ceramicgoat

July 9, 2012

I sent this and two others to Nathalie while she was visiting her family in Australia, taking a break from India… They didn’t fit! Clearly, we at LRS need to get some ...
0043 - orange with magenta

November 25, 2011

Well, it’s Black Friday! What better way to celebrate by making our Logo Removal Services website live.
A detail of a very yellow logo removal.

October 13, 2011

Pretty thorough re-design of L.R.S. site. Sent it off to Alexej over at the company formerly known as Steinhardt Design.
LRS Website Screenshot

September 21, 2011

Was given a small piece of this great fabric to use in Replacements. It was hand-printed by a cool Oakland custom textile printing business, Might Say Anything.
Fabric from Might Say Anything

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January 24, 2016

A surprising and good reason to … be in a mending club (or knitting club, as the case may be). In a recent Facts & Arguments column in the Globe and Mail, one ...

October 11, 2015

I really can’t tell you how it happened but on that fabulous social media platform, Instagram, the Logo Removal Service found the artist Jovi Schnell’s feed. Such an array of delicious, strange, ...
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August 24, 2014

Emily Dickinson 223 (546) To fill a Gap Insert the Thing that caused it — Block it up With Other — and ’twill yawn the more — You cannot solder an Abyss With Air

August 14, 2014

Yes, what about errors? They happen all the time, often, if not always, a result of inattention. There are many categories of human error that are dreadful, and worse, from the medical ...
dishrags, black and white

July 29, 2014

We love this project, Amor Muñoz’s factory on wheels. Click here to see what the New York Times had to say.
Amor Munoz mobile factory

July 25, 2014

This is such a good book. Okay, it’s a textbook which means maybe *everyone* won’t read it. Or act on it. But they could, they might. How about you? It’s delightfully weirdly ...
Industrial Ecology

July 1, 2014

Our friends felt like modeling their new Logo Removal shirts.
Liz and Alexej, in detail

June 26, 2014

Eugenia Morpurgo has written a handsome and thorough treatise on a complete mending system, the whys and hows. Fotografie: Mieke Meesen, 06 28882085
by Eugenia Morpurgo

May 27, 2014

Years ago at the Pacific Film Archive they screened… The Subconscious Art of Graffiti Removal by Matt McCormick, 2001 (If you click on the link, you ...
From Subconsicous Graffiti

May 19, 2014

in the Guardian, UK: The Rise of Mending: How Britain Learned to Repair Clothes Again Thank you, Tom van Deijnen, for sharing this on Facebook! A sloppy fix of our own, circa 2006: One ...
Mending, ca. 2007

April 13, 2014

I just read this article in the New York Times: Can a Pop-Up Service Fix It? Way to go! Mending!! Still, the Logo Removal Service has a critical mind. The following lines caught my ...
Ozier Muhammad/The New York Times

March 24, 2014

Our delightful web developer took a small percentage in trade. Our work-for-trade included, this month, a visible mend, much needed for these beloved, bike-worn pants. The patch is made with a sample ...
dym-mended pants

February 25, 2014

One of Logo Removal Service’s dear friends found himself stranded at an airport in need of a beer. The beer had an unsightly logo and perhaps was somewhat watery in flavor. LRS ...
Real llfe editing?

December 11, 2013

The tailor slew 10 flies with one blow and gave everyone the impression that he’d slain 10 men. Everyone quaked in their boots. Logo Removal Service sent 4 off to LRS fans in ...
3 out of 4

November 29, 2013

Just after Thanksgiving, my dad fixed my 15 year old vacuum cleaner. It didn’t need much, just a new plug, and he just happened to have one in his electronics drawer. Thanks, ...
new plug on old vacuum

June 10, 2013

I was near the Levi Strauss offices in San Francisco the other day and stopped by their miniature museum. Old textiles are so beguiling, especially where there’s a messy combination of “real” ...
Levi's Jeans, 1917

May 25, 2013

Earlier this week, East Bay artist Ali Dadgar joined Logo Removal Service founder Miriam Dym for a late afternoon coffee. Ali brought up the idea of censorship in connection with the Logo ...
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May 9, 2013

Today we did a quick and dirty not to mention thorough Logo Removal on our handy sewing machine. The techniques differ from hard goods (like plastics and metals) to soft ones and, unsurprisingly, ...
Logo Removal Service sewing machine

May 6, 2013

Just thinking about how Logo Removal can be not merely fun and cool looking but also…helpful. So many worthy books now available about slow fashion! May they lead us to a new ...
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October 11, 2012

These days, it’s easy enough to feel a sense of struggle—I wouldn’t want to say futility—around mending when clothes are so inexpensive and at least 50% of my children resist the mended ...
Modern Home Needlework -- Shabby coat

September 17, 2012

Why is this kid so sad? Well, he’s not, really, it’s just that he doesn’t like having his picture taken when his big brother is causing trouble. A new, happier picture is ...
U8-closer

September 4, 2012

For a couple of years, I made a single-use dishrags almost every work day — single use because I didn’t want to use them up or wear them out. I have a ...
Wool dishrags, hand made

July 21, 2012

Jonnet M. asked us to do something about a T she had that was almost entirely covered with a repeated logo. (It looked as though the designer had gotten all happy with ...
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June 11, 2012

We made this for a friend who wanted to track the “L” events in his life in 2012. (He requested that what “L” signifies remain private.) We will add a * every ...
L shirt, custom product

January 13, 2012

This week, I’m doing a Logo Removal on a black denim jacket*. As it happens, the jacket belongs to someone who works a business started by his parents, the jacket itself is ...

December 7, 2011

My former landlord is an Oakland Icon!
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November 27, 2011

I recently stumbled across this website all about the troublesome problem of clothing with unwanted logos!

November 25, 2011

We had a nice, cozy, small-scale thanksgiving yesterday. The pies–one apple, one pumpkin–were extra good. I’m glad I finally figured out how to use whole, fresh pumpkins, hurrah! Today there’s only one ...
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