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Sunset Magazine camps with Obi Kaufmann + Coyote Thunder Field Bag

I'm very excited to share this article in Sunset Magazine by Thomas J. Story (@sunsetphoto) and Clark Miller (@clarkwilliammiller), retelling their local camping trip to Mount Diablo State Park with Kámen Road's collaborative partner and award-winning author Obi Kaufmann. It was great to see the Coyote Thunder Field Bag on Obi's shoulder, carrying all the tools that he needs for his work in California's "generous" wilderness.  Photo: Thomas J. Story @sunsetphoto The Coyote Thunder Field Bag was a collaborative project that took over a year to complete. Our design work together started after I contacted Obi to figure out a way to share his art after reading the first line of his book - The California Field Atlas: "This is a love story." I had to buy...

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Kámen Road x Coyote Thunder

With the new release of the COYOTE THUNDER FIELD BAG, Kámen Road achieved a major goal by completing our first artist collaboration with author Obi Kaufmann, who is also known by his online presence COYOTE THUNDER. Obi Kaufmann’s award winning California Field Atlas (Heyday books, 2017) takes readers through a new envisioning of the golden state’s natural world through hundred of exquisitely rendered maps, essays and wildlife paintings. In this interview, Kámen Road not only asks Obi about the lifestyle that informed the bag, but also the creative life that produced his bestselling book. KR: How did wildlife painting become your artistic focus? CT: I went to college in Santa Barbara in the mid-nineties, and although backpacking the deserts and mountains of California had...

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