In late 1995, a local newsstand employee named Paul Frank began making wallets to promote his band. Made out of scrap vinyl with logos traced from 1950's lettering books, the individually customized wallets became so popular in Paul's hometown of Huntington Beach, California that he soon found himself consumed with their creation (the incipient Paul Frank accessories line).
One day Paul offered to make Ryan Heuser, a fan of Paul's music, a wallet. The two knew each other only in passing, but Heuser was so touched by Paul's gift that a fast friendship developed between the two and Paul Frank Industries (that's serious stuff: Paul Frank clothing, Paul Frank accessories and Paul Frank watches all rolled into one) was born. The rest is history.
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