Victor Vitale, who represents and owns a multitude of brands, outlined his plans for the IPCPR show across his array of labels, which include Hammer + Sickle, Ortsac and Tortuga. The Russian influence Hammer + Sickle is set for another year with an IPCPR release. Hammer + Sickle will debut Hermeritage, a new box-pressed line set in three sizes: 5 x 52, 6 x 54 and 7 x 56.

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I am an editor and co-founder of halfwheel.com/Rueda Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.