Kagavi is a writer, historian, artist, and designer whose projects explore early athletic history, retro games, racism and nationalism, and more.

In collaboration with Pendleton Woolen Mills, Kagavi designed three custom stadium blankets for USC, Iowa, and Iowa State. These limited edition blankets drew upon Jazz Age football history and Pendleton’s unmatched American legacy.

Kagavi’s obsessive research into the life and tragic death of Black pioneer Jack Trice has unearthed spectacular discoveries shared by local and national media. His rare archives include the only known original photo of Jack playing football and the 1923 Iowa State jersey with Jack’s metaphorical blood on it, worn by the team captain who carried him off the field.

He lives in a small California beach town with his amazing wife and grumpy wire fox terrier.

New projects are under development.


Contact him here:


  • josh (at) kagavi (dot) com


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