a couple of months ago, fatlace showed us the first result of nike's
collaboration with geoff mcfetridge - a sample of the gm dunk low.
while waiting for that shoe to drop (hopefully it will), nike are
giving us another gm product - the ltd. edition triax 50 watch.
when it first came out this watch set new standards regarding ergonomics,
design, and packaging. if you missed buying the triax back then,
you shouldn't miss this one. here are the stats: 2 colours - blue
& orange, ltd. to 2000 pieces (400 in the US), numbered back
plate with gm signature logo, gm camouflage pattern on watch &
straps, plus a gm camouflage pattern hip bag. it will be available
early september. you will get it.
these pics were taken less than 2 hrs. ago. you will need a towel
to wipe the drool from your mouth. and no, you can not - we repeat:
not - buy these shoes. you will have to start spending your holidays
travelling the most abnormal cities and countries to find gems like
they are on display at fotb. yes, there is definitely more to the
sneaker collectors' market than sb dunks...!
if you think 'artist & sneakers' you probably think 'futura
blazers' or 'noki forums' - sneakers that were designed by artists.
but in the past we've also learnt that sneakers themselves are an
excellent subject for art. one of the most well-known artists who
is dedicated to sneakers is dave white. dave is one of the few artists
who is similarly accepted by the industry, as well as by retailers,
and sneaker collectors alike. on monday, however, he is really taking
a chance with his show 'clash of the titans' at exposure in london.
two of the sneaker giants - nike and adidas - are battling it out
through dave's paintings. or will the nike/adidas reps battle it
out...? stay tuned for our dave white feature coming up soon.
it's been a long time since we last posted skateboard graphics here...
but sometimes you just need to wait a little before the good/best
things drop. and here is a series that we'll already count to our
most favourite decks in 2003. andrew pommier has designed/painted/drawn
a series of four decks for toy machine which, when we first saw
the illustrations, brought us back to our pre-school years when
one of our favourite books was maurice sendak's 'where the wild
things are'. problem with these skate deck series always is: which
one to choose? in this case you need all four of them. period.
these little critters are transformers in their own sense. basically
what roman did was to take four little creatures - a bear, a cat,
a rabbit, and a duck - and cut them in half. not to let them die
but to put them back together in different combos. so you'll get
a bear-cat, a rabbit-duck or a duck-bear. whatever you like. forget
genetical engineering - cut and sew is the most traditional and
basic way to create new forms of life. roman is our man for the
iconoclast and phil frost encourage us to take matters into our
own hands and make our own street art. you have to find the right
spots and they'll provide you with the right tool. these super wides
- writing surface is 1.5" - come in fluorescent orange and
pink, they are refillable and reuseable, all you have to do is put
some ink in them and then off you go. draw some lines! leave your
since our first post on this collaboration back in april, we have
received dozens of emails about where and when these will be available.
ok, here are a few facts: a) you need to get these because b) we
have never seen so much love for detail go into a pair of sneakers
as with these c) they are/were already available in some parts of
asia d) they will go on sale in the UK on saturday (busy workshop
london) and d) we don't know about the rest of the world just yet.
we've been taking a few days off from bghd since summer has been
very good to us so far. that's why posts have been scarce. here
are two short ones, but as always, worth keeping in mind. first
up: answer. as the logo might imply, this is a new project by the
creative heads behind parkwalk. expect some asian collaboration
shirts very soon. can't really talk about it now because asians
don't like their info out too soon (you might remember the bape
x adidas incident). second up: subsurface. they have just released
a number of new designs and remixed some of their classics. just
in time to 'rock' during the last weeks of summer. same thing here
- new info on collaborations etc. will be given when cleared.
have you ever tried those audio tours in museums. you really do
get to understand things and you don't have to walk through the
exhibition rooms following an in-person guide like a sheep. now,
could you imagine taking this concept to the streets? not just any
but those that - when walking through - you've always wished that
they could talk to you. tell you about what happened there over
the years. who was living there, working there, maybe even making
history? soundwalk is exactly this. read more about it in our brand
new feature and get to know the latest project 'the bronx' which
is just about to drop.
you shouldn't judge a book by its cover. true that. especially for
the latest relax. it might not appeal to you as a supreme, bape,
futura, or james jarvis one. but what's in it is what counts. this
time: tree houses, russian space program (and what's left of it
- seems like science-fiction from the 60s), some stuff we don't
get because of the language barrier, and the alife x kid america
x sony creative products figures.
are you insecure about wearing the right kind of shoes, the right
shirts, the right jeans? what makes a piece of clothing or a pair
of sneakers 'right'? that question should be answered by yourself,
by simply asking yourself what you like. if you can't find what
you like, make it. make it yourself. customization is the big word
nowadays, and so many people out there create their own stuff -
or at least their own colourways. if you can't see yourself painting
or sewing, let someone do the job for you. like goodenough uk and
undercover. the hideout in london just received a shipment of only
50 (!) of these diy t-shirts. they are going fast so should you
- to the hideout.
can it get any hotter than this? we hope not. at least not when
we all have to sit in our offices, melting away to the sounds of
a multitude of useless fans. to ease the pain some of us have restricted
themselves to only wear the following pieces of clothing: a) t-shirt
and b) shorts/short skirts. we don't really care about the shorts
and skirts (- only the length of them...) but please, make sure
you have the correct graphics on your shirt. here are two choices
(among so many good designs these days): 'chilled' by 555soul for
lipton ice tea. watch out for special cool-bag packaging and sales
environment (refigerators!). and brand new shirts by the brand new
label 'fugeze'. tell us, do these folks have anything to do with
sneakers? their shirts will be available shortly. we'll keep you
reid one - the man behind the dithers dvds doesn't rest. after the
digitals he's now going analogue with his set of military shirts.
he is customizing three different styles of army designs with his
charachteristic artwork, needlework, and logo. as you'll see from
the pictures, he does take his time producing those shirts. so,
as we said in the first post, sometimes it's better to let others
design your clothing. we believe in that and we believe in reid
ok, allright, you heard of this dvd before... yes, you only 'heard'
of it. wait until you actually see it. now you'll say 'yeah, just
like a book, just that they now film the artwork, and then a few
people talk and show their studios. what's special about that?'.
you people won't believe how much work/nerve/footage went into producing
these 3 (!) dvds. filming artwork and talking to 4-5 people is one
thing. dithers is quite another. there is so much to see, so many
people involved. you'll have to take 2-3 days to watch it all, and
comprehend what you're seeing. respect is due: fifty 24sf, upper
playground, reid van renesse (the master!), and, of course: ricky
powell. his interviews/studio visits are worth a whole dvd for itself!