have you checked your closet lately? have you noticed that probably
95% of your footwear is produced by one, two, but not more than
three of the sneaker giants playing the market? there are even people
who only wear one brand. in terms of loyalty they'd get a straight
A, in terms of creativity they'd probably flunk. by creativity we
mean the ability to go new ways, to see new styles and to 'take
the risk' of wearing something that might not have been approved
by a million ebay users aleady. if you'd like to take a course in
creativity, one of your first lessons might be lectured by cre8tive
recreation - what a coincidence.
this is the summer of the monkeys. a bathing ape will release a
highlight - in what we call the collaboration movement - with the
super ape stars and super ape skates. and now evil monito will also
let loose their monkeys. fling is the name, and 100 is the population.
they are given birth by the hong kong toy maker adfunture and will
be released in the evil monito web store shortly. are apes finally
going to rule the world?
lodown needs no special praises. we all know that this magazine
needs to be in our 'cart', no matter what. with this one, however,
you might want to buy two. one to read (touch the pages) and one
to put away for later (not to touch the pages). #37 is one of the
best issues so far. strange coincidence: there is a lot of 'ape'
in it (see above post). lodown has the guts not only to show you
the adidas super ape stars but also the ape skates - the other model
in the adidas x bape collaboration. they have the regular models
plus the super, hyper ltd. 'just for friends' colors. that rainbow
snake pattern will not only break necks but whole spines. enough
apes, what else is there? ryan mcginness, vincent gallo, cooking
with harold hunter...
thanks to our friends rickey (evilmonito) and bill (swish/goto)
we can show you were you were, or had to be, during the past two
weeks. on july 11th the new in4mants store opened with a little
expo of various artists/ventures. by now these racks should be packed
with the latest in clothing and sneakers. last saturday saw the
second (annual) soccer tournament at the pier 40 rooftop soccer
fields in nyc - hosted by adidas and the kinetic federation. here
are a few pics to show you who was playing who, what the jerseys
looked like (yeah, of course you want those supreme ones...) and
what the general mood was like.
*last pic is by k.f.
wow, that really was a piece of work... deciding on who would win
those great nike dunk sbs that so many people are after. in the
first week we thought that no one was interested - only one entry...
but you guys were mad busy working on your designs. and in those
2 days before the deadline we received 20+ entries. all of them
excellent pieces of art. a big thanks from goodfoot and us at beinghunted
for all of your efforts! as always, we are happy to announce the
winner(s) and sad that not all of you could win. take a look at
these three and a selection of the other entries. sorry, but there
were too many to show them all!
colette, paris · futura 2000, nyc · alife, nyc ·
pete fowler, london · obey giant, l.a. · michael lau
toys, hk · eric so toys, hk · phunk studio, singapore
· graphic havoc, nyc · rinzen, aus · skull
dezain, tokyo · powerr graphixx, tokyo · keep left
studio, aus · michael spiccia, director, aus · commomnwealth
stacks, l.a. · michael place, uk · tommy penton, uk
· veronica vasica, nyc · demo design, l.a. ·
ningyoushi's workshop, tokyo... in one magazine!
at this time of year you might think that nothing too exciting is
going on. everyone is either trying to spend as much time outside
as possible or is looking for a spot where that hot yellow ball
won't hit as hard. but there is still life in the cities, people
doing things that should be of your interest. hop on a plane/train
and visit berlin these next two weeks. here is why: streetwise 2
(15th - 19th), bread and butter (18th - 20th), sole provider (20th
- 29th), plastic particles (19th - ?), and tons of parties and other
gigs. is there a 'best' time to go to berlin? yes, now!
no, no, no. no ltd. ed. dunks, no customs, no quickstrikes, no artist
series or isigned models here. these are handpainted/handsprayed
summer slip on sneakers for the ladies... the eighty twenty label
is based on the 80-20 concept - we wear 20% of our total clothing
80% of the time. we think their hand-painted slip-ons illustrate
this concept. all you girls out there will be sporting these throughout
the summer - 80% of it at least (but girls, 20% of your total shoes?
2% might be more realistic) . for now only womens sizes are
produced, but men don't need another pair of kicks anyways... find
eighty twenty at shop (stanton) or steven alan (franklin) in nyc.
just two quick features today. summer is better than ever and you
don't get a tan from sitting in front of a computer screen...
we need to split the data we have of one true saxon's new gear into
a couple of posts because there is just so much good stuff to show.
for us it is hard to pick out a few items to start with for you
it will be hard to decide on what not to buy when you have seen
it all (or at least a lot of it). from our regular bits on ots you
might expect that at bghd we are big fans. so as big fans we say
that their tailoring, their shapes, forms, and colours are almost
we just received a few snapshots from the new vacant retail spot
at wieden+kennedy in portland. as you can see, jb was omnipresent
- he also brought a pair of the jb x beinghunted sneakers. this
might be your only chance to see them - if you're not going to buy
a pair. it is also your chance to grab one of our exclusive t-shirts.
of course there is much more to see and buy. check the official
website for updates on what's going on.
this month you might think that relax has so much good content still
ahead that they can afford to squeeze 2 or even 3 grade-a stories
into one single issue rather than to spread it over the next months.
let's start with the cover - that's a mike mills. obviously there
is a huge mike mills story to follow inside the magazine (30 pages
strong). then you have a huge silas feature (12 pages), then you
get to see 80s boom boxes, alife's new heavy project, eric elms'
t-shirts in the earth music artist series, and, and, and. issue
#78: highly recommended.
printed matter -
writing - urban calligraphy and beyond
in 1984 the first edition of subway art by martha cooper and henry
chalfant was published. ever since then hundreds of books on graffiti
have populated the shelves of bookstores, recordstores, and graf-specialty-stores.
inside most of them you'll find endless photo spreads of walls,
trains, and any other sprayable surface. don't expect this scheme
from the new book by die gestalten verlag. as the title suggests
it's the 'beyond' that is as important as the - let's call it -
'basic' graffiti itself. of course, you also get the background
story, as told by old-school writers from berlin, but then there
is much more. architecture, installations, and photography. a very
intellectual approach for the grown-up b-boy/writer/etc.. you might
want to impress your parents with this book who always thought that
graf was child's play.
there is a lot of denim out there. too many brands, too many labels,
too many colors, washes, and finishes for us customers to keep track
of. what are the characteristics that one should consider when buying
a pair of jeans? the brand or the cut. whether it's vintage denim
or handmade. whether it's from italy, the us, or japan. we don't
know whether jon phenom has answers to all these questions. maybe
his jeans are the answer? you can see his hand made denim pieces
at 'out fit' on july 19th (the millicent gallery in l.a.). names
please? fine: evil monito, vapors, 8five2, nikao, m. lau, j. staple,
tony (alife), a. howell, methamphibian - and these are just a few
we picked randomly.
update: we had several questions concerning the competition. here
are some more details:
a) you don't have to be living in or near toronto to take part.
your design will be set up by the people at goodfoot according to
b) you can send in more than one entry; however, it's always better
to concentrate on one strong design than on - let's say - four.
c) the window has a depth as can be seen in the pictures.
d) what will happen to the sizes left... only time will tell.
here is a project that makes you start google-ing right away. 'the
imaginary foundation' is said to be one of the earliest think tanks,
established in 1973 in geneva/swizterland. created by an eclectic
group of free thinkers, the foundations research spans all creative
endeavors and assigns as its goal the wish to eliminate set conventions
in favor of the humorous, the abstract and the visionary. understood?
no? ok then you need to do some research yourself. or you leave
the story as it is and just get the t-shirts. the graphics are truely
the result of extensive think-tanking.