the recon crew seems to be omnipresent at the moment: stash exhibit
in paris, stash af1s in tokyo, london, and new york, stash kubrick;
futura ck one, futura blazers, futura dunk sbs, futura kubrick.
so now from tokyo we hear that the new ubiq x futura sneakers just
dropped. there are three designs in 2 colorways. will this be the
start of a new sneaker aesthetic - which direction are we headed?
are the japanese way ahead of the rest of the world? decide for
we need to speed things up a bit since this month's almost over
and we have to get some data out before then. let's start with marok
who will be showing is work at the nike spirit room in berlin (gipsstr.
5) from june 3rd. this place will showcase up-and-coming designers,
as well as the latest exclusive/limited/off-beat gear by nike. marok's
solo exhibition is the first showcase of 'young art' in this environment
but there is more to come, rest assured.
in february the la based gallery roberts & tilton held a show
called 'scribble & scripture'. not only did this show feature
art by the people mentioned above, a set of ltd. edition prints
was also comissioned for this exhibition. the 100 prints (per artist)
were hand signed - or better - hand sprayed and tagged. so if you
decide to buy one of these (at $150) you won't just get a print
but a unique piece of work. half of them have gone already, so you
might have to decide rather quickly.
it's about time we give some exposure to european shops/labels/projects,
as well. so let's talk about wood wood from copenhagen, denmark,
for a moment. they produce a small range of t-shirts with graphics
that can surely hold up to international competitors. there are
slogans, animals, cartoon misfits, and the poodlemoose - whatever
that is. since all these shirts needed shelter, the people at wood
wood decided to open up a little store for them. and since sneakers,
books, magazines, and toys don't like to stay out in the cold, neither,
they were also given a place inside. so now they are all happy and
waiting for you to come and give them yet another new home.
the world's no.1 community magazine is celebrating its 10th issue...
and for this one, the spring/summer edition, they are hooking up
with the 'influential leaders' that they have had interviews with
over the years - seeking to find out what has happened in the meantime:
futura, j. jabbia, karim rashid, shi yan-ming, lee quinones, bobbito,
dj krush, and andy jenkins. when you are annoyed with ads in regular
magazines, you'll want to see more in ec, because those guys are
friendly with the cooler spots in the nyc and tyo area: x-girl,
alife, bufalo club, zakka, bal°, to name but a few.
it didn't take too long before the emails concerning velvet touch
started pouring in after our post. we waited a little to see how
many details we could collect. it seems that we have everything
we/you need to know now. here it comes: velvet touch is a project
by the nyc/bklyn artist & illustrator noah butkus. the painters
hats were given away winter '02/'03, and were distributed in stores
in london (artomatic) and tokyo (beams) alongside stickerpacks,
etc. noah has contributed to the newest issue of arkitip and is
currently working on a show for premium goods in bklyn, opening
we introduced you to ergo a little while ago. back then he showed
us some of his pieces of artwork that were on display at bond international
(london). now he is back (at beinghunted) showing us more of his
output plus introducing us to his new line of t-shirts for bond.
those t-shirts are flying off the shelves right as we are speaking.
but rest assured, there will be a restock. no camping in front of
the store necessary... but maybe you'll do it anyways. maybe this
will become the next big thing - camping in front of shops out of
no apparent reason. just to be the first. that could be a nice feeling
do you like gregory crewdson? strange bits of facts that are clumped
together in one place? are you interested in the genesis of the
rorschach test? wonder why there is so much cosmetic retouching
in magazine photography? we answer yes to all of the above. and
if you agree, then you too will like honest. it's premier issue
covers all this and a bit more. the premise of this new publication
is to be honest, even if it isn't what we want to see and hear.
the 'you are what you draw'series will be featured in every issue,
along with a rotating range of theme sections, such as "hate
mail" and "before & after".
yes, the second issue is finally making its way across the globe
from australia. the sneaker freaker crew have put together a great
follow up to their extremely popular and successful debut. this
time they are telling us about how to spot fakes - boy, they are
getting better (thus worse?) every year, they are talking to missy
elliot about her sneaker spleen, and then there is this london shop
owner - talking about the all black aj xi low samples. sick.
there is no denying the fact that onetruesaxon is among our most
favourite labels from the uk. from the email that you've been sending
- as reactions to our ots posts in the past - we can tell that you
feel the same. so this morning we received the notice that their
new site was finally completed... and, once again, ots does not
disappoint. you get everything - news, info, links (thanks!), and
- yes - an online store. with everything... so finally you can see
all that there is... and max out your plastic...
this time it's not us telling you but it should be you telling us
- about this painters cap... it surfaced in nyc around 4 months
ago and was spotted several times around the city (worn by various
individuals) since then. it is said that a japanese illustrator
made these, it is also said that someone was giving them away at
a party... they were also distributed/left behind at public spaces.
up until now no one has had a plausible explanation on who made
them, and why. if you know anything about this hat, let us know
and we'll solve the mystery. btw - apart from the words 'velvet
touch' it also reads 'rocktober 02' - if that helps.
relax magazine is always a treat. every time, when we receive our
notification that the latest issue is on its way, we can hardly
sit still... and then, four days later, there it is. securely wrapped
in two heavyweight envelopes with that neat red japanese stamp...when
we opened the package on today, we were greeted by a piece by kate
gibb on the cover. we went on to see a double page spread by photographer
takashi homma - 'new waves'. and then... bike messengers, a feature
on the japanese surfer town of kamakura, yann tomita's steel drum
archive, a t-shirt feature including unkle, griffin/bansky, tonite,
alife, and so much more! relax is money well invested, every time.
no need for long stories... here are the facts: ltd. edition nike
af1 by stash in regional packages. 1000 made. 250 to be sold in
nyc at recon, 250 in london at footpatrol, and 500 in tokyo at atmos
and recon. cases are numbered/tagged, have a regional color code
and include a dvd (by stash and unorthodox styles using the stash
spraybrick from medicom). each regional model has its own unique
city tag visible under the clear gum outsole, upper is made of printed
suede. packages are supposed to go on sale mid may. any further
here is our update on the event 'no damn good' at alena mtl. see
the pics from the event, take a look at the artwork and decide for
yourself if you can miss going to the next one. our recommendation:
go! info on the upcoming show will be posted shortly.
funkstörung are offering creative heads the chance to be part
of their upcoming album. what you need to do is remix any of the
photographs offered on funkstörung's website and submit them
until july 1st. from all entries artwork will be chosen for a ~60
page booklet. some pieces might also appear on funkstörung's
website as well as being exhibited in europe and australia from
late 2003 until early 2004.
finally! we've been waiting for new park walk input for too long
now. but here it is - all new fresh gear for the spring/summer.
to make up for the long wait, park walk are giving us even more
designs than we could have expected. there is something in it for
everyone - skeletons, skulls, 80s retro, skatebaording, 3d, comic,
and - go run for these - the original park walk logo design. this
time in a rainbow outline version. there are only ltd. amounts of
each design available, better hurry.
at beinghunted we are proud to be part of the latest venture of
t.n.y.p. - an event called 'reconstruction...in progress'. it is
a showcase of custom designed t-shirts by 36-40 artists and designers.
the collection will be premiered at the event and on display for
1-2 weeks. all t-shirts are going to be sold via a silent auction
after that. proceeds will benefit the nikao youth project. bghd
was asked to design a t-shirt and we'll let you take part in the
process. over the next 2 weeks we'll give you pictures of the transformation
of the shirt step by step. so here is the first one titled 'the
action figures -
subsurface/j. garcia: 'the reaper'
being a kid nowadays could be so cool - given that the parents know
what they are doing/buying... you wouldn't have to play with those
cheesy 12'' action figures, or as a girl dress barbie dolls in cheap
plastic outifts. you could get figures that wear the latest in streetewear
and sportswear, with the newest gadgets - skateboards, snowboards,
ghetto blasters, and so forth. you could even get your favourite
pair of kicks for them. it would be a great help to the kids - to
learn at an early age to pick out the right attire for the occasion.
so why isn't this happening? exactly, because parents today know
what they are doing/buying... they are keeping those figures for
themselves. like this new one by jesse garcia for subsurface uk.
it's called 'the reaper', it's dressed in ssuk, and only 50 of these
will be produced.