finally, they are here - or almost. but it's only just a matter
of hours now. even if you have successfully avoided kubricks in
the past, there is no way around these. the first set in the identifiers
series includes 6 figures with different camouflage prints. among
those - tiger stripe, futura splinter, bonsai forest, and desert
hex. some of these patterns you might have already seen on maharishi
clothing but on these little fellas (think of the scale!) they are
even more fascinating to look at. a note at the side - yes, these
should stand like that. on the head.
so we went through our archives today - and just in time for the
re-release of the terminator we found this... the pics are from
1998 but you all know (and will be able to tell) that the shoes
are from 1985. thing is - we have no clue how those (only the photos)
came into our possession. please, if you know who took them - or
if you even know who owns these shoes now, drop us a note. and now:
sit down, take a deep breath and hit that link.
hello. just a short little bit on a nike event - you probably don't
even care about this but maybe 1 or 2 people do. there will be an
event in paris on the 8th of october. no, it has nothing to do with
lasers. it has something to do with 'white'. it's the 'white dunk'
event. maybe you have time to check it out. maybe not. your decision.
thank you for your attention.
"my focus on drawing trees began from an article i read, apparently
genetically modified trees were developed to grow plastic. this,
linked with my concern for the environment and my love of nature,
lead me to think about renewable energy. if we could harness nature's
power in a way to provide clean organic energy, the human race could
find utopia. ibelieve the technology exists to develop this now
but doubt it is commercially viable (earth-killing fossil fuels
are maybe too important to the mainframe of our society). 50% nature
50% people, with free food and power."
for 5 years russel maurice has been the head of design at maharishi
- now he's gone part time to concentrate on painting. and his t-shirts
are selling through japanese websites alongside bape and supreme!
if you have emailed us in the past couple of weeks and haven't heard
from us since then, please don't be angry with us. we've been busy
with this... our first artist feature. as our first 'target', we
asked rabbit & redtree from nyc (see also april '03) to tell
us about themselves, their work, and their favourite hunting grounds.
and since beinghunted is all about getting stuff, we also asked
them to collaborate with us on an exclusive t-shirt design. so,
here it is: the feature and the t-shirt. enjoy. and: we'll answer
those emails asap.
packaged in a perspex blister pack with silver backing (a reference
to the silver walls of andy's studio) this pack contains... we'll
show you that later... first read this: andy warhol is back - brought
to us by maha toys who are starting their series of c20th artists
with the godfather of pop art - andy warhol. what you get is a kubrick
of andy, a bearhol, sam the cat (from one of warhol's lithographs),
and the banana from the velvet underground and nico's famous album
cover. if you're into bananas - you can also get a plush version
of it in three different sizes. release date is november, so you
still have a few weeks to do your homework on andy warhol. his diary
his highly recommended. ok, so here is what you get...
michael leon is the art director for rasa libre skateboards, a new
skateboard company that just joined the deluxe family of krooked,
real, anti hero, et al. we could tell you that matt field, nate
jones, and reese forbes are on the team. we should tell you about
the new board constructions and printing techniques that let rasa
libre stand out from the rest of the skate industry. but since we
started the bit with michael leon as the art director, you are probably
only going to listen to what we have to say about the graphics...
consider these decks to be already hanging on our walls.
this month's issue of relax we'll just call the 'adidas' issue.
yes, you can judge a book (magazine in this case) by its cover.
#80 will tell you everything about adidas. and in relax's terms
this means: all of the important people (all of them), all of the
important shoes, many of the important pieces of clothing, all of
the important buildings, adi dassler's house & the dassler family's
grave, the logo sketches, adidas' role in b-boy culture, the most
important/influential advertisements, and an extra part on adidas
uk and the bape x adidas collaboration. this time we'll only show
you sample pages from the adidas feature. except for one. find out
which one and find out what relax #80 has to offer besides adidas.
will nyc ever stop partying? this year it won't... after fotb, and
the laser cuts, people moved on to the 10th anniversary party of
xlr8r magazine. it wasn't just booze and beats - it was more of
a showcase of 10 years of cultural stimuli. of course, 'the present'
was the dominant subject with displays of a great selection of t-shirts,
sneakers, and art. other than that you missed a lot of good music,
photography, interviews, and live action painting. we have some
live action stills for you.
goodfoot have been busy producing goodtees. with their designs they
keep to what they do best and know best - sneakers & the people
who live with/for/in them. you can choose from a variety of subjects
- horror/b-movie type references, tribute shirt, a slogan/statement
shirt, and the goodfoot logo shirt. take a look and get outlook
basically, this could have been a quick post, as well. it should
be as it is important - to get the info out to you quickly. but
we took our time to take some screen-shots for our archive for the
generations to come. the kid america website has been up and running
for a while... without the key elements, though: a more in-depth
description of the characters, and - what you guys have been waiting
for - a shop. now here it is. all 'kids' get their introduction
via short movie clips, and you get your tee, stickers, and cd. we're
all happy now.
sneakers and art - we had that last month with dave white who does
paintings. this month we'll show you photographs. gerald watson
and his partner the photographer andrew elwell have started a series
called clas/sick collections with shots of sneakers, toys, t-shirts,
skateboards, and video game sets. their sneaker collection were
on display at ubiq in philly - if you missed them, you'll get another
chance at 'soled out' on september 10th in nyc. and while we're
at it, check the ubiq website. they've opened up their online store
and this might just be the only place in the us from where you can
order mad foot (daaam!) online.
this used to be our favourite bit on bghd, but times have been crazy
and in our opinion it was time to step back and watch...
apart from the dunk which so many people learnt to love and which
quite a few now hate, many other fresh models and colourways appeared
and are yet to come. one of the best sneakers to be pampered by
nike and co. this year has to be the huarache light. and when we
picked up the latest issue of collezioni (bghd recommends!) we just
couldn't resist scanning that one page. take a look and tell us
what's different about those stussys. sometimes they should stick
with the prototype colours...
then the bape x adidas. even though it's a superstar, which many
heads wouldn't touch wearing gloves, you got to appreciate the quality
and details. now we're waiting for the rainbow snake super ape skate...
the af1 'variant' with a star - commonly know as the bape sta -
might be the most requested shoe here at bghd. tons of colours -
some even better than nike can come up with. we'll give you a bit
more info on these later this month...
we'll close this post with the highly anticipated 'laser cut' or
'tattoo'd' (as we like to call this style) af1 (or dunk, or cortez,
or jordan). in general, good idea, not too new though as some of
you might know from trips to morocco where you can get leather bags,
belts and maybe even shoes with a similar treatment everywhere.
as always with new things, people tend to overdo it. same here.
cut back on the amount of tattoos and you'll have a great shoe.
or leave the shoes plain as they are. the colour schemes of those
laser cuts are the best nike has come up with in a long time...
am not from brooklyn. that's one of the designs that the new label
'yes i' has just issued to the t-shirt market (stackhouse in nyc
being one of these 'markets'). so we see a new development here
- protest t-shirts or anti-statements on t-shirts in a slightly
different context than what we're used to. while back in the days
people would put things like 'make peace not war' or 'against racism'
on their shirts we now see slogans like 'no dunks', 'these are not
from ebay', or 'i'm not from brooklyn' on people's chests. a slight
shift in priorities should be noted here, maybe? whatever, right?
and aNYthing is correct about the dunks...
the creative people behind parkwalk have a new project called 'answer'.
we told you that. we also showed you their key visual last month.
only thing left to tell you/show you is their output. so here it
is. answer will start their line with a big bang - in the form of
a collaboration with a bathing ape and the bodé foundation.
a number of bodé's classic characters have been made into
t-shirt designs and will be served to the public through the regular
bape outlets. here are a few pics of the ones currently available
in japan. watch out for the rest of the designs later on.
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.