LOS ANGELES - THE NEW WAVE OF BARBERSHOPS

Subculture Club is a series by Thrash Lab that showcases everything from freegans to custom motorcyle builders, and in their newest piece they chose barbering as the newest world to enter and expose to the world. Learn about what drives these artists to make dudes look good and feel better, and visit some of LA’s best shops as owners of Capsule Barbers, Bolt Barbers and Proper Barbershop speak about their creative vision and business philosophies. I was first exposed to Thrash Lab and their series with this piece, as I met the filmmakers when I was getting a haircut at Bolt. Indeed, I show up a couple times in this piece.

If you like good haircuts and bottomless beer, as well as an old-timey aesthetic with a modern mentality, check out Bolt Barbers in DTLA on Spring St. And check them out in the video above or Thrash Lab here.

SN’EADS CREATOR TALKS TO NICEKICKS ABOUT STREET FASHION AND COMICS

Comic illustrator and sneaker culture commentator Ree of popular webseries SN’EADS (pronounced as an amalgam of “sneaker” and “heads”) recently sat down with NiceKicks to conversate about the origins of his series and his thoughts on the current sneaker market. The artist has been caught up in his work for major brands like FOX and Rob Dyrdek of late, but promises new entries into the series once a major event happens within the sneaker event on which he feels he can accurately comment with his trademark wit and signature style.

I was looking for a creative outlet; something I could do outside of work and outside of animation. I wanted to do something that included all my passions and all the things I am attracted to – hip-hop, basketball, thick women, and kicks [Laughs]. I got two of the four in the cartoon series with an occasional basketball reference and maybe a thick chick or two in a piece of art.

Catch the full interview here.

BEHIND THE SCENES WITH BOBBY HUNDREDS FOR FALL 2012 LINE PHOTOSHOOT

When the 2012 Fall lookbooks dropped, streetwear fanatics looked toward Supreme’s lineup as one of the most important of street fashion’s contributions this year. The Hundreds produced a line that is just as impressive and even more immersive, with their post-apocalyptic photoshoot tying in man and beast to a compelling series of pieces with camo and Native prints with washed-out, distressed, and soft-edged details. A look behind the scenes comes alongside an interview with Bobby Hundreds about the new clothes which you can order now on The Hundreds’ online store.

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1-2-1 INTERVIEW WITH “IRON” MIKE TYSON

Jeffstaple is the founder and creative director of Staple Design & Reed Space, and his series 1-2-1 takes the most interesting characters and interviews them one-on-one. “Direct. Intimate. No BS.

The latest in the series - debuted Monday - involves boxing legend Mike Tyson, and breaks the interview into segments beneath a pigeon coop, talking about amazing topics as only the Man of Iron could do. Check out part one above and a description below:

For this very special subject, we deviate off the norm and will be creating a series of small episodes to document the amazing time we spent with the former heavyweight champion of the world—Michael Gerard Tyson, better known as Iron Mike.

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THE NEXT SNEAKER DESIGN STAR AT CREATIVE RECREATION

Creative Recreation is a brand oft admired for its high-end appeal in functional, sporty models of sneakers. Their latest contest and campaign “The Next Sneaker Design Star” invited shoe fanatics their own opportunity to design a sneaker and see its process through to completion. Winner Kyle Hodge also got the chance to meet a bunch of the Creative Rec crew and absorb all of the knowledge that comes alongside a design internship. The video shows an appreciative Kyle in a peek behind the curtain of a fan favorite sneaker company.

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AARON ROSE: PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A BEAUTIFUL LOSER

Aaron Rose sits down with Gestalten.tv for an interview encompassing his many views on art, anarchy, and the art world as a whole, discussing some of the more diverse opinions that have defined his shotgun effect on the world of creativity. Having worked in street art, curation, film, photography, writing, music, and many other fields, Rose is addicted to creation. The artist is also addicted to talking art with friends and strangers, as anyone who has run into him at openings and art receptions around the city and the world can tell you.

One of the more inspiring artists to come out of the street art movement, the man who introduced Shepard Fairey, Barry McGee, and Harmony Korine is a blast to hear every time he speaks on his passions. 

Aaron Rose is one of my favorite people in the art world. 

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MARC JACOBS WITH ANDY WARHOL’S INTERVIEW

Marc Jacobs is a man that has perfected his craft and continues to do so, while in this sit-down with German Interview the designer describes his concept of perfection as an unattainable ideal. A wide array of topics include the designers views on art and where fashion intersects, an idea that interested Warhol during the entirety of his career. With the supreme confidence only Jacobs could project, jokes about being a “fat heroin addict,” addiction to cigarettes affecting his ability to run, and the necessity of closing one eye to release clothing of which you might not be the proudest show the charisma and cleverness of one of fashion’s all time biggest icons.

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Pharrell's new webseries, i am OTHER, took to street interviews with folks who look like they could very well be categorized in the group. The responses varied but one thing was steady: people don’t usually like to be called a hipster. The term has a general feel that the person labeled isn’t actually hip but just trying to be hip. Personally I have no problem with hipsters, what do you think?

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THE NEW YORK TIMES: “INSIDE THE LIVELY MORGUE”

The New York Times started a Tumblr account earlier this year in March, and since then has been release stunning photograph after stunning photograph. The archive is guessed to contain 5-6 million prints and 300,000 sacks of negatives, and each photo represents a different time in human history and a part of the story of our nation. While the collection has been threatened to be killed off time and time again, the “Lively Morgue” has given the rare collection of photographs a permanent home - or semi permanent digital one depending on who you talk to. This video by Tumblr’s new interview series Storyboard walks us through an old world way of doing things brought to new life by the digital era. 

VANS OTW ADVOCATE: LUPE FIASCO

Vans and Lupe Fiasco started a partnership a few months ago that has resulted in some really cool content. The latest product of this collaboration is a video showing Lupe Fiasco detailing one of his long-running philosophies: that music is largely about the performance. Fiasco breaks down his views on what makes his work shine in this short video from Vans OTW.

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