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SHEPARD FAIREY ON KEITH HARING FOR OBEY FALL 2012 LINE

In a Summer season that has seen much tolerance awareness in the world of street fashion, Shepard Fairey’s OBEY Clothing has teamed up with the Keith Haring Foundation to create a line of clothing that celebrates the artist’s work. While by no means about the artist’s lifestyle, Haring’s foundation exists for the purpose of spreading AIDS awareness, a disease that plagued the artist until his untimely death, wrongfully affecting the way his career was viewed by many of his contemporaries.

Shepard Fairey has long been one to recognize the contributing factors of his forefathers in art, and to hear him speak of Haring in the above video is to hear a gracious fan speak on the work that inspires him. The full length version of this video for the Fall 2012 line will be released soon on the OBEY website.

(Source: urbanartvideos.com)

THE HUNDREDS X RIME “ADAM” GRAPHIC TEES

As part of their collaboration with TheSeventhLetter crew, The Hundreds’ new graphic tees with Los Angeles legend RIME feature the artist’s signature, colorfully stark style transferred into the streetwear brand’s iconic character. One of the kings of the character, it was a natural progression for the collaboration to move into logo redesign for RIME, while some of the other artists involved - from SABER to REVOK, EKLIPS to EWOK - designed their own style of collaborative tees, which you can check out now.

(via: materialkillers)

"LONDON BY HAND" HAND-DRAWN LDN MAPS
Well-done illustration is always compelling, no matter what the topic. While I may have no reason to be interested in a hand-drawn map of London, this clean-cut series by British illustrator Jenni Sparks and local print retailers Evermade definitely catches my eye. While it may come with precise geography intact, that doesn’t take away from the comic style of topography that includes such quirks as celebrity birthplaces, local shopping spots and curio shops, and the artist’s favorite pubs. LDN Black Cab drivers may be interested to know that the A1- and A2-sized prints are available here for £75 and £130 GBP (about $115 and $200 USD), so as they memorize the streets they can do it in style.

"LONDON BY HAND" HAND-DRAWN LDN MAPS

Well-done illustration is always compelling, no matter what the topic. While I may have no reason to be interested in a hand-drawn map of London, this clean-cut series by British illustrator Jenni Sparks and local print retailers Evermade definitely catches my eye. While it may come with precise geography intact, that doesn’t take away from the comic style of topography that includes such quirks as celebrity birthplaces, local shopping spots and curio shops, and the artist’s favorite pubs. LDN Black Cab drivers may be interested to know that the A1- and A2-sized prints are available here for £75 and £130 GBP (about $115 and $200 USD), so as they memorize the streets they can do it in style.

(Source: designboom.com)

MIXED MEDIA: BEHIND THE SCENES WITH THE HUNDREDS

Recently Bobby Hundreds wrote an insightful and inspiring story from the youth of his now trend-setting company The Hundreds. We now take a look into the screenprinting shop that story created with this behind the scenes video of Mixed Media Productions in Downtown LA.

Originally the shop turned down Bobby Hundreds until he could convince them to run 24 prints of his original designs and eventually buy their store outrighg, placing himself in a position where he can print high-quality tees for some of his biggest competitors. Jon Hundreds runs the operation, and we get a cool look inside with him and his team in this well-made video that gives a rare look into the production of some of the more popular products in street culture. 

(Source: hypebeast.com)

SNEAKERCUBE BY PAWEL NOLBERT

Graphic artist Pawel Nolbert takes an interest in sneakers and combines it with a minimalist aesthetic in a truer sense of the term with his project SNEAKERCUBE. Nolbert appropriates his personal dream list of shoes and places them into cubes that observe minimalist ideals in the sneaker design emphasized through a shape all but worn out by those who invented the concept of minimalism in art - no pun intended.

You can see more at his blog, from the Trussardi cube to the Common Projects to the original “Yellow Astronaut” from Raf Simmons.

(Source: hypebeast.com)

INTERVIEW: BRICK HARBOR BRAND PROFILE - HUF

Running an art gallery and working in a fashion-related artistic field, the strongest struggle I find amongst my peers is the desire to stay true to an original plan while still making money. It’s the tightrope we all walk. Some figure out how to do it better than others, like HUF brand’s founder Keith Hufnagel. The artist, skater, and entrepreneur started with a simple line of tees sold in his retail store alongside much more popular brands, and years later has very naturally grown that into a line of clothing that simply makes sense. This interview from retailer Brick Harbor describes the process a bit, giving hope to those that want to work in fashion but are afraid of selling their soul, and also gives a bit more help to those of you who don’t know if you’ll be able to keep skating once you go gray, as the video also highlights Hufnagel in the City tearing it up.

(Source: hypebeast.com)

F*CK ART AND KISS 2012 SPRING/SUMMER “MADE IN FRANCE” COLLECTION

In a market where graphic tees are made by anyone and everyone, it takes a bold image or a clever message to stand out. fuck art and kiss goes for both with it’s new collection that blends classic imagery with ’80s and ’90s pop culture symbols. It’s called “Made in France” and it fits the title with Monet and da Vinci colliding with some more vulgar works of art. You can pick up these shirts now at select retailers in Tokyo, Paris, and London.

(Source: hypebeast.com)