Nike recently released their collaboration with Romon Kimin Yang (Rostarr) featuring his calligraphy-inspired imagery on a selection of running footwear and apparel. While working with the company on the design of the collection, the New York-based artist was inspired by run crew culture and marathons leading him to embed abstract runners into his pattern of brushstrokes. He further explains – “This project is about isolating the energy that happens when you run with a big group of people. I tried to capture the rhythm and feeling of movement created when […]
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The nasty one, Neck Face (interviewed), recently released a new line of clothing with Guilty Parties of Japan featuring his provocative imagery. Ranging from t-shirts, jackets, hoodies, to Hawaiian shirts, all the different designs can be seen at a special release party coming up in Tokyo on September 9th. Take a look at more examples of the collaboration below… Discuss Neck Face here.
Continuing their design work, Dabs Myla recently collaborated with Vans on a footwear and apparel collection for women featuring the duo’s imagery. Included in the set are the classic Sk8-Hi Sli, Authentic and Classic Slip-Ons shoes as well as a T-shirt, hoodie, tee dress, backpack, trucker hat, and canoodle socks. Influenced by their work on the streets, mid century aesthetic, and theatrical cartoons from the Golden Age of Animation, it looks like the Aussie husband and wife team have chosen some distinctive graphics to accent the selected items. Head […]
Last week, KAWS announced his latest project, a collaboration with Nancy Gonzalez on a handbag collection. Continuing his foray into the fashion world (also see Uniqlo & Mira Mikati), the Brooklyn-based artist lent his iconic double x’s to the Colombian designer known for her handbags of exotic leathers and brightly colored hues. Some of the the resulting line can be purchased here with one of the totes making it into the TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art, an annual charity contemporary art auction. Photos via Nancy Gonzalez & […]
Since we first reported (in 2014) on Gary Baseman (interviewed) and his work with Coach, the American luxury fashion company has certainly further expanded their collaboration with the Los Angeles-based artist. One of the more recent spinoffs are a set of 10 unique hand-painted jackets & totes that have become available. These wearable art pieces were created to celebrate Baseman’s new Collaboration Collection with Stuart Vevers, the Creative Director of Coach. Discuss Gary Baseman here.
Starting next month, the Futura Chuck Taylor All Star II collection from Converse will be releasing at specialty retailers, Converse stores and online at Converse.com. This project with the NY graffiti legend will be the first artist collaboration with the redesigned Chuck Taylor All Star from the American shoe company. As you can see, the Brooklyn-based artist’s signature aesthetic can be seen featured on the sneaker (hi-top and the ox), apparel and accessories collection. Via Highsnobiety. Discuss Futura here.
Over the weekend Hotel Du Grand Veneur in Paris hosted a collaborative showcase between Takashi Murakami and Vans. Coinciding with this season’s Paris Fashion Week, the launch event featured shoes (adult and child), skate decks, surf boards, tees, and related artwork. as well as a roundtable conversation with the esteemed Japanese artist. Take a look at more photos from the event below… Photo credit: Simky Cheung (via Hypebeast). Discuss Takashi Murakami here.
Daylight Curfew has just announced the release of their collaboration with Jeremy Geddes (interviewed) for their DLC Black Label line. Entitled Ascent, the same name as one of the Australian painter’s iconic images (also released as a print), the new hoodie will be limited to 100 pieces and feature their own embroidered edition numbers. For those interested, you can get more info and purchase it here. Tipped off by Evan Pricco / Juxtapoz. Discuss Jeremy Geddes here.
Those who follows Shok-1 and his distinctive work on the streets are no doubt familiar with his x-ray spray technique. One of the London-based artist’s most well received murals comes from last year when he merged his aesthetic with pop culture and painted a Pac-Man as it would look if it had bones. This image was later released successfully as a print and now will be silkscreened on limited edition shirts. This first collector’s run will cost £50.00 and come in an edition of 100. Head over here Thursday […]
On June 27th, Takashi Murakami will be releasing a collaboration he has been working on with Vans. Utilizing his iconic imagery, the set will include six pairs of Vans Classic Slip-Ons, four skate decks, three tees, and three pairs of slip-ons for your little art collectors out there. It sounds like these will come in limited quantities, so do your best to purchase these sooner than later when they come out. Via Opening Ceremony. Discuss Takashi Murakami here.