In continuation of HYPEBEAST’s 3rd anniversary commemoration, we look to industry heavyweight Staple for our latest collaborative project. For Staple, a strong apparel line is only a tip of the iceberg for an entity which features so many different facets. Inspired by New York’s strong baseball roots, a raglan t-shirt made for an obvious choice. The front of the shirt features a chest incorporating an interlocking HB and S logo. The rear includes the words Hype and “03″ in stitch motif. A short Q&A with jeffstaple can also be seen after the jump as he outlines the project. The shirts will be available online here at the HYPEBEAST Store starting at 10:00 am PST | 1:00 pm EST and in-stores at Reed Space (1:00 pm open) on the same day. The shirt will retail at $50 USD.
Staple x HYPEBEAST 3 Year Anniversary Raglan
Thursday, October 30th
10:00 am PST | 1:00 pm EDT
$50 USD + shipping
Can you give our readers a brief introduction of yourself and what you do on the daily?
My name is jeffstaple. I’m the founder and creative director or staple design, stpl apparel and reed space. On the day-to-day, I make sure I’m creating an environment where my team can do positive things.
What do you think of HYPEBEAST and what it represents?
It’s a game changer. HYPEBEAST is the Johannes Gutenberg of our time.
Where did the concept of this design develop from?
The idea of team sports and that no single man is an island. HYPEBEAST started as an observer of this culture, but now it’s made itself into a player.
What are some of the upcoming projects for Staple?
Take out the trash, do laundry, paint the floor, fix this nagging leak. You know, cool shit.
How does the Internet fit in within sub-cultures?
It speeds up the organic maturation of subcultures. For better or for worse. Usually the latter.
What are some weakness’ of the internet?
Censorship. Did you know my blog can’t be viewed in China? I’m Chinese. I’m not slinging any racial politics. And the fact that the largest population on planet earth can’t access this little piece of information in 2008, is pretty damn incredible.