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Banksy Teams Up with World Organizations for #WithSyria Campaign

CultureComments ⋅ Mar 11, 2014
As March 15, 2014 marks three years since the beginning of the ongoing crisis in Syria, Banksy has teamed up with the #WithSyria campaign and its coalition of organizations across the globe to bring attention to the unrest. The campaign sees Banksy a...

Arby’s Wins Pharrell’s Grammys Hat on eBay

CultureComments ⋅ Mar 3, 2014
On the night Pharrell reintroduced the world to the Vivienne Westwood’s unorthodox mountain hat during the 2013 Grammy Awards, Arby’s – known for its roast beef sandwich and similarly-styled hat logo – tweeted “Hey @Pharrell, can we have out hat back...

Steve Jobs to Receive Honorary U.S. Postage Stamp

CultureComments ⋅ Feb 21, 2014
The late, great Steve Jobs is the latest to see his mug immortalized in miniaturized form as the Apple co-founder will have his very own postage stamp from the United States Postal Service come 2015. According to The Washington Post, the Jobs stamp w...

BBDO Group Moscow Offices by Nefaresearch

CultureComments ⋅ Feb 11, 2014
In developing ad agency BBDO’s office in Moscow, the main challenge that architectural firm Nefaresearch faced was finding a way to reconstruct a 19th century four-story factory building into a modern office space that meant the constant change of th...

Chris Martin Buys Banksy’s ‘The Healing Balloon’ for $650,000 USD

CultureComments ⋅ Jan 13, 2014
The rich and famous continue to snatch up some of the rarest and most sought-after contemporary art in the world – a longstanding trend reaffirmed by Chris Martin. The Coldplay frontman recently picked up a new and original version of Banksy...

“The Field: Chicago” Goes Inside the Windy City with Some of Its Most Famous Artists

CultureComments ⋅ Jan 9, 2014
WorldStarHipHop has debuted a new documentary titled The Field, which looks at the violence and gang issues plaguing Chicago and how it’s reflected in the city’s music scene. The 40-minute piece goes in-depth, showcasing Chicago’s c...

“ENJOY” by John John Florence

CultureComments ⋅ Jan 6, 2014
Hawaiian-born pro surfer John John Florence takes a trip around Europe and makes another epic video of himself (and his younger brother Ivan) surfing up a storm around the continent. The 6:08-minute short is directed by Blake Vincent Kueny and John J...

The Story of A Bathing Ape: 20th Anniversary Limited Edition Book

CultureComments ⋅ Dec 23, 2013
Bringing a close to its 20th year in business, NIGO’s brainchild clothing brand will release The Story of A Bathing Ape: 20th Anniversary Limited Edition Book as a retrospective to all of its great accomplishments. Not only will the special edi...

David Guttenfelder’s Instagrams from North Korea

CultureComments ⋅ Dec 19, 2013
As mobile photography becomes an increasingly reputable medium, Associated Press photographer David Guttenfelder has just won TIME Magazine’s “Instagram Photographer of the Year” award. Guttenfelder received the nod after releasing...

POW! WOW! Hawaii 2013 Video

CultureComments ⋅ Dec 9, 2013
With POW! WOW! 2014 fast approaching, we get a glimpse of last year’s festivities to get us ready the coming year’s event. In 12 minutes we get a quick recap of the art projects and collaborations that took place this year, with the likes...

Life+Times Interviews the Minds Behind Trapstar

CultureComments ⋅ Dec 6, 2013
Thanks to the Internet, it’s now a simpler process to go from a local brand to an international phenomenon at a blitzing pace. Previously disparate cultures come together online, creating a fresh perspective with every iteration. Despite all th...

The “Gravitational Pull” of Pharrell Williams

CultureComments ⋅ Dec 4, 2013
With the end of the year fast approaching, Complex sat down with Pharrell Williams to look back on what 2013 meant to him in “Gravitational Pull.” The online article, in departure from standard interview format, features an immersive visu...

The Tattoo Coloring Book by Megamunden

CultureComments ⋅ Dec 3, 2013
British artist Megamunden has released a coloring book packed with bold illustrations celebrating the art of tattooing. The diverse styles range from traditional Americana pieces, new school approaches, to vintage skate art-inspired renditions for a...

Product (RED) Mac Pro Designed by Jony Ive & Marc Newson Sells for Nearly $1 Million USD

CultureComments ⋅ Nov 26, 2013
After their beautifully one-of-a-kind Leica M surpassed its early $500,000-$750,000 USD estimates – ultimately selling for $1.8 million USD – Jony Ive’s and Marc Newson’s bright red Mac Pro garnered $977,000 USD at auction. So...

Gloves and Boots Discuss Levels of the Internet Troll

CultureComments ⋅ Nov 21, 2013
HYPEBEAST prides itself on bringing its audience the latest in news from the fashion, media, lifestyle and popular culture streams. At the same time, we’re also happy to provide a place where you guys can freely and intelligently share your tho...