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...

Foot Locker’s Week of Greatness 2013 “All Is Right” Video

CultureComments ⋅ Nov 21, 2013
To anticipate a week of big sneaker releases which include the Nike Penny V “Lil Penny,” Foot Locker has released the “All Is Right” video – an advertisement that stars some of sport world’s most notable personalit...

Cineastas “Carter” Documentary Explores Craft of the Yoshimoto Bladesmith

CultureComments ⋅ Nov 21, 2013
Cineastas, a Portland, Oregon-based production company, recently explored the work of Murray Carter as part of its Craftworks series.Originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Carter ended up in Japan when he was 18 unsure of what would become of him in l...

Shepard Fairey Talks About Rebel Music Series with MTV

CultureComments ⋅ Nov 19, 2013
Headed by renown street artist Shepard Fairey and TV producer Nusrat Durrani, Rebel Music is a six-part series looking at the power of music and art in places of conflict — such as Mali, Egypt, Afghanistan, Mexico, the Middle East and India. Ea...

Bobbito Garcia ‘Where’d You Get Those’ 10th Anniversary Book

CultureComments ⋅ Nov 18, 2013
Bobbito Garcia’s seminal book on sneaker culture, Where’d You Get Those, is back for a special 10th anniversary print run featuring an expanded lineup of sneakers. In addition to the added content, the book features a new foreword, introd...