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Tech Essentials: Jasper Wong

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Every year on Valentines weekend, the art world descends upon Honolulu, Hawaii for POW! WOW! – a week-long art and music initiative founded by Hawaiian artist Jasper Wong. Inspired by art as a means of expression, POW! WOW! continues to grow ex...

T.I. Talks High Fashion’s Avoidance of Hip-Hop and His Brand AKOO’s 5th Anniversary

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For an audacious few, the words “no,” “can’t,” or even “failure” fuel a creative fire that forges the path to some of the world’s most artistic compositions and scientific discoveries. Every inquisitive mind meets opposition at some point in their jo...

Polls: Branding or Design?

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The recent release of the Supreme x Nike Air Foamposite 1 made news because of the monster crowds trying to get their chance at a pair. Whether they were in it to resell or wear, potential buyers were out in such force that the New York release was s...

Essentials: Eric Cheng of BAIT

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Eric Cheng may not be a familiar name yet, but if you’re a regular reader of HB, you’re bound to recognize some of his work. The founder and CEO of BAIT, Cheng has been responsible for a host of eye-catching footwear collaborations with t...

HYPEBEAST Trade: Mike Cherman of ICNY

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Lying in the street, cold, bloodied and alone, Mike Cherman had the inkling of an idea. Insert a roll of reflective material and he had the concept for a brand. Born out of necessity, ICNY is Mike’s retort to the self-posited question “how could I ha...

THROUGH THE LENS: Tomek Makolski

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Looking to statuesque women, automotives and travel as endearing subjects, Polish photographer Tomek Makolski’s work celebrates beauty and a free-spirited lifestyle desired by many. Cavorting between Berlin and Warsaw, Makolski blends fashion a...

A Conversation with Scott Johnston of Lakai

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Even as California-based skate shoe brand Lakai continues to attract a consumer base that lies outside of the sport, it and its founders have remained firmly dedicated to the sub-culture it was born out of. That being said, it has also remained open...

Big Sean Speaks On Aura Gold and Forthcoming Music Projects

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Soundtracking the summer months with the release of his highly acclaimed studio effort Hall of Fame last August, Big Sean continues to excel with his unique disposition in hip-hop, one that blends early noughties rap sensibilities with forward-thinki...

NORM Speaks on Maneuvering Between Graffiti and Tattooing and the AWR/MSK Family

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As his name suggests, NORM Will Rise is not an artist who rests on his laurels. Backed by the reputable AWR/MSK crew, NORM harnessed his sought-after aesthetics in graffiti from the ’90s, deftly blending traditional lettering and calligraphy wi...

Pen & Paper: Cath Love

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Raised in the metropolitan city of Hong Kong, half-Swiss, half-Thai artist Cath Love’s work is a reflection of her multicultural upbringing and the quirks in life she’s experienced. After a stint in Australia as a Visual Communications st...