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HYPEBEAST Spaces: Erik Parker’s Studio

EditorialComments ⋅ Sep 4, 2012
A first look at the artwork of Erik Parker evokes strong elements of color and surrealism. You’re often left wondering, what exactly is the basis and theme behind his work? His inspirations, however eclectic span the likes of American comic boo...

Polls: Do the Lance Armstrong Doping Allegations Affect LIVESTRONG’s Impact?

EditorialComments ⋅ Aug 31, 2012
The rumors surrounding Lance Armstrong and allegations of doping have been circulating for some time. When the seven-time Tour De France champion and testicular cancer survivor announced last week that he would no longer challenge U.S. Anti-Doping Ag...

HYPEBEAST Trade: Kevin Poon of CLOT & DISTRICT

EditorialComments ⋅ Aug 30, 2012
Kevin Poon, known to many as KP, is a co-founder of the Hong Kong-based streetwear label CLOT and innovative distributor DISTRICT. Known as one of the seminal groundbreakers of the Hong Kong street scene, he also runs the retail chain JUICE R...

HYPEBEAST Spaces: The New Era Headquarters

EditorialComments ⋅ Aug 28, 2012
One of the incredible things about the New Era name and identity is the fact that its brand has such broad sweeping relevance across a multitude of spheres, industries and circles. Be it the brand’s domination of the baseball and sports headwea...

DISSECTED: Vans LXVI Graph

EditorialComments ⋅ Aug 27, 2012
It’s safe to say that if you assume the HYPEBEAST moniker then you are or were at some point an avid sneaker fan, to put it lightly. Consequently it should come to no surprise that footwear is one of the most featured product types to these her...

The Review: New Balance Minimus IONIX 3090

EditorialComments ⋅ Aug 27, 2012
For those of you that haven’t been living under a rock… you might be aware that Crossfit is the newest and most advertised sport, even though it’s been around since the early ’70s. So it’s to no surprise that New Balance, who for some time now,...

Polls: Does Copying Hinder Innovation and Creativity?

EditorialComments ⋅ Aug 24, 2012
The tech world eagerly watched the developments of a recent courtroom battle between electronics juggernauts Samsung and Apple. Highlighting the unfair tactics of both parties, a court in South Korea recently came to a verdict with anti-climatic resu...

HYPEBEAST Spaces: Staple Design Offices

EditorialComments ⋅ Aug 23, 2012
Staple Design is a multifaceted creative agency housing an array of innovative enterprises — retail branch Reed Space among them — and working with an eclectic range of brands in different mediums. Helmed by Jeff Ng, better known in creat...

A Conversation with Brian Siswojo

EditorialComments ⋅ Aug 21, 2012
One of the pioneers of the Hong Kong street and skateboarding scene, Brian Siswojo — the multi-talented founder of lifestyle distributor and retailer 8FIVE2 – is also an actor, clothing designer and member of seminal local rap group 24 He...

HYPEBEAST Spaces: Madsteez Studio Visit

EditorialComments ⋅ Aug 14, 2012
Born with a disheartened handicap that would lead many through an unfortunate childhood, Mark Paul Deren developed a whimsical sense of humor while growing up half blind in the outskirts of Washington, D.C. Running through the ill-fated hurdles of li...

A Conversation with Aaron De La Cruz

EditorialComments ⋅ Aug 14, 2012
Following up on our Essentials post earlier this month, we delve into what makes the artist, Aaron De La Cruz who he is. We touch upon his love for tequila, his inspirations in life, how he plans to branch out with his work and why he...

The 101: The Double-Riders Jacket

EditorialComments ⋅ Aug 13, 2012
Embodying the essence of ‘cool’ since its initial design, the notoriously styled double-riders jacket is quite clear in its suggestion as a status symbol and has always possessed a certain synonymy with counterculture. From its origins up until today...

The Dawn of the New Retailer: Retail’s Changing Model

EditorialComments ⋅ Aug 10, 2012
You certainly won’t find today’s most remarkable or valuable retail stores at your local mall. It all started with the success of Gilt Groupe a few years ago, the entity that took the concept of sample and flash sales online. The past few years ha...

Brandon McCartney: The Digital Generation’s Based Leader

EditorialComments ⋅ Aug 9, 2012
Brandon McCartney. Lil B. BasedGod. Uttering any of those three names will likely result in the following responses: “Whoo,” “Swag,” “Thank you BasedGod” and my personal favorite, “You can fu** my bit** Based...

RETROSPECT: Vintage Ralph Lauren Polo

EditorialComments ⋅ Aug 7, 2012
Regardless of generation, it is difficult not to acknowledge the significance of the Polo Ralph Lauren brand and the countless influential individuals who have backed the label. It was during the early ’90s, one of the brand’s most lucrat...