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A Conversation with Scott Johnston of Lakai

EditorialComments ⋅ Mar 21, 2014
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

EditorialComments ⋅ Mar 18, 2014
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

EditorialComments ⋅ Mar 13, 2014
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

EditorialComments ⋅ Mar 7, 2014
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...

HYPEBEAST Spaces: Hawaiian Airlines Headquarters

EditorialComments ⋅ Mar 6, 2014
During our recent trip to Hawaii for POW! WOW! 2014, we visited the Hawaiian Airlines Headquarters for our latest Spaces and felt the festival spirit extend further than the parameters of Kakaako. Amid these spacious office quarters sits The Local Co...

Roger Gastman Discuses Graffiti Versus Street Art, Go-Go Culture and ‘The Legend of Cool “Disco” Dan’

EditorialComments ⋅ Mar 4, 2014
To say that Roger Gastman is an asset to graffiti culture would be cutting it short. Considered as a mediator between the subculture and the mainstream world, Gastman has successfully parlayed his passion into a career. With more than 30 art books an...

Reselling the Yeezy 2? Speculating Prices with Ben Baller and Flight Club

EditorialComments ⋅ Mar 1, 2014
It all ended so quickly. They had been just around the corner, figuratively speaking, for months and then as quick as they released, they were gone. I’m talking of course about the Air Yeezy 2 “Red October” or whatever month they...

THROUGH THE LENS: POW! WOW! Hawai’i 2014

EditorialComments ⋅ Feb 21, 2014
While POW WOW Hawai’i 2014 brought together a huge number of visual artists from various disciplines in street culture, its engagement also encompassed a larger community of journalists, photographers and curators. Our latest THROUGH THE LENS feature...

Streetsnaps: Andrea Fabbian

EditorialComments ⋅ Feb 13, 2014
Location: Milan, Italy

The HYPEBEAST Review: APL Concept 3

EditorialComments ⋅ Feb 11, 2014
When a shoe holds the singular distinction of being banned by the NBA due to “providing an undue competitive advantage,” it’s hard not have lofty expectations. That certainly was the case when I laced up my first pair of Concept 3s....

Polls: LeBron James and Kevin Durant Top Forbes List for Best-Selling Sneaker – Which is Your Favorite Nike Collection?

EditorialComments ⋅ Feb 7, 2014
The rivalry between LeBron James and Kevin Durant – initially sparked with Durant’s “second best” comments in a Sports Illustrated interview last year – also transitions off of the court. In light of his career-best scoring season r...

Shaun Neff Speaks On the Early Years of Neff

EditorialComments ⋅ Feb 6, 2014
A label that stems from a background in snow and skate headwear, Southern California label Neff has since extended its know-how into a more fashion-forward orientation. Ardent collaborators with some of art and music’s most reputable, 2013 alon...

THROUGH THE LENS: Quang Le

EditorialComments ⋅ Jan 24, 2014
With an interest in punk rock, skateboarding, and the Los Angeles art scene, it was only a matter of time before Quang Le offered his piece of mind to the creative landscape. Picking up a camera during his college years, Le’s unique style has s...

The HYPEBEAST Review: Nike SB Lunar Gato

EditorialComments ⋅ Jan 16, 2014
We used to have a spot in New York City called 12th and A. At first glance, it wasn’t much: a basketball court decorated with driveway flatbars, a shortened picnic table, and a couple of ramps. DIY ledges lined the walls on the left side, parallel fr...

Streetsnaps: Sam Lambert and Shaka Maidoh of ACF

EditorialComments ⋅ Jan 14, 2014
Location: Florence, Italy at Pitti Uomo 85