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Tom Routh: At the Root of Innovation

With his beginnings brought on by an interest in designing backpacks under his own brand CirqueWorks and five years at the legendary Arc’teryx brand, Tom Routh has become a renowned figure in the world of snowboarding. We catch up with the desi...

Mr. Hudson: Straight No Chaser

Ben Hudson has quickly emerged as the one of the brightest newcomers within the American music scene. Preparing for the launch of his debut solo album, Straight No Chaser, we caught up with Mr. Hudson in NYC.

SILLY THING x Daft Punk x Medicom Toy

We had the chance to catch up with SILLY THING founder TK for a brief Q&A session regarding his highly awaited project alongside Medicom Toy and Daft Punk.

NIGO® & Jun Takahashi: NOWHERE

Reuniting for the launch of their new NOWHERE space, we sit down with famed Japanese designers NIGO® and Jun Takahashi for some insight into their latest retail venture.

Q123 #3 – HYPEBEAST x 8FIVE2 x Loren Purcell for Qubic Store “City of Taipans”

Qubic Store celebrated its 3rd anniversary this year which led to the creation of a series of different collaboration projects. Traveling extensively through Asia, Qubic Store’s Frank Liew developed a strong relationship through consistent...

Michael Lau: Gardener 10th Anniversary

For anybody familiar with the vinyl scene, Hong Kong’s Michael Lau evokes numerous thoughts of contribution and innovation. We took the opportunity to speak with him regarding a decade of Gardener.

Augie Galan & Geoff Heath: Acapulco Gold

Beyond just their flagship Acapulco Gold brand, founders Augie Galan and Geoff Heath have created a dynamic environment and helped foster a positive landscape for skateboarding. We caught up with the two as they offer us a comprehensive look into the...

Pony 2010 Spring Collection: Making In-Roads

Seeing the brand develop immensely over the last year, we get another chance to speak to Kyle Pulli, an integral member of the current Pony revival.

Nike Taiwan: The IAM1 Journey

Nike recently held their IAM1 Journey Exhibition within the walls of their new retail space in Taipei. We had the chance to catch up with some of the featured artists.

Le Le x Patta x Converse 5th Anniversary Project

Patta & Converse without a doubt some of the strongest presences in our industry today. We catch up with both for a closer look into their latest collaboration.

jeffstaple and Hiroshi Fujiwara: NYC meets Tokyo

Occupying opposite parts of the globe, the names jeffstaple and Hiroshi Fujiwara instantly evoke thoughts of respect, innovation and creativity. We catch up with both for a chat in Tokyo.

AFRA: Beatboxing in Tokyo

Finding inspiration within the Hip-Hop dominated 90′s New York City music scene, Kazunori Kumagai learned from the best, mimicking the styles of beatbox icons through his love for Hip-Hop. We catch up with the Japanese human beatbox himself.

HYPEBEAST x Upper Playground x Usugrow Shinganist Twitter Contest

Upper Playground is excited to announce a partnership with Japanese artist, Usugrow, in the creation of a new line called Shinganist. Derived from the Japanese word “Shingan,” (meaning mind’s eye), “the line represents those people who create by...

Onitsuka Tiger: Entering the Den of the Tiger

Bringing together a well-designed capsule marked by subtle detailing, Onitsuka Tiger has all the makings to establish an increasing foothold in the realm of sportswear. Designer Shuhei Numata offered us an overview of the brand’s direction, mes...

Uniforms for the Dedicated: A Play of Nonsense

An overview of Scandinavian label Uniforms for the Dedicated reveals the strong-minded ideals from one of the boldest labels in recent times. We chat with Fredrik Wikholm about his role within the collective.