Within the snowboard and toy industries, Burton and Kidrobot both represent innovative leaders in their respective fields. Over a year in the making, the Burton Kidrobot Custom Plus 158 snowboard was the product of numerous artist and designer collaborations.
The technical specs of the board are based off of the Burton Custom 158 cm board. With this blank canvas, Kidrobot founder, Paul Budnitz was given a chance to work his creative magic. The top graphic incorporates the iconic "Kidrobot head" graphic in all-over print manner while the underside graphic is a collage of some of Kidrobot’s most popular characters such as the Dunny, Smorking Labbit and Icebot. A list of artists also made appearances on the graphics such as Paul Budnitz, Frank Kozik, Dalek, Tilt and Sket One among others.
The snowboard will be available in extremely limited quantities at Burton and Kidrobot flagship stores as well as select snowboard retailers. Be on the look out for more collaborative efforts in the future from these two giants.
The pint-sized publication about all things cool, Frank151 is set to release their latest t-shirt. Playing off their chop house theme, the t-shirt features a detail old school razor blade print on the front while the back has a silhouette of Benjamin Franklin. Expected to hit the Frank151 online shop in the coming weeks.
The latest Artist Project from DC Shoes incorporates New York artist SSUR as the pivot behind this project. A complete collection of products will include sneakers alongside a hat, fleece jacket and denim. The main focus of the products is the Russian background of SSUR intermingle with thoughts of the Big apple. These references include color schemes and designs based off traditional Russian China while the New York element comes via the use of the trademark Coney Island ferris wheel on the sole. Stay tuned for more details.
Rocksmith recently released a video look book regarding their 2007 Fall Collection. The look book offers an extensive glimpse of some of Rocksmith’s seasonal pieces. Rocksmith has started to really carve out a niche and be on the lookout for the 2007 Holiday Collection on the horizon.
See the video look book on YouTube.
The 2007 Fall Collection marks the first series of clothing from artist Jeremy Fish. The San Francisco artist’s rise to fame can largely be associated with his characteristically witty and interesting designs. For Jeremy Fish, the commodification of his art in t-shirt form has been a way of expression which he feels is an important notion. Although some may feel that making art readily available has a cheapening effect, in reality the ability to make it more accessible is of far greater importance as many more people enjoy the art. The superFishal line is a jump-off collection which launches in association Upper Playground. Look for superFishal to hit select dealers in the coming weeks.
High-end Japanese label Mastermind Japan has teamed up with Hiroshi Fujiwara’s Fragment Design to create a special collaborative Base Control umbrella. The need for a dual-branded umbrella may be far beyond the needs of the majority of the population but for those who need something of this caliber, then this may be a good choice. No word yet on availability.
Image: Hiroshi Fujiwara