Upper Playground and the FIFTY24SF Gallery will play host to an upcoming “Show Me Your Heart” Exhibition. The event will being April 5th and conclude April 29th. The exhibit is a foil of two influential photographers in the USA’s Estevan Oriol and Japan’s Yasumasa “Yone” Yonehara. In similar fashion to art show’s of the last little while, a strong basis lies in the ability to create and enhance dissimilarities due to the societal and geographical differences brought forth by each photographer.
Estevan Oriol entered the entertainment industry in an unconventional manner back in the late 80’s as a bouncer at various big Los Angeles hip hop clubs and hotspots for the people of Hollywood. However, his decision to start playing around with photography in 1995 gave him a great opportunity to capture and express to the world the raw essence of street culture. Not before long, his interest in photography yielded him the opportunity to showcase his works in leading magazines such as The Source, Details, Vibe, The Fader and Rolling Stone. As well a by-product of his success resulted in the creation of the creative agency SA Studios with famed tatoo artist Mister Cartoon. Estevan Oriol has also directed various music videos for artists such as Cypress Hill, D12, Linkin Park and Blink 182 as well as feature films.
Yasumasa “Yone” Yonehara is the creator of EGG magazine in Japan, a photo periodical that deals with the Ganguro fashion trend. As well, Yonehara’s success with semi-erotic Poloaroid pictures has resulted in projects with American Apparel and magazines such as Dazed & Confused, Warp and Vice. To top it off, Yonehara is also the author of numerous books.
Japanese sneaker store/brand, Atmos have teamed up with the iconic Sanrio character Hello Kitty to produce these tee’s. Although Hello Kitty has historically been considered a predominately female obsession, these tee’s are surprisingly wearable for either sex. As well the black tee has a colorway similar to Atmos’ own upcoming Air Max 1/Court Force Low Cement Pack. The tee’s are available here
Sapporo Premium Beer have transcended the boundaries of beer-making into fashion as they host a Runway Show at Mansion in Miami May 4th. Crooks n’ Castles teamed up with Sapporo to create this stunning tee as well as a New Era fitted.. The tee itself is a backdrop for a koi pond. The tee features huge prints on both the front and the back to commemorate this occasion. Stay tuned for the New Era!
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Nike has made some innovative products within the last little while and definitely one of the reoccurring themes appears to be the hybrid concept of meshing two shoes together to form one shoe, there have been many examples over the past such as the One Time Only Pack, the Dunkesto, Spiz’ikes etc. The list is actually quite long but each releases has definitely had it’s own followings.
This latest creation from Nike is the combination of a Free, Air Trainer 1, and Dunk High. Whether this sneaker has any performance benefits is yet to be determined but it must be noted that the Free sole is that of the Trail Free and not the regular Free. It would make sense to create a high top trail runner with good lateral support (via forefoot AT1 strap) due to the uneven terrain associated with trail running. Stay tuned for more details!
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Next month, adidas will debut an all new Superstar Skate designed byKrooked’s graphic designer (and ex-pro) Tommy Guerrero. The release will also feature a party in San Francisco where 100 lucky attendees will win a free deck bearing the likeness of these very shoes… as well as word of some 4 foot by 2 foot pinatas reassembling these Krooked Superstar Skate’s filled with free adidas goods.
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King Stampede have returned with one of their dopest tee lines to date. They’ve got a multitude of mad new tees in some great spring colorways including titles such as George and What The Duck as pictured above. The new King Stampede Spring line is now in stock and shipping at Boundless NY, so head on over and have a look at what they have to offer!