Vinyl Pulse, one of the most informative sites about designer toys, will be having a one night show at Barraucda LA. The show Vinyl Elements will be showcasing the very best in the art of custom designer toys including Buff Monster, KOA, MAD, Sket One, Skwak, TADO, tokidoki, Tim Tsui, Touma, Ultraman and more. Artists chose from a wide variety of designer toy to interpret the shows’ theme based around the Five Taoist Elements – Metal, Wood, Water, Fire and Earth. Shown above is the “Ultra Metal Goon” by Hong Kong based artist Ultraman.
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For those love of neon laces, here’s an upcoming look at a sample Nike Dunk High that features a brown upper with an orange bumper and green patterned flaps finished off with a set of neon laces. In the past, laces from the Jedi Dunk Low SB’s were perhaps one of the most sought after accessories for sneakers as many people shelled out money to outfit their favorite shoes with the brightly colored neon laces despite the colors having no relevance to the colorway. These may not be the best alternative, but nevertheless it is an eye catching colorway.
Hiroshi Fujiwara was recently featured in Japanese culture magazine Tokion. The feature offered a venture into the private life as well as his opinions on art and books. You are also subjected to some stunning photography of Hiroshi and his surroundings as well as a look at some upcoming Visvim gear.
Vans x Marc Jacobs is back with their latest collaborative effort for the Spring season. While Jacobs has done-up past Vans silhouettes like the Sk8-His, Old Skools, and Chukkas, the focus this season was on the Slip-Ons. Jacobs did these three models, in addition to other Slip-Ons that will drop throughout the Spring/Summer season. Check vault.vans.com in the next few weeks.
Just this past weekend, Berlin hosted the Loud Graphix exhibition. With a focus on last 20 years of European club culture there was an emphasis on music, graphic design and cultural expression via some influential examples. With artists like Mode 2, Parra, Jutojo, Pfadfinderei, Shoe, Delta, Machine, Mitch and Swifty, there was also debate regarding what effect changes in the music industry will have on graphic design.
Image: Leon Kahane