Canadian online magazine Inquiring Mind recently got together with Gemo Wong, design director of the storied Jordan Brand. The comprehensive interview covers everything from the beginning to the future of Gemo Wong’s rise and ultimate culmination with Jordan Brand. Along the way he uncovers the difficulties in arriving at his current position. No doubt, that as the man behind one of the greatest signature lines of all time, there is a certain degree of pressure involved on the job. Some good news for big Jordan fans, is that he reveals there indeed will be a Jordan signature model past XX3. Check out the feature here.
Cr8tive Recreation have recently updated their website to reflect their new upcoming Fall lineup of sneakers. Fans of past collections and models will have their favorites represented however the Fall collection will bring an influx of various new models which include the Colombo, Dicocolo, Gambino, Luciano, Pontic and Torrio (available in youth and toddler sizes as well). Check your local Cr8tive Recreation dealer in the upcoming months to get your fill.
Bloc28 recently opened an exhibition at Los Angeles’ Meltdown Comics & Collectibles. The event was a showcase of the personal interpretations of the culturally significant icons created by Disney. Among the artists were Slick, Mear One, David Flores, Steven Daily and Greg “Craoloa” Simkins. The video is a time lapse of the opening events which include the set up of the exhibition. The show will run until July 4th.
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For the 25th Anniversary of the Casio G-Shock, a special ring in the design of the iconic DW-5600 was created by silver makers Black Boots. The ring also features a chain that enables it to function as a pendant as well. Encapsulated in a special wooden box, this will go on sale at the end of the month via Zozo Town’s Nano Universe.
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Reasonate Goodenough has recently released their Cubic model shirts. Although the shirts could all be considered very basic, the quality and design approach is the basis for this line of tank tops, short-sleeve tees and 3/4 tees. The shirt’s material features hydrophobic fabric which enables it to quickly remove sweat from the skin as well as reduce any cling to the body. Four different colors are available which include purple, black, white and brown. Available now at the Honeyee Store.
A few days ago, Banquet was offered a tour around the Brooklyn Machine Works workshop/office. Here’s part 2 which covers a little more in depth the dealings of Brooklyn Machine Works on a more cultural level, their impact in Japan as well as their humble beginnings.