A man by the name of Shepard Fairey once said “graffiti is about style, placement, and proliferation… SABER is one of the few artist who is a master in all areas.” The book, SABER: Mad Society, is a piece of biographical literature sponsored by Boost Artist Content Collaborations detailing the works and story of one of our times greatest graffiti artists. His experiences in different cities is documented by a large amount of high quality photographs. The story behind SABER’s experiences with the banks of the LA River and his infamous LA River piece (so big, it can be seen via Google Maps) are covered in great detail. The book is available for pre-order now for $30 USD, with each pre-ordered book is signed by SABER himself.
Pro-Keds has just released some new styles including the Metro Slip-On Signature Campus, Dura Cool Mesh and Royal High Graffiti. Some classic offerings from a brand whose history extends all the way back to 1892. With its popularity initially built on the Royal model, an updated line up has been created to compliment the timeless classics. Check your local Pro-Keds dealer for these upcoming releases.
Japanese brand Nexus VII has just released some brand new items featuring some one-off pieces as well as some reinterpreted Marc Jacobs items. A Marc Jacobs track jacket and a canvas tote bag have been remade with Nexus VII markings. Other items include one-off t-shirts of some iconic American labels such as Harley Davidson and Jordan Brand. Other reworked vintage pieces were created as well. These items are currently available.
The Fragment Design x Converse project has been discussed on a few occasions even resulting in a (Product) Red sneaker. The latest news from this collaboration is a series of black Fragment Design x Converse All-Stars in High and Low models. Keeping true with Hiroshi Fujiwara’s allegiance to simplicity, the black sneakers carry a very simplistic style. 1,000 pairs will be available at select dealers around the world. Oddly enough, no Japanese stores will receive any products yet. ACU (Shanghai), Juice (Hong Kong), Leftfoot (Singapore & Taipei) and other accounts in the USA will be receiving them first.
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Freshjive recently dropped it’s latest special edition Chicken & Waffle Series. The collection features four different t-shirts with various references to the late night favorite. Check out the interesting (NSFW) video by Pinky over at the Freshjive’s blog. The collection should be available at select Freshjive dealers soon.
The new Ndividual concept by New Balance was previewed last month on the Foot Patrol x New Balance 576 and also at Bread & Butter. The first generation of Ndividual sneakers have now been released in Europe offering a 574 for the men and an RC574 for the women. The RC574 is a Racing Comp silhouhette based on old track&field styles. The first drop will see three different colorways; white, brown and black. Each sneaker includes three interchangeable NB logos that fasten via Velcro. Also included are three different colors of laces that match the same colors seen on the logos. Look for more offerings with Ndividual in the future.
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