The latest artist to contribute to the humanitarian project Converse (Product) Red is none other than apparel customizer Dr. Romanelli. Famous for his customized jackets and the use of vintage materials, he has created a band-aid Chuck Taylor which we think have a deeper meaning of ‘band-aiding’ or fixing the problem with AIDS. No word yet on a release date but look for more pictures of this meaningful sneaker in the future.
Fans of Marvel Heroes and New Era have been given the ultimate tribute with the upcoming release of these Marvel Heroes themed 59Fifty fitted caps. The caps feature all over print collages of some of Marvel’s most well known heroes such as the Fantastic 4, The Incredible Hulk, Spider-Man and Captain America. The caps will only be available in the United Kingdom starting August 18th at the London New Era store and online at neweracap.com.
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.