Little Giants is a new documentary series that focuses on influential artists who are connected to contemporary art, street culture and skateboarding. The series will humanize the names behind the artwork and will allow the viewer a look at the artist’s personalities and history. By way of interviews with their peers, pro skaters, industry moguls and the artists themselves, each volume will focus on a single human (one “Little Giant”) and will be distributed to skateshops and boutiques as well as being available for download through 411’s iTunes Store.
Filmed entirely in HD, directed by Bob Kronbauer (of MumbleMagazine.com) and distributed by 411, each installment will be 30 minutes long and accompanied by a collectible booklet. The retail price has been set at a reasonable $19.95 and volumes will be released twice yearly. The first volume will be out this November with skateboarder and artist Don Pendleton.
The New Balance Trail Buster model which is based of the MT580 model was first released in the 90’s. New Balance has recently reissued the urban hiking shoes with fresh new colorways. Here’s a look at the upcoming camo Trail Buster which comes in two colors (purple & green) and features a urban camo throughout the shoe. They will be coming out on September 5th at Mita Sneaker for 9,200 Yen.
The iconic Stan Smith model by adidas has become the latest template for this latest City Series. Each design is created with the characteristics of the city. Four cities are represented and include Las Vegas (USA), Brussels (Belgium), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and Seville (Spain). Japanese retail has been set at 10,500 Yen (approximately $91 USD).
Seen here are three t-shirts by Buddha Apparel featuring some bandanna wearing Autobots and Decipticons. Each t-shirt comes in black as well as other design exclusive colors. Just a few of the items seen capturing the popularity of this year’s blockbuster hit and the cartoons many of us grew up watching.
Atmos has just released the Switched t-shirt. The t-shirt features different colored panels broken down into three parts. Available through Atmos and select retailers and retails for 7,350 Yen (approximately $64 USD).
In an unprecedented move in American museum history, Japanese pop-artist Takashi Murakami’s upcoming “Ã‚Â© Murakami” exhibition will have a mini pop-up Louis Vuitton store in the exhibition. Unlike conventional retail spaces in museum environments that operate outside the showing area, the pop-up store will actual be operated right in the middle of the exhibition. Among the items available for sale are special pieces created for this MoCA (Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles) show such as leather goods and handbags. The art derived reasoning behind this concept is best described as a tie-in with the commercialization of Murakami’s art alongside the breaking of barriers between low and high art (which has been Murakami’s intentions all along). The store itself will operate as it’s own entity and MoCA will not receive any proceeds from the sale of LV goods. The show runs from October 29th to February 11th.
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