Who can forget the circus show that unfolded June 17th as OJ Simpson drove his white Ford Bronco down Interstate 405. Artist Patrick Martinez questions what was more difficult, rushing for 2,000 yards or getting away with a double homicide. However more recently OJ Simpson was involved in a break & enter leading people to wonder, is OJ misunderstood or just a public target. Available at Upper Playground stores and Upperplayground.com.
With only a few months under its belt, the South Sea Fixed Gear Flight Club has also attracted a strong base of readers. This is a reflection of the growing popularity in the UK and the South Sea region. Check out clean rides from around the world on a daily basis at South Sea Fixed Gear Flight Club.
One of the most well known colorist, pattern maker and designers of the 20th century, Alexander Girard (1907 – 1993) left behind an enviable legacy. His outlook and avant garde style would go on to affect the masses and evoke serious thoughts and emotions. A special Medicom Toy Bearbrick will release February in association with Tokyo boutique Stitch.
Los Angeles based collective, The Seventh Letter Crew consists of a number of world renowned graffiti artists. They have taken their artistic talents to create a jewelry brand by the name of The Seventh Letter Armor. Each piece of Armor is handmade in house at the TSL studio – they don’t use any computers, or CNCs to make the jewelry. Visit www.tslarmor.com for a look at this process. These new pieces will be debuting at Agenda Trade Show, which takes place January 24th – 26th, 2008.
For Spring 2008, California based Altamont pays homage to the fabled Inferno Festival. Crafting garments based on a Death Hula theme, Altamont will bring to the attention of the world three of the greatest unknown metal bands of all time: Child (artwork designed by Neckface), Wizard Hill (artwork designed by French) and Hematoma (artwork designed by Megadeth artist, J. Lorenzi). These three legendary bands joined forces for a concert held in the shadows of the Mt. Kilauea volcano in Hawaii. The event ended tragically when Kilauea unexpectedly erupted during an epic guitar solo from Hematoma’s lead guitarist, Bobby Blaze. Sadly, there were no survivors. Available the first week of March.