Super long week for some reason, marked by various VISA frustrations as HYPEBEAST looks to travel to Beijing at the end of the week for Nike’s re-branding and launch of Nike Sports Wear. However, highlight thus far was the contesting of the newly founded title of HYPEBEAST Office Champion for ping pong on Wednesday night. When blogs go back up, expect countless videos of Eugene kicking ass and taking names through the most powerful smash of all time. This week’s picks include the Air Jordan VI Olympic, SheOne interview, Tsumori Chisato and the photo exhibition George Lois: The Esquire Covers.
Kevin – Air Jordan VI Olympic 2008
My pick of the week is the Jordan VI Olympic 2008 Model. It basically won me over for two reasons… first off the Jordan VI silhouette is really dope with perfect lines. Secondly, despite a multitude of colors being used on the sneaker, it somehow works well together. The patent leather on the back is a nice touch and doesn’t look out of place. The only thing I’m so-so on is the stitching on the toebox but the shoe’s awesome colorway more then makes up for it.
Jason – SheOne Interview
SheOne has done some incredible art pieces, big and small in a live surrounding. I was on hand during his painting and it presented a great experience as it was a first hand look at one of the best explain as his technique, tools and style. The interview itself offers some great info as well as good presentation on Jeff Hamada’s part with the camera and editing.
Season – Tsumori Chisato x New Balance 576
I went WOW when i was looking at these new kicks. This is definitely a very original and creative collaboration in the sense I would never expect Tsumori Chisato, a high-end Japanese brand would hook up with a sneaker brand like New Balance. The colorways are well balanced and created an interesting and unlikely combination.
Eugene – George Lois: The Esquire Covers
Not sure why I found this piece so interesting. Perhaps the creation of this visual media at a time when work was orchestrated without the help of computers and more importantly Photoshop. I find it awe inspiring that George Lois’ work required that extra bit of ingenuity to get a message across as well the strong concepts he posses’ and explains on his website. It never really dawned on me , but it seems that the subject matter represents something some 20 years before my time yet something so pinnacle in culture and history.