TADO, Jon Burgerman, and ilovedust are amongst some of the UK’s most famous artists. Together they have created a new three pack of 8” Dunny’s (Zulu Mong, Tea Bear, and Uncle Bucky) with a black and blue color palette. Along with the individually packaged figures come accessories like a mallet, bone-dry teacup and fishing rod. Each box will feature artwork from all three artists as well. As if this collaborative effort was not brilliant enough, ilovedust and TADO will be signing the figures in person at Kid Robot Miami and New York. Retail is $50 for each figure.
Kid Robot New York
118 Prince Street
New York, NY 10012
May 22nd, 6-8pm
Kid Robot Miami
638 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
May 23rd, 6-8pm
Unity, the official retailer for the brand Subcrew, recently opened their first flagship store in Taipei, Taiwan. Now, it looks like they will be hitting the Chinese market by opening their second store in Guangzhou, China. Streetwear is still quite young in the Chinese market so this might be a perfect time for brands like Subcrew to enter the market. The Guangzhou Unity store will open on May 18th with an opening party as expected.
In April, we showcased the Nike Air Max Light inspired by the famous Negro League Baseball team, Newark Eagles. Keeping the theme alive, two other models have been spotted. Both the Air Stab and Air Max BW receive a gradient treatment and familiar colors throughout, although both of these new sneakers are a bit more colorful than the previously shown model.
Taking inspiration from guitar icon Jimi Hendrix, Reebok modeled their newest Court Victory Pumps after Hendrix’s most popular album, Purple Haze. Combined with buttery suede and great contrasting color scheme’s, the famous Pump technology becomes an added bonus. Both shoes are expected to release Sept. 1st 2008 at select Reebok retailers. Suggested Retail is $119.
At the request of Paul Smith’s Japanese line, graphically liberal clothing brand Tonite was asked to create a collection of pieces for the famed British designer. The theme of the collection, “Robinstein Frankencrusoe” is a relationship of two fictional characters, Robinson Crusoe and Frankenstein. In story which plays out like the following, the exiled Frankenstein makes his way onto a boat in hopes of a new life only to be ship wrecked on an island with the sole inhabitant being Robinson Crusoe. Together their friendship manifests itself in the Robinstein Frankencrusoe collection with a surf meets punk style. This capsule is slated only for a Paul Smith Japan release, however some pieces will make it to the Paul Smith at Borough Market retail outlet in London.
Deco Chocolate allows their customers to customize their own chocolate packaging with pictures, graphics or whatever else you can think of that can be printed onto paper. When the design firm, Fragment Design, had a chance to design their own chocolate packaging, what better logo to put on it than their own Fragment Design logo. This is a prime example of branding. Put a famous logo on a chocolate brand and you’ll catch people’s attention right away (well at least the HYPEBEAST’s atttention).