The latest episode of Kix and the City’s videocast show “StockRoom” takes an in-depth look at Jordan Brand. Maze takes time to review the Air Jordan 6/17 Countdown pack and “White / Red” Air Jordan XX3. This episode also features the first part of an interview with Gentry Humphrey, the Director of Footwear at Jordan Brand. If the past, present and future of Jordan Brand interests you, this video is well worth a watch.
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The visual communication legacy of George Lois, who throughout his career earned an undisputed title as king of communication through advertisements has recently opened a new exhibition. At the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the 11 month showcase documents Lois’ effect on the media world through his work on numerous Esquire magazine covers. Dialog regarding his inspirations and directions behind each cover can be seen over at his personal site.
George Lois: The Esquire Covers
The MOMA New York
Date: April 25, 2008–March 31, 2009
11 West 53 Street, between Fifth and Sixth avenues
New York, NY 10019-5497
Increased targeting to the Chinese demographic is something one cannot ignore. With less than stellar markets elsewhere and the ever increasing disposable income at the hands of Chinese, big companies are looking to create a link with their new cohort of customers. These Air Wovens reference the annual Dragon Boat Festival in which people gather to remember the passing of Chinese poet Wut Yuen who passed away at the knowledge of his local army succumbing to defeat. No word yet on availability and pricing.
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A well-known personality beyond the world of tattoo and artistry, Mr. Cartoon has linked up with custom motorcycle marker Roland Sands Design. The metallic tonal blue finish motorbike features designs and stylings which have made Mr. Cartoon such a sought after artist.
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In a call-out to all stores/boutiques essentially styled by cookie-cutter lifestyle brands such as IKEA, Matt George has revealed the guts of his latest Goodfoot Toronto conquest. The interior features shiny lacquered floors and extensive wood furnishings to create a one of a kind retail experience. This latest spot is currently open for business.
Photos: Ted Power
The recently re-opened Baracuda store is not wasting any time getting back into the swing of things as an upcoming release with skating legend and OG Christian Hosoi features a small run of Hammerhead skate decks in black/black. As an added bonus, each deck will be individually signed. The in-store release will go down on Friday, May 9th at Barracuda as well as online at Barracudashop.com.