These Vans Sk8-His are a result of a collaboration between Vans and Niagara, a Detroit based artist and musician. A founding member of the proto-punk band Destroy All Monsters, she has of late risen to notoriety through her artwork. A cynical mix of Lichtenstein style comic strip women & riot girl attitudes, her pieces are highly sought after in the Lowbrow art scene. The Sk8-Hi model juxtaposes a subtle black color scheme with splashes of bright yellow and red mixed in with artwork depicting martini glasses and glass bottles. Sure to be an attention grabbing release, these have already released at DQM.
Japanese brand, Mackdaddy, collaborated with Uniful to design a series of new items. The release includes two tees, two New Era caps, and one skate deck. All the items feature a special “Unidaddy” logo with two hands shaking. The skate deck is teal on one side and white on the other, and it glows in the dark. All set to release in early July.
Music producer, A-Trak, teamed up with Nike Plus to produce a music mix called “Running Man.” Running Man, part of the Original Run series, is a 45-minute mix that will be A-Trak’s first full-length production debut and feature vocals from other artists including Kid Cudi. Part of the mix entitled “Say Whoa” will be offered by Nike as A-Trak’s first official single.
Source: Pitchfork, High Snobiety
N*E*R*D has come back into the music spotlight in a major way recently by playing on the mammoth, Glow in the Dark Tour, and with the release of their latest album, ‘Seeing Sounds.’ They will be returning to the beautiful California sun by headlining the Hard Summer Music Festival on July 19th at Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium. The show will be headlined by N*E*R*D and will have a strong supporting cast featuring: MSTRKRFT, Spank Rock, Kid Sister, A-Trak, Steve Aoki and many more. Tickets are available at fine retailers all over Southern California including all 3 BLENDS locations, BTNC, and many other ticket outlets.
Rivington Club are bringing the heat once again as their latest series of collaborations feature collabos outside the usual and expected realm of the larger sneaker companies. From Lacoste to Asics, Saucony joins the list for 2008 footwear collaborations in these classic running SMUs. Available only at Rivington Club and online at rivingtonclub.com, three colors are available in red, green and blue with an anticipated release date set for the end of June.