Previews have surfaced regarding various Nike sub-collections and their upcoming footwear releases for the 2008 fall/winter collection. The usual suspects include the Dunk and Air Max 90 which is featured alongside some interesting hybrids including the continuation of the Air Jordan x Air Force 1 campaign. Another highlight includes an ACG Gore-Tex version of the Blazer.
When I first came across this collaboration, I was pleasantly surprised to see the soccer loving collective of Chinatown Soccer Club rewarded with a collaboration with the quintessential soccer brand adidas. In a soccer world where aside from signature models, collaborations are few and far between this was a definite surprise, on one of adidas’ little known contemporary products nonetheless. For those unaware, the CSC is a group of individuals who from different backgrounds were brought together sharing similar loves for the Beautiful Game. With an intense passion for the game, this isn’t overruled by a respect for others on the pitch and a strong desire for developing great experiences. The Top Sala will launch on June 14th with special festivities taking place. At CSC’s home turf, the venue will be filled with BBQ, drinks and of course soccer with special events and projects as well. Look for New York’s streets to also develop a CSC flare as a special poster campaign is initiated. A list of retailers includes the following, ACU, D-Mop, Addict, Bodega, Huf, Arkitip (Online), DQM, Limitedition, Undefeated (US & Asia), Solebox, Sneakers’n Stuff, Stil Laden (Austria), Colette, No.6 (London / adidas Concept Stores) and No.74 (Berlin / adidas Concept Stores). For additional info, check out CSC.
The worldly implications of this years American presidential race have incited a large outpouring of unconventional support from many sources. The legion of Upper Playground artists and affiliates have had a strong allegiance to Democratic candidate Barack Obama. Previous works from the likes of The Date Farmers, MunkOne, Alex Pardee, Morning Breath, Mac and Sam Flores comes another artist to join the ranks. Legendary pop-artist Ron English has reappropriated a classic portrait of former American president Abraham Lincoln in the likeness of Obama. Two hundred 18” x 24” prints, priced at $200 are available for pre-order now at Upper Playground.
As a large and influential art movement, graffiti has become an important facet in the art world, with this in mind, award-winning director Jon Reiss created a documentary delving into the culture. Bomb It! is “The Explosive New International Graffiti Documentary” that was filmed at many locations around the world, including LA, NY, SF, Paris, Tokyo, and Amsterdam. The movie documents the origins of this art style starting in the 70s and 80s, featuring graffiti legends such as Taki 183, Cope 2, Zephyr, Revok, and Shepard Fairey. The DVD is now available at the Bomb It Online Store and will be screening soon at locations all over the world.
Designer Tom Ford’s 2007 perfume campaign was marked by a sexually charged and provocative ad campaign. Carrying over into 2008, Ford’s spring/summer collection has once again enlisted none other then Terry Richardson as the photographer of choice. We can’t help but think that campaign direction detracts slightly from the focus on apparel.
Source: Design Boom
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The popularity of Pedro “Busy P” Winter and his numerous musical exploits have hit a pinnacle in recent months. As a forefront runner in the electronic music movement, Busy P himself has become frequently seen in the spotlight. colette’s gallery will feature a series of self-portraits designed by SO ME, art director of Busy P’s music label Ed Banger. The portraits include Busy P under different personals and settings.