BTNC (Beatnic) will be releasing the second installment of their New Era hat releases planned for this year at the end of July. The first, which was a Gucci inspired number, sold out in mere minutes, and this release should be no different. The three hats are inspired by the world wide sporting phenomenon, the Olympics. The gold, silver, and bronze embroidered BTNC logos are designed to resemble the coveted medals that are awarded to athletes in acknowledgment of their excellent performances on the grandest of stages. These will be released at BTNC in Fullerton, CA and they will be available on their online store beatniconline.com for those that are not in the area at the time.
Fresh off their recent collaboration efforts for various Freestyle model projects, Reebok kicks it into another gear for the ladies with the recent unveiling of the new Music Revolution pack releasing sometime this June. With a fusion of Punk Rock and Hip-Hop inspired motifs, this collection consists of 3 different colorways. Both rock styles feature classic leather and suede uppers along with much flashier patent leather straps, 80’s black and white prints and not to mention a creative silver chain link feature. On the other hand, the hip-hop version combines a black base with a very nice array of brighter colors, very reminiscent of ’90’s hip-hop streetwear. Both military green and white versions are expected to drop in June, while the black version is set for an October 2008 release.
Source: Trashbag Aesthetics
While his original intentions were to document the world of graffiti, over this 9 year period, slowly but surely Mr. Brainwash went from careful observer to participant. Trading in his camera for stickers, he has gone full blown from his first works which included hand drawn stickers to giant billboard sized paste-ups turning him into a prolific Cali street artist. Much like popular cultural commentators of our time, Mr. Brainwash turns iconic pieces into his own statements. In his first exhibition “The Life is Beautiful”, Mr. Brainwash will showcase 300 paintings, sculptures and prints including an installation including 100,000 pairs of shoes.
Life is Beautiful Opening Reception
Wednesday, June 18th
Sunset and Gower, Hollywood.
With their early collections marked by models smearing themselves with cake, New York based CAKE has brought a new dimension on board in their 2008 summer collection. Although the fairer sex still plays a prominent role in their designs, the angle and direction has been altered. Available now in-stores with a list of stockists seen here.
Cultural innovators Alphanumeric rose from the ashes/came out of retirement to step back into the limelight with the same bold graphics and provocative statements which earned them many accolades at the turn of the century. With a series of experienced people at the helm, this comes as no surprise as their love for cornerstones of culture such as music and knowledge have translated into their design work and branched out into mixtapes. The first deck seen after the jump is the Calculus deck. A monogram of math symbols can be seen. Among their future releases is the Stacks skate deck which despite the 2D nature of photographs in general provides an interesting perspective. Available this holiday 2008.
The colorful exploits of the annual/bi-annual mita sneakers, realmad HECTIC and New Balance MT580 collaboration have continued deep into their 12th release. With each release, a multi-color product is more then expected with this upcoming feature all but fulfilling the unofficial theme. Inspired by CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black), the Japanese favorite MT580 obviously features these 4 colors. Set to release July 5th at select retailers in Japan.