Thursday, January 29, 2009
Kidrobot x Selfridges - Ye Olde English Dunny Launch Party from Kidrobot on Vimeo.
Kidrobot recently opened up their own temporary concept store within the walls of famed London department store, Selfridges. The opening not only marked a great accomplishments for the vinyl specialists but also celebrated the launch of Kidrobot’s Ye Olde English Dunny Series. Check it out!
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
What started off as a small run for family and friends has now become a full fledged release for Black Klown Clothiers. The brand will be releasing a limited edition run of their witty take on Barack Obama’s new found Presidency. The t-shirt is now available in their online store.
Following up on their collaboration a couple of years back, indie label Stones Throw hook up with vinyl purveyors Kidrobot on a new “Quasimoto” figure to compliment the MF Doom “Mad Villain” release of 2007. Taking inspiration from “Quasimoto”, the alter-ego of musical Swiss Army knife Mad Lib, the figure will be featured in both a yellow and blue colorway with both being tagged as very limited releases. The eight inch cigarette holding figures are slated for a February 19th release at Kidrobot locations with a pre-order now up at Stonesthrow.com.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
From the director behind Dogtown and Z-Boys, Stacey Peralta’s career has spanned many different disciplines from his involvement in the skate world to his work on the back-end with his own skate companies, recent times has seen his directorial talents surface. In his latest documentary, the infamous South Los Angeles rivalry between the Crips and Bloods goes under the microscope. Outlining the beginnings of the feud to its inner workings, former and current gang members unlike are subject to interview alongside experts, writers and activists against this deadly war. The movie features the help of NBA star Baron Davis and Stephen Luczo in production with Forest Whitaker as the narrator. The trailer and more information can be seen at MadeInAmericaTheMovie.com.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Coarsetoys offer a new version of their Paws! vinyl. The new Pain version comes on the heels of previous versions which included rainbow and blackout. Featuring a light colored body tone, the fingers of the paw! figure can be seen covered in blood. No word yet on a release date although it should occur relatively soon. Check Coarsetoys.com for more details on its release.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Lazarides Gallery is proud to present new work from Parisian photographer
JR. Huge vistas around the world adorned with JR’s challenging images are
now his trademark, and this double gallery show will inspire new large-scale
The shows at Lazarides Greek Street and Charing Cross will be linked by a
street work inspired by JR’s time spent in Rio de Janeiro, where he worked on
his project, 28 Millimetres: WOMEN. In the favelas he met women for whom
crime, violent loss of loved ones and arbitrary repression are part of everyday
life. His response was to paste images of their eyes onto the buildings of
Providencia, creating an arresting image that was seen around the world, and
fuelled JR’s ongoing campaign to draw attention to things that go unnoticed. In
Soho JR will create the first audioguide to be taken out of the museum and into
the street, readapting the concept for a larger public. Under each image will be
a freephone number, which the public can call to hear each woman’s story.
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Monday, January 5, 2009
Multi-faceted Australian artist/designer Dan McPharlin gives a look into some of his miniature retro synthesizers created entirely of paper and cardboard. His outstanding pieces feature intricate replica detailing down to the switches, knobs and even wires. Making it on various magazine covers and features with international recognition, Dan McPharlin’s work has garnered much attention.
The good old presto are coming back god damn these kicks are comfortable....
One of Nike’s best running styles within the last few years, the sock-like comfort of the Presto is due for a return in 2009. Preliminary scans and looks only feature this simple black colorway however, given the printable nature of the Presto’s synthetic upper, we expect some bright colors to develop and surface in the near future. An anticipated release date has been slated for Japan with no word yet on the rest of the world.