Archive for the ‘Inspiring Talents’ Category
Conceptual artist Dido Velema’s provocative designer gas masks mix fashion with fear. Whether you loathe or love them, the message is loud and clear: Modern man is in a perpetual state of war—with other countries, and with himself since he may never be satisfied, despite his attempts to lavish himself with material objects. Velema uses the Gucci and Louis Vuitton logos on gas masks to call attention to this issue, assuming that enlightenment will help us all “breathe easier.”They’re currently for gallery purposes only, but we certainly won’t be surprised if we see them on the streets one day.
Your barbershop should be as exclusive as your choice of nightclub, no? That’s the premise behind Mr: The Barbershop where you’ll be lavished with premium grooming services in a super cool environ that encourages male bonding like no other. You see, in addition to being a pampering powerhouse, Mr. is also a three-level club where you can party with your pals, or your hip grandfather (hey, a trip to the barber is a tradition in some families). Opt for the Player, Hitter or Mogul packages—you’ll emerge looking the part.
Here comes a nice anecdote from LA Weekly. End of last year a massive billboard was put up in LA for the exhibition of Takashi Murakami. Not long after it went up it was tagged by Augor and Revok of MSK and Seventh Letter Crew. Somebody send pictures of it to Murakami. He liked it so much, that he had the billboard removed and shipped back to his Kaikai Kiki studio in Tokyo.
The Raf Simons x Eastpack collaboration collection, that we presented to you already a couple of months ago has now been released at Oki-Ni. They got in several different backpack styles as well as a duffle style backpack. Innovative cuts, as well as colors, make this collaboration stand out. With the constant feed of Head Porter luggage, the collaboration is a nice alternative.
The Bape Store Shibuya recently went through some renovations and of course Wonderwall redesigned it and gave it an up to date look. Us being big fans of the work of the Tokyo based artists, we present you a couple of pictures of the new store.
All James Jarvis fans out there will be excited about the release of the Illustrated YOD toys. YOD has only recently been released and now comes in a remixed version in two new colorways, featuring tattoos all over. Both the toys and the new James Jarvis Book, “Selected Drawings”, are now available at Sold Out.
Here a little announcement about the upcoming exhibition “Highmath” being presented during the next Berlin Fashion Week in January 2008.
The art magazine Arkitip is curating its first exhibition in Germany and as the first external source ever, Wood Wood will design a whole issue of the magazine, which will serve as the exhibition catalog.
The “Highmath” exhibition will be shown from 31st of January till 21st of February 2008 and feature works of Andrew Schoultz, Chris Lindig, Ed Templeton, Evan Hecox, Cody Hudson, CR Stecyk III, Eric Elms, Gary Benzel, Geoff McFetridge, Jo Jackson, José Parla, Josh Petherick, Kaws, Killpixie, Michael Leon, Kevin Lyons, Michael Perry, Parra, Phil Frost, Perks, Peter Beste, Peter Sutherland, Richard Colman, Ryan Waller, Shepard Fairey, Todd St. John and Steve Harrington.
Tobias Wong and José Lapage (a regular curating duo) have teamed up with Aric Chen ( a highly regarded design journalist) to produce a temporary tattoo parlor during Art Basel Miami titles “As Long As It Lasts”. The tattoos will be permanent, so you better think about it before going for it. But it will be a tough choice, as the line-up of artists is impressive – Vito Acconci, Kaws, 5.5 Designers, Yves Behar, Hella Hongerjuis and many more. If you ever wanted one of Kaws’s characters somewhere on your body, now is the time.
BANKROBBER GALLERY, London, in collaboration with VANINA HOLASEK GALLERY, are pleased to present for the first time in New York, an exhibition of works by Banksy, on view from December 2nd through December 29th, 2007.
With the current hype around the artist you can expect a full house on the opening night. More information on the event and the artist here.