Skulls and Foreign Family, two of my favorite LA brands, both run by awesome characters in the streetwear scene respectively, have teamed up for an excellent-looking capsule collection of hats and tees. The collection is available on both brands’ websites right now so don’t “get caught slippin” as Chad likes to say. [View Photos]
I swear I try not to just repost everything Jeff Hamada posts on Booooooom. It’s really the main struggle with this blog as I don’t put quite enough time into it to generate a ton of original content. Anyhow, check out these photos Jeff posted recently – they’re by photographer Bela Borsodi and they spell out letters, using household objects. Had to repost.
Yesterday we were lucky enough to have a visit from the talented Canadian artist & illustrator Allister Lee at the Imprint offices. Allister is known for his work for brands like Staple, Stussy, and Nike, as well as his work documenting all things black marker at Black is Beautiful too. We caught up over lunch and went to visit the Architecture for Dogs exhibit at Long Beach Museum of Art. I interviewed Allister for Imprint Culture Lab about a year back too.
Here’s the third video installment from the recent-ish Imprint Culture Lab Long Beach Work In Progress speaker event which I helped produce in late April. This edit focuses on our incredible speakers, including John Jay (W+K Garage), Jonathon Gold (LA Times food critic), Joe Escalante (The Vandals), Jack Grisham (T.S.O.L./Author), Chhom Nimol and Zac Holtzman (Dengue Fever), Paul Kwon (skate shoe designer), Justin Reynolds (Riviera Skateboards), and Chad Tim Tim (pro skater). [Watch Video]
I was lucky enough to meet Austrian artist NYCHOS briefly while I was out in Hawaii for POW! WOW! 2013 earlier this year. He collaborated with Riverside legend Jeff Soto on an amazing wall there. This last weekend he opened a new solo show titled “I’d Like to Meat You!” at Innerstate Gallery in Detroit, MI. Sounds like the exhibition will make a few stops so hopefully it lands in LA at some point. [Watch Video]
Earlier in the week I posted an interview with Hawaii-based artist Jasper Wong, who helps promote the arts and artists with both his Loft in Space gallery and his annual POW! WOW! event. He’s a really interesting and inspiring dude, so it’s well worth a read I think! Check it out at the Imprint Culture Lab site.
Imprint joined forces with Kenya Hara’s Hara Design Institute / Nippon Design Center to realize Hara’s vision of re-imagining architecture for dogs (rather than making them use things designed for humans). The Architecture for Dogs exhibition was unveiled during Art Basel / Design Miami last year, to much critical acclaim. The Miami Herald even short-listed the exhibition as one of the top 5 things to see during the festival. Now this thought-provoking collection of creations from some of the world’s top architects has made its way to Long Beach, and is set to open to the public at Long Beach Museum of Art this Friday.