Just a week and a half to go until the #IMPRINTPRESENTS @LEVIMAESTRO event. Imprint Culture Lab has a long and star-studded history of holding annual and bi-annual multiple-speaker events, which often cover a wide range of topics. In contrast, the #IMPRINTPRESENTS series is designed to be a shorter, more accessible, easier to digest, and very reasonably-priced series of single-speaker events. As you can see, our first speaker is the talented young Levi Maestro, a self-made marketing machine, videographer, and VJ for MTV. My former employer, Jeffstaple will moderate the Q&A. Tickets are available here.

The King of Rock

the king of rock, rick rubin, producer

Here’s a Trackstar the DJ mix of songs produced by Rick Rubin. It covers everything from the early days with RUN DMC and the Beastie Boys through to the recent stuff he’s done for the likes of Johnny Cash and Kanye West. It’s pretty amazing when you realize how many hits he’s produced, how good they still sound, and just how eclectic the range of artists he’s worked with is. Via Passion of the Weiss.

July Group Show

guerrero gallery, july group show, patrick martinez, aaron de la cruz

Guerrero Gallery’s upcoming July Group Show boasts some top talent with names like Aaron De La Cruz (interviewed) and Patrick Martinez (interviewed), Maya Hayuk, and Mr. Kiji. Probably a safe bet that the other names I’m not familiar with are also incredibly gifted!

Junior Gong

junior gong, damien marley, selector

Last Sunday evening I was lucky enough to score tickets to the Damien Marley / Stephen Marley / Ghetto Youths Crew concert at Hollywood Bowl. It was pretty mind-blowing to see Bob Marley’s sons performing together and throwing in the occasional Tuff Gong cover. Posted some photos over on the Selector blog if you’re interested.


stay weird forever, benjie escobar, benjamin escobar, stayweirdforever

Greetings. Hope you had a happy Fourth of July weekend. In the spirit of independent’s day, check out these bedazzling new tee colorways from my friend, the exceedingly talented Benjie Escobar. Get ’em here. #stayweirdforever

Zero to Fifty

hutch la, accelerating sale, fourth of july, los angeles

The good people at Hutch LA, arguably the city’s best online retailer for all things design & streetwear & street art related. The discount ramps up every day this week – yesterday they started at 20% off, today it’s 30% off, and so on. Don’t sleep!