I meant to post this in a more timely fashion, but that’s life. My friends at ACCLAIM recently sat down with streetwear veteran and living legend Shawn Stussy to talk about pretty much everything. Definitely an interesting read, hit the Interview: Shawn Stussy link to check it out.
This recent LA Times article “‘Wheaties’ artists get creative outside the box” by Hugh Hart takes a look at the current state of wheatpasted art here in LA. It’s great to see a focus on ABCNT (interviewed) featured, and the article also mentions CRYPTIK (interviewed) and Shark Toof too. I’ve not heard of wheatpaste artists as “wheaties” before so that was educational.
If you are a fan of The Beatles, and more specifically, their Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band LP, and you are also a fan of underground-ish hip-hop, then you might really dig this project from the Columbus, OH, based emcee Copywrite. The release is called Carbon Copy’s Phony Art Pub Scam and it features original new rhymes over the original old instrumentals. Fun times.
Pete from Turntablelab recently interviewed my friend Nima about his pioneering online retail business Digital Gravel, and it’s current new direction. There is a wealth of information here about the streetwear industry and the joys of running small T-shirt brands here, for anyone into that sort of thing. Check it out here.
So young Jeff Hamada, of Booooooom fame, is putting together the “Ultimate List of all the Best Art + Photo Tumblrs to Follow.” Bam. If you’re new to Tumblr, Jeff has done your homework for you. If you have an art + photo Tumblr, now you know which list you need to be on.