We proudly present the winning design for the Eastbay x Converse x Kyle Korver My Chucks design contest, submitted by Allison Frost. The spotlight print for this „My Chucks“ All Star is the city life that many kicksaholics can relate to, a Graffiti artist that loves both music and his art skills. Limited numbers of this kick will be exclusively available at Eastbay starting May 1st.
Lately Ron Cameron, a self-taught artist and painter, discovered a Nike SB Dunk High as a potential new canvas for his art. Normally his medium includes pencil and brush whereat his work has been known in the skateboarding art scene, combining psychedelic, graffiti, loose dry brush, and socially conscious themes.
Now finally, a sample piece has been brought into the spotlight. Multiple mocking eyeballs became Cameron’s theme on this pair of SBs as he made these conscious entities appear on the toe box, lateral, and heel. With a base of gray, he added a splatter of lime yellow on the gray Swoosh and a splash of the same color on the ankle. Yellow Nike SB tongue label is used along with yellow inner liner. To finish it off, the midsole appears in white while the outer sole comes in black. Unique graphic is also a part of the insole. See more pics after the jump.
Here´s a little teaser for the all-new artist-driven campaign G-SHOCK launches with their Urban Shock Artist Program. Three different graffiti artists, DEMS333, ROID, and SKORE183, will take part as they each offer their own respective take on a CASIO G-SHOCK watch. The video seen here offers a first insight into the project as the artists discuss the importance of colors and how it affects their artwork. Stay tuned for more details regarding the G-SHOCK: Urban Shock Artist Program.
Darryl McCray, better known as Cornbread, is one of the unsung pioneers of Hip Hop culture. He started daubing his name on the streets of Philadelphia back in 1967. Little did he know that what he started would become a cultural phenomenon and spread to every corner of the world. It’s difficult to understate the influence this man had on the world of graffiti. He is widely considered one of, if not the, first true graffiti writer. A legend that never got his dues and who’s personal journey has taken him to hell and back.
You can read the full story by David Cane here. There´s also some interesting video footage you won´t miss.
Shoe Biz San Francisco recently held a special event in collaboration with adidas and Estria, entitled the Estria Invitational Graffiti Battle. The charity in-store event featured participation from local and national graffiti artists in an effort to provide food and shelter for orphans in Africa and underprivileged kids in Oakland through proceeds from their work. The show put on display the talents of 20 of the most respected graffiti painters in the States while at the same time donated to YouthAgainstPoverty.com and YouthSpeaks.org. More pics after the jump.
KR’s signature drips have added aesthetic appeal to walls, mailboxes, cars, doors and now denim. Levi’s Japan and the graffitiartist KRINK have come together to put out a capsule collection for Fall/Winter 2009 consisting of five pieces: the KRINK x Levi’s KRINK 505, the KRINK x Levi’s KRINK JKT, the “Drip” KRINK Sweat Parka, the KRINK Raglan Tee “K-60″ and the KRINK Tee “K-60″. The collaboration will be available November 14, 2009. A KRINK exhibit will be running from the release date till December 13 at CINCH Tokyo. View more pics from the collection after the jump.
Walk past Marc Jacobs‘ flagship in SoHo or his numerous specialty stores along Bleecker Street and you would think someone has a grudge against the influential fashion designer. On each of the storefront window is a mysterious tag in drippy paint. Of course the tagging is all intentional as it marks an upcoming collaboration project between Marc Jacobs and graffiti crew 1134NYC members MINT&SERF (aka MIRF). More pics after the jump.
Swedish graffiti artist Alex Albrandt has customized a pair of Puma Baskets. Here is what Albrandt had to say about his approach to creating the sneakers:
„I always like a good sneaker to be clean, not too much and not to little from a design aspect! I wanted to play to my strength… so I mixed the abstract sense to it, with a strong mix of dirtiness! I gave the tongues a heavy facelift, as the Puma Basket always looks good “Jailhouse Style” (No laces) …and shabang „A Fresh Combination“.
You can read the whole interview with him at soleheaven. And after the jump you´ll find some more pics.