MCA Tribute Billboards
To honor the late Adam Yauch aka MCA of the Beastie Boys, Shepard Fairey has created several tributes to the hip-hop pioneer. Appearing in a number of locations across Los Angeles, the billboards make use of a Glen E. Friedman photo alongside art clearly inspired by the Beasties’ 1986 debut Licensed to Ill. Fairey’s MCA pieces can be seen at Sunset and Las Palmas and on Fairfax Avenue in LA.
HUF 2012 Summer Lookbook
For 10 years, HUF has been a streetwear staple that has expanded beyond its Bay Area roots to global acceptance. For the label’s Summer 2012 Lookbook, photographer Brian Kelley takes us to New York to check out a fresh new delivery of staple tees, snapbacks and signature HUF skate sneakers for the brand’s footwear segment. While available already from the HUF online store, the collection should also be soon hitting select HUF stockists worldwide.
US VERSUS THEM SUMMER LOOK BOOK 2012
For Summer 2012, Us Versus Them releases its official lookbook highlighting the brand’s full range of apparel, T-shirts and headwear. In addition, the brand’s lookbook showcases a special collaboration alongside CITYFOG SURF CO. For the teams behind Us Versus Them and CITYFOG SURF CO., the decision to collaborate for a Summer 2012 collection was prompted not by the desire to simply create a co-branded business venture, but off the strength of both brands’ like-minded attention to D.I.Y. quality, uncompromising hand detailing and shared California state of mind. The entire range of products are now offered directly through the Us Versus Them online shop as well as via select stockists.
Shepard Fairey Art Works in Pace Prints in NYC
This past weekend served as the launching point for Shepard Fairey’s latest “Harmony & Discord” exhibition at Pace Prints in New York. After taking a look at what Fairey had in store last week, Juxtapoz stopped by the opening night to capture the impressive range on display. The exhibition showcased a range of silkscreens, handmade paper, and relief paper-based over-sized works. Additionally, the opening of Harmony & Discord represents the first time Fairey presents works of art via metal plate reliefs. Harmony & Discord will be on display through June 16.
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First narrative film about OBEY
Filmmaker Julian Marshall seeks to tell the narrative story of Shepard Fairey’s OBEY imprint much in the same way David Fincher captured the Facebook saga in The Social Network. Like many other young directors, Marshall has taken to Kickstarter where he hopes to raise $30,000 USD to complete a feature length film shot while in school at the Rhode Island School of Design. The official synopsis of OBEY THE GIANT tells the story of “a young skate punk challenging a big-city mayor and the powers-that-be at art school. Frustrated by his inability to gain respect within the confines of art school Shepard sets out to gain notoriety and acclaim by targeting the most powerful man in Providence, former Mayor Buddy Cianci.” With the film shot over the course of eight days in Providence, Marshall is looking for the artistic communities help to finish his passion project.
NFL draft 2012 UNDFTD X Rep 1 Sports
Teaming up with Rep1 Sports, Undefeated presents a dramatic and piercing look into the rigorous training carried out by some of this year’s NFL draft prospects. This video, which was shot in Laguna Hills, California in Juggernaut Gym, showcases the routines of five elite athletes which include Sean Richardson (Vanderbilt, Safety), Mile Burris (San Diego State, LB), Trenton Robinson (Michigan St, Safety), Keshawn Martin (Michigan St, Wide Receiver) and Shea McClellin (Boise St., LB/DE).
Stussy 2012 Spring Rome Photoshoot
-“Shot in Rome” is a Stussy lookbook shot by the capable hands of photographer Marco Mazocchi. Happily coinciding with Stussy Milan’s recent opening, these photos further represent the aesthetic marriage between the Californian surf turned-streetwear brand and the ancient civilizations of Rome. The collection exhibits a slightly muted sensibility to otherwise strong geometric prints and color for a more refined look.
In4mation x matix capital collection 2012
-Paying homage to the Hawaiian people and their unique culture, In4mation and Matix have come together in a joint effort that is being touted the “Capital Collection.” Gathering inspiration from the multitude of cultural elements that were blended together in the early days of Hawaii, the Capital Collection will shed light on the various hardships and tribulations that first generation plantation workers were forced to endure. This mentality and amalgam of cultural facets aligned to form a single harmonious Hawaiian culture that would eventually lead to the birth of a language called Pidgin English. To this day, the Hawaiian people still celebrate and practice hard work, sharing, and the importance of family life
Mighty Healthy Spring 2012 Commercial
Longstanding streetwear purveyor, Mighty Healthy, presents a brief commercial effectively showcasing the brand’s forthcoming seasonal releases. Aligning with professional skaters Chris Colbourn, Edgar Barrera and Pete Eldridge, the progressive label cruises around town, thrashing it up on the Mighty Healthy logo box
Us Versus Them @ Stussy San Francisco
In honor of their new 2012 spring collection, SoCal’s Us Versus Them were recently invited to San Francisco by the squad over at Stussy. Heading north from their Irvine digs, UVT’s Mike Glory, Menso and Graham stopped at a local supply store to grab some paint before heading to Stussy to decorate the storefront.
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