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Boulevard
Berkeley, CA-based photographer Katy Grannan has made a name for herself with her strikingly beautiful portraiture. Drawing on classical and contemporary styles, her photos are touching and intimate, presenting raw images of people, subjects who are...
CULTURE
Understand Rap
While most gets what Tupac meant when he rhymed, "I ain't guilty 'cause, even though I sell rocks/It feels good puttin' money in your mailbox" on his hit 1999 track "Dear Mama" (a song now included in the Library of Congress' National Recording...
CULTURE
Stickers: Stuck-Up Piece of Crap: From Punk Rock to Contemporary Art
Founder of the record label Breakbeat Science and an early proponent of drum and bass, DB Burkeman (known to most as producer, promoter and DJ DB) wears many hats. Most recently, he took up the role of editor with his book "Stickers: Stuck-Up Piece...
DESIGN
Cap
This summer sees the full-scale production of "Cap" (the spray-can-nozzle-shaped stool that we previously featured in prototype stage on CH, accompanied by a campaign that literally takes it to the streets, featuring photographs of the stool in various...
CULTURE
Beyond the Street: The 100 Leading Figures in Urban Art
"Beyond the Street: The 100 Leading Figures in Urban Art" is a behemoth of a book loaded with a who's-who of the contemporary urban art scene edited by Patrick Nguyen and Stuart. Surveying the work from figureheads such as Aaron Rose, Wooster Collective...
DESIGN
ScumLife Beast Hombre Action Figures
Rapper, illustrator and all-around talented guy Tone Tank recently launched the Beast Hombre action figure, adding another dimension to this multifaceted OG Brooklynite. Unlike the current trend toward cartoonish Japanese toys, the Hombre borrows...
CULTURE
Cool Hunting Video Presents: Pixação
by Gregory Mitnick Covering buildings throughout São Paulo, pixação is a style of graffiti native to Brazil and known for its simple, angular lines. In this episode of Cool Hunting Video, we tour the city streets with Joao Wainer...
CULTURE
FTW-Crew: Berlin Photoshop Graffiti
Writers from the FTW-Crew (Mr. Tailon, Baveux Prod., Kone and Epoxy) were recently spotted altering posters of Britney Spears, Leona Lewis, and Christina Aguilera in the Berlin metro. In a clever form of adbusting, they superimposed the Photoshop...
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KAWS x Kanye West: 808 & Heartbreak Cover Art
For those of you not paying attention to recent pop culture news, New York artist KAWS' fantastical cover art montage—a cartoon-like image in red, purple pink and shades of blue swallowing up musical/sartorial/blogger sensation Kanye West...
STYLE
Cool Hunting Rough Cut: Nike Sportswear 21 Mercer Walk Thru
Finalizing our coverage of Nike Sportswear's launch activities we bring you a walk-thru of their new store in NYC, 21 Mercer. Richard Clarke, Global Creative Director for Nike Sportswear, talks to us about the brand as expressed thru this space...
TECH
Parra x Enjoi Skateboards
Illustrator Parra Rockwell has been producing work at a prolific pace the past couple years with brands slapping his distinct hand-drawn graphics and lettering on everything from sneakers to album covers and t-shirts. The only logical next step (other...
TECH
Jason Markk x Staple Sneaker Solution Set
It sounded like a good idea, but when we first heard about Jason Markk sneaker solution, we had our doubts. Even after all the rave reviews, I wondered if I couldn't get the same results with a little soap, water, a toothbrush and some hard scrubbing...
STYLE
Sneaker Freaker Best Of 2007
Sneaker Freaker compiled a Best of Sneakers 2007 by asking fellow designers, artists, shop owners and founders for their favorites of the year. Both classics and newbies are represented but one thing remains clear, Nike still has a firm grasp on the...
CULTURE
It's a Beautiful World
Scion's fourth installment of their Installation Art Tour , entitled "It's A Beautiful World," arrives in Miami for Art Basel on 7 December 2007. The opening reception for the public will take place from 7-10pm at The Raleigh Hotel...
CULTURE
Wild Style: DVD and Book Giveaway
Wooden acting and choppy production quality aside (we think it's part of its charm), when "Wild Style" was produced in 1982 the movie-going public was barely aware of the burgeoning hip hop scene sprouting up in the decaying urban centers...
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Street World
The new project from Roger Gastman, Caleb Neelon and Anthony Smyrski, Amazon or Powell's.
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Rack Magazine
With their clever title and seductive photography, we're excited about the new street culture quarterly, Rack, a Chinese-English bilingual magazine. Content-wise, it's heavy on pan-Asian youth culture, but it also looks around the world at...
STYLE
IRAK
Abercrombie & Fitch, Ralph Lauren, J Crew, Banana Republic, etc. are selling a fabricated-fantasy lifestyle, but IRAK lives the life that they are selling. In 1997 Earsnot started IRAK, a tightly knit shoplifting graffiti crew with about 50...
CULTURE
The Run Up
The Run Up is the second volume in the series of visual commentaries on today's art culture released in collaboration between Upper Playground and Fifty24SF. The DVD is the follow-up to the 2004 release, Dithers which featured 30 influential artists...
CULTURE
Horse Play
Cloth-bound, gilt-edged and printed on matte paper, the new book called Horse Play tells the story of Streethorsing—the sport of riding horses in cities—with the highest of production values. Whether or not the...
CULTURE
Scion Dashboard Gallery
Opening this Saturday, 22 April 2006, the Scion Dashboard Gallery showcases art by a different curator each week. Bigfoot kicks things off with a show called "Tortured Souls" that runs through 28 April 2006, with Shawn Barber, Norm (AWR/MSK), and...
TRAVEL
95 Gallery
Head down the alley next to Nort Berlin and you'll find a courtyard that's home to 95 Gallery, a shop and exhibition space that opened just two and a half months ago. Named for the year Nort was first established, the new venue is a collaboration...
DESIGN
Throw-yo
The Throw-yo is a new collectible yo-yo coming out next year. It is rumored to be influenced by "the evolving Yo-Yo sub-culture with street, cutting-edge fashion, art and music cultures." It is the collaboration of four talents: Professional...
CULTURE
Untitled
From an exhibition of the same name held annually in Berlin and Barcelona as part of the alterna-trade show Bread and Butter, Untitled is a book that collects some of the artists, websites, clothiers at the forefront of street art today. Standouts...
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