10,000 feet up.
So a couple things before I get to the photos.
First, there’s a bazillion things going on within our website these days. It’s 40% off everything in our ONLINE SHOP right now. There’s a new Chronicle with artist Mark Ward up. Tony’s still bringing you reddish updates from the Cha Cha on his blog, Heppler’s blog is 99% amazing and 1% lies (CLICK ON EVERY LINK), and Natalia Brutalia.. well, you know MEOW.
Next Tuesday, August 3rd, I will be speaking at the Action Sports Conference by Group Y and Fuel TV in Huntington Beach, on the panel “Action Sports as a Culture” alongside Aaron Levant (Agenda) and Keith Hufnagel (Huf), moderated by pro snowboarder Keir Dillon. You must register and pay to get into this event, and you can learn more about that HERE.
So here are some photographs from a typical sunset here on Maui, where Mother Nature pulls her skirt up to show all her glory like a Dave Matthews Band song. Speaking of the ocean, don’t forget that this Saturday is the SEA NO EVIL art show and benefit at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium. I have a piece being exhibited in the show, and you can also check out other contributions from your favorite artists.
Aloha for now.
Brendan from Loserkids says hi.
While Tal and Angel (Holly’s World) help Roman (Holly’s World) do the upside-down fist-pump.
Natalia Brutalia is basically gonna put me out of a job. How is my blog supposed to keep up with hers? She posts artsy photographs of all her hot girl friends, while my blog has lots and lots of guys with beards.
Anyways, Ben was telling me it’s time to start sneak-peeking our upcoming Fall Collection on the website. You’ve probably already seen some of the cut/sew apparel pieces on the COLLECTION page, but what about the t-shirts? I mean, I could shoot them on hirsute lumberjack-type fellows, or why not have Natalia have her girls floss ‘em? Yeah, easy answer.
Here are some of the pix from her shoot. To see the rest of the shots, check out her page throughout the week. It’s the one called MEOW.
photography by Natalia Brutalia
Ever notice when creative people work on something beautiful, everything else around them gets kinda ugly?
We’re holed up in Curtis “Monumental” Basham’s studio, where the team’s doing final mixes for Alex Spit’s new album, UNTIL NEXT SUMMER.
This is the rapper’s best work yet, you’re about to be blessed.
Julian Schnabel has this line in the new Basquiat documentary, “Radiant Child,” about New York summers. About how they’re strange and lonely.. and “a motherfucker.” The entire theater laughed.
100 degrees Fahrenheit with 100% humidity, newspapers fanning, construction workers leaning into their piledrivers, Wall Street brokers with sleeves rolled up and ties slightly loosened, sweat, sweat, sweat. The heat can be stifling, maddening, the air choking. Like a Steinbeck novel set in the inner-city. But New York continues on still, and is all the stronger for it.
People escape to New York where you can’t escape people.
Monuments being laid to rest. Such a shame:
What gives it away are the loud colors.
And the Muska, fresh back from Paris.
Speaking of Radiant Child, it’s a very well put-together film, and paints a telling portrait of Jean-Michel Basquiat. I actually admire Basquiat’s work under SAMO more than his subsequent gallery paintings, but nonetheless, there was a genius inside.
Saw this painted outside a gallery wall.
…don’t mind if we do.
This week in New York, Capsule was also going off, a more upscale tradeshow dedicated to showcasing high-end brands and designers like Wood Wood, Edwin Jeans, Rogues Gallery, and Naked & Famous.
I stopped by to say hi to our friends Mike and Jason, the duo behind Parabellum.
Their accessories line is made of reservation bison leather, that strip underneath the book is 15 years old. American made through and through.
The quality of these pieces is unrivaled. If you’re in LA, you can see ‘em for yourself over at Union.
This morning, Ben, Scotty, and I walked over to see our buddy Nick’s newest Boundless store in Manhattan. I’m sure you’re already familiar with their first shop out in Brooklyn.
There’s Stephane and Nick runnin’ thangs.
Boundless is a strong partner of The Hundreds, so check either of their NY locations out for the latest from us and the world’s leading streetwear brands,.. better yet, check out their website.
Really cool story bro, buuut Jeff and I grew up in the same hometown. So I am proud to say I witnessed him from his graffiti days as TREK to what you see here. He was one of our earliest The Hundreds Chronicles as well. Anyways, his style is continually evolving and elevating, while maintaining his unique style and touch. Out of this show in particular, I’m especially keen on his color choices and some of the more fantasy storybook elements.
This is my second favorite piece in the show. It’s entitled “The Seeker.”
And this is my personal #1 guy right here: “Car Crash.” This canvas tells endless stories, you can be embroiled for hours.
Here are some detail shots, to give you a better idea of how intricate these paintings are:
The gallery is also exhibiting Dave Cooper’s “Mangle” show.
Jonathan’s a good dude, and a fine curator. This gallery has done so much to support many of the artists which circle our realm. Be sure to check it out if you’re ever in the city.