We are proud to announce our The Hundreds by Usugrow collaboration, available Thursday, February 22, at The Hundreds Los Angeles, select retailers, and our US and UK Online Shops. This is our second collaboration with the esteemed Japanese artist, 13 years later.
Usugrow is known for his exquisitely detailed linework and illustration style, influenced by traditional Japanese art and calligraphy, and punk and skateboarding culture. A self-taught artist, Usugrow earned his chops drawing flyers for Sendai & Fukushima’s underground punk and hardcore scene in the ’90s. After sharpening his artistic vision, fine linework, and pointillism, he soon received commissions for skateboard graphics and album cover art. A wildly popular T-shirt collaboration with The Hundreds in 2005 became foundational for his debut in the US, lining up a series of solo shows and projects with musicians and fashion brands in the years following. Since then, Usugrow has honed in on illustration, painting, and calligraphy; he released a monograph in 2013; and in 2015, opened an artist-run Tokyo art space called HHH with Haroshi and Junko Hanzawa, featuring cutting edge work from emerging artists.
13 years after our “Usugrow Gold” release—a fan favorite—we’re collaborating again with our long-time friend. The Hundreds by Usugrow is a Los Angeles-centric collaboration, with all pieces featururing both contrast embroidery and Gold, Silver, and Black screenprinted artwork by Usugrow, showcasing his uniquely sharp linework. The collaboration’s skull, rose, and Los Angeles imagery are displayed on a traditional workwear-inspired cotton twill shop jacket, a Champion hoodie and zip-up hoodie, T-shirts, wool beanie, and sticker set.
Usugrow will be hosting an in-store artist signing at The Hundreds Los Angeles tomorrow, February 24, from 3-5pm. An extremely limited run of prints will be exclusively available.
Select Retailers :: The Hundreds by Usugrow
|Fresh Rags||Pinellas Park, FL||https://freshragsfl.com/|
|Moda 3||Milwaukee, WI||https://www.moda3.com/|
|NEXT||Cleveland, OH *Select Locations||https://www.ruleofnext.com/|
|Shoe Gallery||Miami, FL||https://shoegallerymiami.com/|
|Sole Lounge||Houston, TX||http://soleloungehou.com/|
|Sneaker Politics||Lafayette, LA||https://sneakerpolitics.com/|
|Rukus 103||Baton Rouge, LA||http://www.rukus103.com/|
|Compound Gallery||Portland, OR||https://compoundgallery.com|
|Family Sports||La Mirada, CA||http://legendsboardshop.bigcartel.com|
|Legends Boardshop – Whittier||Downey, CA||http://legendsboardshop.bigcartel.com|
|Passport||San Luis Obispo, CA||https://shoppassport.com|
|Billion Creation||Chula Vista,CA||https://www.billioncreation.com|
|New Star Activewear||Sylmar, CA||https://newstaractive.com|
|Eden Wear||Phoenix, AZ||N/A|
|Crown Boardshop||Corona, CA||http://shopcrownapparel.com|
|Getta Clue Store||Sacramento, CA||N/A|