New from Berlin-based shop No74 comes images from their highly-anticipated adidas Originals B-Sides launch event, as well as some commemorative posters featuring the BAPE Superstar, ideal for both those who couldn’t scoop up the shoe in time and those who’d like a constant reminder of their ownership alike. It looks like No47 had quite the line outside their shop upon the B-Sides’ release, with European adidas fans flaunting their favorite kicks, relaxing and anticipating what was to come before the store opened its doors. Although the shoes are long gone, some of the posters (which were produced alongside Sneaker Freaker) might still be hanging around the shop.
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ZEVS’s first solo exhibition in Tokyo at Art Statements will be held in two floors and will develop two distinctive themes, having, though, some common and bridging elements. Putting back ZEVS’s original concept in the middle of his work seems essential to recenter the analysis and understanding of its real meaning rather than focusing on its esthetic. For ZEVS, liquidating logos (chosen amongst the most powerful brands, leaders of their consumption fields: sport, food, fashion, etc.) was never a frontal attack on their power or against consumerism. The persuasion power that these brands hold is what fascinates ZEVS. His centers of analysis have therefore always been humans and their ongoing confrontation with temptations – seduction acts from brands – in the city, in public spaces, and against which they fight… or not. This exhibition opens on September 2, 2011, running through the end of the month.
Iconic Japanese artist Hajime Sorayama will be holding an exhibition opening on August 13, 2011 at BEAMS’s B GALLERY in Tokyo. Dubbed “Neo Japonism & Obsession,” the showcase will feature Sorayama’s signature works of erotica art on display to the public (18+). “Neo Japonism & Obsession” runs through September 5, 2011. An early version of the exhibition is also in effect now at TOKYO CULTUART by BEAMS.
Well-stocked European retailers HHV, Overkill, Solebox, STAB and Strawberry have all planned to converge on the Planetarium in Berlin in order to celebrate Solemart’s 2011 iteration. Scheduled for an early September grand-opening, the event will serve as a pop-up mecca of sorts for sneakerheads, streetwear fans and general fashion enthusiasts from all around the world. Obviously targeting the European demographic, Solemart Berlin will likely be one of the most hyped-up and widely-attended sneaker-centric gatherings in Germany this year. Check out the Facebook event here.
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The practice of lining up for shoes outside the store on the sidewalk in the wee hours of the morning hasn’t occurred in some time, but it was alive and well at the opening of the brand new SUPRA NYC store located at 4 Prince St. in the heart of SoHo. People started camping out shortly after 3 a.m. the night before and, by opening, the line of fans stretched all the way down the block. And for good reason: the brand new, 850-square-foot location offers U.S. consumers, for the first time ever, the ability to experience the full breadth of the SUPRA line of products all in one place. It’s more than just a shoe store because inside the beautifully designed space, the brand’s signature advertising campaign comes to life. The legendary line of shoes, hats and shirts are elegantly displayed in the distinctive environment the brand is known for creating: black mirrors, dark woods and infinite backdrops. SUPRA NYC also features exclusive New York related product, such as T-shirts and the new NYC Vaider.
4 Prince St.
New York, NY 10012
Following up on the previous installment of the Burning Ink Art Show that took place in New York City back in April, the event was recently hosted again for a second time in Berlin. Sponsored by DC Footwear, the show featured a number of drawings, paintings and sketches from a variety of artists. Watch the video above to see some highlights from the event.
GoPro recently caught up with professional skateboarders Bucky Lasek and Andy MacDonald. As the two were riding through the bowl that Lasek has set up in his own backyard, they thought it would be the perfect opportunity to test out GoPro’s new HD Hero camera. Strapping the devices onto everything they could (including the undercarriage of their skateboard decks), the two were able to capture some great footage. Check it out for yourselves.
On July 23 in Chicago, the nation’s best b-boys will face off during the Red Bull BC One United States qualifier. Throughout four rounds of 1-on-1 battles, the competition will pit city against city and crew against crew. Style will clash with power, toprock with downrock, tight footwork with explosive acrobatics. At the end, only one of the 16 competitors will emerge with the right to call himself the best b-boy in North America. In addition to bragging rights, the victor will earn the chance to represent the United States at the Red Bull BC One World Finals in Moscow, Russia this November. The national qualifier in Chicago will be held at the Aragon Ballroom on Saturday, July 23 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets for the event are $10.00 for general admission and $20 for balcony and can be purchased at the Aragon box office or online at aragon.com. More information on the event can be found at Redbullbcone.com.
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Chicago, IL 60640
Fixed gear bikes have grown exponentially in Asia over the last few years. Becoming a common sight among many of the big metropolitan areas as well as tier two cities, the South Korean capital of Seoul recently hosted its 2011 Trick Jam competition. A video by LOWANGLEWORKS together with Yong Min Kim and Jae Hyeok Lee does a great job of capturing the raucous crowd with some slow motion cinematographic effects.
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