Keith Haring, street artist and beloved social activist, was the mind behind the legendary “Crack is Wack” street mural that has been lighting up the park in East Harlem since 1986. And now its iconic images go to Reebok footwear, who also has its roots to popularity tied deeply to the 80′s. In fact, Reebok [...]


Sal Babier, revered street-skater of the 90′s and tastemaker of the here-and-now, has curated a collection of custom-made, special-edition BMX bike frames, gadgets and gear to showcase both the the history and habits of BMX subculture that kids went apeshit for in the 1980′s. The Scion Audio Visual’s BMXPert installation is more than just a time [...]


3 Sep
Geoffrey the Giraffe could be the greatest threat to our children

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder is clearly the greatest thing to clean up the filthy streets of New York City since Mayor Ed Koch was chemical-dowsing trains back in Style Wars. Concerned that stores such as Toys ‘R Us are churning out a future generation of not just vandals but drug-dealing junkies, Assemblyman Goldfeder composed a letter to the [...]


11 Aug
Classic tennis shoe in white-on-white leather & gold branding

Adidas Originals has been doing copious collabs lately involving he classic Stan Smith silhouette, the three most recent reinterpretations being done by the way of the French Boutique Dover Street Market and, as shown here, Barney’s New York. Each variation is the standard Stan Smith (white-on-white leather upper with rubber soles and perforated side) with gold [...]


For some, hating commercialism used to mean rolling their eyes with the interruption of Friends. And now, some might think it means shaking their fist at pop-up ads. But a team of UK street artists have taken it to the next level. Brandalism is a crew of rabble-rousers who began projects in anti-advertising out of Britain a [...]


A New York union is complete. NYC-bred Hopps Skateboards is gracing the face of two photo-printed decks with the work of Ricky Powell, a man celebrated as one of New York’s top street photographers (and alleged Beastie Boys towel-thrower). Of course Powell is no novice to the world of collaborations, as you may recall his awesome Rakim, Public Enemy and [...]


11 Apr
Artist Antonio Brasko brandalizes street cred on the cat walk

Antonio Brasko, a designer out of Portland, Oregon, has taken graffiti back to the streets where it belongs. Well, except without the streets, or the graffiti part. More accurately speaking to his concept of brandalizing, what he has done is a treatment of the effect that street art and culture has had on the fashion [...]


8 Apr
Street artist's activist graffiti art, Italian edition

This certainly won’t be the first time that Italian street-art master Blu has brought the mural to the next level, ranging from getting whitewashed within a day for a “controversial” anti-war piece in Los Angeles, to just general bad-assery, Big Bang style. Blu, a must-see in the graffiti-mural world for years now, often fueled by [...]

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