Archive for the ‘Artist’ Category
For our newest artist collab project we connected with French/German creative duo DFT in order to create a new version of the Easy Run sneaker and a snapback cap. All products are available now on our online shop and via selected retailers.
Words from the artists:
“With our distinctive unbroken line style, we employ highly refined drawing techniques to depict familiar mass-produced objects, as well as elements of the living world, thus exploring concepts such as continuity, identity and mortality. The core of our work consists in playing with lines and deconstructing complex imagery into minimalist two dimensional art, blurring boundaries between realism and reinterpretation.
For our collaboration with DJINN’S we wanted to keep faithful to our minimalist yet playful style. We opted for sober elegant colors and created a bit of an absurd pattern referring to a weapon threesome (including a mighty banana) and we reinterpreted DJINN’S logo in one single line. That was a blast.” – DFT
We give away two guest spots for the GAVLYN and REVERIE European Tour 2016 gig with DJ LALA and Enkrypt in Dortmund on Oct 25th at Rekorder. Presented by No Better Bookings and Rita G Bookings. In order to win the tickets please had over to our FB page. We will choose the winners on Oct 24th. Best of luck!
Collab on a limited artist collection with Berlin based design studio On & On with special attention on patterns. Sail flags meet Bauhaus. More coming soon!Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif
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For our newest artistic collaboration we got together with Dortmund based studio YAWN – which means YEAH AWESOME WOW NICE. The studio was founded in 2010 by the two designers Sandra Greiling & Annika Janssen. The result is a black & white, vegan version of our Easy Run and a 6 Panel Snapback Cap, a 5 Panel Flatcap and a Curved Visor Cap. The material mix for the Easy Run is a combination of casual and performance material, PU taping, polyester mesh and printed polyester lining on the inside.
Words from the artists:
“Over the last years we mainly focused on music artwork, poster design, merchandise and logo design. We are not really after a specific style, but one of our characteristic features of
our work is pretty much always the mix of analog and digital parts. Handmade type as well as patterns and textures are our passion. Therefore typography and illustration build a
substantial field of our creations. The same goes for experiments with analog tools and the resulting coincidences. Hereby everything doesn’t need to be clean because we especially like the imperfect, analog look.
Regarding our collab with DJINNS, we created different black & white brushstroke patterns and a corporate logo. Being big sneakerheads ourselves, it was our concern to design the sneakers the way, we like to have them on our feet the best way we can imagine, simple and cool. Real easy without any knick-knack and at the same time distinct.” – YAWN
Of course we would like to celebrate the release with all of you. The official release party will be held at Oma Doris in Dortmund on August 27th 2016 together with the BAUNZ guys. There will be free shots & candies, too (while supplies last) The collab itself will be available online and at selected retailers early September. Event link: bit.ly/2bftdFkArial, Helvetica, sans-serif
For our newest collaboration project, we got together with UK based artist, illustrator, print-maker and sometimes MC, Kid Acne. The collab consists of a skate deck, a shirt, sneakers, a 5 panel cap and a 6 panel cap which is available now on our online shop.
Shop link: bit.ly/1WDaLUq
His formative years were spent painting graffiti, making fanzines and releasing DIY punk/hip-hop records. During this period he began to craft and develop his own inimitable style.
In the late 90’s his work was first published in the now seminal Scrawl tome, which documented the conversion of counter culture illustration, skateboard graphics and left-field graffiti – preempting what are now widely recognized as ‘Street Art’ aesthetics.
At the turn of the millennium, his work began to appear as the backdrop for major UK club nights and in style magazines throughout Europe, as well as customizing everything from record sleeves to skateboards and knitwear.
In recent years his illustrations have adorned products for leading brands such as Kenzo, Prada and Elle, whilst his art can be seen throughout the globe, in wheat-pastes, murals and gallery shows from Beijing to Azerbaijan – most notably his first comprehensive retrospective held at Museums Sheffield in 2011, which attracted over 50,000 people.
Words from the artist himself:
“For the past 10 years or more, my artwork has largely revolved around a series of enigmatic female warriors, known as Stabby Women. My original intention was to present an alternative to the existing pop-culture references I saw in Street Art and Graffiti and create my own world of characters as oppose to sampling from existing cartoons and comics. Initially, I painted these characters on abandoned buildings as if they were ghosts, coming back to haunt or protect forgotten places. Over time, this evolved into my illustration work and as I became more interested in Fantasy Art, world mythology and alternate history, I began building ideas for their belief system, architecture, rituals and so on. Over the years I have wheat-pasted hundreds of Stabby Women in cities across the world. For me, they still present an alternative, hiding in doorways and on boarded up shops amongst the hustle and bustle.
Many of the Stabby Women wear animal inspired costumes and headdresses, I imagine them as a shaman or theanthropos from an unknown matriarch society.
For my collaboration with DJINNS I have taken repeated elements from the Stabby Women’s costumes, such as fur, feathers, scales and hair to create patterns and textures, which I thought would work successfully for the products. I’ve really enjoyed the collaboration, especially as we’ve stripped everything back to raw, black and white line work. I think it’s a strong look.”
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Tubbe sporting some of our stuff in their new video for “Good Days”.Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif