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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
Suitable for our 15 year anniversary, we celebrate the Genesis of DJINN’S and reclaim our origins. For this occasion we decided to found the new sub label Genesis which puts the focus on high quality fabrics and designs.
All products are made in Spain with care for selected materials and love for details. There will be several new silhouettes in the style of the classic wallabee shoe, boat shoes and also boots.
During the production for the new edition of the classic wallabee shoe for example, only the finest Spanish leather is used. The shoe is built from a moccasin shape and features a sole out of 100% crepe with the front seam being stitched by hand. The inner shoe respectively is worn out with high quality leather.
Stay tuned, more info coming real soon!
Available online now: http://bit.ly/2gy4L46
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
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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Last Friday we celebrated our collaboration with A Licky Boom Boom Down at the GREATLIVE store in Cologne right before the big Sneakerness weekend. A big thank you goes out to all the people for stopping by and making this a great night! And of course thanks to the GREATLIVE staff and our sponsors Gaffel Kölsch, vitaminwater and Red Bull for the support!
Go here to check out all the pics!
Please check the link below for all the info on the release!
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