“Why be the same as everyone else?”: Kate Moross on design with a difference

Kate Moross has built a career on versatility. From graphic design and animation to typography and illustration, she brings color and originality to every project. Starting out as a designer on the London music scene, Kate Moross now runs a studio in the city, working with global names, including Disney, Uniqlo and Kiehl’s.   How […]

AFEW X BEAMS X ASICS GEL-LYTE 3 “ORANGE KOI”

Back in 2012, Germany-based retailer Afew decided to get a little fishy with ASICS on a GEL-Lyte 3 collab inspired by the Nishikigoi fish — most people know it simply as koi. While the first iteration was inspired by Kōhaku (red & white), the latest iteration takes inspo from Bekko koi with help from Japan’s […]

Hip Hop Slang Dictionary

Hip hop music’s dictionary uses a variety of slang terms that have changed as hip hop itself has changed over the years. In fact, much of the language used in hip hop is drawn from African American Vernacular English (AAVE). Specifically, hip hop slang makes use of alternative pronunciations, mostly drawn from AAVE. Hence, ordinary […]

WOULD YOU LIKE THIS “CRAZY” NEW ERA YANKEES FITTED BY BEAMS IN YOUR COLLECTION?

After giving a bunch of dope footwear collabs back in November — GORE-TEX Wallabees with Clarks in addition to a Koi-themed GEL-Lyte III with Afew — Japanese retailer BEAMS is now dropping some headwear on our domes using classic cap styles by way of New Era. This “Crazy” collab highlights two cycles of the 59FIFTY […]

Uprising: Hip-Hop & the L.A. Riots (2012)

Twenty years ago Los Angeles was burning, a conflagration that began with a videotape. Four police officers who had been captured on camera beating Rodney King were acquitted on April 29, 1992, and for days the city seethed. More than 50 people died. Property damage was estimated at about $1 billion. All of it is […]

Converse x Undercover collaboration

Undercover dropped another collaboration this weekend. This time the Japanese streetwear brand has put its spin on the timeless Converse Chuck 70. With the Converse x Undercover collaboration, Jun Takahashi elevates the Chuck 70 for new warriors and like-minded creatives. Two pairs make up the “New Warriors” pack. The design is inspired by the opposing […]

Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap

“In his debut as a documentarian, Ice – T creates a vibrant portrait of how and why rap came to be.” – New York Post The craft. The history. The power. All these elements of the hip-hop movement are discussed with director Ice-T and the legends he interviews like Afrika Bambaataa, Eminem, Nas, Mos Def, […]

BIGGIE’S BIGGEST STYLE STILL COP IN 2019

22 years after Biggie was murdered on March 9, 1997, while leaving an after party for the 11th Annual Soul Train Music Awards in Los Angeles. That night, he was performing one of his biggest hits “One More Chance (Remix)” and the Junior M.A.F.I.A. posse cut “Get Money.” Who would have thought that that would […]

Nike Air Jordan 4: History and Best Releases

The success of the Air Jordan 3 basically saved Nike’s Jordan project. Without them, we wouldn’t have the Air Jordan 4. But designer Tinker Hatfield faced new challenges for these sneakers. How would he follow up on one of the greatest sneaker designs of all time? By making some alterations, but keeping the overall design […]

The Charm of Soviet Union’s Graffiti Revolution

Graffiti took off in USSR alongside breakdancing, which landed in the nation with hip-hop motion pictures brought from the US. Since the New York time frame, the regular picture of the spray painting arts has been pursued and copied repetitively disregard for private and state property, the charm of illegal art, and dedication to be […]