Trill spooky vibes from Copenhagen’s Rascals with this video showcasing their winter 2013 collection on the nightime city streets. Produced by the same team behind the a/w video, these guys are on a promo roll right now… that, and the line is rock solid 100.
There are no words… See See just made the best moto vid of the year *round of applause, suddenly hungry*
Here is a look at a great little collaboration that I am rather excited about: HUF x VTS. Coming from a background in graffiti myself I know of the VTS crew very well (mostly westcoast based with a heavy Vancouver presence) and have watched the crew grow over the years to what it is today, a world renowned graffiti crew. The one thing that I respect most about the crew is they don’t mess with the street art, we’re talking raw, illegal graffiti here. It is also no surprise we are fond of HUF and what they do and represent so this was a no brainer for me. Here is a little about the colab via HUF:
“HUF x Very Top Secret collection | Founded in 2003, very top secret (VTS) is a worldwide graffiti crew rooted in — and fundamentally dedicated to — illegal graffiti. Widely known for traveling the world over and leaving their mark wherever they go, VTS thrives off the desire to maintain freedom and self-expression by rejecting social conventions. Born out of a similar street-level upbringing through skateboarding, HUF has come together with vts on a collaboration that encapsulates both parties’ allegiance to upholding shared roots in underground culture. Celebrating the 10-year anniversary of VTS, the limited edition HUF x VTS collaboration features a series of three t-shirts, a pullover hoodie, snapback hat, and socks”.
I also really like how the crew has been busy hitting the streets in preparation of the release, click through for that as well as the rest of the collection.
Awesome interview with Go Takamine of Brat Style, a shop building some of my favourite bikes in existence. Specializing in air-cooled Japanese singles and American V-Twins, the style is a blend of dirt and chop, punk and traditional, all the good things. Anti-convention and all style, Takamine’s Panhead is a great example of what the shop excels at… great riding footage too!
PEZ breaking down more messenger/graffiti history here in episode 2, presented by Cadence.
Now for your weekly dose of art lookbook, here’s Japanese label Bukht and their f/w 2013 collection. Looking through their site archives I really like collections from seasons past (and current), but you wouldn’t know anything about the pieces from this presentation… but who cares, its art not fashion, right? Right.
Here is a bangin’ new lookbook by Japanese label Softmachine for the current spring/summer 2013 season. The brand is a tattoo-inspired apparel label that was started back in 2002 by Kosuke Yamagishi. The artwork for the collections are all done by Japanese traditional tattoo artists, taking inspration from traditional Japanese tattoo art, contemporary fine art, photography and music associated with the tattoo culture. Some damn good looks seen here, all very skins, suedes, teddy, rocker styles with plenty of plaids, bowling shirts, Docs, Braces and head tats.
Here is the newest entry from the the second season of Crack & Shine and their international series, documenting graffiti from across the globe. This most recent video edit was shot in the capital city of Denmark, Copenhagen. The edit was shot by Will Robson Scott and features Copenhagen writers painting clean trains, street bombing on track bikes and describing the history and present state of Copenhagen graffiti. I have always loved the Danes and their dedication to keeping the clean train moment alive, even with the new ‘Strawberry trains’ that aren’t the most desirable shape they still love to paint them and love the fact that they run.