The widely popular Japanese pop artist Takashi Murakami is currently showcasing an exhibit in Frankfurt, Germany that closes on January 4th next month. You most likely recognize his work from Kanye’s second-to-latest album, or the exclusive work he’s done for Louis Vuitton. His work is very eye-candy-esque and fun to look at for a few minutes. So, you should do that… (look at his work for a few minutes) by clicking the link that takes you over the jump. [supertouch]
This little exhibit is called Fruits of Ego. Artsy. Egor also produced a track to go along with this exhibit. He asks you to please listen to it as you look at these photos. So, if you’d like to do as Egor asks, you can check that out here. Check out Egor’s flickr profile. And be sure to look at all the photos after the jump.
When I saw this I really dug the idea. Recreating some of Hip-Hop’s albums in Lego is long overdue. Its a mix of classics and new albums that have come out in recent years. Here’s a look at some of the twenty that were recreated My favorite’s are the The Game album and the Jedi Mind Tricks album.(via Format)
Jeff Soto just opened up his first museum exhibition in his hometown, Riverside, CA. The exhibition is called “Turning in Circles” and features some ridiculously impressive work. Check out the pics after the cut to see how incredibly massive some of these works are. Very inspirational stuff. Take the jump to see more pics and info to find the exhibition if you’re in Cali. [hypebeast]
Depthcore is a very unique art community that attracts some ridiculous talent from around the world. They released their most recent “chapter,” NOIR, in late September, and I think it’s the best gallery they have put out yet. Themed entirely in b&w noir style, much like the film noir you might remember from the 60s, this gallery is just packed with beauties. You really need to check out the images after the jump, and then when you’re done with that, check out the entire depthcore noir gallery here.
Benny Gold, the artist/graphic designer, who is responsible for creating the popular logo’s for MASH and HUF has just created another logo for Steelo Hero. Steelo Hero is a new venture by Pro-Skater Stevie Williams, the site is dedicated to the Kings of certain scenes. So Benny Gold would be the King of the Logo scene, Crooks and Castles would be the king of the Streetwear scene, and of course Sneakhype would be the king of the blog scene, naturally. Check out Steelo Hero’s site right here.
Krink is fast becoming one of my favorite brands. They started as a graffiti arts company… staying true to their game, and now they’ve got all sorts of stuff… from markers and mops to snowboards, shirts, kicks, and now toys. You should click here to see all the other stuff we have posted from Krink. Here, you see Krink has teamed up with Kidrobot to bring you their signature mailbox in vinyl. They are going to produce 500 (all individually numbered) and each will retail at 39.95. They will release on December 18th. I’m definitely going to try to get one. [hypebeast] More pics after the jizzy jump.
Crooks and Castles just came out with an interesting new release. They designed a hard cover book called “Persona of a Crook” which is made up of some very cool photography. The Book comes in an aluminum attach mini briefcase, a limited edition t-shirt, and an exclusive Raekwon CD titled “The Appetizer.” Only 250 of them were made, get more information on when they will be released here.
I love me some graffiti. And I’m starting to love me some Yok. Dude is from Thailand, and has an incredibly unique and distinct style. Quit wasting your time reading what I have to say and see for yourself by looking at a bunch of pictures after the jump. Check out dude’s website here.
Element Collaborated with Imaginary Foundation on a new series of skatedecks that should be coming out shortly. The decks feature very popular and easily recognisable graphics designed by Imaginary Foundation. I’m really excited about this collaboration, i’m a big fan of Imaginary Foundations work, especially the graphics on these decks. I might buy one just to hang on the wall. [Highsnobiety]
These dudes… Coarse Toys I mean to say… have the toy design industry in a headlock. Nobody’s putting out a wider variety of ridiculously dope toys than Coarse. However, I thought the whole point of the toy industry was to mass produce the products so that everyone could enjoy them… but that certainly can’t happen when certain toys (like the sharkhead dude) retail for fifteen thousand freaking dollars. Regardless, they’re sick as can be, and you should definitely check out the gallery of pics we got after the jump. [highsnobiety]
So Karmaloop is putting on a T-shirt design contest with The Cool Kids, and there going to choose one winning design and that person recieves 10 grand, 5000 in cold hard cash 5000 in redeemable gift codes to use on karmaloop, sounds like a pretty good deal to me. Mikey Rocks, and Chuck Inglish will be picking the winner themselves. I grabbed a few designs that stood out to me, but you can check the rest of them out here.