Looks like King James is venturing in another off the court endeavour. LeBron James presents his all new animated series “The LeBrons,” created from the characters often featured in his Nike ad commercials. They would be made into an animated series exclusive to the LeBron YouTube channel and website, and is said to launch in Spring. Check out the full article from the New York Times.
Everyone’s favorite unidentified street artist Banksy strikes again on the famous wall of the Regent’s Canal in Camden where his feud with street artist, Robbo, began 2 years ago. Banksy covers the wall with a theme already proposed in the past that he calls the “Living Room”, which is a low profile design created with chalk and colorful details made with stencil.
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INFLUENCERS In-depth Series features Steve Stoute, Founder and CEO of Translation, a brand management firm that arranges strategic partnerships between Pop Culture icons (Jay-Z, Gwen Stefani, Lebron James, Justin Timberlake, etc.) and Fortune 500 companies. In this episode, Steve Stoute discusses the concept of cool, how new cultural codes are redefining traditional corporation communication. He also talks about creating successful collaborations between Artists and Brands. Named one of the Fortune’s 40 under 40 list and inducted into the American Advertising Hall of Achievement (2009), Steve Stoute is one of today’s most influential forces in entertainment marketing. His client roster includes companies such as Samsung, State Farm, Mc Donald’s, Target, Wrigley’s, HP, P&G and artists such as Lady Gaga and Rihanna (management).
We previewed this collection via a short trailer a few days ago, we can now reveal the Futura X 12ozProphet T-Shirt Collection. Iconic graphics from the legendary Futura created for the world’s premier graffiti website, 2 graphic tees and a third photo print, each set to become very collectable. Available at the 12ozProphet Shop on Wednesday, January 19 alongside the film and interview.
Here is an exceptional piece from the Moment collection by Front for Moroso, with this fascinating soft wood sofa. Providing a remarkable realistic look, the sofa is actually upholstered with a soft fabric. While the photorealistic wood grain motif gives the illusion of a hard wooden surface it is actually as comfortable as anything good on the market.
Thanks to Selectism for the info.
For the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin, MoMu, the Fashion Museum in Antwerp and Mercedes-Benz, invited Belgian art director Frederik Heyman and 4 fashion designers with exceptional signatures and outspoke styles – Bernhard Willhelm, Peter Pilotto, Henrik Vibskov and Mikio Sakabe – to create 4 installations.
At the heart of each installation stands a Mercedes Benz Young Classics. From these cars from the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, 4 cars were selected that today have an undisputed cult status: W115, S123, R107 and C126. Not only the intrinsic qualities of the cars themselves, but also the widely diverse people happy to be amongst their proud owners have shaped how we think about these vehicles. Today our memories of these cars merge with our continually changing perception of luxury, craftsmanship, and functionality, and form exquisite material for fashion designers. Fashion only exists by the grace of our perpetual reinvention of the past, our rethinking of bygone style and fashion trends and our translation of these for the women and men of today. In their designs, we asked the designers to reflect on how the Young Classics can still inspire us today and to interpret the widely varying connotations associated with these cars into a contemporary context.
For each Young Classics, photographer and artist Frederik Heyman created a unique decor and used it only once in a photographic illustration. The design of tableaux and their photographic reproduction are central to Heyman’s oeuvre. Humour and a surrealist visual vocabulary are an intrinsic part of his artistic signature. His decors are built completely by hand, in collaboration with a team of sculptors and artists. In the final results, the handcraft, the construction and consequently also quality craftsmanship are always clearly traceable. Fashion designers Bernhard Willhelm, Peter Pilotto, Henrik Vibskov and Mikio Sakabe have added their own visions to the installations with each 3 new looks.