Archive for August, 2007
Here at Supertouch, we leave the streetwear reporting to the streetwear blogs, but after seeing the debut collection from upstart fashion brand KAZUO we just had to drop a dime. Founded in Little Tokyo in downtown LA in 2007 with a street date of Spring 2008 for their premiere, the company filters classic forms and styles (sorry, no allover prints or size XXL here) through their Tokyo-based design team's innovative eyes, rendering iconic garments in top quality fabrics accented with modern details like radically engineered seams and hidden iPod pockets and headphone leads, and fabricating them with a couturierÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s attention to detail right down to the immaculately tailored seams. Aiming to bring a refined, high-end Japanese street sensibility to the Read More
It's been officially confirmed that a corporate LOUIS VUITTON shop will be situated smack dab in the middle of TAKASHI MURAKAMI's forthcoming retrospective exhibit at LA's MoCA (Oct 29Ã¢â‚¬â€Feb 11), the appropriately named "Ã‚Â© Murakami." A first for an American museum, the company owned and run shop will offer limited-edition handbags and small leather goods featuring Murakami designs including the ones shown below at prices ranging from $875 to $920. The rub? The nonprofit museum receives Read More
Supertouch blogger MARK RYDEN would like to urge everyone to spend a few minutes with our true president, DICK CHENEY, circa 1994:
We think Ministry needs to do a remix of this video asap...
When we got a copy of the new album "At War With Everybody," by Chicago-based hardcore band PUNCH IN THE FACE featuring another zombified masterpiece by one of our favorite young artists MIKE SUTFIN, we realized we were long overdue in singing his praises. A Bay Area-based illustrator with ridiculous rendering chops working in just about every style possible, Sutfin has been busy in recent years churning out fantastic examples of his own hybrid brand of "Heavy Metal"Ã¢â‚¬â€œmeetsÃ¢â‚¬â€œPushead fantasy art for record companies, Magic cards, the Star Wars merchandising empire, comic books, and skate brands like Hollywood and Foundation, firmly establishing himself in a world largely overpopulated by lesser talents. For a closer look, check out Mike's site, where you can also purchase recent merchandise and browse a fairly extensive gallery of recent artwork...
In protest of the ongoing Iraq war, Supertouch's own WK INTERACT has taken it to the streets with "Stage I" of a new series called "Bring Me Back" featuring images of US army soldiers, who he calls "the most exploited group of human beings in recent history," bearing the iconic slogan. The mad Frenchman dropped a grand total of 14 pieces in Manhattan and Brooklyn in the last 24 hours and is now gearing up for the Read More
BUCKETHEAD vs JIMI TO THE DEATH:
2007 marks the thirty year anniversary of one of punk rock's most celebrated landmarks, the release of the Sex Pistols' debut album, "Never Mind the Bollocks...," and artist Jamie Reid's equally legendary and (at the time) incendiary imagery that accompanied it. Celebrating the depressed and debauched era that spawned the musical genre, London's BARBICAN CENTRE has staged what could best be described as a lopsided retrospective of art in the era of Punk, "Panic Attack!: Art in the Punk Years." Make no mistake, this is not a show OF punk artists but rather an exhibit exploring artists working IN and AROUND the era of punk in the late 1970s and early '80s in Britain and the United States, at a time when both countries were a breeding ground for Read More
Yeah, the "designer vinyl" toy market is completely flooded with less-than-exciting (to put it mildly) product these days, but as always, legendary creators PETE FOWLER and MICHAEL LAU continue to come correct with beautiful new offerings. The forthcoming "Pets and Owners" series of mini figures from London-based artist Pete Fowler is the latest addition to his fantastic "World of Monsterism" series and all figure sets come packaged in special cylindrical pet food cans. From the pioneering Hong Kong-based Michael Lau, comes the "friends and family" series honoring his musical and artistic influences. The must-have items here, of course, are the black-on-black "MO76 Future," and "MO77 Womax" figures paying tribute to Futura and James LaVelle. The only catch? These editions are fan club exclusives available only to the faithful who signed up at Mindstyle.com...
The crazy gorgeous Maya "M.I.A." Arulpragasam's phenomenal new record "Kala" doesn't drop till next Tuesday (we've been rocking our advance for a month nonstop and we're still not sick of it) but that shouldn't stop you from getting down to her refreshingly low-tech advance video singles for "Boyz," and "Bird Flu" right now. For even more viewing pleasure, non-epileptics can fry their optic nerves at the Sri Lankan bombshell's seizure-inducing ultra-80s throwback website, Miauk.com. Don't say we didn't warn you...