PARIS///LANCE ARMSTRONG’S TREK ART BIKES COME TO LIFE IN THE WINDOW OF COLETTE

July 13, 2009  |  art, Lance Armstrong, News, Nike, Paris  |  Comments Off

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Taking LANCE ARMSTRONG's coveted TREK art bikes to the streets today was Parisian couture culture spot COLETTE, where a trio of Tex's 2009 race bikes customized by KENNY SCHARF (Giro d'Italia), KAWS (the Milan-Sanremo "Widowmaker" collarbone breaker), and SHEPARD FAIREY (Giro d'Italia) went on display in the shop's front window. Set up to draw heat in advance of their debut at Lance's Supertouch-curated art show "STAGES," which opens this Thursday, July 16th at GALERIE EMMANUEL PERROTIN, the go-fast machines were accompanied by examples of NIKE's must-have "Greatest Hits" NSW shoes by FUTURA, MISTER CARTOON, and SoMe that were produced in LIVESTRONG's trademark yellow colorway with 100% of profits going to benefit The Lance Armstrong Foundation/Livestrong. The bikes will join the "STAGES" show for its debut opening on Thursday and will later be joined on July 26th by Lance's trio of Tour de France art bikes by MARC NEWSON, YOSHITOMO NARA, and, for the Tour finale, DAMIEN HIRST. Keep an eye on ST for more exclusive coverage of "STAGES" as the opening draws near and sneek peek looks at Lance's next round of TDF bikes including an in-depth look at Hirst's two-wheeled masterpiece...

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NEWS///FIRST LOOK///NIKE x LIVESTRONG “STAGES” PRODUCT FOR LANCE ARMSTRONG 2009

March 9, 2009  |  Fashion, LA, Lance Armstrong, Livestrong, News, Nike, Sneek Peek  |  Comments Off

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Sneaker connoisseur EDDIE CRUZ represents lance's favorite spot UNDFTD and the must-have "Stages" FLOM Futura Dunks. Below: Mr. Cartoon's AF1 looks even meaner in yellow...

NIKE has always given 100% of the proceeds from their innovative and comprehensive LIVESTRONG apparel & foorwear collection to the anti-cancer foundation LANCE ARMSTRONG founded in 1997. With their new "Stages" collection designed by JESSE LEYVA, the company has moved to incorporate the cream of the crop of NSW's coveted offerings to expand the reach of a program that has already generated over $10 million for the cause. Kicking off the lineup are reissues of some of sneakerdom's most sought-after DUNK and AIR FORCE 1 releases by FUTURA, MISTER CARTOON, and SO ME, all in the trademark yellow Livestrong colorway. Backing them up are the corresponding AIR MAX PACK (Ones, 90s, and 180s), the new hybrid EVERYDAY LUNAR RACER, the CUTTERS PACK TIEMPO created especially for urban fixed gear cyclists, the original LUNAR RACER, the rare FOOTSCAPE WOVEN, and apparel pieces like the M-65 and FIREFLY jackets. First offerings hit shelves in the coming months with lots more surprises to come. Stay tuned to ST for updates on the way. Meanwhile, HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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POLITIKS///FIRST LOOK: “MANIFEST HOPE DC” ART SHOW RINGS IN OBAMA INAUGURATION

January 18, 2009  |  art, Feature, Nike, Openings, Politiks, Ron English, Shepard Fairey, Street Art  |  Comments Off

manhopedc1.jpg Just in time to celebrate President-Elect BARACK OBAMA's upcoming inauguration on January 20th, the SHEPARD FAIREY-organized MANIFEST HOPE DC art show (in collaboration with MoveOn.org) has opened its doors to the public in the nation's capitol. An extension of the original "Manifest Hope" show last year at the Democratic National Convention, this year's installment enjoys the distinction of celebrating a hard-won change instead of stating the case for it. Featuring original artwork by a diverse array of artists including Shepard Fairey, Tim Biskup, Tristan Eaton, Ron English, David Choe, Maya Hayuk, Andy Howell, Chris Pastras, HAZE, Travis Millard, House Industries, HVW8, Zoltron, JK5, Justin Hampton, Robbie Conal, and Sam Flores, the inclusive show is intended to reflect the grassroots movement that helped propel Obama to unheard of stratospheric heights. HAVE A LOOK:

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MIAMI///NIKE SPORTSWEAR DOES SOME “ART DAMAGE” AT BASEL WITH THE SADS, NO AGE, AND PANDA BEAR

December 8, 2008  |  art, Art & Commerce, Art Basel, Art Freaks, Miami, News, Nike, Openings  |  Comments Off

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"Art damage" might just be an understatement...

NIKE SPORTSWEAR took the hipsters to town at this year's ART BASEL in Miami on Friday nite when their AARON ROSE-curated "Art Damage" party broke open in conjunction with the NADA art fair. Featuring visual displays drawn from the label's "Being True" photography campaign, video portraits of NSW athletes by acclaimed artist ROBERT WILSON, and elements of their recent alliance with the "Beautiful Losers" documentary film, the party shifted into overdrive when the evening's real entertainment kicked in courtesy of musical guests THE SADS, NO AGE, and PANDA BEAR. Needless to say, heads were rocked, sweat was poured, and art was damaged by all. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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HONG KONG///VINYL CULTURE///FIRST LOOK: MICHAEL LAU’S “CRAZY FORCE 1″ EXHIBITION

December 4, 2008  |  art, Art & Commerce, Hong Kong, News, Nike, Product Toss, Toybox, Vinyl Fetish  |  Comments Off

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Hong Kong Sneaker and vinyl fetishists were on cloud nine last week when hoometown art hero MICHAEL LAU opened his "Crazy Force 1" art show at MICHAEL GALLERY. A collaborative project between the seminal toymaker's "Crazy Children" series and NIKE SPORTSWEAR's "1World" Air Force 1 program, the show featured a shoe box-like interior printed with Lau's "padded cell" print with artwork by Lau visible only through Swoosh-shaped cutouts in the wall. In the far corner of the room stood the artist's life-sized "Crazy Force" character solo in a corner. Of course no proper collab would be complete without to-die-for limited-edition product and Lau did not disappoint in offering fans a signature Nike Air Force 1 sneaker with an upper constructed of his quilted "padded cell" leather and a pocket-sized version of his "Crazy Force" character. Needless to say, supplies sold out in seconds and Lau's reputation as the king of the game remained undefeated. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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LA///ROCK OF AGES///THE CRO MAGS BRING HARDCORE TO NIKE’S MONTALBAN THEATER

October 28, 2008  |  LA, News, Nike, Rock of Ages  |  Comments Off

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Above: The Cro Mags prove punk's not dead. Below: A timeless hardcore fashion statement...

Earlier this month Hollywood hardcore fans got an incredibly rare treat when, ironically, NIKE SPORTSWEAR presented the official release of "Radio Silence: A Selected Visual History of American Hardcore Music,” at THE MONTALBAN in Hollywood featuring a live performance by none other than the CRO MAGS. Compiled by authors Nathan Nedorostek and Anthony Pappalardo—who were also a part of a Q&A with attendees alongside Chris Bratton (Chain of Strength), John Roa (End To End/Justice League), Jason Farrel (Swiz), John Joseph (Cro-Mags), Sean Ross (Excel), Dan O'Mahoney (No For An Answer/Carry Nation), and Gavin Oglesby (No For An Answer/Carry Nation)—the book masterfully traces the origins and influence of hardcore music from its glory days in the 1980s till now with crucial vintage photographs and insightful essays. A crowd of the faithful wrapped around the block onto Hollywood Blvd and nearly ripped the place to shreds as the evening proved that the youth are indeed still restless. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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LA///BEAUTIFUL LOSERS “MAKE SOMETHING!” WORKSHOPS FEATURING AARON ROSE, MONEY MARK, JESSE SPEARS, ED TEMPLETON, JESSE LEYVA, MIKE MILLS, AND KEITH SCHARWATH

September 13, 2008  |  Beautiful Losers, LA, News, Nike  |  Comments Off

ms-ed-templeton_05.jpgl1020502.jpgCelebrating the global release of the new “Beautiful Losers” documentary movie, head loser AARON ROSE, in conjunction with NIKE SPORTSWEAR has organized a series of over 30 artist-led “Make Something!” workshops in Tokyo, NYC, San Francisco, and LA. Designed to bring street-level art instruction to disadvantaged urban youth, the roster of instructors includes such youth culture art heroes as Mike Mills, KAWS, Ed Templeton, Eric Elms, Mister Cartoon, Todd James (REAS), Tommy Guerrero, and Geoff McFetridge, to name a few. To date, the NYC program has wrapped up and we're deep in the cut with inspiring sessions in LA at the MONTALBAN THEATER (where the black & white Geoff McFetridge designed wallpaper has become a de facto coloring book) including Zine Making with Aaron Rose, Film Score with Money Mark, Pom Poms with Jesse Spears, Skate Graphics with Ed Templeton, Sneaker Design with Jesse Leyva, Drawing with Mike Mills, and Movie Posters with Keith Scharwath. More sessions will continue through the fall with highlights including Design with Paul Mittleman, and Tattooing with Mister Cartoon. Meanwhile, PEEP THE RECAP: Read More

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CHARITY CASE///BEAUTIFUL LOSERS NIKE DUNKS ON AUCTION BLOCK TO BENEFIT CHILDREN’S AID SOCIETY

September 3, 2008  |  Art & Commerce, Beautiful Losers, Charity Case, Exclusive, News, Nike  |  Comments Off

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NYC///GOTHAM’S BEAUTIFUL LOSERS “MAKE SOMETHING!” WORKSHOPS WRAP UP WITH ERIC WHITE AND JESSE LEYVA

August 27, 2008  |  art, Beautiful Losers, Eric White, News, Nike, NYC  |  Comments Off

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Eric White (top center) and Jesse Leyva believe the children are our future...

The BEAUTIFUL LOSERS x NIKE SPORTSWEAR official "Make Something!" creative workshop series designed to provide cutting-edge art instruction to disadvantaged urban youth in conjunction with the "Beautiful Losers" international film debut wrapped up its month long run in NYC last weekend with two blowout four-hour seminars: Painting with ERIC WHITE, and sneaker design with JESSE LEYVA. Schooling a diverse array of young urban students on the finer points of putting brush to canvas, Mr White distilled his years of fine art experience into a powerful tutorial that sent the students home with a greatly enhanced skill set and newfound desire to create art with a tool other than a spray paint can. Meanwhile, Nike's own resident footwear magician Jesse Leyva guided a full house of dedicated young sneakerheads through the finer points of staying fresh-to-death on the blank canvas of a pair of all-white AF1s. Currently, the West Coast "Make Something!" workshop series has just gotten underway in San Francisco and Los Angeles with classes running through early September led by a diverse array of artists including ED TEMPLETON, MISTER CARTOON, GEOFF McFETRIDGE, CLARE ROJAS, ANDREW JEFFREY WRIGHT, and THOMAS CAMPBELL, among others. PEEP THE NYC RECAP: Read More

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NYC///BEAUTIFUL LOSERS “MAKE SOMETHING!” WORKSHOPS FEATURING KAWS, ERIC ELMS, REAS, SCOTT CAMPBELL, CHERYL DUNN, TOBIN YELLAND & AARON ROSE

August 21, 2008  |  art, Beautiful Losers, News, Nike  |  Comments Off

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Professor KAWS gets out of detention early to teach his character design class...

Celebrating the global release of the new "Beautiful Losers" documentary movie, head loser AARON ROSE, in conjunction with NIKE SPORTSWEAR has organized a series of over 30 artist-led "Make Something!" workshops in Tokyo, NYC, San Francisco, and LA. Designed to bring street-level art instruction to disadvantaged urban youth, the roster of instructors includes such youth culture art heroes as Shepard Fairey, KAWS, Eric Elms, Mister Cartoon, Todd James (REAS), Tommy Guerrero, and Geoff McFetridge, to name a few. To date, seven of these four-hour sessions have been wrapped up in NYC, including character design by KAWS, mural painting by Eric Elms, Animation by REAS, Tattooing with Scott Campbell, Photography with Cheryl Dunn, cinematography with Tobin Yelland, and zine making with Aaron Rose. Tomorrow, August 21st sees master imagist Eric White taking the reigns of a painting workshop, and on Friday, August 22nd, Nike design whiz Jesse Leyva teaches Sneaker design. Meanwhile, PEEP THE RECAP: Read More

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