PRODUCT TOSS///DAMIEN HIRST TO OFFER BUTTERFLY PRINT WALLPAPER

February 11, 2010  |  art, Damien Hirst, News, Product Toss  |  Comments Off

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Looking for the perfect backdrop for that DAMIEN HIRST spot painting hanging in your living room? Might we suggest coating your walls in the British bad boy's signature butterfly print wallpaper? It's only $1,000 per roll, USD. Available from OTHER CRITERIA...

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NEWS///PRODUCT TOSS///FRIENDS WITH YOU LAUNCH NEW WEBSITE & PRODUCTS

February 10, 2010  |  art, Art & Commerce, Friends With You, News, Product Toss  |  Comments Off

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Supertouch buddies FRIENDS WITH YOU (aka: Sam Borkson and Tury Saondoval) have just launched a new website and with it some must-have new products like FWY iPhone cases, USB drives, art prints, T-shirts, and more. Remember, consumerism is patriotic...
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POP LIFE///SUPREME’S DAMIEN HIRST SKATEBOARD DECKS

April 5, 2009  |  Damien Hirst, News, Pop Life, Product Toss, SK8 THING  |  Comments Off

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Legendary LA streetwear brand SUPREME's collaborative DAMIEN HIRST skateboard deck set has now come and gone and all that's left is this crappy video. Enjoy...

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FASHION///PRODUCT TOSS///”STREET ART IS GAY” T-SHIRT BY STEPHEN POWERS/ESPO

February 2, 2009  |  Fashion, Graffiti, News, Product Toss, Street Art  |  Comments Off

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January will be remembered as the month "Street Art" became inclusive...

Graffiti writer and artist ESPO (aka: Stephen Powers) weighs in with his thoughts on the so-called world of "street art" with his January design for monthly T-shirt subscription service, T-SHIRT MONTHLY. Subscribe now and wear yours with pride...

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ESPO still hasn't gotten his shirt in the mail...

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SK8 THING///PRINTED MATTER///SKATE BOOK VOL 3 FEATURING BART SIMPSON

January 21, 2009  |  News, Product Toss, Reviews, SK8 THING, Street Cred, Street Life  |  Comments Off

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"El Barto" kickflips the leap of faith... 

One of the skate world's best-kept secrets is the ultra-collectible but hard to find SKATE BOOK. A 350+ page hardcover "mag," from the minds of skaters SALMAN AGAH and MIKE BALLARD, the refreshingly formatted quarterly periodical is a welcome departure from the copycat skate mags that could once call themselves cutting-edge. Featuring beautiful photography and in-depth articles, Skate Book embraces several themes and riders per issue, delving deep into each in a timeless manner befitting the magazine's hard cover status. Volume 3 is a must-have featuring lengthy profiles on OG pro and Supertouch homie LANCE MOUNTAIN, vintage skate stickers, and cover boy BART SIMPSON who was illustrated especially for the issue in a series of spreads depicting "El Barto" ripping hard across legendary SoCal spots like Carlsbad, Hollywood High, and the Sunset Carwash Gap. Available for the bargain price of $19.95, you can find copies in person at BARRACUDA LA, or online HERE (subscriptions are only $49.95 for 4 issues). Meanwhile, 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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SK8THING///PRODUCT TOSS///ROBERT WILLIAMS x SANTA CRUZ SKATEBOARDS “MALICIOUS” SERIES

November 17, 2008  |  art, Art & Commerce, News, Product Toss, SK8 THING  |  Comments Off

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Legendary skate company SANTA CRUZ SKATEBOARDS has paid grand homage to underground art world godfather ROBERT WILLIAMS with their new "Malicious" series of signature decks for OG pros ERIC DRESSEN, TOM KNOX, JASON JESSEE, and KEITH MEEK that harkens back to a bygone era of gnarly skating at its finest. Culled from some of Williams' most iconic oil paintings of the same era, including "Meat of Love," "Snuff Fink," "Planet skinner," and "Hot Rod Race," the four deck series marks Williams' first major graphic appearance in the skate world since his introduction in the pages of THRASHER 20 years ago. True believers should keep their eyes peeled for a show of new work by the master imagist at NYC's starmaking TONY SHAFRAZI GALLERY in late 2009.

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PRODUCT TOSS///DESIGN///HOUSE INDUSTRIES’ AMPERSAND SCULPTURE

November 13, 2008  |  art, Design, News, Product Toss  |  Comments Off

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If only most girls were this curvy...

Speaking of design nerds, one would be hard-pressed to be counted among the ranks of the typographic elite without this sand-cast 6 1/2 lb aluminum AMPERSAND SCULPTURE by Delaware's own HOUSE INDUSTRIES on your shelf as a badge of honor. The perfect accessory for hurtling across the room during a domestic dispute or simply as a weight in a pillowcase to beat back escaped convicts with, the glory that is this sexily rendered ampersand (even the word is sexy) is the perfect gift for that font fanatic in your life. Or, if it's used in the aforementioned pillowcase, to remove them from it.

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Just one of the myriad uses for your very own Ampersand...

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BOARD TO DEATH///ROB & CHRISTIAN CLAYTON x KROOKED SKATEBOARDS

November 13, 2008  |  art, Art & Commerce, News, Product Toss  |  Comments Off

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Supertouch homies ROB & CHRISTIAN CLAYTON are some of the art world's most talented emerging artists who in the past 10 years have produced an exceptional body of fine art mining the brother's myriad graphic influences from classic Americana & tattoo imagery to skateboarding. Which brings us to this amazing guest artist collaboration with OG skate god MARK GONZALES' inimitable KROOKED SKATEBOARDS. Designed as a pair of decks to be displayed as one work known as "Any Given Night," the set is available now through the Clayton Brothers' website as a signed, numbered, and hand-stenciled limited edition of 25. Each pair of decks includes a custom wall-mounting bracket, mounting hardware and a certificate of authenticity. Don't sleep...

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PRODUCT TOSS///ROBERT PIMPLE (AKA: BARRY McGEE) x OAKLEY

October 7, 2008  |  Barry McGee, News, Product Toss  |  Comments Off

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In what can easily be described as the most unexpected artist product collab of the year, the elusive SF-based artist ROBERT PIMPLE (aka: BARRY McGEE) has teamed with OAKLEY—official eyewear provider to Dog the Bounty Hunter—to create a signature pair of shades reflecting his own unique fashion sense. Featuring wraparound styling and polarized lenses for maximum protection on Mr. Pimple's lengthy fixed-gear runs through the streets of San Francisco, the extremely limited-edition eyewear comes in custom R. Pimple designed packaging and are also officially certified beer goggles. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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