Posts Tagged ‘Nike’
Beginning today, September 25th, NIKE SPORTSWEAR is auctioning off a complete set of 15 pairs of one-of-a-kind BEAUTIFUL LOSERS Dunk high-tops on eBAY to benefit the venerable CHILDREN'S AID SOCIETY. Commemorating the release of the "Beautiful Losers" film directed and produced by head Loser AARON ROSE, the Dunks each feature iconic stills and artful details from the movie itself and were all designed by head Nike Sportswear footwear designer JESSE LEYVA in conjunction with Mr. Rose. Remember, in these times of economic woe, a lot of kids out there have it harder than you ever did so bid aggressively and often. If that weren't enough to get you motivated, you can sleep easy knowing that this might be the only big sneaker splurge you'll ever be able to write off when the tax man comes for your head...
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 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
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
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
It's been a painfully slow year in streetwear but the event of the summer kicks off this Friday in Hollywood when NEIGHBORHOOD, STUSSY, and NIKE unveil their "Boneyards" collaboration at the 144 LaBrea installation space. Unabashedly celebrating OG Southland beach and skate culture, the Boneyards project brings together a like-minded group of skaters and artists including JUAN PUENTE, JEREMY CARNAHAN, JOHN HALL, JACK RUDY, JESUS "CHUEY" QUINTANAR, ERIC DRESSEN, MISTER CARTOON, ROB ABEYTA, and ESTEVAN ORIOL to create a hard-edged clothing collection and sneaker collab that real SoCal skate rats have been dreaming of. Event space is extremely limited, RSVP now (see below) if you're even dreaming of showing your ugly mug at the spot. Don't sleep... HAVE A LOOK: Read More
As part of their ongoing celebration of the upcoming 2008 Olympic games NIKE has pulled yet another trick out of the hat by projecting images of some of China's greatest athletes onto the sparse sides of superstar Dutch architect REM KOOLHAAS' new governmental CCTV building in downtown Beijing. Transforming the city's sleepless skyline into a nighttime multimedia event, the projections highlight one of the country's most significant architectural endeavors and their greatest hope for Olympic greatness at a time when the eyes of the world are all focused on the rapidly developing Red giant...
In China, BMX is an obscure sport at best, a fact NIKE aims to change. Last week the 6.o squad including riders MIKE SPINNER, MAXIME CHARVERON, and NIGEL SYLVESTER rolled out to China and proceeded to set up shop in the Eastern equivalent of Thunderdome as designed by Richard Serra for a demo in honor of freestyle BMX pioneer BOB HARO called "Lightning Bolts." Transforming an abandoned water tank—that was full of two feet of stagnant, standing water up until the day before last Tuesday's event—into a BMX paradise in the round was no easy feat but when all was said and done a former Communist industrial wasteland was converted into one of the world's most incredible street courses. Of course, it wouldn't be a Nike event without an art component and Hong Kong toy designer Michael Lau stepped to the plate, creating a huge painting and special toy for the occasion. Also on display were a series of original-style Bob Haro BMX number plates as customized by an array of young artists to be auctioned off in benefit of The Land of Plenty foundation that introduces at-risk youth to the world of BMX. HAVE A LOOK: Read More
Just returned from China where ardent Supertouch supporters/footwear-to-the-gods giant NIKE have had their hands full for the past several months preparing for some incredible pre-Olympics events including the launch of the new Nike Sportswear division, the Nike technology retrospective "House of Innovation" exhibit, and the big (and seemingly impossible) takeover of the legendary and historical Forbidden City for a nite. Along for the ride was a veritable who's-who of international tastemakers and shakers who transformed the massive trek into a traveling party & impromptu meeting of the minds. Under massive preparation for the upcoming Olympic games that launch on 08.08.2008, Beijing is a city in transition, undergoing a series of monumental building projects (Rem Koolhaas' CCTV tower is a standout) and sweeping social changes that mark its slow, but obvious westernization—a fact made apparent by the ubiquitous presence of American and European shops and restaurants that dot the city's cluttered urban landscape. HAVE A LOOK (and lots more to come): Read More