Posts Tagged ‘Nike’

NEWS///CYCLE KILLERS///LANCE ARMSTRONG’S NEW KAWS TREK MADONE 6.9 UNVEILED

March 8, 2009  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on NEWS///CYCLE KILLERS///LANCE ARMSTRONG’S NEW KAWS TREK MADONE 6.9 UNVEILED

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Pop killer KAWS just put the finishing touches on his new design for Supertouch buddy LANCE ARMSTRONG‘s new TREK Madone 6.9 road bike set to roll in the upcoming MILAN-SAN REMO race. Unveiled tonite at NIKE‘s MONTALBAN THEATER by Lance himself, the cycle marks the kickoff of the new “Stages” art bike campaign being waged to help expand the LIVESTRONG foundation’s global anti-cancer fight. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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

December 8, 2008  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on MIAMI///NIKE SPORTSWEAR DOES SOME “ART DAMAGE” AT BASEL WITH THE SADS, NO AGE, AND PANDA BEAR

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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

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

December 4, 2008  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on HONG KONG///VINYL CULTURE///FIRST LOOK: MICHAEL LAU’S “CRAZY FORCE 1” EXHIBITION

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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

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

October 28, 2008  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on LA///ROCK OF AGES///THE CRO MAGS BRING HARDCORE TO NIKE’S MONTALBAN THEATER

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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

NEWS///CHARITY CASE///NIKE BEAUTIFUL LOSERS DUNK AUCTION RAISES $9K FOR CHILDREN’S AID SOCIETY

October 5, 2008  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on NEWS///CHARITY CASE///NIKE BEAUTIFUL LOSERS DUNK AUCTION RAISES $9K FOR CHILDREN’S AID SOCIETY

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With today’s closing bid, the recent eBAY auction of a complete set of 15 NIKE SPORTSWEAR special one-off BEAUTIFUL LOSERS Dunk hightops has raised $9,100 to benefit THE CHILDREN’S AID SOCIETY, a charity that has been working to improve the lives of disadvantaged children for over 150 years. And remember, though we might be in the midst of a full-blown depression recession right now, there’s always some kids more needy than we’ve ever been. Visit the CAS website now to learn more about how you can help…

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We’re of the firm belief that these Geoff McFetridge BLosers moustache Dunks are work $9,100 alone!… 

NEWS///CHARITY CASE///COMPLETE SET OF NIKE BEAUTIFUL LOSERS DUNKS ON EBAY NOW

September 25, 2008  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on NEWS///CHARITY CASE///COMPLETE SET OF NIKE BEAUTIFUL LOSERS DUNKS ON EBAY NOW

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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…

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The chance to wear Geoff McFetridge’s moustache on your feet should be reason enough for bidding!…

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

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

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

September 3, 2008  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on CHARITY CASE///BEAUTIFUL LOSERS NIKE DUNKS ON AUCTION BLOCK TO BENEFIT CHILDREN’S AID SOCIETY

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

August 27, 2008  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on NYC///GOTHAM’S BEAUTIFUL LOSERS “MAKE SOMETHING!” WORKSHOPS WRAP UP WITH ERIC WHITE AND JESSE LEYVA

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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

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

August 21, 2008  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on NYC///BEAUTIFUL LOSERS “MAKE SOMETHING!” WORKSHOPS FEATURING KAWS, ERIC ELMS, REAS, SCOTT CAMPBELL, CHERYL DUNN, TOBIN YELLAND & AARON ROSE

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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