The soul of every great man is defined by the shoes he chooses. Whether on the ball court like Michael Jordan leaving hapless defenders in his wake, the stage set ablaze by the Godfather of Soul, the pelvic rock of Elvis, or the innovative skate style of Steve Caballero, their essence of success comes from their footwear funkiness. Time to take a walk down memory lane with some of the greatest to ever do it.
Directed by: Bankshot
Music by: DJ Nick Castle
Puppetry by: Lefty North
Air Jordan 4′s -MC Tree
James Browns gators- GLC
Blue Suede shoes – Brendan Noone
Vans Half Cabs – Gordon Weller
For more than ten years, Danish style-master BATES has spent thousands of hours secretly building up his own private hall of fame at a sand factory in Malmö, Sweden. In this edition of Ironlak Films BATES discusses the thought-process behind the self-initiated project and shows off the collection of artwork.
Shot/Interview: Luke Shirlaw.
Cut: Selina Miles.
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Gorey, Horfe, Cony, Tomek, Saeyo, Mosa, Esso, Skub
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 11, 2013 from 6-10pm
Pop-up Location: 154 Stanton St. (@ Suffolk St.) New York, NY 10002
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Klughaus, in collaboration with LRG and Brisk, is excited to announce PALINGENESIS, a special pop-up exhibit in New York City’s Lower East Side featuring Gorey and Paris’ prolific PAL (Peace and Love) Crew. The group exhibition features a roster of internationally-renowned artists including GOREY, HORFE, CONY, TOMEK, SAEYO, MOSA, ESSO and SKUB.
One of the most prominent graffiti crews in Paris, PAL is united by its members’ shared love of creative expression. With GOREY as a forefather, PAL has developed a unique movement and style of graffiti that is completely its own. While there is a complicated, yet fascinating line between graffiti and fine art, the collective has made a seamless transition into the art world in a tasteful way that does not categorize the work as simply “graffiti,” yet sustains the collective’s distinct styles and energy within a gallery setting.
The PALINGENESIS exhibition will showcase the collective’s debut in the United States as well as its artistic re-birth as evolving fine artists. Gorey & PAL’s incorporation of fine art elements into their work on the streets is pushing the concept of graffiti in a new and refreshing direction and we are thrilled to collaborate on their stateside debut.
The exhibit will be on display through May 19, 2013
Photos from their recent wall in the Lower East Side of Manhattan…
As part of Chapter 51: Leaders, Brazilian brothers and internationally renowned graffiti artists Os Gêmeos (Otavio and Gustavo Pandolfo) travelled to Barcelona to visit the headquarters of Montana Colors.
For over 20 years, the Spanish spray paint brand has been supporting graffiti worldwide with high quality products that are now found in more than 30 countries. Watch as Montana founder Jordi Rubio talks about the inception of the company, his dedication to providing an eco friendly solution, and Montana’s enduring commitment to graffiti.
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Thrown into the freestyle pot…
Australian duo DABS MYLA returned to their hometown of Melbourne for their first solo show on native soil in four years. This Artist Driven spotlight sees the couple adding their colorful works to various surfaces in the city – with subtle nods to other Artist Driven artists like TYKE, POSE, KC, CRAOLA and VIZIE added in for good measure – before heading to Metro Gallery for an LRG-sponsored show packed to capacity with people energized to see the installations they had created.
Sada Okwsa by Takeshi Terauchi and The Bunnys
Flood’s New Light by Thee Oh Sees
Shot and edited by Jonas Marnell