Really cool video from Latvian street artist Kiwie. He says that he almost got put in jail because of the project and I’m not surprised with all of the glass that he left on the streets of Riga. For those of us that don’t spend our time walking around cities finding free t-shirts the designs are available to buy on Kiwie’s site for €25 with worldwide shipping included.
Nice little release from Forever Gold, they’re going to be releasing more over the Summer so expect a few more posts over the next couple of months. I’m not a tank top wearer, but I do like the contrast of that patterned pocket. You can pick up the tee for $22, and the tank top is yours for $20.
We introduce to you new British brand Addixx. Scheduled for an official release in Fall 2013, Addixx sets itself apart by making caps representing the UK and in essence showing off the UK to the world and beyond in addition to a series of logo caps and upcoming collaborations and drops. Addixx will be exhibiting at Margin August trade show in London and as part of the build up to the official launch, we are treated to the brand’s first outing and teaser video shot and produced by up and coming talent FreeSpirit.
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Andy: Nice to have something a bit different on the blog, but I will reiterate that there is little point in submitting a post when you can’t sell something, especially when it’s going to be several months until you intend to launch, because it’s not going to do much to build hype for the brand when people can go out and buy a hat elsewhere right now. I do look forward to seeing more from these guys in the future though.
Highlights here in this sprawling, 21-minute (!!!) odyssey include a gaming-as-addiction montage (:38 seconds), a Pong tutorial from Jeff Bridges and Harry Dean Stanton (2:03), a three-piece tribute to Michael J. Fox (8:57), and a montage of digital dance offs (10:29)!
See a full list of the films as sequenced at YouTube.
I like lookbook videos, especially when they come from brands that I haven’t heard of before, it’s a really good visual introduction and helps give a good feeling for what the brand are about. However, in this case it also brought up a fairly large error from the outset which distracted me for the rest of the video. Just after the title splash we can see the front of one of their new hats (best view at 10 seconds), with Rawvault in large text and the phrase “Get What Your Given” embroidered on it. Unfortunately, I haven’t made the typo in that phrase, they have, as if should be “Get What You’re Given.” As the range is not yet on sale on their site (though lots of other cool stuff is from their own brand and others, nice to see The Quiet Life in there) hopefully that means it’s samples in the lookbook and they can have the correct spelling on the full run because I wouldn’t buy something if I knew there was an error on it as Iwouldn’t want to wear something that would lead to know-it-alls like myself correcting the spelling on my clothing. Or maybe it’s meant to be spelled wrong, that seems like something that cool brands might do.
MKNK dropped hoodies & hats a couple of weeks ago, and to help promote that release they’ve put together this pretty cool video showing off their new goods and some moves that 90s Andy would have described as ‘radical’. They also took a few new lookbook photos at the same time which you can find below.
It’s all logo all the time from S.O.O.N and you guys know how I feel about that (tough to get people interested in your brand that aren’t already personally interested in the founders), but at least they’ve got a strong look about them and the logo is pretty cool so they can just about get away with it. Nice looking beanies too. Looking forward to seeing more from them.
I really like the idea of ThreadsTV, I wish we could do something similar for Hide Your Arms but the amount of time it takes to product videos like this is just beyond us at the moment, maybe one day that will change, but for now enjoy ThreadsTV and their first episode of the year, some good stuff in there.
I’d love to embed it above but it seems to just be on their own site rather than hosted elsewhere and I can’t find an embed code so you’ll have to make do with the screengrabs above. DBD updated us in the comments so it’s embedded now, enjoy!
Hello Destroyers is back! Founded back in 2009 on the island of Taiwan. Founder Biaka Zaidarhzauva has moved his company to Hello Destroyers’ new home of Joplin, MO. A year after hanging out, sharing his vision, with two new partners on the team, Hello Destroyers and CATCHING MOTION PRODUCTIONS brings you “Let’s Tell a Story”. A love letter to Joplin, and all the things Hello Destroyers loves about her.
Andy: Aww, that video is nice, watch it and have an enjoyable 1:23.