im not sure how many people kanye considers a “modern day warhol” but i’m pretty sure he’s mentioned both david lachapelle and takashi murakami before.
murakami got serious momentum from the kanye album art, and it just keeps building.
its ironic to write a ‘death of supreme’ post, and then tout their new products the next day, but shit like that doesn’t matter when you write what you want, when you want to!!
supreme artist collaborations annihilate every other street lifestyle/culture/cheesy marketing term brand out there. these are skateboard decks … designed by one of the most influential japanese pop artists, ever. smarten up, lames.
if these aren’t already next to kanye’s jetsons prints, they will be soon.
or another proper title would have been the unfortunate retirement of street/skate/lifestyle heavyweight supreme.
here’s 3 key reasons why, in descending order:
3. they’re exporting their line to other shops — now you can get supreme at huf, commonwealth or your other favorite “street” boutique around the country.
2. the stock is higher than ever (in both senses) — i was in the la store this weekend and could have bought any piece in the entire fall collection, excluding that tera patrick t-shirt.
1. here’s the the kicker — and i’d like to use an image:
a web store.
it all boils down to tons of accessibility. and while part of supreme’s appeal was the philosophy/lifestyle/artistic collaboration behind their products, another important piece of its desirability was the fact that it was hard to come by. there was that in-the-know’ness that came with only being able to purchase at the physical supreme locations.
money is finally > than authenticity and credibility.
not hatin’. just sayin’.
(i heard it first @ guillotine)
treasure chest = semi-RIP
35 years of growth in Tokyo’s Shinjuku — in 1o seconds.
hot doug’s; go ahead and google that. hammer — that was a good look.
for the “foodies” — the website doesn’t quite do moto justice. that was unreal.
ran out of time for harolds. that’s up next. wilbon jr./son of aries — lets arrange that.
yea … video game and computer tattoos are pretty geeky, but what about science tats? or math tats?
a classic example of one-uppery. geek is the “new black” anyways.
via the loom, and the magical chris lintz