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)
this guy. whoa!!
the fri. night standard + wait.
the infamous evidence.
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thanks to everyone at campus / wk / lifted (jay, D, des, wulf, dell everybody)
acehole8, the new house is right! i hope you cut the grass though.
razorblade city is wrapped. legacy 9 does it AGAIN!!
first off — i shouldn’t even be writing about this. i really shouldn’t. im feeling like jim ross right now, hi to the. no cowboy hat. onward.
curtis said “f*** jimmy iovine.” that’s old news. he’s from 134th st.
the new news is that curtis speaks on “the bet” and how it was planned to generate media hype for both albums and cement sept 11 as a memorable release date to even the most casual music listeners. obviously. letter time.
i think “the bet” was the best thing you could have possibly done (especially out of desperation) for decent marketing and promotion of your new album. 80% of your media audience doesn’t understand what exactly your commentary created for you. and in reality, you’re the underdog in this situation, going against a competitor who’s promotion was flawless (you had to have seen what the little things did — the entourage cameo and “good life” snippet? those “shades”?). why not soak up a little bit of that shine? i get it. i see you curt!!
lowsky though brosky, you’re already defending your loss by saying def jam will buy out records themselves if the sales don’t match up after the first few days. that’s not strategy, that’s a career-insurance policy.
just keep it real, curt. im not hatin, im just sayin.
your #1 wanksta,
that picture is so classic it semi-had to be black and white’d, although not by me.
we’ve received both verbal and email confirmation from BGA. i guess now its super super official.
sic wit it — 22’s on arrival. don’t sleep.
sept 14, see you then.
Aug. 23 – Aug. 27, can we please welcome:
mike jeah! aka
mike g aka
mike wii aka
mike wilbon jr.
(who looks a little bit like bobby v, with a fresh cut … low key)
5 reasons why you’re possibly mad right now:
1. because wilbon J.R. will cop the quarter century ticket in SF
2. because the world edition’s will match
3. because the wii is in the backpack
4. because the camera’s getting upgraded
5. because it’s going to be real serious, like the LP.
in other news … it’s official. that’s all, and that’s it.
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