Official’s Fall Delivery 1 ships this week to finer retailers worldwide. The collection is a culmination of solid styling, thoughtful sourcing, relevant, progressive colorways and building upon Official’s already strong flagship styles such as “Cali patch,” “The Officials,” and “Keep it All Official” workwear patch. The brand is not satisfied with simply embroidering logos on the fronts of hats. They continue to push progressive applications and sourcing. This season shows no sign of letting up with features including laser engraved bamboo labeling on top of indigenous woven fabric patches, full panel high-definition printing, organic chambrays and double-layer laser cut appliqué applications.
Look for the fresh stock of Official to arrive at your favorite local retailer this week.
Source: The Official Brand
The wait is over. The new issue of Australian creative lifestyle title ACCLAIM magazine is set to hit local shelves the first week of August, 2011.
The theme of issue 24 is FANTASY. Perhaps it was the cabin fever we’ve all been feeling from being stuck inside this Melbourne winter or perhaps we’re just a bunch of trippers at heart, either way we are excited to unleash the fantasy theme onto our readers. We felt it was time to take a step away from the tangible world and take a trip into our subconscious, with our editorial team digging into every mystical nook and magical cranny to create a psychedelic journey with each page.
As always, the issue has two very special covers. The short-run cover features the work of futuristic Swedish artist and illustrator, Kilian Eng. Kilian is featured in the issue also, along with his work which references the future and analogue culture at once. His retro-future girl graces our cover and on a very select number of issues, the cover features glow-in-the-dark ink. These will be available exclusively to Australian Magnation stores and subscribers (Please note this cover version will be out a week later than the standard cover, due to the special printing process). The standard version of Kilian’s cover is available from all of the boutiques within ACCLAIM’s BTQ network.
The general release cover which will hit newsagents across the country, features the polarizing figure that is Bay Area rapper, Lil B. Who better to champion the fantasy issue than the tripped out Based God. The issue features an exclusive interview and photoshoot with Lil B. Love him or hate him, B is prolific and very much an example of the new generation of music artists in today’s economy. An intriguing mix of strategic social-media savvy and his stream of consciousness rhyme-style and quotables, the rapper has the internet world entranced.
Other content includes:
We chat with artist Mark Bode, who is carrying on the family business passed on by his father, the iconic comic book artist Vaughn Bode. Vaughn’s artistic vision including his characters such as the Cheech Wizard, have infiltrated street art and graffiti culture for years and are kept alive via his son’s work which continues on with the comic book legacy.
San Fran’s Mark McCloud has the impressive title of owning the world’s largest collection of acid blotter art, which he houses on his premises aptly titled The Institute of Illegal Images. Mark let’s us in on his various court cases with the DEA, the psychedelic experience and the history of the acid tab.
NYC photographer Walker Esner sets his lense on one of the most intriguing of outsider activities, that of larping (live action role playing) with his Dagorhir photo editorial. We also speak with one of the key organisers of the events.
Mansions on the Moon
Virginian electronic trio Mansions on the Moon finally have lift-off with their debut album about to drop, co-signs from The Neptunes and a stint at Red Bull Music Academy. We speak to the promising new act about their recent move to LA, the recording process and being mistaken for Seth Rogan.
Ivan Benic is world-renowned for his mystical artwork which appeared on the sides of automobiles during the vanning movement of the ‘70s. Our feature with the artist includes archival photos of some of his iconic pieces that have never been published anywhere ‘til today.
The late Japanese artist and director Nagi Noda had a uniquely imaginative way of looking at the world, which was evident in her dreamlike videos and artworks. We speak with a number of friends and collaborators of the artist, including Mark Ryden and Kenneth Cappello, on their memories of Nagi.
Mel Ramos paints every man’s fantasy: fast food and naked women. Using the mantra of sex sells, Ramos is one of the last original pop-artists, still eagerly at work even in his 70s. We interview the iconic artist of his work, family and painting Pamela Anderson.
ACCLAIM magazine is available through all good newsagents, select boutiques and Magnation stores. A digital version of ACCLAIM is now available to purchase via Zinio. Hard-copy subscriptions can be made through the Magnation website. If you are interested in stocking ACCLAIM in your store, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Pictures and Words via Acclaim Magazine
New Era recently opened it’s flagship store in Japan’s trendy area – Harajuku. This is their promotional video showing three different people on the way to the New Era store. The cool thing about the video is the hat cleaning service offered by the store free of charge!!! Wish they have this in Australia 😦
With more and more people getting into photography and the affordability of DSLR now no wonder this little piece of gadget is now a normal accessory that we bring with us in our everyday life. Basically DSLRs or rather digital cameras in general has now become a fashion supplement. Even though Pentax is not as popular as the Canon or Nikon in regards to digital SLRs, but they are more adventurous in their designs and image. Targetting more the young and hip with this latest K-r series cameras.
Time to look to Europe for some of their latest shizzle.
Amsterdam store Patta and sneaker shop Woei teamed up for their summer 2011 collection. The clothing line comprises of two tees and two snapback caps featuring graphics by Parra and Vinz.
Supreme has just collaborated with The North Face for their Spring/Summer 2011. The pieces are outdoor oriented so you can look fly with with your sleeping bags, anoraks and caps while your in the bush camping. More releases are expected soon. This is just a taste.
We sneaker freaks always wished that we can display our sneaker collection. Designer Fernando A Robert took a simple concept and made the Shrine Sneaker Rack. They are made from light weight stainless steel and it’s constructed as a wall mounted display. It’s is ideal in the house or shop. If you want this ingenious display contraption, they are only sold directly from the Shirne Sneaker Rack online.
Source: Shrine Sneaker Rack
Despite the devastation caused by the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, Casio still went back to normalcy and picked up from where they left off by releasing the April 2011 series of Casio G-Shocks. It’s limited to two models – the GLX-6900 and the GRX-5600.
Nike Skateboarding is serious about their April 2011 series of apparels and accessories. A follow-up to the April Sneaker Release the collection is extensive with hoodies, button-up shirts, pants, and tees. It basically caters for the needs and wants of skaters all over the world. Check your local Nike SB retailers for details.
Source: Nike SB
To all superhero fans, streetwear heavyweights STUSSY is teaming up with MARVEL to release a series of collections. There will be two releases one is Stussy’s own trademark graphics with timeless Marvel graphics and the second release is with selected contributing artists adding their own memories of what Marvel superheroes meant to them. The collections will come in the form of tees and accessories. The STUSSY X MARVEL collection will be released next month at the Stussy online store, Stussy Stores and special boutiques.
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