Posts Tagged ‘Awesome’

Jeremy Sallee Has Been Sketching Some Awesome Puma & Adidas Concepts

words // Nick DePaula:

Over time, Instagram has proven to not only be a platform where photographers can showcase their work to a widespread global audience, but it’s also become a growing home for artists and designers to highlight their latest concepts and ideas.

After suffering an unfortunate Achilles tear, footwear designer Jeremy Sallee has been posted up and posting a spree of sketches on his page, narrowing in primarily on new concepts for Puma Hoops and Adidas Basketball. With Puma’s grand return to the NBA and basketball space for the first time in two decades, his designs explore potential twists on bridging the brand’s past through a modernized lens.

The Adidas concepts are simply awesome, delving into some new branding options for The Three Stripes. Sallee formerly worked at Reebok, where he cooked up the recent Fusion DMX and Alpha standout models during his tenure with the vector. He’s currently the Design Director for Ralph Lauren footwear, with projects soon on the horizon.

You can keep up with Jeremy’s work and his playfully dubbed #AchillesSeries on his @jermsal10 Instagram account — best of luck with the rehab and recovery!



Kanye West Reveals The Meaning Of ‘I Hate Being Bi-Polar, It’s Awesome’

Jimmy Kimmel brings out Kanye West’s most viral moments. The two have gone from Twitter spats filled with Spongebob memes to friendly appearances on-air. Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night (August 9), was no different. The late-night host briefly left the Chicago artist speechless after asking, “You so famously and so powerfully said George Bush doesn’t care about black people. It makes me wonder what makes you think that Donald Trump does, or any people at all?”

Surprisingly, the interview got more interesting when Kanye candidly described the meaning behind the phrase “I hate being bi-polar, it’s awesome,” which is written across the cover of his latest album, ye.

“It’s not an opposite. It’s not ‘I hate being bi-polar, it’s awesome,’ West explained. “It drives more of how you really feel. Doesn’t do a opposite thing. I think it’s important for us to have open conversations about mental health, especially with me being black, because we never had therapists in the black community. We never approach like taking medication or not. I think it’s good that when I had my first complete blackout at age five, my mom didn’t fully medicate me, because I might have never been Ye in this Times Square [building].”

Kanye also shared that his controversial statements on TMZ about 400 years of slavery seeming like “a choice,” was the result of being “ramped up” do to his bipolar disorder.

“At least, I’m happy that I know,” he continued. “Like even for this interview I knew I wanted to stay in a calm state, because by the time I got to TMZ I was ramped up. So what was awesome is that the world got to really experience someone in a ramped up state and that’s when you get these comments that just shoot out…They’re some cases of bi-polar where people go low. I’m one that goes high.”

Kanye also discussed producing five G.O.O.D. Music albums this summer and his favorite type of porn.


Classic Kicks Launches Awesome 80s-Based Digital Magazine Debut Issue

words // Nick DePaula:

After blessing the internet with best-in-class vintage features and interviews on the footwear industry for more than a decade, Nick Santora is now bringing his top notch content to magazine form. His Classic Kicks platform, which includes a website, podcast and social media channels, just dropped a 124-page monster of a debut issue.

The first Classic Kicks Magazine Volume 1 narrows in on the 80s, highlighting some of the most beloved marketing campaigns and athletes of the time, along with cult stories and more niche-oriented profiles.

As Santora frames it, “Volume 1 focuses on the 1980s to explore key moments, athletes, and artists that elevated sportswear beyond the games and into mainstream consciousness. It was a decade defined by timeless products, captivating athletes, and genius marketing campaigns that laid the foundation for today’s sneaker culture.”

Interviews & features include:
– Nike photographers Chuck Kuhn, Bob Peterson, and Bill Sumner reveal the stories behind ‘Bo Knows,’ ‘The Jumpman,’ and ‘It’s Gotta Be The Shoes’ – three revolutionary ad campaigns.
– The roots of luxurious European sportswear are traced back to the origins of adidas and FILA.
– John Costacos, who built a poster empire conjuring up superhero athletes.
– Ricky Powell shares the stories behind his iconic Def Jam photographs
– Stanley Chow takes a break from The New Yorker to illustrate classic footballers
– Witness the skateboarding revolution of the late 1970s through the lens of Jim Goodrich
– Roger Steffens decodes the mystery of the Rasta Man Nike running sneakers.

You can download Classic Kicks Volume 1 through web browsers, Apple Store and Google Play, priced at $ 3.99 for a single issue, with discounted quarterly subscriptions also available. Be sure to also follow Classic Kicks on both Instagram and Twitter for constant history lessons on the footwear and the athletic advertising industry, and check out selected highlights from the debut issue below!

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Every Time Tom Hiddleston Looked Awesome Wearing a Suit 

Every Time Tom Hiddleston Looked Awesome Wearing a Suit 


Fucking Awesome x Vans Summer 2013 Authentic Collection

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Jason Dill’s Fucking Awesome recently departed from Alien Workshop and joined the Vans skateboarding team, so it’s no surprise that we find him collaborating on a new set of Vans Authentics. Featuring an all-over print, this collaboration finds the Authentic offered in three colorways: black, red, and neon green. Each paired with matching laces and a clean, white vulcanized outsole, the shoe is set to retail for $ 70 USD exclusively at Supreme locations worldwide starting July 18.

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