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With news that J.J. Abrams and company have completed filming for Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens, we’re all on the edge of our seat waiting for the unveiling of its official trailer and release details. To satisfy our nostalgic cravings however, images have surfaced of various artists working on the background settings of the original Star Wars trilogy, including paintings for The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Bringing George Lucas’ distant universes to life, the work of artists Ralph Mcquarrie, Chris Evans and Michale Pangrazio can be seen above.
Remy Martin recently sat down with Staple Design’s founder and creative director, jeffstaple, to discuss his values, inspirations and motivations. Staple gives insight on his career from his beginnings at Parsons The New School for Design and the daily struggle of living and working in New York City, to the lectures he now teaches at various universities. He also touches on a fundamental theme to his brand — the belief that T-shirts are a much more powerful medium for young people than printed artwork. jeffstaple exemplifies the idea that the pursuit of a passion defines a successful career. Watch the short interview above.
Is Reebok on the move? According to reports from The Wall Street Journal and an article by The Boston Globe, Hong Kong private-equity investor Jynwel Capitol is looking to make a $ 2.2 Billion bid on the company with help from funds affiliated with the government of Abu Dhabi.
Reebok is currently owned by the adidas Group, who acquired the brand in 2006 for $ 3.8 Billion. While Reebok could be moving from adidas, the Boston Globe report suggests that Reebok would not be moving from their strategy. According to the article, the move would provide Reebok with more financing towards marketing and the opening of new stores, with all of Reebok’s executives expected to be kept on board. Keep it locked to Nice Kicks for more updates on this developing story.
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Continuing with his series of insightful videos into unique fashion designs and obscure trends, Todd Selby has released a series of films with subjects taken from his third book Fashionable Selby. While the hardback tome profiles 42 individuals, this video series focuses on four characters who push the envelope in fashion with their bold dispositions and DIY approach to design.
First up is Yoshikazu Yamagata, a Japanese artist who retraces steps in art by “learning to draw as a child,” a style that correlates with his cut and sew work for his Writtenafterwards label. Next up, Antwep Royal Academy of Fine Arts graduate Yuima Nakazato takes us to a tree house built by his father and speaks on how his upbringing around nature influences his modern designs. Meeting another nature enthusiast, The Selby speaks with natural dye wizard Audrey Louis Reyolds who explores colors from plants and algae in creating interesting gradients via her own organic dye techniques. Lastly, we meet Yujiro Komatsu of Blackmeans Leather, a store located in Tokyo that stocks vintage leather jackets and punk accessories. Komoatsu and his cohort of modern cowboys live off punk’s DIY spirit, adding bold statement accents to second-hand wardrobe staples.
Enjoy the well-documented clips below and purchase Fashionable Selby from Amazon for $ 26 USD.
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