The Wynwood Walls @ Art Basel Miami

Posted in Art/Photography/Graffiti, Life with tags , , , , , , on December 1, 2011 by Citifiable

Ron English

If I didn’t have prior obligations this week, I’d be in Miami livin the good life at Art Basel. One of the first things I’d do when I got there is pay a visit to the Wynwood Walls, located within Miami’s bustling Wynwood Arts District. For one thing, it’s Free! But more importantly, it features works by some of the best graffiti artists out there. This year’s roster of artists involved include: Aiko, Christian Aww, Cope, Shepard Fairey, Futura, Faille, Gaia, Invader, Jeff Soto, Kenny Scharf, Nunca, Retna, Ron English, Sego, Swoon and more.

Shep Fairey

Faille

Aiko

Retna

Cope

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Classic by Jonathan Mannion: Art Basel Miami – Presented by Reebok

Posted in Art/Photography/Graffiti, Life, Music/Concerts with tags , , , , on December 1, 2011 by Citifiable

In collaboration with Reebok Classics, crazy talented photographer Jonathan Mannion, will be showing a unique exhibition of his work during Art Basel Miami 2011.  Having been given his first big break many years ago by Heavy D, Mannion has gone on to shoot virtually every major hip-hop artist and rapper, including the large majority of album covers for Jay-Z. Aptly entitled, “CLASSIC” the exhibit will showcase a wide array of Mannion’s most celebrated and recognizable work with many of the hip-hop industry’s past and present icons. The four-day exhibition will also feature a special collaborative series of illustrated photographs and prints that Mannion created alongside artists such as Rick Ross, Rakim, Fat Joe, Mos Def, Fabolous, and Ja Rule.  From what I am told, all proceeds will from sales are going to charity.  Below is shot I took at JM’s studio a few months ago.

Dr. Romanelli x Nike Sportswear Destroyer Jacket

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on December 1, 2011 by Citifiable

Dr. Romanelli, master of deconstruction, has designed a new Nike Destroyer Jacket. DrX and Nike worked together to craft this custom Destroyer in support of the Black AIDS Institute and its mission to stop the AIDS pandemic within black communities, a worthy cause.

 

National Geographic Photo Contest 2011

Posted in Art/Photography/Graffiti, Design, Life with tags , on November 24, 2011 by Citifiable

National Geographic is currently holding its annual photo contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on November 30.  Last year they received more than 16,000 contest entries submitted by photographers from 130 countries. Three categories will be judged: people, places, and nature.  Images should accurately reflect the captured moment in time.  The Grand Prize Winner will receive $10,000 and a trip to National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., to participate in the annual National Geographic Photography Seminar in January 2012.

For the past nine weeks, the society has been gathering and presenting galleries of submissions, encouraging readers to vote. Check out the editors’ favorites or view every photo entered.

Boylston Trading Co. x Lexdray “The FLG Collection”

Posted in Design, Gear/Fashion, Watches/Bags with tags , , on November 21, 2011 by Citifiable

Boylston Trading Co. has partnered with acclaimed NYC technical bagging company Lexdray for an exclusive three-bag collaborative capsule. The set, which includes a Tahoe Duffel, a Stockholm Brief and a Boulder Pack, is made over in a stunning royal blue colorway across all three bags, and features Boylston Trading Co.’s distinctive frog logo on a tonal red woven label. The interior of each bag is lined with a custom red tiger-camo print and each bag is exclusive to 100 pieces.

The “Frog Lane Goods” collection will be sold separately beginning 11/21/11.  Each bag is individually numbered.  Purchase yours today here.

 

Justin Bieber – DWYCK Freestyle

Posted in Music/Concerts with tags , , , on November 18, 2011 by Citifiable

J. Bieber at it again with one of his hip-hop freestyle sessions in the Hot 97 Studio. This time he rhymes over Gang Starr’s “DWYCK.” Take a listen.

Behind the Lens with Jason Goldwatch

Posted in Design, Film/Video, Music/Concerts with tags , , , , , on November 18, 2011 by Citifiable

Hypebeast acknowledged talented American music video director Jason Goldwatch yesterday featuring background on some of his most notable videos…beginning with his first ever music video with Aceyalone in 1995. Co-Founder and Executive Creative Director of Decon, a record label based in NYC,  Jason has worked with many of the most talented musicians out there including Kid Cudi, Pharrell Williams, Linkin Park, Dilated Peoples, Jay-Z, Kanye, Nas and more.  A graduate of Cal Arts, one of the most recognizable aspects of Goldwatch videos is that he credits himself at the beginning of each one.  Take a look at the Hypebeast post here.