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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





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.

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.

Pabst Brewing Company x Santa Cruz Beer Cruzers

Posted in Art/Photography/Graffiti, Gear/Fashion with tags , , , , on November 10, 2011 by Citifiable

Milwaukee based Pabst Brewing Company recently released a colab project with Santa Cruz Skateboards to present the Beer Cruzer Series.  Six different beer types are represented in the project including Pabst Brew Ribbon, Schlitz, Colt 45, Lone Star, Olympia, and Primo.  Each beer comes in two different board shapes, my favorite being the Colt 45 Tallboy.  Check em out.

BEDWIN & THE HEARTBREAKERS Installation @ Beauty & Youth

Posted in Art/Photography/Graffiti, Gear/Fashion with tags , , , on November 10, 2011 by Citifiable

The store-in-store concept has always been appealing to me.  Tokyo based brand, BEDWIN & THE HEARTBREAKERS, recently unveiled a new installation at Beauty & Youth United Arrows in Shibuya. On display is Bedwin’s 2011 fall/winter collection surrounded by a graffiti-inspired setting. The installation displays a number of tags on the walls of a bathroom which offers several props beside the trousers, button-down shirts, and sweaters that were included in the collection. The release for the season is titled ‘Stop Making Sense’ – likely a subtle reference to the disorderly theme of the installation.  Haven is usually a good place to check for the latest Bedwin products if you don’t live in Japan.

Images: Hypebeast

Rihanna – We Found Love

Posted in Art/Photography/Graffiti, Film/Video, Music/Concerts with tags on October 21, 2011 by Citifiable

Pretty cool new Rihanna video.  Take a look.  I’ve also included the making of the video (Part 1 of 3).

“Hip Hop Heads” by Dale Edwin Murray

Posted in Art/Photography/Graffiti, Music/Concerts with tags , , , on October 13, 2011 by Citifiable

London based freelance designer Dale Edwin Murray recently released a series of unique graphically designed hip hop portraits he created, dubbed “Hip Hop Heads”.  It’s pretty clear who most of the artists are in his portraits, as Murray focuses on their signature looks.