Archive for the Design Category

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.


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.

Kidrobot For Swatch Collection

Posted in Art/Photography/Graffiti, Design, Watches/Bags with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 20, 2011 by Citifiable

Vinyl toy specialist Kidrobot has teamed up with iconic Swiss watchmaker Swatch on a special eight-watch collection. Swatch has chosen its classic Gent model to be individually designed by eight different artists. Each watch is accompanied by a matching 3-inch Dunny. The artists are as follows: Frank Kozik, Jeremyville, MAD, Tilt, Tara McPherson, SSUR, Gary Basmen and Joe Ledbetter. Each Gent and Dunny combination will be sold separately, but you can also buy all eight as a numbered limited edition set. Each watch in the set has a limited edition number (1-300) and comes in special packaging along with its Dunny partner. Frank Kozik’s white mustachioed Dunny comes in a special 20-inch high version.

The Kidrobot for Swatch collection will be available at Swatch stores and Swatch retailers worldwide on September 1, 2011.

MAX100 Project

Posted in Art/Photography/Graffiti, Design, Kicks with tags , on July 8, 2011 by Citifiable

Kickstarter is cool.  It’s allowing things to get funded that never would have seen the light of day before now.  Combine that with really effective print techniques that allow professional results in small quantities, and you have MAX100.  Started as a project by North Carolina artist Matt Stevens, his obsession with the Nike Air Max 1 has manifest itself in this upcoming book release.  Gotta like the $150 option that includes the plywerk print, limited signed edition book with slipcase, poster and your name incorporated into the donor shoe illustration.  He’s about $27K to his $30K goal with funding ending July 23rd.  I’m just hoping he doesn’t get sued by Nike before it ships!

OriginalFake – ID T-Shirts

Posted in Design, Gear/Fashion with tags , , on June 14, 2011 by Citifiable

Medicom recently announced their latest project, OriginalFake ID.  OriginalFake is taking advantage of the unique lettering illustration by KAWS and are now featuring two t-shirts (white and black) that can be customized using any four alphabet combination on the chest for $115.  The only down side is that it’s only available to one t-shirt per person and they will not ship overseas. So reach out to your Japanese friends soon as this probably won’t last long.

P.X.A. Basketball Tournament Milan

Posted in Design, Gear/Fashion, Kicks, Life with tags , , on May 11, 2011 by Citifiable

The PXA BBall Tourney first began in Paris in July 2009, when Nike AM1 asked POK (Pain ‘O Chokolat) and BKRW (Black Rainbow) to host a 3×3 men & women basketball tournament.  Since then, the tournament has made stops in Amsterdam and Berlin. Later this month, P.X.A makes its way to Milan, taking place on the Courtyard of Parco Sempione on May 28, 2011. In conjunction with SlamJam, Pigalle and Nike Stadium Milan, P.X.A. has become more than just a hoops tourney, and is now recognized as more of an industry get together bringing about a fashionable creative pool of influencers from the street culture family. My brother and I are scheduling tryouts for our 2012 squad.