We stumbled upon this political-labor protest this morning outside the Grand Street subway station in Chinatown while on our way to a meeting at our offices uptown. What really struck us was the style of the the placards and signs, especially the hand-drawn illustrations depicting restaurant delivery men on their bicycles.
A Bathing Ape (or BAPE), the global Japanese clothing and lifestyle brand started by creator and Tokyo music producer Nigo, is twenty years old. To mark this milestone, there’s an anniversary exhibition of Bathing Ape design and classic artifacts at Daikanyama T-Site, the super-architecturally stylish and utopian Tsutaya-Starbucks shopping complex in Tokyo’s Shibuya. Below are some pics we took a few days ago of the exhibition space at T-Site.
An actual physical copy of the Winter 2012-2013 issue of the Usual founds its way into our hands. The mag is a Montauk, New York surf-culture magazine that feels like a newspaper (it’s printed on newsprint and is formatted like a tabloid), but the editorial style is like a magazine, albeit with more of the small-run, casual depth of a well-designed art zine. The Usual features excellent photography, illustrations and graphics that capture the lifestyle and feel of the NYC-Rockaway-Montauk art-surf scene.