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Taking It Back: Supreme in '90s Pop Culture

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Taking It Back: Supreme in '90s Pop Culture

You can’t look anywhere in 2017 without seeing something Supreme, no matter if you’re cruising around the streets or surfing the Internet. What started as a small New York skate shop has grown to become one of the most ubiquitous brands in the world since their founding in 1994. The brand’s massive success begets its humble beginnings and early cult status, and some forget that in the mid '90s it was a brand for those truly “in the know,” like downtown NY skaters, cool kids and savvy Japanese tourists. However, before the legendary collabs with brands like Nike, Lacoste, Coca-Cola...

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Tom Sachs And Nike: A Match Made In Outer Space

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Tom Sachs And Nike: A Match Made In Outer Space

Collaborating with Nike is a big deal. The most powerful footwear brand in the world? Sneakers that everyone collected and loved growing up? Yes, a collaboration with the Swoosh is certainly a milestone in almost any creator’s career. Then there’s Tom Sachs, whose “Mars Yard” sneaker has released twice, and blown off virtual shelves faster than you can say “Marvin the Martian” twice. What sets Sachs apart from other artists who have worked with Nike on a limited-edition shoe is that he’s not really into sneakers or sneaker collecting at all. He’s even gone so far as to state “We...

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Reading Material: 5 Great Street Culture Magazines That Belong On Your Bookshelf

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Reading Material: 5 Great Street Culture Magazines That Belong On Your Bookshelf

As long as street culture has been around, there have been artists who set out to document it. Some chose photography as their medium of communication. Some chose video. And some chose the written word.  Before the Internet was a thing and blogs like this one were all the rage, there were magazines. Most started from humble beginnings documenting a local scene, and some transcended that local scene and became authorities on any and all things related to the culture. Those magazines, and pride themselves on high-quality, well thought-out words and photographs. You can learn a lot about what's going...

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Going Ape: The Top 15 Bape Collabs Of All Time

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Going Ape: The Top 15 Bape Collabs Of All Time

Bape. The Japanese juggernauts. The commodores of camo. The higher-ups of hype. The … well, you get the point. When it comes to street culture, there are few brands that have enjoyed the same longevity and relevance as Nigo and Sk8thing’s iconic label. One of the things that makes Bape so legendary is their multitude of collabs. They’ve worked with some of the biggest brands in the world — on everything from shirts to shoes to home goods, and they’ve certainly got the Midas touch, as almost anything they apply their signature aesthetic to turns to gold (or camo). In honor...

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Supreme x M.C. Escher: Everything You Need To Know

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Supreme x M.C. Escher: Everything You Need To Know

  It's been a crazy season for Supreme collabs. From Comme Des Garcons to the Geto Boys, from Doc Martins to Nike, there's been something for everyone. However, the most unique collaborative effort of Supreme's S/S '17 season arrives this Thursday, as the brand has teamed up with legendary Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher (no, he's not a rapper, although his name may indicate otherwise) for a capsule collection of apparel. Didn't think you'd be getting an art lesson today, did you?  Even if you're not familiar with his name, there's a good chance you've seen Escher's work before. Impossible...

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