May 8, 2009
Masterpiece 2.0 is the latest project from and Selfcontrolfreak and Baschz (who if you've been following the Wooster site for a while, was formerly known as Betamaxxx)
While we'd love to explain the project to you ourselves, but it's so complex (and in our minds, brilliant) that perhaps we should just share the artist's statement:
"It’s the first ever canvas being made with a Web 2.0 approach. The canvas interacts with its visitors who can affect the process and final outcome of this masterpiece.
Through actions like Introduce Object, Shirt 'Em and Cameo Appearance you can interact with Selfcontrolfreak, right on the canvas! This will add new animation to the time-lapse movie and get you a one-off hi-res image of one of your animation's frames, created and signed by Baschz.
You can follow the whole process LIVE through the webcam and Twitter feeds.
The final multilayered canvas and documentation of the project are being auctioned, so you can become the owner of this unique painting!"
Confused? Don't worry. Click here and to check out the site.
May 17, 2006
Buff Diss is an artist from Melbourne, Australia. He stopped using spray paint a couple years ago and recently has been using masking tape on the floors of Melbourne. The decay of the tape wearing away is part of the appeal of the piece
January 13, 2006
December 22, 2005
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December 21, 2004
200 poster sets by artists including David Ellis, Kenji Hirata, Mike Houston, JK5, Chris Mendoza, SOUTH, and UPSO created for the Better Tomorrow show is now available at Digital Gravel
Donated by the artists, all proceeds from the special series benefit Students for a Free Tibet (SFT). The set of seven posters is $50 and are each 24"x36" printed on 100lb. stock.
For more information about the project and SFT, please visit: http://www.bettertomorrowt oday.net/poster.html
The Robot Assemblage Street Sign Enhancement Kit includes stickers bu Parskid, Db "Face, Dave, Mars-1 and Zoltron. Price: $8.50
September 27, 2004
Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large
August 3, 2004
July 8, 2004
Available from the beautiful/decay online store
July 2, 2004
Cum* presents: the first 20 handmade Cum Shirts
White (black print / pink print)
Heather Grey (black print / pink print)
Natural (pink print)
Sky Blue (black print)
Yellow (black print)
M & L
T-Shirts come in a hand screenprinted box + stickers
Price (including shipping cost)
Europe: 30 euro
Worldwide: 35 euro
For purchase contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
July 1, 2004
Release Date: June 15th, 2004 // 5:00pm EST
Designed by: Dave Kinsey
Set of 3 9cm vinyl busts. Each portraying a different expression.
Suggested Retail Price: $48.00USD/Set of 3 Pcs
June 9, 2004
Heavy is a two-volume multi-media tribute to Rock n' Roll featuring 56 artist's reinterpretation of classic Rock n' Roll album covers. HEAVY features art by: REAS, ESPO, JEST, ROSTARR, EASE, Shepard Fairey, Ryan McGinness, FUTURA and more.
Suggested retail is $50.
The Heavy exhibit is on display in NYC at Alife. Check here for more information
June 3, 2004
Series of 3 Vinyl Skatedeck Stickers
Available at http://dhmdesign.nl
May 10, 2004
High quality custom made Digipak (cmyk offset print on both Digipak [matt lamination] and Cd Face)
Individually Numbered (on the back)
Press run 2000pcs worldwide (no repress)
Price: 10 Euros
Comes ziplock packed with complimentary lmac.tv sticker.
(Listen to samples and make purchase at our online boutique)
April 29, 2004
On sale at www.wearitwithpride.com
April 22, 2004
Limited Production 220
Sold Exclusively at DaoJonz
Available Starting May 1st
March 8, 2004
"Caution: Side effects include people starring at your face, as the arrow on your shirt points "Above." What? Above has hooked up with the people at Digitalgravel.com to produce a line of shirts.
February 23, 2004
A Copyzine about: streetlife, streetart, vandalism, design, lowlife, photografie, illustrations, gettin drunk, porn, poetry, blockbusters, latex, scratching windows, art, graphik design...all the good stuff. ( in no particular order!!!) and more than 45 international cats and dogs...
Available online at the new Stickit Shop
Price: b ,4 Shipping included
Available in Amsterdam at 90 SQM, Leventplein 52, Amsterdam
February 20, 2004
Limited Edition of 100
Each are hand numered.
Each kit has a double side b&w / color.
It's a small (10x15 cm) plastic pocket within postcards, stickers and buttons.
Price: 10 euros.
For more info email email@example.com
February 14, 2004
Available at Kid Robot
February 2, 2004
Limited editions of 50, 150 and 300 depending on the size you want (different colour different width 7.5, 7.75, 8)
Currently available only in the UK
B#30 each for the boards and
B#18 for the wheels
Call (+44) (0)1202 844 269 for shipping and info.
January 30, 2004
Heavy duty 12"x12" handmade camo pillow with a cargo pocket that holds a CD "DJ Shiro - Human Contact/ DJ Stratagy - Initial Public Offering"
Pillow also features the Audible Objects logo in glow in the dark ink on the pocket and a numbered hangtag
Only 100 made
$30 + shipping
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to order
Limited Edition of 50.
Signed and numbered. 4.5b x 3.25b
Available at Market East.com
January 23, 2004
Limited Edition of 50
A1 Print on heavy matt stock limited to 50
Each signed and numbered by photographer Will Bankhead
100 Pounds each
Ordered through email@example.com
Being massive Bukowski fans, we can't wait to get our hands on the holographic image that Toy Culture created from a 2 1/2 second moving image taken from Barbet Schroeder's The Bukowski tapes - 1985, 1997. Theimage is of Bukowski raising a beer bottle to his mouth, taking a drink, then putting the bottle down.
Price: 7 Pounds Sterling
Limited edition on an A5 card
Measures 120 x 80mm
Available at Toy Culture
January 21, 2004
Plain Gravy is the design collective of wooster friend Tofer, Juse and Todd based in Los Angeles.
Check the Plain Gravy catalog.
Available in NYC at Prohibit & Landing. In LA at
Fred Segal (Santa Monica), 4x4 (Hollywood), Planet Blue (Malibu), Sugar Lee (Long Beach). Also, in Colette Paris & Prohibit Tokyo
January 17, 2004
Last year we caught "Street," Yukinori Dehara's fantastic solo show at Zakka and fell in love with his incredibly vivid characters. Now the team at Sony Creative Products has enlisted Dehara to create a new blind assortment.
Available now at Kid Robot
Price: $7.95 each
January 15, 2004
50 Limited Edition 8" available
450 Limited Edition 3" available on ObeyGiant.com, packaged in a clear window box (All toys are signed and numbered)
Available at ObeyGiant.com
January 7, 2004
From the Span of Sunset site: Bill McMullen's "Attack of the Shelltoe AD-ATs" painting is one of the smartest pieces of art to come out in the new millennium. Playing off of both the Empire Strikes Back and shoe-collector mythos and framing it with a letterboxed border, the piece does more than just look rad. By placing ominous big business (Adidas) into ominous pop culture (Star Wars), it goes beyond the mere rip off graphics of early 90s skateboard decks and Fresh Jive t-shirts. While those attempted to say "Fuck You" and "We're so cool" via their co- optation and modification of corporate identity, Mr. McMullen's work attempts, and succeeds by tearing into the shady worlds of corporate sponsorship, cinema, and cool, without getting all indignant or corny. Unlike a Winston Smith (Dead Kennedy's collage artist) who would emphasize the scariness of the corporate scene, Mr. McMullen shows us just how enticing it is. How our trained love of logos and powerful imagery affects our attitudes, right down to our own personal definitions of what rad is: a branding of personal identity through corporate identity. Scary? Yes. Obvious? Yes. But most importantly: Mr. McMullen is Elegant.
We asked Bill how inspiration struck and he replied, "The toy is based on an illustration I did several years ago and was just a bug- out that I can't really explain." Hey, that's good enough for us -- this ish is HAUTE!
1000pc limited vinyl for $75
Available online at Span of Sunset and in the brick-and-mortar shop:
7527 Sunset Blvd Los Angeles CA 90046
323.512.3807 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Bill operates SwishNYC with partner Tony Chan.
8.25" x 32.25"
Available at KCDC in Williamsburg, BK, at AUTUMN in LES, and through: http://www.shemaleskateboards.com
January 2, 2004
Available in two sizes: Small and Medium
Printed in 5 colors and ONLY for girls and chicks ;o)
For more details, email email@example.com
December 16, 2003
Does anyone else remember the head drillin'-spikey ball thing from the Phantasm films? It's like that with Gollum arms. H-O-T!
From Jim: Designed by SF-based artist MARS-1, from his untitled painting. Produced by STRANGEco, in conjunction with RECON and Three Zero. This is a photo of the prototype (the final will be have some slight color and articulation changes) for the RECON colorway. STRANGEco, MARS-1 and Three Zero will each have colorways as well. This new figure will premiere at the Hong Kong Toycon next week, along with two other STRANGEco projects.
Available soon from StrangeCo. Check the site this Fri, 19th.
December 6, 2003
From CUE of So Fuzzy Crew: "I've been painting BIG canvasses (8' by 4') and then photographing the images and making them into T-shirt or sweatshirt prints... or I've been going out, stencilling stuff and then photographing that for use on shirts..... FUN.
Available online at www.pureevilclothing.com
December 3, 2003
Medicom Andy Warhol 1000% Kubrick made in conjunction with Maharishi of London and the Warhol Estate.
US and Canadian Pre-Order now at Kid Robot
March 2004 Delivery
Available in European through Maharishi
December 2, 2003
Space Invaders has finally published (with New York's Flux Factory) a map of their recent New York invasion.
Available via the Flux Factory website
November 28, 2003
Featuring work from over 80 artists:
Nago Richardis, Kevin Yuen-Kit Lo, FAILE, Michael A. De Feo, Fons Schidedon, J Penry, Touristyle, KozynDan, Linda Zacks, Travis Millard, BAST, Cody Hudson, Seth Scriver, Retrovisor, Oculart, PaoPaws, Aaron Paula, Ben & Renee Loiz, Alex Monitjo, Anthony Yankovic, Jen Props, Brian K Malley, JD Davis, Kathleen Thum, Joe Kral, Nocien Uskaemu, SuperMundane, Soner On, WWFT, Joe Shimel, Dave Bruck, Matt Shankman, Morgan "Splif" Thomas, Karen Ingram, Rick ValIcenti, Ron Tompson, Jessica Tepora, Jersey Joe, Claudio Parentela, Alejandro Romero, Tristan Eaton, Bubblegum & Braces, HEWN, Lance Sells, GIANT, DALEK, Tiffany Bozic, JOKER, Knewseen, Think Mule, Matt Morgan, Matt Hollister, Clust TM, Gina Vieceli, Andrew Johnstone, Jason Polan, Jay Guillermo, Jon Burgerman, Evan Mathis, Evil Design, Derrick Hodgson, Jaime/Mono, Amir, C.R.O., Rob Irrgang, Etsu Meusy, Neven Mrgan, NEWA, CHIP, Michelle Gauci & Marco De Boer, Niko Stumpo, Aab, Hyun Cho, PlasticKid, Jordan Crane, Craig Metzger, Fake, GLueKit, Grace Hsiu, Prate Computer Channel, Andy Mueller & James Patterson.
$15.00 USd (plus shipping.) Shipping is $5 in the US.
1000 copies, Each hand numbered
November 27, 2003
Gary's teamed up with Sony Creative Products to launch his "Dunces" series of capsule toys. Trust us, they're fucking amazing! We got ours at at Kid Robot
Blind Chase Packaging - $7.95 each
Five Alarm Phrases: "Bass In Your Face", "Get Up Get Down", "Yo G Yo", "Yeaa Boy"
Available at the Ecko website
November 19, 2003
[MONOTONE BLUE detail ]
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Something new from STRANGEco for your viewing pleasure:
Two new DORBEL figures by Jim Woodring, exclusively offered through two very fine retailers:
* DORBEL in MONOTONE BLUE (Popsalute edition)b limited to 50 pieces, individually numbered. Available through Popsalute, December 2003
* DORBEL in MONOTONE SIENNA (ABC Express edition)b limited to 50 pieces, individually numbered. Available on eBay exclusively through ABC Express
ABC Express and Popsalute, 's proprietor Andy Thong are two of the most established toy sellers of designer toys. Both have built their businesses reputations through on eBay, which has been instrumental in exporting awareness about Hong Kong and Japanese designer toy culture.
These two new Dorbel colorways round out the production run, which feature six color variants:
Dorbel in GREEN
Dorbel in BROWN (HK edition)
DORBEL in GRAYSCALE (Super-7 Magazine edition)
Dorbel in PURPLE (special artist crossover, colored by Pete Fowler of Monsterism
DORBEL in MONOTONE BLUE (Popsalute edition)
DORBEL in MONOTONE SIENNA (ABC Express edition)
For more information, check out Dorbel at StrangeCo
October 23, 2003
dom of stickernation has gathered up some of our favorite artists and thrown their images onto cute limited-run 1- inch buttons.
shown here is pack 01 featuring designs by Struggle Inc, Build, Regular Product, 310K and Matt Pattinson (one is missing in the photo cuz it was being rocked by another pair of pants, heh). pack 02 contains designs from Apak, Demo, seven nine, Luke Prowse and Fawn E Gehweiler.
Limited edition packs of 5 buttons.
Price: $9.95 per pack
URL : PinPops
October 17, 2003
friggidy frrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrresh sticker pack from hazkems came out yesterday. you can cop yourself a pack via direct to jeremy.
Pack contains 5 stickers (145mm x 75mm)
Available: only available at the Jeremy store, 26 Oxford street Paddington Sydney, Australia, and if you email Jeremy himself, he'll post one out to you for $12 USD (includes post), or trade.
this just in from freaklüb. we all like limited-edition trainers, rite? i'm biting my tongue about rejoicing in the fact that they're not nikes :
The topdown is ours... A shoe that will be at market soon ( only 100 pairs ) for brand Pepe Jeans.. --> the first are from Boris Hoppek!!! This project would be possible thanks to www.revista-rojo.com ( A mag where we have edited on 3 times... )
Available : Limited Edition = you'll find them on ebay
October 14, 2003
Christian Hundertmark's tome features lots of friends of the woost. one word: *DROOOOOOOOOL* so hey, if anyone wants to get a couple copies to the wooster as an early holiday gift, holla at us!
Price: €22.90 + shipping
Available: The Art of Rebellion
October 10, 2003
Stepping into the realm again, B/D brings it in the form of "Skate and Destroy" Complete with Two different Cover Designs. Our Skate issue features a range of skate related artists, from graphics pioneer/pro skater Andy Howell, to skate design kingpin/the busiest man alive, Andy Muller. This issue also hits hard with the initiation of our world coverage of street art from Calcutta, India. Still keeping our content as real as day one, we come with Swoon and her unique hand cut poster bombing, as well as the original design techniques of Commonwealth Stacks. We bring the heat with grindcore designer Jon Chang. We also have a health dose of guerilla landscape technicians in the form of, Billboard Liberation and Zoltron, helping get over on the man, once and for all. Expanding you optical senses is the work of tripped out illustrator, Anthony Yankovic III. Our normal sections appear including the Artist Project that has expanded, and our Private Stock section featuring the outstanding collection from Swek. We have our inauguration of our music section, on the hip-hop side we got Def Jux recording artist's The Presence, and on the Rock angle we cover, one of hardcores heaviest hitters Integrity and the Locust. On top of all that visual stimulation loads of graffiti flix,, come on you know you love them.
Price: somewhere in the $5-8 range.
Subscription available at B/D's website. Also check the site for shops that carry B/D.
October 3, 2003
we've been following aesop's career since the days he used to hawk his appleseed cd-r's right out of his backpack "to help feed his cat." now, with his latest full- length bazooka tooth he's out doing in-stores at virgin megastore! we say this not to hate but because it's great to see him finally get some bigger exposure. we just copped the vinyl and we likes.. we likes... anyone know who did the cover art? here's the tracklisting :
1. Bazooka Tooth
2. NY Electric
4. No Jumpber Cables
5. Limelighter feat. Camp Lo
6. Super Fluke
7. Cook It Up feat. Party Fun Action Committee
9. We're Famous feat. El-P
10. Babies With Guns
11. The Greatest Pac-Man Victory Ever
13. 11:35 feat. Mr. Lif
14. Kill The Messenger
15. Mars Attacks
October 2, 2003
men: s m l xl
Available at the Crownfarmer's website
September 26, 2003
Hot on the heels of the Jake figures are the new JAKe "BADjUjU" tees.
Limited run of 100 shirts
Price: 4,800 yen
Available in Tokyo Only at the Following Stores:
2nd Floor Nakata bldg. 2-12-2 Kichijoji-honcho Musashino-shi Tokyo 180 0004
phone:+81(0)422 23 7520
#102 4-23-4 Kouenjiminami Suginami-ku Tokyo 166 0003
phone:+81(0)3 3317 6669
Olynpia bldg. 3-3-28 Haramachida Machida-shi Tokyo 194 0013
phone:+81(0)427 25 8861
#101 867-14 Fussa Fussa-shi Tokyo 197 0011
phone:+81(0)42 530 2622
September 24, 2003
A1, full colour each
Limited run of 60
Signed and Numbered.
Will be available soon in Magma Bookshops, and Playlounge, or directly from Tado
September 23, 2003
Via one of our favorite websites, Two-Zero, we learned today that Dalek has released two new screen prints. We love 'em.
Each is Five color screen print
Each is 18" x 24"
Each is a Limited Edition of 100.
Each print is signed & numbered by the artist.
ORDERS FROM DALEK'S WEBSITE WILL SHIP OCTOBER 8th.
Click here to go to Dalek's site to get them.
Chuck D and Public Enemy are back with some of their best tracks in years. Be sure to check out not only the new PE single, Son of A Bush, but also Chuck's new project, Fine Arts Militia. The track, A Twisted Sense of God Pt 1, is worth the price of the album alone. Here's the lyrics:
A Twisted Sense of God (pt.1.)
I was talking to my assistant a couple of months back, and while we were talking about the obvious differences in men and women, I had to give up and say that men couldn't handle the period cycles that women go through. She countered and told me that men do have periods . . .
They're called WARS.
There's little words that can describe what happened here in the United States on Tuesday September 11 2001. I was in New York when it was goin down. My heart goes out to those in the aircrafts, the buildings, the rescuers killed on the ground. As a person who has traveled across 40 countries in the world, I can attest to the fact that the common peoples on the earth have long suffered, and swallowed the bullet of the greed of governmental rule and arrogance. Power is a funny thing, when poured on the few individuals that are selected to govern people, no matter where they're at on the earth... it makes manipulation a close cousin.
Mad questions abound. Whoever the so called hijackers or planners answered to, my question is how come their superiors didn't put THEIR lives on the line? I don't buy religious martyrdom if the leader heads themselves can't get in the same box. It's problematic when one is trained and taught to die for religious elevation while the heads of that structure are rich as hell and don't share the wealth with their followers. On the other side, the United States is talking war but who is actually gonna fight those battles, and with whom?
War is not a football game, y'all.
BUSH and the rest of these 50PLUSWHITEMEN (C.POWELL included) will not be on the air or field. I repeat they will not be on the air or field. They're making definite decisions and I have a problem with the arrogance of most governments period. I have a problem with the arrogance of MAN period. There is little if any humilitty on both parts.
The skeptical pendulum is swinging both ways as far as culprits are concerned. I have a problem with dragging innocent people into political high level bull shit. There will be innocent people catching it bad across both waters, infested with a lethal combination of fact, attacks, myth, dogma and orders.
I have a problem with Amerikka walking out and damn near shitting on the WORLD RACISM CONFERENCE in SOUTH AFRICA. I have issues with the United States talking cocky, considering while admitting themselves about the carrying out of assassinations. I have a problem with heartless cats training to fly planes in order to kill thousands of innocent people in the air or on the ground. I have a problem with some nations and it's protectors how they refuse to acknowledge their major contribution to this cycle of terror and greed. I have a problem that Americans consider it a over there issue, as if it was on another planet. I have a problem with Amerikka with three K's, and it's relentless hyping and macho barroom talkes of a 'beat-u'down' past. I don't have a problem on what America can be. In NEW YORK a place known for people not giving a damn about the next person, all of a sudden people are communicating with one another regardless of background unless the person has a Middle Eastern 'visual characterstic' and that's where Amerikkka, that's with three K's, and not America spelled properly, rears it's ugliness. Understand the difference y'all... Twisted.
Why everybody wanna kill God? It's wack when people oblivious to the facts are dragged into war and death. It's wack when cats throw religion into the mix. It's wack that celebrations are taking place in the streets of some nations and just as terrible as some Texans shooting and burning a mosque in Abiline. Just as horrible is the fact that Amerikkkans jumped in celebratory joy when two atomic bombs were dropped on JAPAN in 1945, and updated hate in 2001 about people calling people of backgrounds 'dogs' it's documented. I can go on and on and on about the inner and outer, and still continued 'terrorism' endorsed Amerikkkan that's with three K's style, as eloquently pointed out and covered by my man Art McGee's Black Radical Congress piece. Terror Attacks. Ignoring calls for reparations, only endorses a past of slavery, KKK, COINTELPRO, Japanese WW2 concentration camps etc. etc. that's been hosted here in the same land of the free everybody's talking about. When it all boils down to it, power has never been with the people. The people of the earth are still PAWNS IN THE GAME, while the boardmasters, the rulers of countries, corporations, giant and religious leaderships operate under the guise of 'IN GOD WE TRUST' or even 'ALLA U AKBAR' where an action assumes the position of an act of God. It's not what you say you are, it's what you prove you are. So avoid this latest rhetoric and arrogance that's woven with this 'twisted sense of god', while the everyday person is shook by a new existence in this odec, this centruy, this millennium.
On the real, in all sense of humility may god bless us all beyond the flags.
Why y'all wanna kill God?
A twisted sense of God.
Available on Amazon
September 19, 2003
Sixspace Gallery in Los Angeles has some cool stuff available for sale on their website, including this pillow by Andy Howell.
Price: $30 plus $5 shipping
Limited Edition of 15 (only a few left)
September 18, 2003
Congratulations to one of our favorite mags, Arkitip, for celebrating their EXHIBITION0004 with Evan Hecox in Tokyo with their first limited edition shoe. "Arkigraph" features Evan's artwork is on the insoles.
Limited Edition of 500, each hand numbered
Available: They ship on November 15th, 2003
Pre- Order here
September 17, 2003
john trippe's latest short is a nice vacation into the california hillsides and into the artwork of michael leon, who did an exquisite series for element. you can stream it here - mind the bandwidth!
Available: DVD for sale direct from Fecal Face (includes 2 films and bonus footage)
Price: only 12 beans!
September 16, 2003
Damn the new Black Eyed Peas album, Elephunk, is good! We've been listening to in non-stop for days. If you haven't yet listened to it, go to the Peas website.
(If the style of the cover art looks familiar, it's because the artist is Shepard Fairey)
Available at Amazon.com
"DAMN, why you wanna stick me for my papers?" sleazenation has a few nice wallpapers available for download, including the above by Kaws. but wooster needs to do our own line... hey wait, i know -- why don't y'all email us some!
Available: download from sleazenation
How can you not love Stolen's "crazy redneck with wings" tee. The graphic's terrific and it's printed on blanks from American Apparel.
Buy It At the Stolen Shirts Website
Color: Navy on a white shirt with navy sleeves
Available M, L, XL.
September 15, 2003
If you're a fan of Heavy Metal magazine, then you know all about Vaughn Bode's masterpiece, a stoned wizard named Cheech. Now, 30 years after first appearing in underground comics, Cheeck makes his return as a posable vinyl figure.
Limited Numbered Edition of 888
Now Available At Kidrobot
September 14, 2003
Only a few more days until James Jarvis' new Ages of Metal figures hits the shelves. Great stuff.
September 12, 2003
Via email from Cheba: "Cheba jeans are on there way, hold tight. . . "
Sizes: small, medium, large ,and extra large
Available At: BS8 in Bristol and other shops around europe that stock Road Clothing
So it looks like this coming Monday, September 15th, may be the day when the Bathing Ape/adidas remixed Superstars I's (now called, appropriately "Super APE Stars") have finally cleared US customs and will go on sale at the adidas Soho store. (At least that's what the manager of the store has been telling us so if they don't go on sale Monday, don't blame us, okay?). If you haven't seen them yet, it's definately some of Nigo's best work to date. We've been eyein' the Remix camos in the plexi cases at the adidas store for a couple of weeks now. When they do go out on Monday, the whole thing will last the blink of an eye, as there's only 500 pair of three different styles. That's 500 pair per style worldwide! So don't expect more than 50 pair or so at the Soho store. The Superskate remix's are set to launch in October.
The BAPE shoes are part of the adidas !s!gned (I-signed) series, an on-going collaborative project between adidas and emerging artists and designers. Past collaborations have included Bless, Saskia Van Drimmelen, Kostas Murkudis, NOKI, Stella McCartney, OWN, Jeremy Scott and ALIFENYC.
So if you head over to the store on Monday, look out for a dude and his dog (a brown Weimie named Hudson) We'll be out there on line with the rest of you guys.
Each comes in a custom adidas/BAPE camo box, with special BAPE tissue paper and a leather hang tag. Each box also includes 3 different pair of custom BAPE extra fat laces.
Price: Probably around $150 if I remember correctly, but again, don't quote us.
If you haven't figured it out yet from reading the Wooster site, we fuckin' love So Fuzzy Crew. So when CUE told us he had just finished producing his first toy, we couldn't wait to see it.
From Cue: "I've just filled one of the black rabbits' mouths with red paint and its fangs are now dripping blood _ it looks pretty sweet. Im going to photograph it tomorrow... BE VERY AFRAID... the next step is to make the roadkill rabbit, which will also probably have lots of blood on it... sweet."
Price: Wholesales for B#20
Available on the So Fuzzy Crew Website for now. Stores soon.
September 11, 2003
This shirt was hand-screened at the 55DSL booth at the ASR convention last weekend in San Diego. The first two to name the artist who created the print will be hooked up with one of these limited edition DiK vs Wooster shirts.
one of a kind -- don't hate.
note: folks affiliated with 55dsl or the artist aren't eligible, duh :P
September 10, 2003
This morning we got to peep the latest edition of Soundwalk - the super cool CD based "audio guide for insiders" that you may have seen at Urban Outfitters in NYC. (That is if you're the Urban Outfitters type) After creating tours of New York's Chinatown, the Lower East Side, Times Square and Dumbo, the guys over at Soundwalk/Oversampling have now teamed up with adidas to produce a kickass hip hop inspired audio tour of the Bronx. Yes, the fuckin' Bronx. 'about time the Bronx got some respect. This time out the Soundwalk team has spared no expense, blowing the thing up to three CD's. Each CD tackles a distinct Bronx neighborhood: Yankee Stadium, Hunts Point and Soundview. One of the CD's features Hunts Point killer graffiti scene, with emphasis on the TATS CRU, CRASH, CHAIN3 and the artwork of John Ahearn and Rigoberto Torres. The narrator is none other than BG183 of TATS CRU. Another CD centers on the Soundview/Bronx River area that's the home of Afrika Bambaataa and the Zulu Nation and is known as the birthplace of hip-hop. It includes interviews with Afrika Bambaataa, GrandWizzard Theodore, Kool DJ Red Alert, and GrandMaster Caz. Narrator is the legendary DJ and producer The Original Jazzy Jay, who started playing in the streets of the Bronx under the guidance of Afrika Bambaataa. He's worked with Fat Joe, Brand Nubian, A Tribe Called Quest, and many others. Pretty dope, right?
Availability: You gotta wait until the 16th of this month. Then you can get it at places like the MoMa Design Store, Tower Records, The Apartment, and other places
Price: Around 20 bucks, but don't quote us if it's more
based in san francisco, STRANGEco produces figures to satisfy the most hungry of collectors. their latest is the Mini Treehouse figure series, designed by Australian artist Nathan Jurevicius. the series features 12 distinct characters that can be morphed into alter egos (transformer! more than meets the eye...). and true to blind-chase form, there are two super rare figures--Naal the mushroom patch guard and Scary Girl in painter's attire-- and even one secret one!
via email from jim, on 9/10 : Mini Treehouse retails for $5.95 each, and is available now. We hope to add a lot more to this list. many of these retailers will also carry our other products, starting with Dorbel by Jim Woodring (which will retail for $40).
Availability: Atomic Comics : 1310 W. Southern #3, Mesa, AZ 85202, (480) 649-0807
Diamond Comics Distributors : October Previews catalog
Dr. Tongueb s 3D House of Collectible Toys
Fingerprints : 4612-B East 2nd St, Long Beach, CA 90803, (562) 433-4996
Forbidden Planet, Ltd. : UK
Giant Robot : Los Angeles, CA
Just Be Toys : Portland, OR
Meltdown Comics : Los Angeles, CA
Ningyoushi's Workshop: online store
Therapy: 545 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, (415) 861-6213
Things from Another World : Portland, OR, San Francisco, CA, Los Angeles, CA
Tower Records: everywhere
Toy Tokyo: New York, NY
Yes Anime: San Francisco, CA
Retailers interested in carrying Mini Treehouse figures may request wholesale information by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 643-3113.
We've known for a while that anything East London's Low Wage Crew (PMH, D*Face, Mysterious Al, Chimp) lends their talents to is definitely gonna be top notch. These guys don't fuck around. If you attended the Finders Keepers shows in London then you know that quality is paramount for LWC. So when D*Face let us peep his new tee before it hits stores, we knew it was gonna be great. And it is. From the handscreened boxes to the individually numbered labels, no expense is spared.
A clarification from PMH regarding LWC: "right sir, there are two crews - LOW WAGE CREW and FINDERS KEEPERS (FKC).....low wage started ages ago and is very loose, like the wu tang, it includes ronzo and anyone who keeps it dirty, wheras FKC (finders keepers) is super serious, THE collective, and is me, mysterious al, d face and dave the chimp.....we be FKC -- i told you we got a halloween show at jag shoes, our first ever group show and its gonna be hella sick!"
Sizes: Small, Medium, Large.
Colors: Powder Blue (as shown), Dust and Steel. (D*Face: What color is dust? Dust is a color? Is this a British thing?)
Method: Each tee comes in a hand screen printed and painted box. Each one unique.
Limited Edition: Each shirt is limited to a run of 100 and has a sleeve embroidered label and the inside neck is printed with a limited edition number and detail.
Available: Nowhere. Yet!! To get one, email D*Face at email@example.com
Notice to stores: If anyone out there wants to stock them, please let D*Face know.
Not too long ago we featured the artist Nylon on the Wooster Collective site. His latest project is a limited edition series of skateboard wheels featuring his abstract graphics, old school clouds, and the zippo lighter in a bubble pack.
Not sure where they are sold, so best to contact either Will or firstname.lastname@example.org
When we first heard that the U.K based street artist Sickboy had lent his artistic talents to a lady's handbag, our initial reaction was - "What the fuck??" But then we saw how cool is was and we were hooked. We are indeed diggin' the handbags. Each one is hand printed, hand painted, hand sewn.
Limited Edition of 250
With Artomatic being closed for the next few weeks, the best thing to do is email Sickboy at email@example.com. He'll hook you up. For more Sickboy goods, go to his website
September 9, 2003
The Wooster Collective hooked up with Design Is Kinky and American Apparel to produce a limited edition Wooster Collective x DIK tee. This one-of-a-kind tee was given exclusively to the guests at last Saturday's opening of "A Celebration of Street Art" in Brooklyn. We're diggin' Andrew (of DIK's) off-centered map graphic.
Availablily: Non-retail item which means that you gotta know someone to get one
The latest and second imprint on Giant Robot's press is kozyndan's Urban Myths book, a collaborative duo operating out of LA. Known for their mind- blowing panoramas, kozyndan produce some of the most original and creative illustrations I've seen.
Available: Buy it at the Giant Robot store, either in person or online
Softcover, 96 pages
We've been a huge fan of Chip Kidd's book jacket designs since first seeing his work on Donna Tart's THE SECRET HISTORY in 1992 (a collaboration with Barbara de Wilde). Yale University Press' Monographics Books now gives Chip the full on star treatment he deserves with a well illustrated book that examines Kidd's design work and the context behind it. If you are a designer or artist, this will be a book that you will return to time and time again for inspiration.
Available on Amazon for $13.97
Book is Paperback and 112 pages
So Fuzzy Crew's clothing line has been a big hit here at Wooster HQ since we first came across them at Stackhouse in our 'hood. CUE's stuff is top of the line and a whole lot of fun. Pure Evil. Pure Evil
Available on So Fuzzy Crew's Website
Price: Hmm... We can't seem to figure that out on the site
Availability: We have no idea
September 8, 2003
We've been diggin' Ewos' whacked out graf for a while now, so we couldn't have been happier to learn that Ewos' Angry Dog character is included in the latest Qee Series from Toy2R. When the new Kid Robot store opened on Sunday around the corner from our flat in Soho, we immediately headed over and dropped a shit load of our hard earned money in pursuit of getting one of Ewos' figures in the blind chase. Alas we didn't get one, but that's not going to stop us. Payday is Friday and we're going back for more.
Via Email from Ewos on 9/9: "Hey wooster! hahah i laughed alot at your text on my qee daamn! well i sell them too and then you get the red-black one in a polybag (special edition) or the black and white one in the box. could you put this email firstname.lastname@example.org for peolpe that really want this one ans not buy alot untill they got the one they want..."
Price: $5.95 if you hit it on the first try
You can find them at: kidrobot.com