If you’re not already familiar with the illustrious @MadburyClub, and their “Director of Near Death Experiences” Mr. @OnAwardTour, please do yourself a favor and step far away from the rock you’ve been sleeping under. The creative club, which broke ground in 2010, has been on a serious tear since they let us all into their world earlier this year. From collaborating with adidas on the ‘Future Capsule’ project, to constructing the Air Chamber at Nike’s Air Max Con, to giving us a window into their new home, there’s clearly no stopping their momentum and we’re eager to see what ideas they’re going to hatch next.
Lucky for us, @jeffstaple was able to catch on to the inevitable wave of creativity ahead of the curl. Back in 2011, as a part of a series with Hypebeast called “Scholastic Survey with jeffstaple,” the founder of Reed Space and @StapleDesign sat down with a young Phillip T. Annand to talk about how he got his start, what influenced him to start his own design coalition, and how he balances the ever teetering scale of school & work. Check out the short conversation between the two creative, Jersey-natives here.
Frequently, the human race views itself as a separate entity from nature. Like, we know we need trees to breathe, we know we need to tend to livestock for nutrition, and we know how great fruits and veggies are–even when we don’t want to eat them–but do we truly believe that we and harmony are in-sync on this earth?
Relax.Animator Reka Busci doesn’t take herself that seriously in “Symphony no. 42.” In the quirky digital animation, Busci draws some of the most ridiculous connections between nature and humanity. Capturing the oddest things, from an Opera-singer Penguin to Polar Bears gone fishing, the Sundance Film Festival selection is nothing short of entertainment. The bizarre short’s clever creator made sure “Symphony no. 42” doubled as a rung above thought provoking though, encouraging us all to care for our environment. Check out the interesting short here.
Have you ever thought about how death feels about life? In this hand drawn animation, Marsha Onderstijn depicts a day in the life of death where love finds the grim reaper in the presence of an unlikely culprit.
Catch our very own @JuanSoNasty of @CityKidsNYC joining forces with @Despierta_NYC, @Community54 and plenty others at the “Finale Friday” Pop-Up Shop later on today. Of course we’ll be there ready to support all of our homies as they showcase exclusive gear, new releases, and offer sneak peaks of what they’ve got in store for 2016. Show some love if you’re free!
Skateboarding. What many regard as the preferred pastime of rebellious youths is actually the greatest form of artistic expression one can do with their feet & wood on wheels. The origins of the action sport may be based in the military but, as Richie Jackson’s“Death Skateboards” part demonstrates, there is no limit to the ways you can skateboard. Evoking inventiveness from the very beginning (Dark Slide Firecraker?!) til the last trick, Jackson encourages skaters, artists, and creatives alike to think outside of the box and use their imagination to bring something new into the world. Watch the handle-bar moustached man shred in style here.
Last winter, @jeffstaple, founder of Reed Space and @StaplePigeon, joined forces with the creative online learning community, SkillShare. Through this partnership, jeff launched a course titled ‘The Definitive Guide to T-Shirt Design and Manufacuring!‘
The hour-long class covers several graphic styles, printing techniques, and manufacturing essentials. The goal? To help students design t-shirts of their own! jeffstaple hand-selected 3 of his personal favorites to be featured right here at the shop. Check out his top picks and take the entire SkillShare course for yourself at skl.sh/jeffstaple