Young out-of-state transplant, this edition of Featured 'Fit goes out to you! Here we are in the last full business week before holiday vacays kick in. Time needs to chill TFO. You have to get your workload handled, H-A-N-D-L-E-D before you can get away until the new year. Getting out of town might not be a piece of cake either, airports will be packed and this pre-holiday weekend will also be packed full of festivities as well. Your get-out-of-town game
For the Holiday season Japanese Nabana no Sato botanical garden put together an amazing winter illuminations containing millions of sparkling LED lights, the park always contains a running theme with this year concentrated on natural beauty and harmony. We heard it's a fantastic spectacle in person so if you are in town check it out or peep more images beyond the fold.
Artist and designer INSA together with another artist Stanley Donwood did a collaborative project called "Hollywood Dooom". They had to go over the walls four times to create the frames for the animation. Here is what INSA said about the process: "My challenge was to take two very static items, a beautiful lino-cut and a less beautiful box of a building, and bring them to life. After a week of sweating in the Los Angeles late summer sun
This episode of OffTheWall.TV's "Crack & Shine" takes us to Copenhagen where we meet up with graffiti writers in the capital of Denmark as they paint train cars and explain the nature of the area's storied graffiti subculture.
Photographer Martin Hladik spent quite a few years photographing and documenting the work of deceased Japanese tattoo artist Horikazu. Now all of the photos available as a book focused on the work of the Tattoo Master Horikazu from Asakusa in Tokyo and his successor, Horikazuwaka.
"California Photography Now" opened a couple of weekends back at LA's New Image Art Gallery. A photo exhibition showcasing the essence of portraiture, urban landscapes, lifestyles and trends specific to the current California environment by Jerry Hsu, Todd Jordan, Kevin “Spanky” Long, Jen “JR” Reynolds, Curits Buchanan, Tino Razo, Neck Face, Sagan Lockhart, Gregory Bojorquez, Sandy and more. Check out the recap beyond the fold.
The Vans OTW Collection proudly presents Advocate Lupe Fiasco’s signature Stovepipe colorway this holiday season. Fiasco’s inspiration for this project references ‘90s hip-hop culture and fashion, an aesthetic he refers to as “Native Tongues”. The Grammy-award winning emcee integrates retro patterns and color schemes from the era into the design of the Stovepipe; the pattern utilized on the canvas tongue takes visual cues from native cultures and is a blend of African and Native American prints while the rest of
Vans OTW Advocate Chris Kong teams up with artist Ron English once again for a new set of vinyl figures. Under his Made by Monsters label, Kong creates a limited edition run of "Dead Toy Soldiers". Only ten sets of sample prototypes will be released! For further details please contact info@GarageworksIndustries.com.
"Let Fury Have the Hour" is an upcoming documentary film directed by Antonino D’Ambrosio featuring close to 50 different influencial creatives such as poets, writers, musicians, artists, filmmakers and more discussing how they turned anger and hate in our society into art and ideas as the movers behind counter-culture now and in the past. Peep the trailer above.
The Vans OTW Bedford scores right at the holiday '12 buzzer with two new takes in black and grey/gunmetal. The black colorway is decked out in wool knit materials while the gunmetal/grey edition is covered in a combination of leather and pig suede. You can find these two at the Vans web shop as well as your local OTW accounts and Vans retail locations. More images after the break.