• Streetwear for New York's Art Kids and Misfits

    6 monthes ago - By WWD

    As streetwear continues to grow its mainstream appeal, New York artists are shifting their attentions to clothes as a wearable medium.
    Their designs have become merch for the underground elite - those who look beyond mainstream brands like Supreme or Kith for logoed goods that speak to niche predilections.
    For many artists, T-shirts, jewelry, sweatshirts and jackets - rather than posters or prints - are a new, tangible method for spreading a visual gospel. The onetime snobbery associated with commercialism has begun to subside, particularly following a recent burst bubble in the young...
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  • Creating ‘Immersive Art' at Juku New York's Subterranean Cocktail Bar

    6 monthes ago - By WWD

    “Coming down here you'll feel one level removed from reality,” explains contemporary artist Jonah Freeman of the new cocktail lounge beneath Japanese restaurant Juku at 32 Mulberry Street in Manhattan.
    Freeman and his creative partner Justin Lowe have transformed the intimate space into a trippy work of experiential art that begins after the stark concrete entry hall of the bi-level restaurant, which opened in Chinatown in the fall and offers a casual Izakaya menu as well as the traditional chef-selected Omakase dining experience.
    A fluorescent pink curtain of PVC plastic strips marks the...
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