HYPEBEAST 100

January 29 2016 . 02:03am

HB100

Last year, our team of editors, writers and contributors alike took on the daunting task of listing the 100 most influential people impacting the HYPEBEAST world. The project itself started with the obvious question, ‘what exactly is HYPEBEAST culture?’ We discovered that answer is an always evolving definition. It revolves around the best in street culture and those from the arenas of high fashion and business who are directly inspiring and influencing the world outside of their respective circles. It encompasses the innovators creating simplified worlds through accessible technologies. It includes artists, musicians and designers alike providing social commentary as well as those able to help us uncover the hidden beauties we so often overlook. With fashion at its core, HYPEBEAST is a domain in which innovators from all realms of creativity are placed in the spotlight.

In the past few months, we saw the perennial give-and-take game being played between the worlds of street and high fashion, while hip-hop’s brightest stars blanketed their influence over our culture. Nestled in the middle, is an emerging crop of brands blending functionality with sophistication, while maintaining authenticity. Furthermore, the once uncertain and dying medium of print finds life through a growing circle of progressive imprints, while brick and mortars deliver new and exciting ways to bring consumers back to the traditional ways of retail.

Without further ado, we present our latest edition of HYPEBEAST 100.

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Cali Thornhill Dewitt on his “Night Light” exhibition

April 03 2015 . 01:15am

“I like flowers, they remind me of mushroom clouds. A bouquet of flowers reminds me of death. They’re just beautiful in an uncanny way.”

Photographer: Kenneth Deng/HYPEBEAST

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Barbara Kruger | “Early Works”, at Skarstedt London

February 19 2015 . 09:28pm

 
Futura Bold’ may have been popularized by a certain Lafayette Street store, but it’s legendary artist Barbara Kruger who deserves the aesthetic credit. Skarstedt Gallery in London will highlight the American artist’s initial work for a new generation with the Barbara Kruger: Early Works exhibition. These works, drawn chiefly from the 1980′s, center in on Kruger’s striking photography coupled with Kruger’s meticulously choice, sometimes scathing text commentary. A fitting challenge of American – perhaps now global – consumerist culture, head down to Skarstedt Gallery in London before the exhibition wraps on April 11.

Skarstedt London
23 Old Bond Street
London, W1S 4PZ
United Kingdom

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Barry McGee x Beats by Dre | Pill 2.0 Speakers

February 13 2015 . 07:59pm

 
As a part of the Apple Artist Series, Barry McGee has unleashed his creativity on a limited edition version of the Beats by Dre Pill 2.0. With a bold and distinctive design, in a white and red colorway, McGee’s signature geometric patterns adorn the speaker. One of McGee’s trademark characters are exclusively painted on as well, as a part of this rare partnership. Enjoy your music through a specially designed Pill 2.0, which retails for $199 USD, sold exclusively at Apple retail stores and Apple.com.

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Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty at the Japanese American National Museum

November 09 2014 . 10:40pm

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of everyone’s favorite expressionless cat, the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles is hosting the largest ever retrospective on Hello Kitty to be held in the United States. Titled “Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty,” the exhibition encompasses a selection of rare and unique Hello Kitty-branded items chosen from the Sanrio archives, alongside contemporary artworks by artists including Buff Monster, Edwin Ushiro, Paul Frank and Kozyndan. Curated by Christine Yano, author of Pink Globalization: Hello Kitty’s Trek Across the Pacific, and Jamie Rivadeneira, founder and owner of the Los Angeles pop culture boutique JapanLA, you can buy your tickets for this retrospective here before it ends in April 2015.

Photo by Brandon Shigeta
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