Andre 3000: 'You Can Do Anything From Atlanta'
The #Influence of Graffiti ~>
The Burning of Kingston - Presented by Mass Appeal x Red Bull
"Earlier this month, Mass Appeal teamed up with Red Bull to host The Burning of Kingston, a competition between some of graffiti’s most masterful when it comes to the "burner." The competition’s participants included "Team Terrible" (Doc TC-5, T-Kid, Dero, and Dmote) and "the Spice Boys" (Ces, Bio, Doves, and Ribs). Despite the falling rain, the artists showed up to show and prove. Delivering an array of styles, letterforms, caricatures, and more, the artists truly made the first inaugural event a time to remember. Hit the video player up top to join Mass Appeal’s Sacha Jenkins for a little history lesson and to watch the battle unfold. Did "Team Terrible "come out on top or did "Spice Boys" come with the fuego?"
Chicago Design Museum
Team Pro-Ject met up with Tanner Woodford of the Chicago Design Museum. He showed us around and gave us a first hand look at the current instillation.
We learned about how they use the #influence of past and present designers to inspire people.
Take a look at the above photos, share and get involved.
The #influence of Tanner and the Chicago Design Museum ~>
MORE ABOUT CHICAGO DESIGN MUSEUM
The Chicago Design Museum strives to unite, inform, and inspire. As a resource for the design community and beyond, the museum facilitates an open dialogue about contemporary and historical design through limited-engagement exhibitions, events, public programs, and digital media. We are an adaptable and non-traditional organization that celebrates and shares design excellence.
Block Thirty Seven, 3rd floor
108 N. State Street
Chicago, IL 60602
Our friends at Chicago’s DPTR Clothing have been putting forth an aesthetic and set of values that Pro-Ject can fully relate to for quite some time. Certain styles never truly go off-trend. Who wants to purchase something that wears out or goes out of style in a year or two?
Additionally, made in America is most always a good thing. What’s better, DPTR is cut & sew, hand crafted, fine leather, Made in the US, hand sewn in Chicago, Pro-Ject’s home base.
Why they do it:
"We believe there is a gap in the apparel available for those with a keen sense of style, those whose taste precedes their reputation. We’re talking about the type of person whose complexity cannot be defined by a specific subculture. We see glimpses of ourselves in these preexisting classes but we refuse to fully commit to something that doesn’t hold total truth. We believe we are the missing link to the well-rounded individual. We are a brand that you bend into your own complex subculture which you have created, we’re here to compliment the uniqueness which is already you. We’re not here to tell you how to live, we’re here to help you become the version of yourself you value most."
"We remove the clutter of deceiving brands that suggest you’re this or you’re that. We believe in timeless design, aesthetics, simplicity, art and fashion. It is said if you design something right it will last forever, and thats just what we intend to do. We are not suggesting ignorance to trends but there must be a balance in these endeavors."
"DPTR is a product that is as soulful as the human who embodies it. Designed and built with integrity to outlast the legacy we leave behind. We are a community of doers, creatives, and implementors."
Oct 17th DPTR will be featured in the Haus of Humanity Fashion Show with Block 37. The event is to support Habitat for Humanity. They will also be donating to the cause.
They will also be at Randolph St Market Oct 18th & 19th