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Chocolate Skateboards x Modernica

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Chocolate Skateboards x Modernica
Out with a hurt ankle, we put Kenny to work at the Modernica factory handcrafting our new Chocolate x Modernica Flower Pot

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How Matt McCormick Went from Tattooing Tyler the Creator to Making Fine Art

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How Matt McCormick Went from Tattooing Tyler the Creator to Making Fine Art

LA-based artist Matt McCormick, who designed the cover artwork for the issue, evokes this struggle to reconnect through his paintings of American heroes and cowboys. “It’s kind of like painting the world that I want to live in,” says McCormick. “It’s all based around getting to this place of mental freedom; it’s a series of so many pieces to get to that feeling of the quietness which for several years I took the shortcut with the drugs to do that…This is my way to feel at peace.”

When his career progressed beyond being a celebrity tattoo artist, McCormick’s style reflected his interest in classic American icons and the environments they inhabited. Far from a surface-level portrayal of these Old West figures, the artist’s personal experiences with substance abuse constantly impact his work. “I’m sober for a reason. I was a heroin addict for several years and the thing with heroin, and you know opiates and all that, in general, is that the state quiets everything … the reason I bring that up is because of the feeling that I’m chasing with all these different pieces,” he says.

We connected with McCormick at his studio in Downtown Los Angeles for the latest installment of HYPEBEAST Impressions. Watch the video above to see the entire visit with the artist.

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enjoi - pandartist series episode # siete - "zoonchez"

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enjoi - pandartist series episode # siete - "zoonchez"
Louie met up with artist ruben sanchez to talk about the new "enjoi - zoonchez series," ruben's art, and skateboarding. The boards are now available at https://thankyousupply.com/enjoi

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This Vintage T-Shirt Dealer Sells to Kanye, Jerry Lorenzo and Migos

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This Vintage T-Shirt Dealer Sells to Kanye, Jerry Lorenzo and Migos

Back in August of 2017, Patrick Matamoros sat down with HYPEBEAST Radio to talk about how he met Kanye West and the resurgence of old band merch. He also described what it was like collaborating with Jerry Lorenzo and Fear of God on a collection. Now, for our docu-series, the vintage T-shirt dealer takes us through one of his typical days.

When Matamoros first moved to New York City, he set up on the corner of Prince and Mercer streets, in the epicenter of Manhattan's SoHo district. He recalls nearly giving up after spending a whole day there not selling a single tee until a man purchased multiple pieces right as he began packing up. Fast forward and he's meeting with Chris Gibbs of Union and taking us on a house call with music producer Benny Blanco in Los Angeles. Take a look above at what it's like to be a full-time vintage tee dealer for the stars where "finding a shirt is like Fight Club" and stay tuned for our next installment soon. In case you missed it, our last video had Blondey McCoy talking about the pressures of being a pro skater, fashion icon and balancing his love for art and music.

 

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