Honest Logos by Viktor Hertz

The other day I came across the amazing ‘Honest Logos’ series by Swedish graphic designer Viktor Hertz. Some of the most iconic brand logos have been remixed by Hertz, now giving an ‘honest’ opinion about the actual product and tells it how it is. I thought these two remixed logos from the series were the most appropriate since Rime sits in-between the two on Smith St. Now that I’m thinking about it, Frankie, could you pick me up a small coffee and a glazed? Thanks!

Futura 2000 “Futura 2012 – Expansions”

One of our favorite artist, Futura 2000 will be unveiling a new body of work consisting of 15 new paintings that were all created in 2011. The new show will be held at Paris’ Galerie Jerome de Noirmont on January 13, 2012. It’s a trek if your in the States to say the least but if you are lucky enough to be around, this is one worth checking out. The show will be up until February 29, 2012, so that should provide you a little time at least. The images are from Juxtapoz Magazine in order to give you a preview of what you are missing.

Reebok Insta Pump Fury ‘Citron’ 2012

It’s been 23 years now since Reebok introduced one of its most significant offerings in terms of sneaker technology when they debuted its Pump system. That popular feature still exists today as seen here with the release of this limited edition Insta Pump Fury in a red/citron colorway, which is an original color of this style. Limited to 2012 pairs they are currently available now in-store and online.

The Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975

It probably never occurred to most students of the American black power movement that they should know more about the Swedish outlook on Malcolm X, Stokely Carmichael and Angela Davis. But that’s what The Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 provides — a view from abroad, from a country with a particular enthusiasm for the American dissidents of the day — and it’s pretty interesting, if far from definitive.

Assembled from 16mm footage shot for Swedish television, most of it in black and white, the documentary takes a chronological approach to the civil rights movement, the Black Panthers and related phenomena. The years covered seem to coincide with Sweden’s period of greatest disgust with the U.S., which is clearly linked to the Vietnam War. Directed by Goran Hugo Olsson, this flick is now available on Netflix and worth a peek.

Adidas Originals by Jeremy Scott Spring / Summer 2012 Preview

Scott, not one for subtlety presents one of his best collections sneakers yet. Gorilla to leopard prints and new versions of his popular wings sneakers are all included this season. Check back for the drop.

Cyclepedia for iPad

Frankie, this one is for you…
The Cyclepedia book finally made it to the iPad with a slick interactive application. Not only does the app give a history of bikes, but it features some interesting background information, interviews with bike enthusiasts like Paul Smith, a few videos and more.

“A fully interactive collection of 100 bicycles that changed cycling history – and not always for the better! From the suitcase-sized Skoot to the Olympic Gold medal-winning Lotus Sport 110, every bicycle is displayed in stunning clarity and technical detail. 360º spins and 20 times magnification of each component allows you to compare and appreciate all the elements of this rich celebration of cycling culture, innovation and design.

Selected from Michael Embacher’s unique collection of over two hundred bicycles, CYCLEPEDIA recounts each one’s fascinating story. It also includes video clips, original brochures, contemporary advertising, engineering drawings, rare stills and links to manufacturers’ sites.

Whether you are a Lycra-clad fanatic or just interested in the evolution of cycling and bicycle design, this is an app to treasure.”

Sick, you can get the app now here.

Mass Appeal Magazine Returning in 2012?

Founded in 1996 in Brooklyn, as a graffiti fanzine, Mass Appeal later emerged into one of the first true urban lifestyle magazines, featuring everything from graffiti, art, sneakers, streetwear, skateboarding, and music. Frequent contributors included Mr. Cartoon, Reas, Alife, and Espo just to name a few. The magazine unfortunately closed its doors in 2008 but from the looks of their website will be reopening them this year.

Os Gemeos at Prism Los Angeles

Los Angeles’ Prism Gallery will be exhibiting works from Os Gemeos from on February 25, 2012 to March 24, 2012. So if you will be in the LA area around that time swing through and check it out

Extra Butter X Reebok Pump AXT “AHCHOO” Release

Long Island sneaker boutique Extra Butter has teamed up with iconic athletic brand Reebok in order to give you its highly anticipated Reebok Pump AXT “AHCHOO.” An homage to comedian Dave Chappelle’s tour-de-force performance in Mel Brooks’ celluloid masterpiece Robin Hood: Men in Tights, the shoes are built with premium suede in varying shades of burgundy and purple. Extra Butter branding is embroidered at the heel, and each custom sockliner is printed with classic lines from the film (as well as Extra Butter’s spoof video). The shoes are dropped on the 31st and we have them in store now. But these are extremely limited so don’t sleep on these.

Happy New Year

Have a safe holiday and we will see you in 2012

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