Category Archives: Art

Interview | “Please Enjoy” SEEN’s Catalog

The “godfather of graffiti”, Bronx, NY’s SEEN has released the catalog, “Please Enjoy“, to go with his current exhibition in Paris. SampleSaleShop.com had a Q & A session with Clémence from Magda Gallery, who are hosting the show.
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Here’s the 411:

  • SEEN has been living in Paris since 2007, but visits his native New York often.
  • His Please Enjoy exhibition will be at the Magda Danysz Gallery – 78, rue Amelot – Paris, France – through June 26th
  • This is SEEN ‘s first show in 3 years.
  • Seen photographs all the places he’s worked – including New York, his Paris studio, and tags.
  • Please Enjoy is called a “catalog” because it shows SEEN‘s story, shows and his archive of work, ranging from photographs from the 1970’s to his current artwork – including old trains, tattoos, and pieces in the exhibition.

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Please Enjoy is limited edition: 500 copies worldwide! Hard cover, 96 pages. You can buy it online through Magda Gallery.

The limited edition Plexiglass tag is already sold out, but you can get request to get on the wait list.

Store Opening | LA | The Cobra Snake Pawn Shop x Selby Book Release Party

Hipster royalty / nightlife photographer, Mark The Cobra Snake will be opening his first retail store in Los Angeles next week – the Pawn Shop. Jeremy Scott‘s hosting the launch party, Shepard Fairey is DJing – and it’s open to the public. You’re welcome, LA!
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When: Tuesday June 8th, 6-9pm

Where: the 4th floor of the Hollywood and Highland mall.

Host: Jeremy Scott

Music: DJ sets by Shepard Fairey and Ana Calderon and live performance by Beardo at 8pm

Book signing: Todd Selby signs limited edition copies of The Selby Book, only available at Pawn Shop

The Pawn Shop will be a complete lifestyle hot spot. It will be a fully functional vintage clothing store, with pieces from the Cobra Snake’s personal collection, limited screen prints from Shepard Fairey, Steve Aoki’s personal shoe collection, and more

The store opens for business June 16th, but you do NOT wanna sleep on the party!

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POP-UP SHOP | Los Angeles | Summer Fling Launch Party

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Fashion Goes Mobile in Los Angeles:
Blood Is The New Black, case-mate and Coolhaus bring Angelinos The Summer Fling Truck

In New York, we have the Mud truck in the East Village and taco trucks all over Williamsburg. This LA spin on the food truck is gonna fuse a few of SampleSaleShop.com‘s favorite things: fashion, art, technology and ice cream.

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When: this Saturday, June 5th / 8pm – 12am

Where: Nomad Gallery, 1993 Blake Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90039

Music: Live performance by Dunes / DJ Jacob Safari and DJ Sara T

Open bar: PBR (Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer, the hipster’s choice)

RSVP: info@bloodisthenewblack.com (requested, not required)

The Summer Fling Truck will be making the rounds in LA through September.

If you’ve already signed up at SampleSaleShop.com, pick up a case-mate iPhone skin, and, who knows? Maybe you can stick it on the free unlocked iPhone you just might win from us! Sign up by June 21st to qualify.

Kick, Push, Fly: A Real Hoverboard for Lupe?

French artist Nils Guadagnin made a legit, real life hoverboard. Sick! Check out the video below.

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“McFly” is right.

According to Gizmodo, “The board floats through simple electromagnetism, but the more brilliant part of the design seems to be a laser stabilization system that, we’re assuming, dynamically adjusts the magnets to keep the board afloat under duress. Just watch Nils push on the board near the end of the clip. It responds with little more than a shrug.”

We wonder how much weight this thing can support at the moment, and how long it’ll be til we can try to be like Marty McFly.

Who do you think will be the first to own a working hoverboard –  Lupe Fiasco? or Pharrell? Click here to listen to Lupe’s “Kick, Push”.

Danny Montoya, Lupe Fiasco, and Rob Gonzales
Danny Montoya, Lupe Fiasco, Rob Gonzales

Pharell Williams

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Pop-Up Shop | Umbro’s at Norml

Shops are Popping in Canada!

Check out Umbro’s Pop-Up Shop and art installation at Norml in Ottowa, Canada. The shop will carry the original Manchester-based football brand’s limited edition World Champions collection, commemorating this summer’s World Cup in South Africa.

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For the World Champions Collection, Umbro selected seven diverse artists from seven World Cup winning nations, to design a crest for Umbro’s home kit.

Italy - Tanino Liberatore, Illustator
Brazil - Fernando Chamarelli, Visual/Tattoo Artist
Germany – Marok, Art Director/Magazine Mogul
Argentina – ZZK Records, Record Label
Uruguay – Martin Albornoz, Mixed Media Artist/Designer
England – Ben Eine, Street Artist/Graffiti Pioneer
France – Andre, Graffiti Artist/Fashion Authority/International Night Club Owner

We know, we usually post World Cup items on World Cup Wednesdays, but we didn’t wanna make you wait ;)

Umbro @ Norml
184 Rideau Street
Ottawa ON Canada K1N 5X6
613-562-2043

(source: Norml Clothing)

iPad Decals: Iron Man, The Joker, & More

So you got an iPad. Where do you go from there? Trick it out! Pimp your ‘Pad. If you’re not down for bedazzling, peep these sweet decals you can stick on the back.

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Lady GagaiPad decals - Lady Gaga

Check the gallery for more decals, including Hello Kitty, Darth Vader, Futurama’s Bender, the True Blood logo, and Che Guevara.

Dita Von Teese x Perrier’s Paparazzi

Perrier is releasing the limited edition “Paparazzi” line, featuring burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese. Packaging for the entire Perrier line (bottles, cans and multi-packs) will be covered in black and silver portraits of the fab Miss Dita.

Available this June.Dita-von-Teese-x-PerrierDita-von-Teese-x-Perrier cans

Nice cans!

(source: High Snobiety)