Monthly Archives: October 2016

Artist Jean-Charles Debroize Recreates a Destroyed Caravaggio Painting Using Only Stock Imagery

Building on it's already essential suite of design tools, Adobe's recently launched Stock service integrates yet another function into the Creative Cloud. The tool builds in searchable libraries of imagery into the applications -- removing the need to look for essential components of projects elsewhere. Making a case for the capabilities of Adobe Stock, the tech company challenged the international creative community to render versions of lost, stolen or damaged masterworks from artists like Frida Kahlo and Rembrandt using only stock imagery.

For digital artist and art director Jean-Charles Debroize, who participated in the Make a Masterpiece project, the test was to recreate Caravaggio's Saint Matthew and the Angel, which was destroyed during World War II in Berlin. The process was complicated, taking over three weeks to search for more than 140 individual pieces of imagery. But, the final outcome was a faithful representation of the lost painting and demonstrates the possibilities of stock imagery in the hands of creatives.

Let us know what you think of his final recreation below and look for the flip book in HYPEBEAST Magazine 16 to see Debroize's process happen step-by-step.

Caravaggio's Saint Matthew and the Angel (left) was destroyed during World War II and was recreated using only Adobe stock imagery by Jean-Charles Debroize (right)

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Neckface Proves He Is ‘The Last Maniac’ in New Demented Video

Just in time for Halloween, street artist Neckface releases a truly demented video where he causes utter chaos in the streets. In grungy, homeless attire, we see him turn into a psycho and torment a bunch of unsuspecting citizens. There's some hardware tools involved, a bit of blood and some fire all to ramp up the craziness that Neckface represents. Watch the video above and let us know your thoughts, and hopefully you won't run into Neckface anytime soon.

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Pro Bowler Andre Johnson Retires After 14 Seasons

Although midway through the 2016-2017 season, Andre Johnson has announced his retirement from the NFL. After 14 seasons, the seven-time Pro Bowler is ninth in total receptions (1,062) and tenth in total receiving yards (14,185), while holding many of the receiving records for the Texans. Having played for the Titans this year and the Colts last season, Johnson spent his first 12 seasons with the Texans, after being selected third overall in the 2003 draft. His illustrious career has been overshadowed by a whole lot of loses, but it shouldn't stop the touchdown machine from eventually getting the Hall of Fame nod.

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Applecore Delivers Its 2016 Fall/Winter Lookbook Filled With Simplistic Essentials

Paris-based line Applecore is set to provide you with a stylish 2016 fall/winter season. Moriba-Maurice Koné and Steven Alexis developed Applecore in 2015 with all pieces being reworked in France while expressing the duo's creativity. Its latest offering does not display a specific theme, but it does possess an influence via soccer, French slang terms and cubism. Throughout Applecore's 2016 fall/winter collection you'll find a selection of pieces with a "less is more" aesthetic such as branded t-shirts, half-zip sweatshirts, jackets and pants all sporting Applecore logos.

The range is currently available via Applecore's website and can be viewed in full above.

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Stampd x PUMA’s Recent Footwear Collaboration Is Complemented With a Range of Apparel Options

The previously revealed premium iterations of the PUMA Trinomic Sock NM, Blaze of Glory NU and States silhouettes will be complemented with a selection of apparel. A collaborative work alongside Stampd, PUMA matches the footwear with garments and accessories to coincide with the "Made to Make It" theme. Within the 2016 fall/winter collection you'll find a bag and cap featuring dual branding to make up its accessories. The wears on the other hand, host a selection of colors from olive to off-white throughout the padded mesh tops and bottoms, in addition to a jacket with taped seams. You can also find the clothing range for women to include crop tops, 2-in-1 tights, and more. The Stampd x PUMA collection is currently available at select retailers in addition to online now.

Take a look at the collection above and let us know your thoughts.

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Mossimo’s Founder Reveals the Beginnings of the Brand and How It Became a Billion-Dollar Company

In the highly-competitive arena known as streetwear, the '90s gave birth to a slew of brands that aimed to capture the skate and surf lifestyle. One of these brands was Mossimo and it was then pegged as a direct rival to the popular label we know as Stüssy. Even as big as it is now, Stüssy was able to keep its ultra-cool identity during its rise, while Mossimo fell a bit on the wayside in terms of retaining its fashion credibility. Regardless, both are still big moneymakers with Mossimo becoming a billion-dollar company since it was acquired by Iconix Brand Group in 2006 for $135 million USD. The label is now sold at Target locations nationwide. In a new editorial, Bobby Hundreds once again explores Mossimo with an interview with the designer himself, Mossimo Giannulli. Here the fashion magnate expands on the early years of the brand, the designs, and the time when it finally was acquired by Iconix. Read excerpts from the article below, and check out the entire piece at The Hundreds

On his personal life when the brand hit it big:

“Imagine having a stock worth $600 million dollars and you’re fucking running that pig. You get a little coo-coo in the head.”

“Quite frankly, I had to be single in those days because it was demanding that I had to be out there… we were coming up here every Thursday, Friday, Saturday night partying, and it was good for the brand. That’s how I got a lot of inroads through the right people. And then there was always that bullshit like, ‘Oh, these guys are mysterious, where the fuck are these guys going?’”

On Stüssy vs Mossimo

“We had this full war on T-shirts. He had a little rat. Do you remember his little rat? It was like a little mousey rat thing, one of his characters? I don’t know if you remember because on the 405 there’s this exterminator company…”

“So the guy that’s gonna kill the rat… I took his rat and started it. And all of a sudden, there’s this full war on T-shirts, back and forth! He hated that. He thought he was so much cooler and I was getting all the fucking love. And every time there was an article, it was him and I. Always. Photoshoot and everything. And I’ve never said twenty words to him.”

On now running a golf apparel company:

“It was, but now it needs to be a business. And it’s big enough. The reality is there are companies doing hundreds of millions of dollars in the golf space, so why can’t it be us? And we have a really tight crew here. I don’t need it to be huge, I just want to make really cool stuff that’s decidedly different in the space. I don’t want to be like these other jackasses in the space; I don’t want to be like that.”

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Medicom Toy Honors Legendary Rocker Kiyoshiro Imawano With Amplifier’s “TEE Series 2” Collection

Medicom Toy is paying tribute to famed Japanese musician Kiyoshiro Imawano with their latest online drop. Starting now, Medicom Toy will be shipping T-shirts from music apparel manufacturer Amplifier's "TEE Series 2." Built around striking concert photography from acclaimed Japanese photographer Mikio Ariga, Amplifier's new round of Kiyoshiro Imawano-honoring releases for Medicom Toy features the pieces such as "Rock'n'Roll," "Shout," "Innocence," "Ballade" and "Swing." Available in small to extra large, the new T-shirts from Amplifier are available now via Medicom Toy's official website.

Alongside Ariga's work, be sure to check out fellow photographer Nobuyoshi Araki and his upcoming collaboration with Supreme.

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The AP Preseason Poll Released, See Who’s at the Top of Men’s College Basketball

Although they lost Brandon Ingram to the NBA draft, the Duke Blue Devils still sit atop the Associated Press' preseason ranking of the best 25 college basketball programs ahead of the 2016-2017 season. Receiving 58 of a possible 65 first-place votes, the Dukies owe the nod to their incoming freshmen class, which includes five players that were ranked in the top 10 for their respective high school positions. We also can't forget about the return of star guard Grayson Allen, who will enter the season as a clear favorite for National Player of the Year.

Last year's national champions, the Villanova Wildcats, are currently listed at number four, despite losing point guard Ryan Arcidiacono and power forward Daniel Ochefu.

Take a look at the top 25 teams below, and tell us your predictions for the forthcoming season in the comments section.

Ranking -- School (1st-Place Votes) -- Points
1 Duke (58) 1,612
2 Kentucky (2) 1,479
3 Kansas 1,476
4 Villanova (4) 1,465
5 Oregon (1) 1,343
6 North Carolina 1,314
7 Xavier 1,167
8 Virginia 1,149
9 Wisconsin 1,135
10 Arizona 1,004
11 Indiana 917
12 Michigan State 903
13 Louisville 755
14 Gonzaga 699
15 Purdue 672
16 UCLA 540
17 Saint Mary's 512
18 Connecticut 504
19 Syracuse 464
20 West Virginia 360
21 Texas 250
22 Creighton 231
23 Rhode Island 199
24 Iowa State 168
25 Maryland 144

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Here’s an In-Depth Look at the adidas Originals NMD_R1 “Tri-Color” Pack

adidas Originals is once again releasing the famed NMD R1 in two new colorways: deep black/grey and crisp white/black. Dubbed the "Tri-Color" pack and previewed back in August, NMD fans can purchase each Primeknit-constructed model this winter that touts red, white and blue stripes for a patriotic look. Not to mention, both pairs are topped off with a fresh white BOOST sole alongside black and white EVA plugs. Get a closer look at the adidas NMD R1 "Tri-Color" pack above and expect both pairs to hit retailers this December.

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Big Sean Takes Aim at Kid Cudi Beef Rumors on “No More Interviews”

A few weeks after linking up with 2 Chainz for the Kevin Hart: What Now? single "Light It Up," Big Sean drops off a record of his own. Titled "No More Interviews," the track is a more personal, reflective offering centered on Big Sean's thoughts on recent rumors surrounding his career. Specifically, Big Sean uses his latest cut to address the reaction to Kid Cudi's current issues, his label situation, ex-girlfriends and more. The Detroit rapper also removes himself from being the focus of future clickbait pieces and gossip reports, rapping directly: "No more interviews unless you want to talk about the music or something that has a different view, not the sh*t that's getting the hits and views." "No More Interviews" is produced by Amaire Johnson & Big Sean himself, and can be streamed below.

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UNNOWN’s 2016 Fall/Winter Footwear Collection Bridges the Gap Between Work and Play

Designed to be dressed up or down for any occasion, UNNOWN's latest footwear collection is the brand's most ambitious to date. Featuring a ton of styles from wingtips, to chukkas, to slip-ons, the whole lineup is made from genuine leather and high quality textiles with a look geared towards young professionals who want to transition effortlessly from the office to a night out. Uppers move from subtle off whites in full grain leather to bold purple ostrich, all atop vulcanized soles for extra durability and comfort. Browse a sampling of the collection above and drop by the official UNNOWN website to secure a pair for yourself starting at $90 USD.

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Metta World Peace Was Sexually Assaulted By Ghosts Last Night

Last night, Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook made headlines in their win over the Los Angeles Lakers. Russ became the first player in history to start the season with 100 points, 30 rebounds and 30 assists in his first three games, leading his team to a 3-0 start. Metta World Peace also made news this weekend, and not for this three minutes of play on Sunday night.

World Peace and the Lakers stayed at Oklahoma City's Skirvin Hotel this past weekend, a building that is said to be haunted. While some players, including Lou Williams and Larry Nance, Jr., opted to stay elsewhere, many players weren't as spooked out, even after encountering the supernatural.

"The ghosts were all over me. I just accepted it," said Lakers forward Metta World Peace to the OC Register. "They touched me all over the place. I’m taking one of the ghosts to court for touching me in the wrong places." World Peace insisted he was serious before explaining why he didn't stay in a different hotel. "I was watching a good movie and I was tired. I didn’t want to move." The movie he was watching was Money Monster.

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