Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Associate Creative Friends: Olu Michael Odukoya (The Avant/Garde Diaries)

In 2003, on a day off from his nine-to-five as a dispensing optician, Olu Michael Odukoya started a magazine that is as bold, big, and beautiful as the mountain it is named after: Kilimanjaro. Ignoring all the conventional advice about how to make a print magazine, Olu simply followed his own vision. Published bi-annually, he releases his editorial experiments and his view on visual culture on loose poster-sized sheets that are folded and kept in a box. Avant-garde thinking is fundamental to his success. For The Avant/Garde Diaries, Olu introduced us to Artwords bookshop owner Ben Hillwood-Harris.

Learn more about Kilimanjaro Magazine HERE 

Friday, 3 August 2012

Louis Vuitton X Mos Def

here stands only a handful of hip-hop emcees who have been able to successful transcend the musical culture and find high fashion relevance. Yasiin Bey is one that immediately comes to mind as a long-standing personality known just as much for his outspoken position in the culture as well as his smooth flowing rhymes. Together with Louis Vuitton‘s “Core Values” campaign, Yasiin Bey pays homage to one of sports’ greatest showman, one Muhammad Ali. Focused around his greatest quotes, Bey takes on the role of story-teller, offering some powerful sound bites over these two videos directed by Stuart McIntyre.