Stevio...LA LA Lovin' It?

I'm British-born Chinese from Bristol, UK. I’m LA-based. I’m a hip hop aficionado. After 15 years in London I moved to LA to pursue a new career and outlook on life.

Back in the 80s I was a DJ. In the 90s I contributed to the world's first street style exhibition at London's Victoria & Albert Museum. In 2011, I had my first interviews published. Today, I’m keeping busy with music, art, photos and writing.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Xmas 2011 shopping list #1

I've gladly fallen off the consumer tip lately. (Check out the Spend Thrift for what I'm feeling.) But, this morning's email from HUF had me wondering what will I add to my Christmas list. (Certainly not an "Occupy Wall Street" t-shirt from Rocawear/Jay Z!)

HUF x Haze 2011 collaboration

If Haze looks familar it's cause he's the man behind so many hip hop icons...
"When Hip Hop commercial identity was in it's infancy, he created imagery and direction for top artists. He counts among his accomplishments, the logos for Tommy Boy Records, Cold Chillin and EPMD in addition to LP sleeves for Public Enemy, The Beastie Boys, LL Cool J and others." @149St graffiti history website.

"New York City graffiti-artist Eric Haze made his debut on the streets of Manhattan in the early 1970's, writing under the tag name 'HAZE.' Taking his efforts underground into the NYC subway scene soon after, HAZE quickly gained notoriety during the 1980s in the art and graffiti world through his trademark letter-forms and unique hand style. This distinct and inimitable style proved crucial to HAZE's success in later years, as he opened his own design studio in 1986, becoming one of the first graffiti artists to authentically capture the street art and hip hop scenes through graphic design. After years of designing imagery and direction for some of hip hop and street art's finest, HAZE turned to marketing himself, and in 1993 launched his own clothing and design line, which has come to be recognized as one of the original producers of street wear as we know it today.

Coming from a similar street-scene background through skateboarding, HUF-founder Keith Hufnagel has come together with HAZE in a collaboration that encapsulates HAZE's very distinguishable graffiti lettering style with the clean aesthetic and design of HUF. As part of HUF's Holiday 2011 Collection, the HUF x HAZE collaboration features a series of three t-shirts, a snapback hat, and skateboard deck designed by HAZE. For more information on HAZE, visit" HUF

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