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Five Things - Soy Panday

A true advocate of global perspective, Soy Panday has been looking to the horizon and letting creativity from all over the world inform his graphic work for years. As co founder of Magenta Skateboards with brothers Vivien and Jean Feil, Soy continues to push a more meaningful side to skateboarding.

We sat down with Soy at the tail end of Paris Fashion Week to get his “5 Things” /

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CultureAdam Titchener
FACT 10 1979 2019 - GoodHood X Joy Division

In celebration of one of the most important albums of our time, as well as a landmark in music/design crossover history. London’s Goodhood have teamed up with the graphic architect of Joy Divisions seminal debut Peter Saville to create a capsule collection of curated items celebrating 40 years since "Unknown Pleasures" was first released /

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Hamadawashi ‘Zokuzokusuru Washi’ Exhibition

Hamadawashi believes that the strength of washi is not only its robustness, but the flexibility and adaptability to last without deterioration for a thousand years. To verify that, their washi is used to restore international masterpieces including the Sistine Chapel ceiling, Michelangelo's Last Judgment, Ukiyoe collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Louvre Museum collections.

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MR PORTER ‘The Japan Edit’ - Kazumichi Maruoka

Kazumichi Maruoka is an artist who marches to the beat of his own drum. Well-schooled in hardcore and punk, he works in pottery and illustration – his sculptural work revolves around ingenious, artisanal reimagining’s of the human skull . Born and raised in Hiroshima and now based in the outskirts of Tokyo, Maruoka finds himself most at home at the CPW skate store in Kaminoge – As part of the “Japan Edit” project in collaboration with luxury menswear retailer MR PORTER, we met up with him in the quiet residential area, and a somewhat surprising location for this hub of Mr Maruoka’s creative friends, who who share his passions in skateboarding, films and music /

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Culture, ArtGraeme Gaughan
MR PORTER ‘The Japan Edit’ - Ino Hidefumi

Kyushu native Mr Ino Hidefumi moved to Tokyo in early 2002 with his wife Hiroko. After launching the successful café Tenement, they managed to build up enough revenue to back Mr Hidefumi’s dream of becoming a musician: in 2004 he put out his first single – a hit – and launched a record label, also called Tenement. Since then, Mr Hidefumi has released a series of albums, recorded exclusively with vintage instruments, which, he says give him “a sense of nostalgia”. His latest, Don’t Listen, Feel! Which was released at the end of 2018, is the first on which he’s picked up the mic and tried his hands at vocals. – As the final part of the “Japan Edit” project in collaboration with luxury menswear retailer MR PORTER, we met him in Jinbocho, a district famed for its used book stores, and Harajuku, in the renowned synth shop Five G

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Culture, ArtGraeme Gaughan
MR PORTER ‘The Japan Edit’ - Lono Brazil III

Born a Japanese mother and American father, Mr Lono Brazil grew up between Japan and the USA before settling in Tokyo in his mid-20s. Now he serves as director of Union Tokyo – the latest outpost of the cult LA store, which Mr Brazil has been instrumental in making a success – while working with Nike to support local running communities in the city. As part of the “Japan Edit” project in collaboration with luxury menswear retailer MR PORTER, we met up with him at Union and the neighbourhood he remembers from childhood, just behind Yoyogi park /

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Culture, ArtGraeme Gaughan
MR PORTER ‘The Japan Edit’ - Tomoki Takaso

Discussing fashion with Tomoki Takaso is never dull. Having worked for almost a decade at famed Japanese publication Huge, Takaso turned to retail when it folded, making the most of his eye for the avant-garde by opening Velvet, a vintage store now in its fourth year of business. As part of the “Japan Edit” project in collaboration with luxury menswear retailer MR PORTER, we met up with Tomoki in Shimo Kitazawa, an area that, aside from its wealth of vintage clothing, is known for its underground music scene and hole-in-the-wall eateries /

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Culture, ArtGraeme Gaughan
A Conversation With - Tull Price

A brand founded on principles, FEIT has garnered a loyal army of fans who stand behind its purist perspective and devotion to the ethics of hand made footwear. We caught up with founder Tull Price to chat about his journey and the brands new store in San Francisco /

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Vol.19 ARCHIVE - Ryuichi Sakamoto

The career of legendary Japanese musician and composer Ryuichi Sakamoto began in the ’80s with YMO. He has since left footsteps on virtually every corner of music, from classical to experimental. Now, following a battle with throat cancer in 2014 that led to a six-month hiatus from music, Sakamoto is well and truly back. We sat down with the man himself to talk about where he is in both music and in life.  

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A Conversation With - Chris Dorland

Addressing our evolving relationship to technology and the body, Chris Dorland’s recently opened “Synthetic Skin” allows us to apprehend the force of intrusive technologies as they merge into our bodies and psyches. We caught up with the NYC based artist to talk through the process of his evolving work as it embraces digital mediums /

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Culture, ArtGraeme Gaughan
Five Things - William Strobeck

From a childhood in Syracuse to the Love Park skate scene in the late nineties to classic work with Alien Workshop to Supreme’s magnus opus' in Cherry and Blessed, William ‘Bill’ Stroebeck is slowly but surely re-defining a genre stylistically - via introducing his inimitable visual culture of romance and a love affair with skateboarding and adapting it to direct the neu garde of skate video content /

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Culture, PeopleAdam Titchener
A Conversation with - Gildas Loaëc

I met Gildas Loaëc around 12 years ago in a purposely-dim lit Restaurant in Paris to celebrate the signing of Kitsuné’s first guitar based band “Cazals”. During dinner I remember Gildas pulling some Polo shirts and white jeans out of a bag to show the band. They had a little Fox logo on them… I didn't realize it at the time but that was the beginings of Maison Kitsuné /

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Fashion, CultureGraeme Gaughan
A Conversation with - Silas Adler

Skateboarding never really leaves your heart. For anyone who has come up through the culture, it will always have a part of their soul. One such person is Soulland founder and creative director Silas Adler. A friend for some years now, I am stoked to see Alder go right back to his artistic roots and create a range of graphics that will adorn the boards of Erik Koston’s & Guy Mariano’s Numbers team. We caught up with Silas in Paris to find out more /

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CultureGraeme Gaughan
A Conversation With - Jobe Burns

As one half of Concrete Objects with Samuel Ross of A-Cold-Wall*, Jobe Burns has been quietly building an Internationally acclaimed  brand that sits at the intersection of Fashion, Art & Sculpture, but the Walsall born designer has his eyes on redefining a more socially impactful prize /

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Culture, ArtGraeme Gaughan