EDITORIAL: RESPECT THE SHOOTER TOUR + LOOKBOOK

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EDITORIAL: RESPECT THE SHOOTER TOUR + LOOKBOOK

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Phoenix, Arizona Versus The World!

"Ya'll respect the one who got shot, I respect the shooter" - JAY-Z

Behind-the-scenes are where the real moves are being made, this is accurately justifiable in an abundance of scenarios. There is a designated individual responsible for the portrayal and execution of an image; the photographer. The sole person behind the camera lack the acknowledgement and appreciation they deserve. It is more common to respect the one being shot opposed to respecting the shooter. The person on the other side of the lens is too often disregarded and underappreciated. Blacklenses has taken this ideology to incredible lengths and is proving first hand why the shooters are entitled to their merit.

The remarkable and gifted visual artist continues to make herself stand out above the many other accomplished talents in her field. She is going far beyond where your normal photographer would, as this month sparks the launch of the Respect The Shooter: Gallery Tour. The dedication and integrity that she holds is genuine, the entire tour is free for the supporters and is being funded independently. Go out and show some love the first stop is right at home in Phoenix, Arizona on June 8th.

Make sure you're coming correct no matter where you are this Summer with Respect The Shooter attire. Throw on any R.T.S apparel and you'll be in full force to make something happen. For the people doing their thing on the daily out of the public eye and the ones already in the spotlight. 

RESPECT THE SHOOTER SUMMER '18

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PAPAYOUNGVISION - MINNESOTA'S RUNNING MAN

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PAPAYOUNGVISION - MINNESOTA'S RUNNING MAN

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Minneapolis Vs. The World!

 Living in a world filled of those who claim the title of 'artist' , few and far between do we find those artist that capture us with their drawings and really make the mind wonder. Offering pure originality and pushing past the social norms are other keys into becoming a favorite in this art world.  and a true artist that goes by PapaYoungVision, does just that.

Coming out of Minneapolis Minnesota , PapaYoungVision is running this art world, literally! You can catch him on numerous occasions sprinting in photos. This movement he shows matches the vibrancy given off in all of his artwork.

With his art, PapaYoungvision  lets you in to parts of his mind when you look at the masterpieces he creates. His art is emotion provoking and sits calmly in a category of its own. When it comes to "expressionism" The artist has his own way of showing you how to feel. Providing a full range of colors, characters, emotions, and pure artistic excellence, PapaYoungVision is an artist that can't be denied. Check out more of his work here and try to catch up to Minnesota's running man.

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1-OFF PROJECT: THE BRAND THAT IS RECYCLING GARMENTS IN A NEW WAY

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1-OFF PROJECT: THE BRAND THAT IS RECYCLING GARMENTS IN A NEW WAY

 Marana, Arizona Vs. The World!

In streetwear you really have to be doing something contrasting to stand out. The orginality and hustle of the brand both play huge roles in whether it will succeed or not. The 1-Off  Project  is one that is doing something nobody else is right now. They’re coming right out of north Tucson, Arizona from Marana too!

The 1-Off Project is a brand like no other that is focused directly on making the wearer feel unique. There is no piece alike. every one is special in it’s own way. The creator of the movement, Billionairy, came up with the great idea to recycle shirts and turn them into something new that nobody has. We’ve all been to thrift shops before and know that you can find some crazy garments in there. Billionairy has gone above and beyond by not only finding them but creating something fresh as well. The concept of Last One Left ties with the  idea that not a single shirt is the same. This brand is for the people, it makes them feel distinct based on the fact every product is 1 of 1! 

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Just last weekend he had a 2-day pop-up at Nowadays Creative Lab in Tempe, Arizona. If you need to hold a pop shop in Phoenix or get anything printed, Nowadays is that spot! Billionairy was printing and spray painting shirts on site one by one for each person. That’s real effort to put in and emphasizes that he practices what he preaches. The only way to move is to be genuine and he’s got that down. Go check the Instagrams and get with the project!

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KLAN LIFE CLOTHING: PLAYGROUND STORIES

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KLAN LIFE CLOTHING: PLAYGROUND STORIES

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Atlanta Vs. The World!

One of the most slept on brands coming out of Atlanta is Klan Life Clothing. They've been representing the Atlanta scene since 2014 and have stressed the importance of brotherhood. They strive to bring people together regardless of their differences and stand as an outlet for individuals to express themselves. The work this brand has put in does not go unnoticed, they built some strong relationships with some well recognized faces. Some examples are UnoTheActivist, Thouxanbanfauni, Swaghollywood, and Playboi Carti. These connections were all made at the beginning of all their careers and have stuck ever since. The brand itself is multifaceted, every drop holds something new and unique. They can produce everything from sweatsuits to custom flannels, don't doubt their abilities when it comes to fashion. 

The latest collection is called Playground Stories, that is what is currently up on their site. It consists of tees, sweats, hoodies, shorts, flannels. All worn by some of your favorite Atlanta artists. Klan Life is more than just a clothing brand they're in tune with music as much as they are clothes. The way they've made lasting relationships with artists is significantly shaping their image and pushing them to new limits. The fact that everything is organic and the cosigns they've gotten are genuine gives them that much extra of a boost as well. Stand up and join the movement today.

GO SHOP THE PLAYGROUND STORIES COLLECTION BELOW!

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WANGS CLOSET: PHOENIX'S ESSENTIAL STREETWEAR & VINTAGE SHOP

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WANGS CLOSET: PHOENIX'S ESSENTIAL STREETWEAR & VINTAGE SHOP

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Phoenix Vs. The World!

1810 North Scottsdale Road, Tempe, Arizona

Wang's Closet is a Buy-Sell-Trade clothing store specializing in streetwear and vintage located in Tempe, Arizona. About a week ago I got to have an in-depth conversation with one of the owners, Justin. We had a great talk and he went over the general overview of how Wang's came to be what it is today. He masters in the business side of the store, while Nate (Wang) the other owner, works closely with the hustling of the clothes. 

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Wang's Closet has only officially been open for a little over a year but they have covered an immense amount of ground already. It all started with the simple idea of flipping clothes and they ran a 100-yard dash with it. Starting with close to nothing, they had legitimately a closet size inventory. They had a small designated section in Nate's dad’s vintage store which they now own completely and remodeled to fit their aesthetic. As time went on Instagram became their biggest source for marketing. Their friend Anthony put consistent work in day in and day out posting pictures of the items for sale, boosting their following incredibly. Since then there has been no looking back and Wang's has taken over, becoming one of Phoenix's top spots for all your fashion necessities.

The store’s layout is anybody who's into fashions dream. There are racks on top of racks of clothes ranging from vintage rap/band tees, Supreme, Bape, FTP, Palace, vintage jersey's, just about everything you could imagine. The back wall consists of all their shoes and they really have it all. Jordan's, Nike's, Yeezy's, Adidas, Revenge X Storm, that's only to name a few.

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The way that all of the employees carry themselves is respectable and the hustle that they all share is what has brought them this far. The whole staff keeps it real and truly tries to make a connection with the customers, they never give off the vibe that they're trying to pressure you into buying something. They treat the customers like friends and that's what it's all about. You feel at home when you enter Wang's like you just pulled up at your gang's house to kick it. Not to mention every employee is adept in the knowledge of what they're selling. Having this type of integrity is what separates a lasting movement from one that is short-lived. Wang's is coming nowhere near having a short life, this shop is here to stay.

There's a lot of big things upcoming for the store, they continue to grow every single day. Expansion is inevitable at this point with the way everything has been moving. They'll always keep the Tempe store as headquarters but expect to see Wang's Closet in many different states in the coming years. Even if you don't live out in the Phoenix area you still can cop some garments from their web store below! Follow their Instagram too and see what pieces they're moving day to day!

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JON PSYCHO: THE VISUAL MASTERMIND

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JON PSYCHO: THE VISUAL MASTERMIND

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Los Angeles Vs. The World!

In a time where everybody is so hungry for visual content, there are few and far between who can actually deliver visuals that resonate with the audience. There is one in particular who's name is holding significant weight over the rest, he's made his way onto our pages consistently and is rightfully deserving of that. That man is Jon Psycho, his work has put him into an entirely new level than his peers. This creative piece is long overdue, we got to sit down and chop it up with him but never dove deeper into his work specifically like this. His videos are influenced heavily by horror but he's proven himself to be capable of tackling anything that crosses his path. There are many examples that set him apart from the rest, he pays an exceptional amount of attention to detail and if you openly invest yourself while viewing his shots you'll notice this. There's always a method to the madness, every shot has a reason behind it and is set up precisely how he forecasts. He's undeniably talented in that aspect, he has a vision every single time he picks up the camera and he executes perfectly. You can't put Psycho in a box, he does it all, with in everything he does he makes it a point that his audience will feel something. No matter what piece he's got in the works whether it's a music video, lifestyle video, or photography he always brings the heat. It's never anything less than a thrilling and lively experience for the viewers, he genuinely knows how to reach them. He never ceases to amaze us and continually inducts graphic imagery all across the board, regardless of the type of media. You're assured to have chills run down your spine and get goosebumps while observing his masterpieces. His track record of acts he's worked with include some noteworthy names as well. The list is long but some samples are ATL Smook, Drakeo The Ruler, Da$h, Thouxanbanfauni, and a whole lot more.  We've already covered damn near everything thing he's got out but here's some of his work displaying his versatileness! 

WAIT A MINUTE! Y'all probably thought that was it, nah he still has more going for him. Aside from all the visual arts he just dropped off some insane merch for us! He's the definition of a creative, the way he carries himself and expresses himself through multiple forms of art is mind blowing. He keeps it simple yet effective only putting out a single design in black and white, it's up to you which one you're about to cop. Most people try to shift from their craft into something else but he proves he can do whatever he sets his mind to with this drop, that's a fact. Go grab that while you can, it's about to sell out ASAP! Psycho's really out here doing his thing.

CHECK IT OUT IN THE SLIDESHOW BELOW AND GET YOUR FIT RIGHT:

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PILLAR APPAREL: HOW REEZY AND YOUNG MUD SHIFTED FROM SKATING TO STREETWEAR

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PILLAR APPAREL: HOW REEZY AND YOUNG MUD SHIFTED FROM SKATING TO STREETWEAR

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Atlanta Vs. The World!

Clothing is an important way that we all express ourselves everyday, you are what you wear. Since Reezy & Young Mud switched lanes from skateboarding to the streetwear scene in 2015 they haven't looked back! The Atlanta natives have been pushing their brand hard and have continuously displayed strong work ethic. They are strong believers that "Perfection is a Dead End", this is what they live by and it is reflected in their designs. These two are very open to ideas and continue to shift their designs every drop, the overall image is inspired heavily by skating, music, art, design, and just being able to express yourself. Very recently they dropped their 2018 Spring/Summer drop and it has some absolute heat. The drop includes everything you need to get yourself looking right for the summer: T-Shirts, Hoodies, Sweats, and hats! My personal favorite are the Shogun Sweatpants, they go crazy and are guaranteed to keep you cozy through the summer. On top of all that they're really out here looking out for the people, they aren't running any outlandish prices it's all very affordable! Go support the movement and join the Pillar Clan today! 

CHECK THE PICTURES FROM THE DROP AND VISIT THE STORE BELOW:

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SERGIO PERAZA - TUCSON'S OVERLOOKED ARTIST TRYING TO MAKE A NAME FOR HIMSELF

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SERGIO PERAZA - TUCSON'S OVERLOOKED ARTIST TRYING TO MAKE A NAME FOR HIMSELF

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Tucson Vs. The World!

Art has a way of expressing our deepest and darkest thoughts, the worth and portrayal of a piece leads us to many interpretations of the artist themselves. Truly raw and moving work will leave the exposition up in the air for the audience to speculate over. Sergio Peraza, a hard working and multifaceted artist coming out of Tucson, Arizona is an expert at this. His ability to express himself on the page through the use of many different mediums is a key skill only select artists are capable of. Whether he's demonstrating through paint, pastel, or simply drawing we always get an in depth look into his mind and emotions. The exquisite detail he uses and array of techniques puts him into a spectrum of his own. He can bounce around from different styles of art whether it be surrealism to impressionism, he always adds his idiosyncratic character to his pieces. It's time to give him the credit he deserves and to show his work some real love. He's capable of any task and has gone far too long without getting some appreciation. I can not stress enough how versatile he is at his craft and his consistent ability to put out exceptional artwork. He's really in his bag, I'll just let his work do the rest of the talking...

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PAPIKODONE: A KID WHO MADE IT OUT OF THE LONELY STATE OF OKLAHOMA

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PAPIKODONE: A KID WHO MADE IT OUT OF THE LONELY STATE OF OKLAHOMA

Oklahoma Vs. The World!

The very much asked for article has finally found the right time to be published onto our pages one of the pioneers & youngest artist, PAPIKODONE has been blowing minds for quite a while now with his abstract, hard to decipher but yet masterpieces he creates on canvas, clothing, af1, furniture etc! Coming from the lonely state of Oklahoma, KODONE has turned himself into a household name throughout the entire country & even world, if you do not know who/what KODONE does then you've seriously been living under a fucking rock! Even managing to have a successful clothing brand that's on the rise as we speak (DEATHAT5) KODONE does it all he's the man with the plan & is living out his dream each day he lives. Being one of the pioneers of underground cover art since the rise of the whole entire "Soundcloud era" is how KODONE slowly made his presence known to the entire internet community working with names such as LUCKI, TRACY, DIEGO MONEY, RON$OCOLD, LYRICAL LEMONADE & much more. PAPIKODONE will go down in history he's a living legend & if you haven't fully acquainted yourself with one of our favorites in the game then nows the time to do so!

Take a look at some of his iconic work below: 

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JAKE OSMUN: IM NOT IMPRESSED ANYMORE

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JAKE OSMUN: IM NOT IMPRESSED ANYMORE

Phoenix Vs. The World!

One of my favorite photographers, Jake Osmum gives us 75 pages of photos on photos on photos. "IM NOT IMPRESSED ANYMORE" is a portrait book filled with some of your favorite artists. Getting up close and personal with Justin Bieber, Playboi Carti, Kanye West, Lucki, and many more, the Phoenix native compiles some of his favorite work from 2015 through 2018 that grabs the attention of anyone who sees them. At a $50 price tag, this is a perfect gift for the music lover and film photographer in mind. Click the link here to purchase this beautiful book of prints and look at some of the best shots we've collected below.

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DAVIS7500: THE HARDEST WORKING DRAWING ARTIST OUT OF TEXAS

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DAVIS7500: THE HARDEST WORKING DRAWING ARTIST OUT OF TEXAS

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Dallas Vs. The World!

It's time to get acquainted with our favorite artist in the underground industry right now & that is DAVIS7500. Everything this man draws literally turns into a masterpiece and the time he puts into his work makes him one of the best out right now. Keeping a cartoonish style while implementing stand out colors, it's hard to not notice his artwork. Working with a handful of underground rappers that we've come to know and love, DAVIS has been making his way to the top by having done atleast a few cover arts for the most fire songs to drop in the span of 2017 & now starting 2018. With credits like, SMOKEPURPP, UGLY GOD, BIGBABYGUCCI, RON$OCOLD, 10 CELLPHONES, 2KTHAGOON & more; DAVIS makes it known he's well respected. Here's a look at a few of these cover arts: 

Cover art isn't the only thing DAVIS is gifted in creating, he can also freestyle masterpieces, their is no limit for this true artist his work will soon be everywhere for the entire world's eyes to view & spread like wildfire & we'll be one of the first people to say we saw it all coming. Take a look at these over the top drawings below & become the next person to tell a friend about DAVIS7500 out of the Lonestar State of Texas who makes his creations come to life in every aspect.

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HERCHILDRENPARIS’s FIRST DROP IS VERY PROMISING

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HERCHILDRENPARIS’s FIRST DROP IS VERY PROMISING

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Charlotte Vs. The World! 

If you’re from the city of Charlotte, chances are you’ve heard of what 19 year old designer and social media powerhouse, Jack Broadnax  (@jackbroadnax) is doing. Owner of the brand Her Children, Jack is just trying to be a force in the streetwear community. Teasing these white hoodies for a month or 2, many people were patiently waiting on their release and now it’s finally upon us. Inspired by Renaissance artists such as Michelangelo and Caravaggio, the chest graphic is garnished with a vibrant painting with the ruggedness of duct tape over the face of the subject. In a conversation with the man behind Her Children, Jack said that he loves “old paintings and old art. It represents the beginning of what is now art.”  

With a look book featuring 10cellphonesVuai Ayubi, and even the mastermind behind Fashion CriminalBryan Countach, these hoodies are definitely going to be a new staple in your wardrobe. Visit herchildren.co/ to purchase these dope pieces and follow @herchildrenparis on Instagram to keep up with each and every move Jack's making. We can’t wait to see what Her Children has in store for 2018. See the full look book below!

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SUPERRRADICAL x H33M TEE's RELEASING DEC. 27th

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SUPERRRADICAL x H33M TEE's RELEASING DEC. 27th

Charlotte and LA Vs. The World!

'Tis the season! Superrradical and H33M are coming together for the first time to a create a set of drug inspired t-shirts. With the overdose and passing of underground innovator Lil Peep still fresh on many people's mind, these white and black tees are garnished with a slimy, green middle chest graphic and drugs galore on the back. Inspired by the D.A.R.E. program, "Double Dare" is written out on the front while a large red X is behind all the substances. With drug addiction and overdose becoming even more prevalent this year, Superrr and H33M are bringing that to the forefront with their cartoonish and colorful art. These tees are releasing December 27th, so it's a perfect late Christmas gift for any fan of these up and coming brands or a loved one dealing with drug dependence.

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ALEXANDER BURKE: THE YOUNG EYE OF CHICAGO

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Chicago Vs. The World!

Chicago is a huge city with an even larger history. We've seen pop culture icons and wave after wave of talent emerge from the Windy City creating their own lanes and starting movements alike. Alexander Burke is doing just that. I sat down with Alex and asked him a few questions about his work and who he is as an artist. At first glance, Alex's breathtaking photography is what has made him stand out with his intimate, awe-capturing portraits of the youth and urban Chicago. "I got into photography when I was 15-16 years old, I've been an artist for almost 2 years now. I took photography my freshman year of high school and hated it, mostly because of the teacher. It's ironic because this shit is my passion now." The Woodridge, Illinois native isn't just a pure shooter, though: "I've really been into painting, graphic design, & sewing lately. Definitely trying to expand my horizons and not just limit myself to being 'photographer' I hate that label, I'd rather be known as an artist."

Pushing boundaries is what makes every good artist, great. Alex draws inspiration from Bam Margera, Ian Connor, Ren Hang, Kanye West, Nigo & Tyler, The Creator alike. All of which have made a career out of pushing boundaries while simultaneously opening doors for new artists. In 2017, Alex started his own clothing brand called "Receipt" which has had success delivering a few collections thus far. The creative process and motivation for every artist is unique, I asked Alex about his and what he prefers to do while creating; "I really like watching old movies to get inspiration and new ideas for stuff. I clear my mind when I do a photoshoot, I try not to think about shit. This is my passion in life so I don't want any toxic thoughts on my mind." As we dove deeper into his creative process Alex told me "Heartbreak and depression have really helped me accomplish a ton of shit in the past and it still motivates me to this day. I always ask myself, 'am I going to be depressed today or am I gonna get up and do this shit? Juheard.'"

The promising young artist is poised to have a huge 2018 and I'm excited to watch him grow. I asked what we could expect from him next year as he said "I overall want to see my friends succeed and to help them prosper by any means necessary. You can expect more everything from me though, more clothes, more photos, more EVERYTHING." There's never a shortage of talent in Chicago, with new artists blossoming every day. But will he stick around? Alex told me "Right now I want to leave Chicago, I will forever love this city but the energy here is very toxic as of late. I only stick with a few people up here. I'll be moving out sometime during summer, stay tuned." As an incredible photographer and designer, Alexander Burke has a bright future ahead of him. It's only a matter of time until he receives the spotlight he deserves. To take a closer look at his work follow Alex on Instagram: (@byalexburke) & Twitter: (@byalexburke). (Thumbnail photo: @dom.jas)

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Illusions: The American Dream I

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Illusions: The American Dream I

  Fort Mill Vs. The World!

It is finally upon us. Talented and down to earth North Carolina native, JCON has released The first part to this American Dream collection. Featuring 2 piece track suits, JCON utilizes the colors of the American flag to represent each garment. Red shows valor, blue shows vigilance, and the white embroidery on the top right of the thigh shows purity. The flag's colors have the rich history, but there's a darkness within our beautiful country. The black tracksuit doesn't embody the positive, but highlights the corrupt system we've become so blind to.

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The suits feature a very seamless and comfortable fit. The hoodies are over-sized with a drop shoulder while the track pants have a very slim taper throughout the entire leg. Drawing inspiration from the 1983 cult classic, "Scarface", JCON prints his custom lamp logo on the back of the hoodie, paying homage to the Brian De Palma directed film. Throwing 3M accents all over the front logo and checkerboard pattern on the left side calf, there's no doubt that you'll be seen at night. With the weather getting colder and colder with the passing days, these suits are a must have in your wardrobe. Check out the rest of the suits modeled by UsVersusWorld's own Andy Schenk and make sure to buy them at www.illusionsapparel.com/

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BTFX Designs: Austin’s Faceless Graphic Designer

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BTFX Designs: Austin’s Faceless Graphic Designer

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 Austin Vs. The World!

On the internet, it’s so easy to showcase your work for millions of people to see. Austin native, Ben or as many would call him BTFX Designs has been doing just that for the past year. The 16 year old keeps his identity secret with only his initials (BT) being shown in his username. When I asked him why he’s so recluse, he simply responded with “I just don’t feel it necessary. I want my art to speak for who I am.” He’s dabbled in the arts such as photography since he was a child, but now is trying to further his education in graphic design while branching off into his own lane, making some of the most polished yet insane graphics.

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"Rodeo" Cover Alternate by BTFX Designs

Gaining inspiration from rap legends such as Kanye West, Travis Scott, and the A$AP Mob, Ben began making wallpapers from popular albums Days Before Rodeo, Yeezus, Blonde, Luv is Rage 2, among others with hopes that people would use them. Less than a year later, Ben is still making dope wallpapers and is now creating custom covers that are even cooler than the originals. 

You’d be surprised to find out where this young one acuqires his creative ingenuity. Drawing from artist Casper Friedrich, Ben utilizes his style in many bodies of work that he’s released. His favorite and most popular piece for Travis Scott’s heavily anticipated album “Astroworld” (left) is a beautiful rendition of “Wanderer Above The Sea of Fog” (right) painted by Friedrich in 1818.

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With all this buzz surrounding him, BTFX Designs continues to strive. He recently began charging for his graphic art and it seems that the talent is proof for the upcharge. Killing custom cover art for up and coming rapper,  yungshaqq that features old NBA Live footage of Tracy McGrady dunking on his opponents, his artistic style knows no bounds. With a website featuring all of his crazy creations coming soon, the sky is truly the limit for this kid. 

Check out his Instagram and Twitter (@btfxdesigns) and make sure to give him a follow to keep up with his amazing content.

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IAN WOODS: ANYTHING BUT A "POSERBOY"

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IAN WOODS: ANYTHING BUT A "POSERBOY"

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Fort Worth Vs. The World!

Nowadays, artists always have a set style, something they're comfortable with. Ian Woods or as many know him as "poserrboy" is far from having a "set style" or being the cookie-cutter artist that many have come to expect. From all the art i've seen from the Texas native, it seems as if his art is metamorphosing with every single piece he creates. Ian constantly pushes boundaries in our ever so changing world where he forms abstract illustrations within recognizable celebrities, logos, and clothing.

Ian has been creating ever since he was a child, but I don't he ever expected to be working alongside superstars such as A$AP Rocky and the A$AP Mob. He went from being inspired by them to working with them! In an interview with Sleepless in Suburbia, Ian opens up with his experiences with becoming apart of the AWGE team. "I've been a fan of them since Rocky's first project and I've always looked up to Ian (Connor). But I guess Ian or Carti showed Rocky my artwork... so he (Rocky) messaged me on Instagram saying he liked my aesthetic and within a week he flew me out and the rest is history." 

Ian Woods is an oddball within the art and pop culture filled world we live in. You never know what he has up his sleeve. From distorted yet beautifully illustrated portraits of Tyler, the Creator, to seemingly unfinished drawings of your favorite brand's logo, Ian doesn't let the outsiders dictate his work. Obviously him being his own person is working well. With more and more fans becoming obsessed with his work, the youth is falling in love with Ian! With Ian's extensive portfolio, it's hard to choose my favorite pieces, but i've tried my hardest. Look at my personal favorite works of art by Ian below and be sure to check out more of his talent by clicking here.

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BYNIPZ

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BYNIPZ

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NIPZ Vs. The World!

NIPZ is an up and coming Graphic Designer in the underground community. He utilizes grunge and an almost vintage style to create extremely satisfying music covers that fit an almost all around feeling of underground music. The color and image selection he uses creates beautiful scenes that attract people who may not even know who the musical artist is. Cover art is an extreme detail that every musical artist needs to be paying attention too. Nipz has designed for quite a bit of people that have obviously realized that. Mackned/GothBoiClique, $teven Cannon, Drayco McCoy, BigBabyGucci, Eddy Baker, Chxpo, and Key Nyata are just some of who have worked with Nipz. Every cover is a hit as well.

Nipz has only been designing for about a year, he started his pursuit in January. Nipz grew up in Seattle, but moved to the East Coast when he was 16. He's planning on moving to Boston in January for the next couple of years. Nipz attends Northeastern University, a pretty prestigious institution. Majoring in Business Administration AND Interactive Media, this man has a bright future ahead of him. Nipz has been a writer in the past (not for us), works with the collectives 1500 and DatPizz, and has curated a whole mixtape in the past. A lot of this information was from some questions I sent Nipz, which he was very quick to answer. One of the questions I asked was if he found himself to be a tastemaker. He told me "Not really I just do design" but watching what he participates in, artists he's worked with, and the musical ear he has I think he's certainly on his way in the underground community. Nipz is striving to be signed by a label to be an in house designer by the end of 2018, but I certainly think he'll be there before then. He's an incredible designer, and has a lot behind him, if you haven't checked out ByNipz you're certainly asleep!

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Detroit's Iconic Photographer: VUHLANDES

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Detroit's Iconic Photographer: VUHLANDES

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Detroit Vs. The World!

When you think of Detroit what really comes to mind? Rather than 8 mile, Tee Grizzley, or Dex Osama? Does photography even spark your mind when Detroit is brought up into a conversation? Maybe not, so now we're here to recognize & prophesize the youngest & hardest working photographer who goes by the name of VUHLANDES. His name stands extremely strong in the underground scene by the immense amount of work he's done for countless clients. These clients include names such as, FTP ZAC, HUF, BORNXRAISED, VICE & many more. Don't just acknowledge his phenomenal shots he's created for these top notch streetwear brands, his ability to capture an image is far more than unique he has a sense of creativity that is unreachable to anybody from his hometown. After reading about VUHLANDES frustration regarding the lack of exposure from severals blogs, we couldn't possibly pass up on the opportunity to praise his passion towards photography. Having no other choice than to give VUHLANDES the spotlight he deserves, we only wish the best of luck to what is soon to be a legend in the making from a city where very few have made it out from! Take a look at the authenticity & pure imagery from the Detroit protege:

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H33M F/W 17 "INTERGALACTIC FUNK"

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H33M F/W 17 "INTERGALACTIC FUNK"

New York & Los Angeles Vs. The World!

The Brooklyn-based streetwear brand H33M is back supplying their loyal customers with another flawless drop for the fall season that is named "INTERGALACTIC FUNK". With 15 items to choose from, ranging from tees, hoodies, anoraks, longsleeves & even some pants it's safe to say that if you don't cop from this drop then you're snoozing so hard cause every piece is pure fire! The creator also threw in ceramic mugs for any of his customers that are big coffee drinkers. Take a look below at a few shots from the lookbook & pick out which one is your favorite so you can cop that exact piece!

SHOP BELOW & ENJOY: 

www.h33minc.com

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