Please join us for the opening reception of artist Dennis McNett’s collection of graphics for Anti Hero this Saturday, June 22nd at The Lodge Gallery in downtown New York. Pre-reception events include a skate jam, art workshop and band performances by Tony and Trixie Trujillo and more, with everything kicking off at 2pm on Saturday in Chrystie Park. McNett’s art will only be up for this weekend so be sure to make it out! Check the flyer for full details. Presented by Vans and The Vans DQM General.
Showing a selection of polaroids shot in conjunction with our editorial featuring our DQM/Vans “I Love NY” footwear collection, works by photographer Pep Kim are now in store at The Vans DQM General. The polaroid portraits feature “True New Yorkers” Ryan Hickey, Mike Hernandez, Vashtie Kola, Michael Colameco, Shadi Perez, Chris Keeffe, Ricky Kenig, DJ Dirrty, Pooky and Tory Fraser. The show runs through May 30th.
The dudes at Steady Zine are releasing their second issue, “Embark”, with a launch party at Present Company Gallery in Brooklyn this Saturday. Come and check it out tomorrow night, or come by DQM on the Bowery or The Vans DQM General next week and pick up a copy of the well put together zine.
Last Thursday evening, Taka Hayashi presented his original artwork in ink and watercolor, as well as a preview of his Spring 13 footwear and debut apparel collection in a special trunk show at The General. Taka Hayashi’s work for Vans represents the highest level of design in the Vans collections, utilizing innovative materials and premium leathers with a sophisticated aesthetic. He is constantly pushing conventions in sneaker design, approaching footwear design almost as a sculptural practice.
Thank you to everyone who came out to the event on Thursday, and of course a very special thanks to Taka and Vans. We had a chance to sit down with Taka while he was in New York to talk about some of his inspirations and what it’s like to design for Vans. Enjoy.