Unknown quantity as production was halted due to legal issues associated with the artist. The initial run that sold in Japan were serialized on the inner stem yet there are few that exist that do not have serial numbers.
Limited to 500 pairs released in Berlin. C100 Studio is a Munich based creative-/ art direction and consultancy practice specialized in visual identities for brands and publications, image creation and design across all platforms for international institutions in culture, fashion, sports and the arts. It is headed by Christian Hundertmark who founded the studio in 2003 to deliver inventive and precise visual solutions achieving new levels for both clients and the studio.
Raised in Tacoma, Washington, Art Chantry has been an artist in Seattle for over 30 years. His work has been Collected and exhibited by some of the most globally prestigious museums and galleries - The Louvre, Smithsonian, Library of Congress and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Pigeons with dead rats, oil spills, syringes, human feet all while throwing up. Instead of artwork only on the exterior of the frame, the pigeons on the stems are printed on the outside while the background is an inner pad print. The translucent material then gives the scene some depth. There are two versions, one with a single pigeon head on the orbitals, and another with two.
The final release of 2007 was the London Police set. Based on a group of graffitti artists, black art was printed on a clear Gascan. The Gascan was sold on its own, but there was also a set containing the glasses, a Crowbar Snow goggle, and a reversible hoodie. The set came in a large zip up case and was limited to 501 units.
As one of the most prolific vinyl toy designers in the world, Spanish born Frank Kozik has fared very well in the industry after being a highly successful concert poster designer. Baring a design titled The Future is Stupid, the Oakley Hijinx model limited to 5000 pieces, sports an all-over 80’s punk feel with reference to the Reagan campaign.
The artwork of Japanese artist Naomi South features a design that teeters the lines of 2D and 3D to embody a sense of “technology wrapped in art”.
Barry McGee is an American artist and leading figure of the bi-coastal artistic subculture of skateboarders, street artists, and surfers. He is also a graffiti artist, and views the medium as a more direct method of communication for reaching an audience outside the space of a gallery or museum.
Will Barras, along with Mr. Jago and Steff, is one of the original Scrawl Collective members. He was already on the road to success with the now famous “Hip Hop Don’t Stop” sleeves when the Collective first formed. Doodling during work stopped him from going insane, and by holding his pencil in an f’d up way he created a distinctive illustrative style that is like no other. He is one of those artists that it is almost impossible to copy.
Caia Koopman is a classically trained artist, having obtained her BA in Fine Arts from UC Santa Cruz. She applies her skills to her love of skateboarding and snowboarding and her work appears in galleries all over the world, as well as on board graphics, T-shirts and in magazines.
The Design Brief Contest originated in the UK in May 19, 2008. Contributors were asked to apply a design to a pair of Hijinx, the box, and accompanying microbag. A total of 60 entries were presented online for consideration, and #38 was chosen for actual production. 300 items were released later in May 2009. Initially they were hard to get, but the remainder were liquidated on an online retailer a few years later.
Munich-based artist Christian Hundertmark aka C100 returns to the Artist Series with a more retro wayfairer frame. The Jupiter is an updated take on the classic Frogskins with more sleek look. C100 used a predominantly black and purple pattern combined with touches of grey. A tee shirt, print and bandana are also included. limited to 5,000 pieces
Working out of Montreuil, France, artist Mambo (also known as Flavien Demarigny) is the latest participant in the Oakley Artist Series of eyewear. The painter’s styles are replicated on the Antix model as the whole package comes complete with a vinyl figure which doubles as a holder for the sunglasses.
Donwood’s initial concept for his Artist Series Oakley glasses was to create peril-sensitive sunglasses like the ones described by Douglas Adams in The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. They would go completely black at the first sign of danger. Of course, that was impossible. So the artwork on these limited edition frames was adapted from a Donwood piece called “Fleet Street Apocalypse” which shows London being destroyed by fire and flood.
Don Pendleton Artist Series FUEL CELL Don Pendleton is an American artist, designer and illustrator out of Dayton, OH. He was born and raised in Ravenswood, WV where, while being influenced by his father’s art, he started drawing at the age of 9 and began skateboarding at the age of 14. After securing some sponsors, he went through the amateur ranks of skateboarding, competing and doing demos through the midwest and east coast. An ankle injury in 1992 shifted his focus back to artwork and he completed a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Arts at Marshall University in the spring of 2004
This alternative art movement found its most congealing participant in one of America’s most opprobrious and maligned underground artists, the painter, Robert Williams. It was this artist who brought the term “lowbrow” into the fine arts lexicon, with his ground breaking 1979 book, The Lowbrow Art of Robt. Williams. It was from this point that the seminal elements of West Coast Outlaw culture slowly started to aggregate.