Articles by: Dan Hwang

Fresh + Creative – Colossal Media

Colossal Media is the largest outdoor mural painting company in the world. Their slogan, “Always Hand Paint,” adorns their scaffoldings and many of the finished products. In an era of 3d printers and all-digital everything, it’s remarkable that a company devoted to using 1920s methods for production has been so successful. But standing a block away from a 300 foot tall photorealistic mural with…

Fresh + Creative – Snarkitecture

Nestled among buildings with unassuming facades in Green Point, the Snarkitecture studio’s plain brick exterior belies a space that’s home to one of today’s most sought-after duos of idea-shapers. After entering the studio and crossing through a workshop…

Freshness Conversations: David Obadia, Co-Founder/Creative Director of BWGH

“Effortless Cool” is one of the few phrases you think of when you see the designs from BWGH. Still, its full name, Brooklyn We Go Hard, conveys something otherwise. From the minds of David Obadia and Nelson Hassan, BWGH is, first and foremost, a fashion label of …

Freshness Conversations: Lee Holman, Vice President of Nike Apparel Design

“Obsessive Perfectionists” isn’t a new psychoanalytical term, rather it is a general description for designers at Nike. You can easily spot them on the company’s Beaverton campus. They are usually that dreary bunch in the cafeteria, never content about any designs, be that Nike’s own or competitors’…

Beats by Dr. Dre: A Conversation with Luke Wood

It is quite easy to identify Luke Wood at any Beats by Dr. Dre event: simply search out the quiet figure in the midst of an ostentatious rap entourage or a mob of hormonally charged teen groupies. But don’t let his mild-mannered appearance fool you; pair him up with a Stratocaster and he will rip out a bad-ass tune…

Nike Air Force 1 30th Anniversary Celebration – The Future One | Shanghai

In what could be Nike’s most ambitious festivity in recent memories, its Nike Sportswear division unfurled The Future One: Nike Air Force 1 30th Anniversary Celebration at Shanghai’s Himalayas Art Museum last Friday. Special guests, celebrities, and key media figures flew in from all over the Greater …

CONVERSE – Fall/Winter 2012 – Greater China Press Preview

Almost like a rallying cry, the Greater China Press Preview for CONVERSE Fall/Winter 2012 Collection opened to the catch phrase “Let’s Do This, People.” However, the slogan carried no aggression or matter of belligerence. Rather, there was just so much to cover in one day’s time that …

Nike Free 2012 Art Exhibition | Beijing, China

Unlike many Nike Running products past and present, the Nike Free system of articulated sole and ultra breathable upper is truly a design born of art and technology, Ahead the release of its latest variant, the Nike Free Run+ 3, and the many iterations to be available …

CLOT x Disney Man Is In The Forest Taipei | Event Recap

Somewhere in there, among the drove of reporters from every conceivable media and formats, is Edison Chen. Can you find him? Finally, the CLOT x Disney retail concept known as Man Is In The Forest opened its door in Taipei City in the midst of fans and …