EI Publishing, the owner of world-renowned style magazines CLUTCH and LIGHTNING, amongst others, is now the Asia-wide distributor for my printed works.
Coming soon to the centre of Tokyo, The Garage will be a studio and gallery set up exclusively for my works by EI Publishing.
In addition to the current Los Angeles location, The Garage will act as a secondary studio and will become the headquarters for all Asia-based projects.
Printed works at the 2015 CC Show in Yokohama, Japan. Photograph by Teruyoshi Sekine.
One of my favourite stores has just opened in Covent Garden, London.
The Real McCoy's, specialists in reproducing vintage American military and workwear commissioned a version of Lucky 13 for their new store.
As well as the original canvas, there is a full edition of prints of the new image.
The prints are available in the store or online at www.superdenim.com.
Sad to hear the news that legend Ken Takakura passed away this week. As a young boy I was transfixed with his mesmerising role in The Yakuza. It was the first time the concept of 'The East' was bought into focus for me. His character stayed with me and when I started working in Japan it was not long before the opportunity to use one of his best known images in my work presented itself.
I was invited by DC Comics, Warner Bros. and VICE to create my version of Batman's iconic cape and cowl for the Cape/Cowl/Create exhibition, part of Batman's 75th anniversary celebration.
My Lucky 13 character, complete with gold-tooth, takes on the identity of the caped crusader.
His signal shines over City Hall in downtown Los Angeles,
which to me, can feel like Gotham City at times.
The exhibition debuted at this year's San Diego Comic-Con, and will be travelling across the U.S.
Photo by: Todd Williamson/Invision for Warner Brothers/AP Images
The annual Wheels and Waves event, hosted by the Southsiders and held in Biarritz, has now taken on a momentum of its own.
Five thousand people and three thousand bikes were the figures reported. Two bike runs, a hill climb on a closed stretch of public highway (impressive), a static show of brands and bike-related images in the amazing Foch building, as well as nightly entertainment at the Lighthouse and the super chilled Sunday brunch at The Beach House in Anglet gave the attendees plenty to do for the weekend.
There has been much discussion on what this type of event is doing for motorcycle culture. Everyone and everything vying for attention. In my opinion, this type of 'scene' is developing itself, and is not really managed or manageable. It is not too grand to suggest this is actually 'culture' in action.
The opportunity to appreciate a broad spectrum of experiences under one umbrella is an enhancement, not a dilution. It's how best to spend your time. Surrounded by the people and objects that interest you. A rare chance for me to mix work and play.
Thank you for the invite The Southsiders.