12.09.2011 by administrator
The 2011 Nike Air Mag has arrived. This is your chance to witness a piece of history. For one day, one pair of the 2011 Nike Air Mag shoes (in US size 9) will be auction curated by Nike and Patta in Amsterdam on September 15th when lightning strikes at 22:00. All net proceeds from the auction will go directly to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. You can pick up your bidding number and invite on Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th of September at Patta. Seats are limited, so don’t miss out on this very special event. Entrance is invite-only.
Thursday 15th September
Doors open 21:00
Auction begins when lightning strikes
Plantage Kerklaan 38-40
1018 CZ Amsterdam
- 07.09.2011 by administrator
The kind folks from Sneaker Freaker Germany dropped by for a chat with Gee and Tim alongside Philipp Keil from KangaROOS about our forthcoming KangaROOS-project. Find out more about the inspiration, work-process and some revealing details about the shoes. Check out the video interview below:
What’s more, our friendly mates across the pond conducted an extensive interview and insightful feature on the project as well, which you can read here. Big shout to Sneaker Freaker and Crooked Tongues.
- 30.08.2011 by administrator
Here is a video and picture recap by the Sneakerness crew of the 2011 Amsterdam-edition, which took place this past weekend. Shoutout to everybody coming out in the bad weather, the KangaROOS-team and the Sneakerness-crew for making it happen.
- 30.08.2011 by administrator
Vincent van de Waal (Leiden, 1981) studied graphic design at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy. After his graduation in 2006 he started working for the Amsterdam music and club scene, designing invitations, posters and music packaging. Besides designing printed matter, he has also been collaborating with renowned sneaker shop and street fashion brand Patta. He designed many of the brand’s graphics and also got involved in their clothing design. Van de Waal’s creations are known for their direct and uncut nature. Both his typographic approach and his treatment of image seem at times crude and casual, yet to the trained eye they reveal a strong personal attitude and an undeniable graphic sensitivity.
Whilst never holding back in his commissioned work, Van de Waal created a sidekick for his designer personality; one obsessed with drawing, addicted to visual incentives and hungry to show the world another visual ability. This idea of total freedom is one that appeals to most designers; no banal information to translate, no clients just guts. But with freedom comes great responsibility; one that Van de Waal takes on without doubt nor fear.
This resulted in drawings that seem to merge various fascinations and cultures into a new experience. Collections of visual trophies compete and co-exist at the same time. Beautiful but deadly exotic animals, caged in a zoo without locks, ready to seduce and attack their spectators. Morphed commercial symbols meet the language of the dark and the rejected. Religious references hold their ground next to drug ridden fantasy rides. In a visual iconic battle they all get the same chances and eventually all is reduced to it’s core: black or white, lines or no lines.
Van de Waal’s language can be understood far beyond the realm of ‘underground art’. His subjects are present in most people’s worlds, whether in an obscure digital video channel or on the arms of an old sailor. Where most would never see the potential promise that these references hold, Van de Waal takes on his responsibility to capture them for us. He has in fact become the keeper in a zoo for the wicked, the untamed, the uncatchable.
On display for public: September 24/25 2011 12:00 – 18:00
1051 GT Amsterdam
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- 16.08.2011 by administrator
We live in an era, which wearing sneakers became a culture beyond athletic activities. Sneakers became an icon for youth movements according to style, colours and design, they engrave the world of fashion, life & identity. With the Sneakerness we dedicate us in an unforced manner for the documentation, encouragement and networking with the sneaker-culture. We offer the sneakerlovers and fans a platform where they can trade, buy, sell and experience sneakers. We are glad that after the succesful conventions in Berne, Zurich, Vienna and Cologne, it will take place in Amsterdam for the first time. In the Zuiveringshal West by the Westergasfabriek selected Sneaker and Lifestyle Brands will show exclusive styles and collaborations on specifically produced booths. Furthermore scene-stores such as 8 Sneaker or No Boys Allowed as well as a illustrious round of legendary vintage-dealer and private diggers present selected treasures from their collection. Several small and big footwear brands will attend. The supporting program completes a kids corner, live-customizing and a sneaker-painting-exhibition.
FOOD, BEVERAGES & MUSIC
For shaking of the present everlasting companion hunger and thirst we offer an assortment of softdrinks and beer on-site. In addition you will acquire a taste for the cookings of Holy Ravioli and other good food. During the convention international DJ’s like Marc Hype, Blue, Lovesupreme and Miss Samidi will support the audience with the wright music.
SNEAKERNESS FACTS CONVENTION
DATE: SATURDAY, 27TH OF AUGUST 2011
TIME: 12:00 – 19:00 O’CLOCK
LOCATION: ZUIVERINGSHAL WEST – WESTERGASFABRIEK, PAZZANISTRAAT 37, AMSTERDAM
CONVENTION ENTRY: EURO 3.00
PROGRAM: SNEAKERNESS CONVENTION POSTER & PROGRAM
SNEAKERNESS BEAT BBQ
Subsequent to the Sneakerness from 19.30 o’clock the Sneakerness Beat BBQ will take place at Toko MC. The DJ’s
and producers FS Green & Full Crate will frame the entire event with their music.
SNEAKERNESS FACTS BEAT BBQ
LOCATION: TOKO MC, POLONCEAUKADE 5, AMSTERDAM
TIME: 19:30 O’CLOCK
AFTERPARTY AT THE MC THEATER
From 22.30 o’clock the official Sneakerness Aftershowparty will take place at the MC Theater / Toko MC. On the line-up is the New Yorker DJ-Legend and sneaker-lover himself Clark Kent. He obtains as discoverer of rap-superstar Jay-Z. The line-up complements the DJs SP and Victor Crezée. The host of this evening is MC Lentini.
DJ CLARK KENT
Brooklyn’s finest DJ CLARK KENT learned the art of entertainment of Djing end of nineteen-seventies from his uncle, who was the companion and friend of the Hip Hop father figure Kool Herc. His break through as DJ and producer in the late eighties, Clark Kent celebrated it with the commercial most succesful Remix of “Spread My Wings” of the popular R&B Band Troop back in the days. After that followed productions for Busta Rhymes, Jay-Z, The Fugees, The Notorious B.I.G., Capone-N-Noreaga and Mariah Carey. In the last years Kent operated for famous music-labels like Motown, Atlantic and Roc-A-Fella and provide his scene-knowledge in service of Nike, whose Air Force 1 models he shall own over 1800 pairs.
SNEAKERNESS FACTS AFTERSHOWPARTY
LOCATION: MC THEATER, POLONCEAUKADE 5, AMSTERDAM
TIME: 22:30 O’CLOCK
PARTY ENTRY: EURO 13.00
KOMBI-ENTRY: EURO 15.00
- 05.08.2011 by administrator
Episode 2 features an interview with Guno Reingoud from Smit-Cruyff, one of Amsterdam’s oldest mom & pop stores, the “Product of the Month”-section sheds light on Asics en Nike running products and they shoot the shit about Prodigy’s My Infamous Life book, the Eli Porter documentary and more… Sit back and enjoy.
- 29.07.2011 by administrator
We have partnered with Chinese sporting shoe brand Warrior Footwear and German writing instruments company Staedtler to present a mini collection for back-to-school season. Warrior’s classic and affordable silhouettes have made them a household name in China for decades, so it was only right to bring this cultural icon to Europe.
The plimsoll Club model comes in 3 basic colors: red, blue and black. All three feature canvas uppers atop a white midsole, pen-scratched by hand with Staedtler permanent markers and waterproof coated, which means every pair is unique. The woven side tag carries Amsterdam’s signature triple X and Patta branding can be found on the sockliner and on the midsole tab. Each pair comes in custom packaging, and includes a set of Staedtler stationery containing a corresponding Lumocolor 318 Permanent marker, Mars Lumograph HB pencil, Mars Plastic slide sleeve eraser and a mini writing pad. Matching Patta Script logo t-shirts (sold seperately) have been produced to complete the set.
The Patta x Warrior x Staedtler mini collection goes on sale on Saturday July 30th and will be available in store at Patta and at warriorfootwear.com.
Patta x Warrior Club Shoes: €50,00 available sizes: US4-12
Patta Scratch Script Logo T-Shirt: €37,50 available sizes: S-XL
Note: Due to the nature of manual processing and coating of the shoe uppers, we cannot guarantee that this product is impervious to water and/or fade resistant, it is recommended to avoid water/rain.
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Photos by Vincent van de Waal
Music by The Budos Band – River Serpentine
- 11.07.2011 by administrator
Researched and developed by Nike’s Advanced Product Engineering Group and the Nike Sport Research Lab, the original Footscape model launched in the mid 90′s and was part of a new wave of visually striking footwear designs being produced by Nike at the time. The lightweight materials combined with the innovative approach to fit (based on the foot’s anatomy), asymmetrical lacing system and simple paneling gave the shoes a second-to-none comfort and made them especially popular among wide/flat-footed people and also very sought after, particularly in Asia.
Throughout the years, the Footscape has remained in production, undergoing various hybrid adjustments, but always staying sleek, aerodynamic and comfortable. Alongside the recent Chukka-variation, the Footscape Woven has also been revamped with the FreeMotion forefoot-sole. The first drop to sport this combination comes from Nike Sportswear’s s/s 2011 collection, and features summery Gingham-checkered uppers available in red, blue or black cotton. We at Patta are big fans of these (and any Footscapes in general, really), roll up your chinos and check them out when you get the chance…
- 11.07.2011 by administrator
On Friday July 15th, Unruly Gallery opens its doors to the public with a spectacular first solo show of the Amsterdam etching phenomenon Paul du Bois-Reymond: finally, after 400 years, Unruly gives the answer to the ever burning question: what happened after Rembrandt?
Inspired and stimulated by his father, the etcher Burkhardt Soell, Paul du Bois-Reymond (PdBR) discovered they both share the same passion for etching: he decided to reduce the dimensions of town walls and spray cans to those of a printing press.
The innovative combination of an old, almost forgotten technique and a highly personal and contemporary iconography is what makes the artistic world of PdBR unique. His virtuous etchings tell a psychedelic story in which Hieronymus Bosch and Andy Warhol, gothic and graffiti, hippies and Hells Angels co-exist.
PdBR has proven to be an etcher of the universe: a universe created by himself.
Paul du Bois-Reymond (1974, Berlin) is co-founder and owner of “Machine“, a renowned studio for graphic design and audio-visual projects. He is also a visiting Professor at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. Unruly Gallery is a new gallery and web shop, founded by Niels “Shoe” Meulman who is also the founder of Calligraffiti, a blend of graffiti and calligraphy. Unruly Gallery does not categorize or label. Unruly focuses on new tendencies in contemporary art and let the displayed work of each individual artist speak for itself.
After Sunday July 17th, you can visit the exhibition by appointment only (appointment@unrulygallery .com).
The etchings by Paul du Bois-Reymond will be offered online from July 16th onwards via unrulygallery.com.
Public Opening: Friday 15th July 2011, 5 – 8 PM
Visting hours: Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th July 2011
11 AM – 7 PM
1051 GT Amsterdamevents
- 07.09.2011 by administrator