Streetwear Illustrations Dive Into A Dystopian World Of Demon Hunters

A mashup of traditional Japanese ghost symbology, hip-hop retro-futurism, and urban street couture finds its way in the illustrations of 199hates. The Argentina-based visual artist, a.k.a., Mau Lencinas, focuses on illustrations, character designs, and 2D animations. An avid watcher of 90s Japanese TV shows, Lencinas began to draw early on in his childhood. Now, mostly inspired by Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo and the urban style of our nascent neo-modern era, 199hates creates a series of demonic gangsters bearing kanji symbols, and crews of demon hunters adapted from Japanese traditional folklore. Continue reading »

Meet Challky, The Innovative Streetwear T-Shirt With A Chalk-Drawable Surface

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When you walk into a local coffee shop and you see this big chalkboard behind the counter with nothing, but the menu on, do you go,“I’d draw the #!$@ out of that thing!”? Those exact thoughts brought Alex and Michael to the idea of creating Challky. Continue reading »