Posts tagged Graffiti

"Whether you’ve actually played the game or just drank a beer watching it, there’s something magical about baseball. For almost two centuries baseball has cemented itself as America’s pastime.

The idea behind the Heavy Hitters collection first began with a simple yet fun question. What would it look like if REBEL8 was an actual baseball team? We continued to ask ourselves, what would we be called? Eighters. What would be our team colors? Black, of course. What would our jerseys look like? Fucking awesome.

Although this concept is mere fiction, we still couldn’t seem to escape who we are in real life. We are the Eighters. We are social misfits, degenerates, and unapologetic in our distaste for authority. This collection showcases our trademark attitude through select clothing and collaborative pieces with Rawlings and Louisville Slugger.

Rawlings is a US sports equipment manufacturing company founded in 1887 and has been the official supplier of baseballs to the major leagues since 1977. Louisville Slugger baseball bats date back to 1884 with the major leagues and to this day are still made in the United States with American White Ash wood. Many of today’s baseball greats and those of the past, including Babe Ruth, continually choose to use Louisville Slugger. Both of these heritage brands are the epitome of longevity and quality. Their rich history is engrained in both the social fabric of America and America’s sport.

It is an absolute honor for us to collaborate with these staple brands and share our story through their products.”

The collection drops on Wednesday July 20th. 



Last week Sydney’s hot topic street artist, Scott Marsh launched his 4th home town Solo exhibition, titled 'Australian Graffiti' and as usual, caused quite the fuss throughout the city. True to his unique approach at exhibiting, the showcase was not displayed in a traditional art gallery setting, but instead featured a number of artworks affixed to Sydney’s active, in use train carriages. 

The exhibition was broken into two parts, the first of which was a  treasure hunt. Sydney locals lucked as 5 of Marsh's artworks were left in secret train carriage locations throughout the week, all of which were hunted down and claimed, while the joker himself sat by watching as fans desperately searched for the artwork, (which all up saw a sum value of thousands of dollars).

The second part was a pop-up exhibition installed and viewed via a moving train. Guests boarded the train at Central station and transit gallery did one lap around City Circle line (Central, Town Hall, Wynyard, Circular Quay, St James and Museum stations).

Although there was absolutely nothing legal about this event, no ticket inspectors or transit police caught onto the activities. Ironically the train driver and guard  were oblivious to the 60+ people partying in the back carriage –  fucking hilarious!

How he pulled this off, we’re not quite sure but the cheek and charm of Scott Marsh has again attributed our approval and acclaim. Big ups mate.