SAVE THE DATE: 25.08.2012 – 6PM-10PM
Please join us for an extraordinary patchwork event at Münzstrasse 20 Berlin- Mitte, this Saturday.
We are proud to showcase the photography from JR’s INSIDE OUT PROJECT in Freetown, that is featured in the book LION BASE.
The book will now be launched for the first time in Berlin. An exclusive sneak preview of the forthcoming LION BASE documentary
will give our guests a raw and uncut insight into the extraordinary stories behind the portraits. The screening will be followed by a
live music performance of up and coming Berlin based artist LARY and super sound by DJ DREEA.
We look forward to see you Saturday!!!
#LIONBASE #JRINSIDEOUT #BOOKLAUNCH #EXHIBITION #LARY #FUTUREDEUTSCHEWELLE #DJDREEA
A book by *folorunsho
“The more you give the more you get! Whenever you share with others you realize how much you have. When you give you feel rich.
We want to share with you all we have, especially our joy, strength, passion and creativity.”
LION BASE is a documentary photo book that provides an intimate perspective at the the raw life in the streets of postwar Freetown,
Sierra Leone documenting the life of 20 youths that were living under horrendous circumstances in a gutter called LION BASE. The
books stunning imagery invites you into a reality that most of us are unable to imagine. It follows the life of these youth and shows
their development: emerging from a life of violence and crime in the streets into forming the creative collective *FOLORUNSHO,
whose products and international collaborations are now available in selected locations around the world such as Collette in Paris.
It shows the transformation from a ‘struggle for existence’ to ‘creator of one’s own life’ by overcoming boundaries and obstacles and
transforming the ‘impossible’ to I’M POSSIBLE.
All proceeds from the sale of the book and the products go directly to the *FOLORUNSHO creative collective to provide themselves
with an education and adequate living conditions for the first time in their lives.
“It’s not about charity. It’s all about sharing!”
*FOLORUNSHO = born under the eye of God (in Yoruba)
Saturday May 19th, 2012 – 6 – 10pm
606 W. Pico BLVD.
“I’m a little shy about walking around my neighborhood wearing Brian
Wood’s sweatshirt with the faces of born-in-Brooklyn legends, since I’m neither a Brooklyn native nor a legend. It makes me feel like I better do something great with my life if I’m going to cut it here.”
– Alex Frank /The Fader
“A “Brooklyn Alumni” sweatshirt designed by Brian Wood featuring Lil’ Kim and Notorious B.I.G. has been generating plenty of online interest. Aside from some of Brooklyn’s famous musical elite, it also features Larry David and Michael Jordan.” – Colleen Nika/Rolling Stone
Brian Wood. You’ve heard the name. You’ve seen the designs. American Fashion designer Brian Wood is gearing up to release another one of his highly anticipated “Alumni” designs. This time around B Wood has teamed with the LA retail boutique COLORS for a LA ALUMNI capsule collection with the help of Minx Society http://www.minxsociety.com/has the official media sponsor. Brian enlisted the help of Dan Regan owner of Los Angeles based Black Banditz tattoo parlor, in selecting the faces for the LA ALUMNI to achieve a balance of commercial and underground personalities. Black Banditz will be on site providing a pop up tattoo parlor at the event. LA artist/tastemaker THURZ will be hosting the event. The Alumni design has become the signature design of the B WOOD brand. The LA ALUMNI is exclusively carried at COLORS http://holygrailgoods.com/index.php and is being released in LA inspired sports team color-ways.
The LA ALUMNI is sure to be a great conversation piece that will resonate with a wide variety of people; it is available on t-shirts, v-necks, tank tops, crew-neck sweatshirts and zip front hoodies.
To celebrate the collaboration Brian produced 9 “Vintage Mash-ups” designs made from1980’s and 90’s vintage LA and NYC sports team’s t-shirts that are blended with cut up pop culture graphics. The Vintage Mash-ups have hand bleached, hand painted and hand pinned detailing to ensure each design is a special one of a kind piece.