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VIBRVNCY KUBO

LAIKA - KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS

We had the opportunity to stop by the 10 year anniversary exhibition of Laika, the animation studio responsible for creating films such as “Coraline”, “Paranorman”, and our favorite, “Kubo and the Two Strings”. “Kubo” is unquestionably one of our favorite films of the year, in no small part due to the unique and incredible production process used to create it. Blending classic stop motion techniques with modern filmmaking technology, Laika created a masterpiece about a boy and his journey to save his family and discover his calling. 

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Every prop, every tiny costume, and every miniature set is a work of art. Every step of the production process seems like an intense labor of love, and the results speak for itself.  Check out this behind the scenes video to get a better sense of what we’re talking about.

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Each piece of Monkey’s fur was moved individually frame by frame to realistically simulate wind blowing. Interchangeable faces were used to convey different expressions and dialogue. 

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VIBRVNCY KUBO
VIBRVNCY KUBO

Our favorite part of the exhibition was the costume board, which showed everything from concept art, to fabric samples, to the costumes themselves. 

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Author | Jon Shih

Photographer | Jon Shih

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UNDEFEATED ALLEN IVERSON GARY LAND VIBRVNCY

UNDFTD x GARY LAND

ALLEN IVERSON is a basketball player of late 90's NBA stardom and an icon of 90's street and pop culture. He is attributed with being the catalyst of modern basketball style marquee with their baggy shorts, cornrows, and tattoos which was frowned upon and admonished at the time but embraced by most if not all of the NBA. He was equally captivating as he was controversial.

Coinciding with his induction to the NBA Hall of Fame, photographer Gary Land released a photo book of Iverson with a collection of 8 years worth of photos. Land met Iverson through Reebok's endorsement of Iverson and has been shooting him since 2002. The book includes a massive mix of professional and personal photos on and off the court.

UNDFTD launched a book release pop up shop at La Brea, Ca, where iconic prints were hung along the walls, leading you to a shelf filled with limited edition tees. It was a fan boy's dream. 

UNDEFEATED ALLEN IVERSON GARY LAND VIBRVNCY
UNDEFEATED ALLEN IVERSON GARY LAND VIBRVNCY
UNDEFEATED ALLEN IVERSON GARY LAND VIBRVNCY
UNDEFEATED ALLEN IVERSON GARY LAND VIBRVNCY
UNDEFEATED ALLEN IVERSON GARY LAND VIBRVNCY