BBC ICECREAM x SANDALBOYZ Collaboration Slides

BBC ICECREAM and SANDALBOYZ have joined forces to create and release a collaboration slide that commemorates the iconic OG BBC ICECREAM graphic artwork that made the brand what it is today.

The BBC ICECREAM x SANDALBOYZ slides feature an embossed BBC diamond and dollar sign graphic pattern on the leather strap, which matches the SANDALBOYZ sand-colored phylon mid-sole and outsole. With the old school BBC ICECREAM fan in mind, the slides will also come with a custom BBC ICECREAM and SANDALBOYZ collaboration logo dust bag, and diamond and dollar sign emblazoned packaging, creating a collector’s item for the exclusive collab.

“This isn’t a collaboration for us, this is our way of paying homage. There would be no SANDALBOYZ without BBC and Icecream.” — SANDALBOYZ.

Limited quantities of the BBC ICECREAM x SANDALBOYZ slides will be available at the BBC SoHo flagship (7 Mercer St.), Saturday, August 5th at 12 p.m. The slides retail for $75 USD.

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The Billionaire Boys Club Fall 2017 Collection

We’re back with a Fall 2017 BBC Collection full of our beloved camo patterns and psychedelic 1960s inspiration.

Sticking to the staple BBC aesthetic, this collection features vibrant graphics and patterns on bright colored pieces. Along with camouflage prints, flannel is also seen within the capsule, as well as distressed denim. Dip dye technique is utilized for staple BBC logo tees along with color block cut and sew knit shirts. Within the new collection, various pieces are adorned with peace, love and unity symbols that were frequently used during the Hippie movement in the 60s.

The Hippie movement was a youth counterculture that emerged during the mid 1960s that essentially rejected the conventions of American mainstream life. The counterculture originated on the basis of the youth’s opposition to the U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. Birthed on college campuses in San Francisco, the movement quickly spread to New York’s Greenwich Village, and later spread to other countries including Canada and Britain. Hippies felt alienated from middle-class society, which they saw as dominated by materialism and repression, and they developed their own distinctive lifestyle. Hippies advocated nonviolence and love, a popular phrase being “Make love, not war,” for which they were sometimes called “flower children.” They promoted openness and tolerance as alternatives to the restrictions and regimentation they saw in middle-class society. With this movement also came a new form of fashion, that allowed them to express their free-spirit mentality, including florals, peace and unity symbols, beads and sandals.

The Fall ’17 Collection will be available at the BBC NYC flagship and website on Friday, August 4th at 12 p.m.

Click here to see the look book and click the ‘read more’ jump below to see the gallery of images from the 1960s.



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A London Exhibition Will Showcase Anime Architecture

House of Illustration, a London-based gallery, will exhibit Japanese anime architecture artwork that has been seen in classic anime films, including Ghost in the Shell.

The exhibition—the first of its kind in the UK—features over 100 technical drawings and watercolor illustrations from some of the most influential productions in the genre’s 1990s heyday. The artists were tasked with creating a universe for the director. Their fictional worlds reflected real-life concerns over ruthless urban development and erosion of identity, mirroring the films’ narratives and giving the backgrounds a crucial role to play. Their work has had a defining influence on the style of anime we think of as typical today.

The show includes Hiromasa Ogura’s watercolour paintings for Ghost in the Shell, an anime epic that pioneered and influenced sci-fi works such as The Matrix and Avatar. Inspired by Asia’s emerging megacities and based on photographs of Hong Kong, Ogura’s work depicts the striking contrast between a derelict Chinese town and looming, faceless skyscrapers.

Takashi Watabe’s meticulously realistic style has become a hallmark of Japanese anime films as a whole. House of Illustration showcase his pencil drawings for 2008’s sequel Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, as well as work from Patlabor: The Movie (1989) and Metropolis(2001), by Mamoru Oshii and Atsushi Takeuchi.

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OTHERtone Episode ft. Jimmy Iovine

On this episode of OTHERtone, the legendary record producer, Jimmy Iovine,—also known for co-founding Interscope Records and Beats Electronics—joins Pharrell and Scott.

Watch them discuss how the music industry has changed since he first started in the 1970s, and his transition from music to the tech scene. Click the ‘read more’ jump to view pics from the interview.

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Google Street View Brings the International Space Station to You

Google Street View is known for their detailed panoramic views of almost anywhere in the world. Launched in 2007, Google Street Views uses anything mobile, from cars to bikes and even snowmobiles, to capture images of streets in urban and rural areas of the world.

But now, Google has taken the views to a galactic level—literally. Thanks to Google Street Views, you are now able to browse the different modules of the International Space Station and discover the daily life of the astronauts. Fifteen modules of the ISS were added to Google Street View, each completed with annotations and explanations.

To visit the ISS, go directly to Google Street View. Check out some of the views captured in the video below.


RECAP: French Montana Meet + Greet at BBC

This week, we had the pleasure of hosting French Montana for a meet and greet with fans, and album signing of the newly released Jungle Rules.

Fans lined up in front of the BBC SoHo flagship and down Mercer Street awaiting French Montana’s arrival on Wednesday afternoon, where chants of “French Montana” and “Free Max B” were heard. Gifted with French Montana merch tees and posters, fans were also able to purchase the Jungle Rules physical copy to have them signed by the man himself.

Hot 97’s DJ Bobby Trends was in the building spinning hits from the new album and popular selections from French’s previous discography. Notable guests that came to see French included Miss Info, Shiggy and Fatboy SSE, to name a few.

We’d like to give a shoutout to French Montana for coming through and sharing this epic experience with us. For a recap of the event, check out the video below and click the ‘read more’ jump for pics.

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We teamed up with our SoHo flagship neighbor and creative agency, VFILES, for a collaboration capsule that will take you back in time. Inspired by our iconic BBC and ICECREAM logos from the early 2000s, the capsule features OG Icecream “Cones N Bones” and “Running Dog” graphics, while incorporating the VFILES logo. Artwork also incorporates glow-in-the-dark Astrogirl graphics, along with the original BBC Helmet and arch logos. The collection includes eight short-sleeve t-shirts that retail for $60 USD each. Both stores will carry four styles each in varying colorways.

In celebration of the BBC ICECREAM x VFILES collaboration, both BBC and VFILES shops will be hosting Mikey Likes It Ice Cream and a DJ for customers and visitors on Friday, July 14th, from 12pm-7pm.

The look book, styled by VFILES’ own Rox Brown, features the eight t-shirts styled with OG Icecream staples on model Dallas Sessoms. Click the ‘read more’ jump below to view images from the look book.

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RECAP: Astronaut Leland Melvin at the BBC Flagship

We were honored to have Astronaut Leland Melvin at the BBC flagship store in NYC for the signing of his new autobiography, Chasing Space: An Astronaut’s Story of Grit, Grace and Second Chances. In a room of longtime fans and curios kids, Astronaut Leland Melvin told his inspirational story and answered questions about his journey from those in the room and fans asking via Instagram Live. A longtime friend of Pharrell and the BBC brand, Leland’s path from being drafted to the Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys to becoming an astronaut is a story like no other, and has served as a force of positivity for us here at BBC.

“Leland has helped me connect to the Universe I searched for so long since being a kid. From being obsessed with the TV series In Search Of to discovering Carl Sagan’s world, space always fascinated me. Meeting Leland allowed me to connect even deeper into the cosmos on so many levels. In 2009 Leland took one of my BBC tees to space as well as a piece of music we worked on together, which as you can imagine meant a lot to me. He also introduced me to Katherine Johnson and has worked closely with my mother on my charity to help further educate kids from my hometown. I’m happy to be able to call Leland a friend and looking forward to many more years of learning with him. And now he will take you, too, on a journey.”Pharrell Williams

Guests were also able to view the OG logo BBC t-shirt that Leland flew with him during his second visit into space, making it the first BBC tee that has flown 4,490,138 miles.

Copies of Chasing Space: An Astronaut’s Story of Grit, Grace and Second Chances were signed and sealed by Leland himself, and a personal note to each guest. We’d like to give a huge THANK YOU to our friend, Astronaut Leland Melvin, for coming by and sharing his story with us. Click the jump below for recap pics of the event.

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These Surreal Photos Remove You from Reality

Graphic designer, Rigved Sathe, has released “Landscape Mirrors’— a project of photography that depicts surreal environments and imagery. Currently based in Pune, India, the artist’s work portrays augmented realities of landscapes by using a mirror or reflection technique. The project ultimately provides a different perspective, temporarily removing you from reality.

“Landscape Mirrors” is a self-initiated project [that] aims to explore the integration of technology and beautiful locations. This personal project is an ode to our generation, a tribute to all of you out there who have probably lost yourselves along the way to success. Take a moment, breathe and try to alter your perspective – the results may surprise you”, Sathe explaines.

Surrealism is an artistic and literary movement that became popular in the 1920s. Championed by artists like Salvador Dali, Frida Kahlo and Max Ernst, surrealism artwork proposed that the 17th and 18th-century Enlightenment movement that supported reason and individualism, had suppressed the mind’s unconscious state and it’s ability to be irrational. Surrealism’s goal was to liberate thought, language, and human experience from the oppressive boundaries of rationalism.

Hit the jump below to check out the gallery of “Landscape Mirrors”.

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Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A Bad Boy Story

Sean (Puff Daddy, P. Diddy) Combs surprised the hip-hop community yesterday, June 25, when his documentary Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A Bad Boy Story premiered on Apple Music. The documentary gives a behind-the-scenes look into the Bad Boy label legacy and their recent reunion concert at Barclay’s this past May.

“I have to go and be around music in order to feed my soul and feed my spirit. And you know I may just release things in a different way,” said Diddy in an interview with Zane Lowe.

Stream the full documentary here, and check out the trailer below.

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