Friday, June 26, 2009

FLYING COFFIN (Summer has arrived)

New summer collection from Flying Coffin has arrived at the shop, here is a sample of what we got, more styles and colorways in stock as well, don't sleep cuz the spring FC collection sold out fast!

R.I.P. MJ & Farrah

Yesterday we lost 2 cultural icons... RIP to the King of Pop and Charlie's favourite Angel.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

R.I.P. IZ the WIZ

The Graffiti world lost a legend yesterday, here is more info courtesy of UNKUT.COM

"One of graff’s greatest characters has passed on. Having set records for bombing outsides in his prime, he underwent a blood transfer after suffering kidney failure in 1996 as a result of a life of inhaling paint fumes, having started his world famous career in 1972. It was this same condition that finally claimed his life on June 17, 2009. Rest In Peace IZ.

'A lotta trains, a lotta fun…a lot of art'."

Peep the photo and video tributes over @ UNKUT.COM

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Kwiz Massturrz - "Talkies Ruined My Life in the Pictures" now available at the shop!

The wait is over... our homies KWIZ MASSTURRZ (HSDG) have finally released their debut album: "Talkies Ruined My Life in the Pictures" the album is dope as hell so pick it up today at the shop for the extremely reasonable price of $10... peep a sample here!

Sneaker Wars 3 - Remaining Vans customs available @ TOP!

We were proud to be involved with this year's 3rd annual SNEAKER WARS this past Saturday, alongside Top of the World, Norml, and of course our homies Kapacity Entertainment. Thanks to everyone involved, including the collectors that brought out heat, the wide assortment of artists that participated and of course Vans for all their help. I can't forget to send a stoopid fat shout to the DJ's for the night, my man DJ Illo and of course the legend himself "Kool Bob Love' Bobbito Garcia, for blessing the jam proper. I will try to post some pics from the night soon.

For now, if you missed the night go down to Top of the World to peep the custom Vans... there are many still available for silent auction until the end of June!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Jonah Hill rocking ROCKERS NYC on the cover of Complex

Check out funny man Jonah Hill sporting the 68 Guns shirt from ROCKERS NYC on the cover of Marc Ecko's Complex Magazine... Still have some of these left at the shop so get em before they are gone!!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

SNEAKER WARS 2009 with BOBBITO GARCIA!! Venue changed to Clarendon (the old Helsinki)

This will be an event not to be missed!
Kapacity Entertainment
Music/Arts - Exhibit
Start Time:
Saturday, June 13, 2009 at 9:00pm
End Time:
Sunday, June 14, 2009 at 2:30am
15 George St
Ottawa, ON

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Top of the World, Norml, Layup and Kapacity Ent. present:

3rd annual: Sneaker Wars

in collaboration with Vans and Insight

Date: June 13th, 2009

Location: Clarendon (old Helsinki) - 15 George St

Time: From 9pm to 2:30am

Cover: $7 from 9pm

$10 after 12am

Featuring music by:

BOBBITO GARCIA aka KOOL BOB LOVE (New York City) - 2hr DJ Set
Video Biography -

& guests DJ Illo, Drastik Vektrx & Die.Nasty.

1. Sneaker Battle

**Calling all Sneaker Heads! You think you got what it takes to be Ottawa’s sneaker champion? Simply send us pics of your shoe collection, with a small description to:

** Featuring men’s and women’s categories!

**All the finalists will be contacted and invited to showcase their 3 best shoes from their collection at Ritual Nightclub where this year’s champ will be announced!

**Finalists will also be responsible to build a display for their shoes and will be judged on their presentation.

** All entries must be received by Sunday, June 7th 2009

2. VANS Customs Battle!

** New this year, 20 local artists were handed a fresh pair of all white Vans shoes to customize anyway they choose.

** The shoes will be displayed at Ritual where you, the public, will help us pick the winner… Plus, place a bid during our silent auction and a pair of “Customs” could be yours!

** Artists include:

Brian Watson
Jay Relly
Jenna Armstrong
Dario Pertuzzi
Julian Garner
Jennilee Murray
Jimmy Gobeil
Drew Mosely
Patrick Avive
Robbie Lariviere
Josh Chambers
Guen Douglas
Mr. Jollymore
Kiersten Eagan