Fergus “Fergadelic” Purcell has been at the center of graphics for streetwear and skateboarding for years. He’s the man behind Palace Skateboards’ Tri-Ferg logo, and has done a number of collaborations with brands such as Stussy and Silas. He’s been given cred for bringing grunge-wear to the runway and crossing boundaries of music, fashion, art, […]
Urban Cycling and How Fixies Are Transforming the Cult of Transportation Into a Lifestyle
Looking at our own %u2018hood in downtown LA and the upcoming Bicycle Film Festival as it rolls through town, we trace the trends of urban transport and growth of an important new sporting lifestyle through urban cycling.
Hipster Rap Revival and How the New-School Version of this Music Genre is Impacting Fashion, Home Recording Biz, and other Cultural Industries
The deconstruction of an older era into something altogether new is what creates the ripples effects of change by crossing many boundaries. Here’s information about one of the biggies.
Growing Subculture of Young Adult Fiction,”Demento Mori” Tackles Issues of Death and Feeling Invisible as Illustrated in the New York Times Bestseller”Ghostgirl”
Spooky emo book hits New York Times bestseller during Halloween but taps into the darker side of ironic youth culture literature reshaping young adult fiction.
Japanese Dekotora Subculture of Illuminating Trucks Gives New Meaning to Pimp My Big Rig
In the United States, the after-market car market continues to grow as an important subculture within various demographics, with individualism expressed through one’s ride becoming an important way to make a personal statement. Coming from Japan, the Drifter scene has also had a great influence on car culture in America with competitions scattered now throughout the country. But the latest evolution, as documented by writer and photographer Tatsuki Masaru in his new book “Dekotora,” which means a truck decorated with illuminations, is the growing fascination of truck drivers across Japan who pimp their big rigs with massive neon lights on the outside and luxury interiors on the inside.
%u201CDoes music have an impact on the types of products that you buy?” Label Networks Reveals the Impact of Music on Youth Market Demographics
The impact of music and musicians measured within Label Networks’ Sponsorship and Advertising Effectiveness Profile Report 2008 reveals where preferences and influences can be most effective within targeted demographics.
Measuring Manga and Anime Popularity among Youth Culture Indicates Where the Entertainment Industry May be Headed Next -Label Networks Delivers Fresh Data on the Genres
The popularity of last week’s stories, including “Anime Expo Attracts Largest Crowd of Anime/Manga Fans and Industry in America with Conferences, Cosplay, Masquerade Ball, Midnight Tea, Movies, Dance, Gaming, Karaoke, and Exhibition Hall” and “Anime Expo Fashionistas Showcase Latest Trends in Styles Impacting Mainstream Fashion Including Gothemo, Maid Caf?, Goth-Lolita, Cosplay, Visual Kei, J-Rock, Accessories, Collectibles, and Backpacks” indicated that many readers are interested in the changing landscape of the entertainment industry when it comes to today’s youth culture marketplace of 13-25-year-olds. As mainstream media and entertainment continue to lose marketshare based on the increase in preferences for niche entertainment types, consumer-generated content, and a plethora of other market influences, anime and manga from Japan, continue to have an impact on a new generation -from entertainment, reading patterns, cultural influences, events, music, art, and fashion.