Outtakes for a cover shoot for The Reykjavik Fashion Festival…
Coming soon. After a long break from doing magazines, the KDU is jumping back into the game with the debut of YAW / YOU ARE WE.
A magazine dedicated to uncovering what makes the creative mind tick. Conversation From the Cutting Edge.
Starting up my account with a 2006 image.
Limited edition fine art print.
Campaign and Look Book development for New York based Christopher Bevans’ fashion brand.
Designer: Christopher Bevans
Photographer: Justin Lopez
Creative Direction: David Gensler
Founded in 2003, SVSV (Serum Versus Venom) has been the personal design and brand laboratory for KDU founder, David Gensler and KDU partner Aersoyn Lex. With a strict adherence to Bespoke craftsmanship, the brand has successfully grown catering to individual consumers and avoiding traditional retail. Volkcraft, the latest collection of designs, focuses on finely finished menswear designed for travel and exploration.
Fabrics utilized: bone buttons, oiled cotton, vicuna, super 250 cashmere, Schoeller 3xDry, Lora Piana Storm System, 1000 Thread count shirting, and pure silk.
Model Shaun Ross wearing SVSV cashmere.
Hey guys, this is my first post in KDU and I’m very happy for it, this community have so many talented peoples and powerful works.
About the picture, this is my new personal project (still progress) called 666, some posters with crimes and vices that I thought, you can find more in my behance and wait for new illustrations.
Hope you like it.
I have updated my folio at justinmaller.com with over twenty new pieces of work, including both personal and commercial projects. Lots to see, including a design revamp and a few nifty new features; a newsletter?! Wonders will never cease.
I designed this wordmark/logo for Ashley O’Dell of aodell.com photography. this was a great opportunity for me to work with the very talented and witty O’Dell. As classmates back at MIAD, and i’ve always enjoyed her pronounced style of photography. When she approached me to help her out with her logo, it was a sure fire deal. Check out some Ashley O’Dell’s amazing photography at aodell.com
These shots are also provided curtsy of aodell.com
One thing that stands out clearly is while the fashion element of Streetwear is not always strong in more obscure European cities, other elements of the culture are ever present. Hip Hop music is the universal glue that binds the culture together, regardless of country or city… but a more powerful, individualistic movement is graffiti. Literally in the most remote corner of the most ancient city, you find layers of hand tags and large murals. In Budapest, the youth culture collides with the cities ancient past. The mighty Danube river cuts the city in two parts, connected by one of the most beautiful bridges in Europe. I would recommend staying at the Four Seasons with a view of the river. The service simply rivaled anything we experienced on the trip and the food was more than noteworthy. The Christmas market was still in full swing and we consumed local foods and shopped for local leather goods. During our stay in Budapest, we rescued a 8 week old Puppy, which we named Buda… he now lives in NYC with us.
Full set on flickr
Out of any city visited on the first leg of our world tour, Antwerp Belgium won the most inspiring and least hyped city. We visited Dries…, Anna…, Walter…, Yoji… and then stumbled on the almost unmatched new RA store. The city was buried in a cold wave and covered in an inch of ice… a pretty amazing and surreal experience. I have always been a big fan of Walter Van Beirendonck. This guy was doing high fashion street wear before anyone knew what streetwear was… mad respect for taking originality to this level.
When in Belgium, you have to experience the hot chocolate… a hot glass of fresh milk with a big chuck of local chocolate dropped in… heaven.
I was instantly in love with Prague. The city is straight out of the middle ages… from the 500 year old astrological clock to the narrow, dimly lit alley streets.
The most inspirational aspect was the strong presence of hot boutiques in the city center. All the latest brands from around the world were juxtaposed with antique stores, amazing vintage camera stores and an endless selection of hand made marionette stores. I acquired two amazing hand carved puppets from the local traditional folklore – one was the Devil and the other was the Dead. We stayed in a haunted attic in the city center… a strange experience to say the least. I found no street wear – but I did discover the best vintage military store in a local flea market. Anyone looking to detach from modernity should visit Prague.
Llega el número cuarenta y dos de Staf, con un buen montón de cosas molonas pa echar un ratillo de lectura. Y amigos, en esta ocasión, el refrán de más vale tarde que nunca, nos viene que ni pintado. Después de unos meses de intensa lucha y espera por entrevistar al gran Thomas Campbell, el director de cine, fotógrafo, pintor, etc.… con sede en California, nos deleita con la entrevista deseada y la portada que siempre habíamos soñado. También mucha música en Staf para este invierno, entrevistas con John Fry de Ardent Studios y Don Fury, uno de los abuelos más queridos de la escena musical independiente de Nueva York. Y los artistas Geoff McFetridge (Beautiful Losers, Donde Viven Los Monstruos…) y Yong-Ki Chang nos hablan de su nueva marca de monopatines Solitary Arts. No le perdáis la pista porque son algo así como los morentianos del patin, sin parar de investigar e innovar, creando tablas, ruedas, ejes… y sin dejar de echar la vista atrás hacia lo clásico. Indispensable. Todo eso y mucho mas en la edición más fina de Staf desde aquel primer numero que sacamos con el nuevo formato. ¿os acordáis de Jason Lee y Chris Pastras contándonos la vuelta de Stereo, con una portada de los siempre geniales Matt Irving y Jeremy Fish? (Podéis verlo aquí). Algo nos dice que la historia se vuelve a repetir. En fin, que ustedes los disfruten. Y en abril más.