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Meet the Artist Making Food Porn for Sneakerheads

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#GramGen is a series profiling the most radical characters in youth culture, who continue to shape trend behavior and spark controversy through their avant fashion sense and candid social media personalities.

Meet Ro, otherwise known as @eatlikeyoureondeathrow__, the IG artist using sushi, pizza, and other tasty mediums to create edible versions of your favorite sneakers. With a chicken and waffles Nike High Dunk and a sushi-made OFF-WHITE x Air Jordan 1, the California-bound creative has amassed an IG following that ranges from food lovers to sneakerheads.

While Ro’s creations have become a marvel for sneaker snobs all over, the concept developed from the pop-art based food creations that she made in the form of bento boxes for her kids. It wasn’t until she fulfilled countless requests to try her art at sneakers that she secured a fan base of streetwear enthusiasts. Now, she keeps up with the newest in sneaker releases and collaborations, sometimes even imagining her own (see Supreme x Yeezy Boost 350 sushi kick below). By mixing everyone’s favorite foods with the most hyped kicks on the market, Ro is giving sneakerheads everywhere the ability to eat like they’re on death row.

We caught up with the artist to chat about her favorite sneakers to recreate and what it’s like to eat Yeezys for lunch.

What’s your occupation? 

Independent merchant.

How did you get started making sushi kicks?

It was a progression of the bento lunches I made for my kids that were pop-art based. Originally I made the account just for fun to push the boundaries of literal food porn with my more infamous edible d*ck food was getting flagged a lot… Hence, the two underscores after my username because the last two were disabled. While my most famous piece is the fried chicken & waffles Nike High Dunk, I’ve always been known for using the main ingredients of sushi or bentos for my food art.

Making sushi kicks and street-style pop based food art was also a cathartic way for me to distract my mind from the death of my dad… And sneakerheads always asked me to make some Jordans sushi kicks. 

How long does it take to create one piece?

Depends, a simple all-white Yeezy just takes a couple minutes. However, if it’s the more intricate and detailed OFF-WHITE or Obsidian 4s it can take up to 45 minutes.

How do you choose which sneakers to recreate?

The aesthetics of the shoes, whatever is hyped, or whatever catches my eyes before they hit the stores. 

Favorite food medium to work with? 

Main components of sushi, mostly rice, rice vinegar and nori, sometimes pizza.

Most importantly, do you eat them after?

I force feed them to my kids. [Laughs] I’m kidding, but some of them we do, some of them are basically just for the ‘gram. 

Do you consider yourself a sneakerhead in real life? Does your collection look anything like your creations?

I never considered myself one. I just go buy whatever sneakers that I like.

Not at all! But some of the sushi kicks I have in the feed I do have and wear. Most of the shoes I don’t wear as much I just send them back home to the Philippines so somebody else can wear them. 

There are a couple brands that dominate your feed, so we’ve got to ask: Supreme or Nike? 

Nike.

Favorite sneaker to recreate and why?

The Air Jordan 4s… They’re one of the kicks that requires attention to details and is harder to make, but the end product is much more rewarding. 

The hardest sneaker to recreate is:

No doubt the deconstructed OFF-WHITE rendition of the AJ 1 Chicagos.

The best tasting sneaker to recreate is/would be:

The most recent Supreme x Nike Air Force 2 collab. 

What brand or person would you like to collab with?

Nike & Jordan brand obviously, but far fetched dream would be graffiti artist @nychos since Basquiat is dead already. 

What’s next for @eatlikeyoureondeathrow__ ?

Website will be up soon!

For more Gramgen, check out the artist using making nearly-NSFW graphic collages.

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manier x Embellish ?

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Brand new images of hand stitched and curated denim by manier  brand’s very own Maximillian Manier have surfaced!

Being the innovator of the renound- “self titled-seasonal wear” alone has mapped out a sure fire and trail blazing route to atop any list of up and coming designers.

His designs include reworked masterpieces which mainly consist of Levi’s Brand denim, although there has been verifiable accounts (as well as the D.S.D exclusive pictures we’ve featured below!) of Maximillian working on mock ups with what some have identified as Embellish Denim. Which may have surfaced on either’s social media accounts (links below).

Maybe it’s the ever-changing names, or maybe it’s the superior hand craftsmanship that will forever be synonymous with either brands. One thing is for certain is that regardless of the times or collab at hand, Manier is a force to recognize and reckon with. I’d keep a close look out for a chance to snag any limited production pieces for the up and coming 2020’s!

instagram.com/embellishnyc

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Herschel Supply x Basquiat

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Following recent collaborations with Sankuanz and Teva, Herschel Supply Co. is back with another dope partnership that’s perfect for art lovers.

The bag brand has hooked up with the Jean-Michel Basquiat estate to bring fans a series of accessories showcasing some of the late artist’s most eye-catching sketches. The Herschel Supply x Basquiat collaboration not only looks sharp, but it’s super-functional too, boasting everything from travel pouches and cross-body bags to backpacks and holdalls perfect for a weekend getaway

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Get Inside the Mind of Gorillaz Legend Jamie Hewlett With Taschen

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From co-creating the iconic punk-inspired comic Tank Girl to working on live-action animations for Gorillaz and the 2008 Beijing Olympics, illustrator Jamie Hewlett releases his first major monograph with Taschen, featuring more than 400 pieces of work.

The designer has maintained a steady career since his emergence in the mid-1990s. After the success of his early comics, Hewlett, with then-roommate Damon Albarn, went on to create the unique cartoon band Gorillaz, designing the animated characters in print and for live stages. In conjunction with the band’s success, the polymath artist has conducted work for the stage, television, film, and even a collaboration with ABSOLUT vodka.

With a recent exhibition of his prints running at Saatchi Gallery, London, this exclusive Taschen print is a must-have for those looking to inspire and expand their creative horizons.

In case you missed it, Damon Albarn from Gorillaz announces potential album release. 

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