For the 14th issue of HYPEBEAST Magazine, they’ve focused their efforts on finding the absolute best products out there. Along the way, however, HYPEBEAST was met by the underlying themes that became the backbone of the issue itself. The inherent qualities of passion and dedication are what clearly provided the mark of a true “artisan.”
While the cover story may seem disjointed to some, those who know John Mayer the way HYPEBEAST do know he is an aficionado of quality products from his instruments to his watches and to their greatest shared interest, visvim. HYPEBEAST spent some time with John discussing his personal style, his longstanding collector’s gene and his personal relationship with Hiroki Nakamura. Featured alongside John in this issue is prominent tattoo artist Dr. Woo, famous for his highly detailed single-needle designs. From one art form to the next, they also chat with well-known celebrity photographer Terry Richardson on the development of his trade and the establishment of his own personal style. Perhaps the truest feature HYPEBEAST have to this idea of “artisanal” are the guys of LQQK Studio, who they visited at their studio in Brooklyn to get a firsthand look at their design and screen printing processes.
Known for its precision and attention to detail, Japan produces some of the most quality-driven products in the world and continues to spawn skilled and dedicated craftsmen. HYPEBEAST Magazine spoke to two of these individuals in Eiichiro Homma of nanamica and The North Face Purple Label and Ryo Kashiwazaki of Hender Scheme about their craft and commitment to quality. To round out the issue, they focused on a few topics inherent to the concept of “artisanal” in denim and coffee. All these along with many other stories, styling shoots and product highlights are bound within the covers of this new issue, which will be arriving at The Chimp Store in the coming days.
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