Now we all know the impact that social media has on our everyday lives. It brought you here, to this blog post. It’s how we communicate, how we shop, how some of us build our careers and even how we find love. But have we ever thought about the impact it has had on art?
Unit London, founded in 2013 by 2 young artists wanted to “break down barriers of elitism” and include everyone in contemporary art. They’ve teamed up with Avante Arte to hold a free exhibition in London of art popularised on Instagram. Fact of the day, it’s reported that “48% of art buyers use Instagram”. We headed down to Wardour street to check it out.
If art is your thing then showing casing it on your Insta account may be the best way to get you noticed!
If anyone happened to find themselves walking down Bethnal Green Road in London last night they would have seen a pretty big queue developing next to a blacked out shop. The people looked like the familiar sneaker release crowd but it wasn’t the latest Jordan they are queuing through the night for, its the 20th Anniversary PlayStation 4.
To honour 20 years of PlayStation fever, Sony have released a special edition PlayStation 4 in the same grey as the original and are selling it for….wait for it….£19.94!
But there is a catch, there are only 94 in the stock room, hence the huge queue and the recipient has to be in possession of a piece of PlayStation memorabilia and a super secret password in order to receive this bargain.
This pop up store in East London is decked out like it has time travelled from 1994 and will have all the retro game favourites. It is open for 3 days only and will stock the full price Anniversary PlayStation from Thursday for £399 with all proceeds from the pop up going to the charity Games Aid.
To celebrate this exciting store opening we thought we would showcase some of our favourite 90’s trainers in case you decide to visit and want to get into the spirit of things.
The adidas Equipment Running models were released in 1991 as part of a performance range and boasted the adidas Torsion system which allows for movement and stability. The colourway of white, green and black is the OG colourway of this collection.
The iconic Nike Air Huarache also released in 1991 was the first to display the unique stretch grip neoprene sock fit upper. Inspired by the Native American sandal from where it takes its name, the Air Huarache doesn’t feature the Swoosh but has Nike written across the heel strap.
The PlayStation pop up shop is open for 3 days only from today and will close on Friday 12th December.