HYPEBEAST Magazine Issue #24 'The Agency Issue' Covers Palace Skateboards & More
The 24th issue of HYPEBEAST Magazine titled ‘The Agency Issue’ features London skate wonders Palace and their fuzzy tri-ferg man which first hit the internet with their faux-unboxing Instagram account.
The basis of ‘The Agency Issue’ is in reference to establishmentarian entities – corporations, government – agencies centered around stability and control. Yet Agency also denotes autonomy – and the responsibility, hard work and failures which come with it. The people within this latest issue of HYPEBEAST Magazine are those who, after paying their dues, are now making the most of their achievements. This issue follows their uphill journeys as they carve out their places in the world.
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The Agency Issue has a decidedly rebellious streak. In typical Palace-fashion, the skate team risked life and limb for the issue’s cover, skating into oncoming traffic alongside the fuzzy tri-ferg character who made his first appearance on Instagram as @gassy_unboxer420, the label’s troll unboxing account. As Palace turns ten years old, Lev and Gareth tell us about the label’s motley beginnings, just as tongue-in-cheek now as they were in their irreverent younger days. The issue features Ai Weiwei, highly experienced in the art of sticking it to the man, gives us his thoughts on activism today and what it takes to live a meaningful life.
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Also featured is Willo Perron, the man responsible for giving us iconic imagery the likes of 808s & Heartbreak and 4:44, speaks to us about how he unintentionally formed the now-ubiquitous role of creative director and on breaking into the art-fashion industries with Kanye back in the days when it was still hard to imagine the two side-by-side. HYPEBEAST also speak to Mat and Robbie from Bravado, the minds behind merchandise for the likes of Astroworld and Kids See Ghosts, and why it’s more than just a t-shirt.
HYPEBEAST Magazine Issue 24: The Agency Issue is now available on our webstore.
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