Odd Future: Golf Wang
$29.95 CDN $29.95
Pbk, 8.5 x 11 in., 192 pgs, 200 color, 40 b&w.
SPRING 2012 p. 44
"Golf Wang. nothing too special. a group of friends. some just happen to take photos. the GOLF WANG Tumblr started with just left brain, travis and I taking photos over the summer of 2010. taking a camera with us everywhere we went. some might look at these pictures as justÖ pictures. but to us these mean something. great times we'll never get back. moments of history that made us. awkward moments that might have fucked shit up. either way, this isn't some prissy art book or a way to make a quick buck. we take a bunch of fucking photos and said fuck it, we like books, lets make one that we like, with stupid pictures of US that we likeÖ"
TYLER, excerpted from Golf Wang.
ďSome of the members of Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All (or just good old Odd Future to most people) have been snapping every moment theyíve found worth capturing for the past year or so. If youíre not a regular visitor to their Golf Wang Tumblr and canít be bothered to click through it all, youíll be over the moon to hear that the highlights are being put into a book Ö.Ē - VICE magazine
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Odd Future: Golf Wang
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The Los Angeles collective of hip hop skater kids known as Odd Future--or in full, Odd Future Golf Wang Kill Them All--has galvanized hip hop superstars, sneaker freaks, hipsters and cognoscenti alike with its dark, playfully aggressive sound. The Odd Future look, at once sinister and surreal (ski masks, garden gnomes as onstage props), has also helped to propel the group to stardom over the past year and define it as the face of a larger American youth movement of black skate hip hop culture. The Odd Future crew is made up of ten kids, most of whom met in high school or hanging out at L.A.ís Supreme store. Tyler the Creator is the oldest, the ringleader and producer; the other main members include Domo Genesis, Left Brain, Mike G., Hodgy Beats, DJ Syd tha kid, photographer Brick Stowell and the often absent Earl Sweatshirt. Odd Futureís stellar ascent has been driven in part by its strong internet identity, and the groupís blog, full of photos, free mixtapes, homemade videos and strange collage mixtape designs, is an integral component of its creativity. Created entirely by Odd Future members, Golf Wang expresses this unique aesthetic. It features their photography, designs and writings, in a scrapbook of raw, immediate fun that offers a glimpse into the crossover worlds of skating and hip hop, and the compelling style of one of hip hopís most electrifying and controversial acts.
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