June 7, 2019

News ⚡ — Friday, June 7

Michelin’s designing tires that can never go flat. FIT museum’s new exhibit explores minimalism versus maximalism. Shawn Stüssy shares his original seller’s permit from 1980 and his thoughts on the term “streetwear.”

1. ? Michelin is designing tires that can’t go flat
They’re completely airless. And they should be on the market by 2024. Finally.

2. ? FIT museum’s new exhibit explores the back-and-forth between minimalism and maximalism
The trajectory between these two aesthetics shows just how much — and how often — the trend pendulum can swing in fashion. Spectrum.

3. ? Shawn Stüssy shares his government-issued seller’s permit from 1980
“march 1980 i opened the door to my own surfboard company… shit just kinda rolled from there, a kid trying to do the right thing, a dose of street hustle, a bit of graphic rebelliousness, serious survival skills, a major “will not fail” point of view, and the willingness to work my butt off… ” In a reply to a comment he further goes in on the “classification of streetwear.” Artifact.

4. ? NBA bans Warriors minority owner after incident with Raptors player
After he pushed Kyle Lowry during Game 3 of the finals, the NBA announced Mark Stevens will be banned for 1 year and forced to pay a $500,000 fine. The latest news is that Stevens may need to sell his minority share. Foulplay.

5. ⚽ These girls’ football players joined boys’ leagues, and dominated.
Spanish clubs like Barcelona, Atlético Madrid and Athletic Bilbao are increasingly testing their girls’ teams in leagues filled with boys’ teams. Co-Ed.

6. ? OKOKOK Summer 2019 Collection
The collection drops with a video satirizing news media, misinformation, and fear mongering. Collaboration pieces also include with Tokyovitamin, Perth’s Streetx and Thailand’s Blue Boys Club. OKOKOK.

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Update Log
v8 (current): Added an intro paragraph, not that it needed it but it makes it easier for us to share quickly to social media (which we were slacking on). Added an OptaJoe-inspired one-word conclusion. Inspired.
v7: <h2> gone, that was real quick (one flash). We’re testing <strong> instead for headlines
v6: Highlighted the titles as <h2> headers. Not sure we like it…
v5: Changed the order of the update entries (recent to oldest). A photo now accompanies the News ⚡ as prior there were issues with not having an image preview on social media.
v4: Went from 5 links to somewhere under 10.
v3: changed the URL slug from the emoji to flash.
v2: added a short one-liner to add a bit more context.
v1: numbered list, with emojis and a headline. Decided on five links for brevity and focus.

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