On Saturday, May 4, 2013, Toy Art Gallery presented “Fight For Your Right”, Fight The City‘s first annual custom boxing glove showcase. Fight The City has partnered with talented artists from around the world to create unique one of a kind custom boxing gloves. Fight The City makes artist-driven gloves and gear to give fighters a choice of how to express themselves when they step into the ring. There was a showcase of 40 gloves. Toy Art Gallery exhibited and had for sale 10 pairs of gloves exclusively, while the remaining gloves will be auctioned off at the New York city showing on May 9th on Fight The City’s eBay page. A portion of all gloves proceeds benefit the Hoods to Woods Foundation. This foundation helps inner city kids get out to the wilderness to learn, grow, and become all they can be through outdoor activities such as snowboarding.
“Fight For Your Right” features custom boxing gloves designed by Simone Legno, along with the following artists:
Angry Woebots, Abe Lincoln Jr, Alex Kirzhner, Bwana Spoons, Cope2, Dan Lizowski, DreS13, Frank Kozik, Indie184, Jay222, Jon Contino, Justin Carty, Kano, Kronk, Lou Pimentel, Lucky Nakazawa, Mca, Mike Jones, Ryan Mcguire, Sara Martin, Scarecrowoven, Shane Jessup, Shut NYC, Skinner, Skwak, Spanky Stokes, & Toofly
Exclusive to Toy Art Gallery:
Akira Kiriya, Anthony Ausgang, David Flores, Devilrobots, Ron English, Shojonotomo, Task One, Tetsuya Chiba, tokidoki, & Paul Frank (brand).
Here are the custom boxing gloves painted by Simone Legno, which was on display at Toy Art Gallery for “Fight For Your Right” Custom Boxing Glove Showcase:
We are thrilled to launch a collaboration with iconic brand, New Era!
Marketed under tokidoki’s men’s label TKDK, the collection features two designs brought to life on 59FIFTY fitted caps, one cap carrier, one tee shirt, and various stickers. The collection ranges from $39.99 for the caps and $29.99 for the cap carrier. For a limited time at the tokidoki and New Era Flagship stores, customers will receive an exclusive skate deck ($60 value, *while supplies last) when they purchase the 2 caps and cap carrier.
In conjunction with the collaboration, tokidoki is excited to host an online auction benefitting World Champion San Francisco Giants Pitcher Barry Zito’s charity, STRIKEOUTS FOR TROOPS.
This auction includes a hand drawn New Era 59fifty cap by Simone Legno, a signed MLB baseball by Barry Zito, the two collection caps, a cap carrier signed by Simone and a skate deck signed by Simone.
tokidoki ADORNS SOL REPUBLIC HEADPHONES WITH ITS SIGNATURE POP ART
The distinctive art of tokidoki’s Simone Legno is paired with the unique style and sound of SOL REPUBLIC to create the new tokidoki and TKDK Tracks HD headphones
Committed to changing the world one listener at a time, SOL REPUBLIC and tokidoki fuse art with music to create two new Tracks HD on-ear headphones, designed by acclaimed artist Simone Legno of global lifestyle brand tokidoki. Featuring SOL REPUBLIC’s signature interchangeability, amazing sound, and virtually indestructible design, these two exclusive Tracks HD headphones integrate colors, characters and trendsetting designs that are signature tokidoki.
Simone Legno: An Artist Inspired by Music
Since debuting in 2005, tokidoki has amassed a cult-like following for its larger-than-life characters and emerged as a sought-after global lifestyle brand and SOL REPUBLIC’s two new tokidoki and TKDK Tracks HD headphones were personally designed by Simone Legno, tokidoki’s creative director and co-founder. Simone’s art is inspired by his favorite bands and he shares the music he used to inspire him while he designed the tokidoki and TKDK headphones exclusively on his Savior Of Sound page on SOLREPUBLIC.com.
Kevin Lee, SOL REPUBLIC co-founder and CEO, said: “I instantly became a fan of Simone’s work on a chance visit to his store. It was Japanese-inspired with an edge, surprisingly from an Italian artist that spoke to the young and young at heart. This special genre that Simone has created is one-of-a-kind and is inspired by music, just like all SOL REPUBLIC headphones, which makes this a very special collaboration for us.”
Simone Legno, Creative Director of tokidoki, says: “Music hasalways been a major influence in my life and my artwork. SOL REPUBLIC and tokidoki share a mutual dedication for product and design innovation. These headphones not only have amazing sound but are a way to take your tokidoki art everywhere.”
Interchangeable Headbands and Cables for Endless Looks Like all SOL REPUBLIC headphones, the tokidoki and TKDK Tracks HD models offer unique interchangeable SoundTrack headbands and cables, allowing users to create endless custom styles featuring many of the favorite characters from tokidoki culture. The tokidoki headphone features a pink color inset on the headband and a white cable, while the TKDK version features a deep-purple logo inset, black cable and a darker character inset on the headband.Each tokidoki and TKDK headphone also comes with a custom tokidoki bag and punkstar™ frenzie collectible toy. For an even more custom headphone, the virtually indestructible FlexTech™ headbands and detachable cables, are completely interchangeable with all other SOL REPUBLIC Tracks products, including its Remix line of separate headbands and cables available in a rainbow of color options.
Powerful v10 Sound Engines Deliver SOL REPUBLIC’s Signature Sound The striking style, along with the interchangeability and nearly indestructible design that is the signature of SOL REPUBLIC’s Tracks headphones are all features found in the tokidoki and TKDK headphones. But at the core of both headphones is amazing sound from the advanced v10 SOL REPUBLIC Sound Engines that deliver deep and controlled bass, clear and present vocals and highs, which is ideal for punk and electronic dance music found is Simone’s playlist.
Powerful Sound You Can Feel: Featuring V10 Sound Engines, Tracks HD are fully loaded with deeper bass, higher vocal clarity and crisp vocals so you can feel the full power of your music.
Listen In Comfort: Our SonicSoft™ Speaker Pads and extra wide ear cushions let you enjoy your music in comfort for hours.
Virtually Indestructible: Constructed of a seriously advanced polymer compound, our FlexTech™ Sound Track headband is built to withstand heavy abuse. Twist it, bend it, drop it – it’s not going to break on you.
Personal Style: The world’s first interchangeable headphones, you can swap out our Cleartalk™ cables and Sound Track headbands with ease.
Slim-Fit Neo Case: Neoprene sleeve lets you transport your headphones with ease.
3-Button Mic + Music Control: Lets you adjust the volume, pause/resume/skip music and answer/hang-up calls. The high clarity mic captures every word possible.
Compatibility: 3-button mic + music control is designed specifically for full feature compatibility with recent generations of Apple devices. The audio and mic are likely to work with most devices that have a 3.5mm jack, including but not limited to, Android, Blackberry and Windows devices.
DGK x TKDK!!! We’ve been really excited about our collaboration with DGK all year long and it is finally here (just in time for the holidays)! This collabo features Simone’s rendition of pro skater Stevie Williams and mixes TKDK characters with a lot of DGK attitude. This collection features: apparel, hats, skate decks, wheel, and a collectible action figure!