Prominent Japanese streetwear designer Verdy is set to dive into the role of Art Director for the upcoming UNBOXED Festival presented by NTWRK. All you streetwear enthusiasts and Verdy fans, get ready – he will be designing all the key art from the masthead artwork and graphics to deliverables.
Is that not enough for you? It isn’t for Verdy either! He will also be dropping one T-shirt, one exclusive collectible figure, and one plush toy, all of which are exclusive to NTWRK. You’ll also be able to snag new releases from various artists, rare projects, and exclusive collaborations.
Collectors, this one’s for you. The annual virtual collectible and toy-themed shopping festival will take place on April 26 and 27, 2022. Designer toys and collectible items will be up for sale over the two days. Funko and Mattel were just two major brands that participated in last year’s UNBOXED Festival.
The host, NTWRK, is a mobile-first video shopping platform app that makes collectible shopping simple. Essentially, all of the exclusive products and drops you see on their app, you can buy with just a few taps of your fingers. Mark your calendars, so you don’t miss out on their highly anticipated festival!
Meet The Designer
The 35-year-old trailblazer is the founder of the insanely popular streetwear brands Wasted Youth and Girls Don’t Cry. The latter brand began as a gift to his wife, but he decided to officially launch it after people expressed interest in her one-of-a-kind shirt. His style leans toward vintage punk with a complimenting blend of contemporary streetwear, and his designs sell out fast.
His previous collabs include Human Made, Nike, Levi’s, Dover Street, and Beats. NIGO®, the founder of Human Made, is one of Verdy’s biggest inspirations, so their team-up is even more special. We can’t help but wonder if they have any more collaborations coming up… fingers crossed.
From The Ground Up
Previously a graphic designer, his passion fueled a desire to showcase his own concepts instead of creating work based on others’ ideas. From living paycheck to paycheck to creating multiple successful and renowned brands, Verdy is an inspirational designer to watch. Check out his interview with COMPLEX to get an even better idea of the genius man himself.
How excited are you to see what designs Verdy is cooking up for the UNBOXED Festival? What is your favorite streetwear brand? Drop a comment below, tweet us @TheHoneyPop, or comment on our Instagram and Facebook.
Need some style inspo? Check out our picks of six fashion items to try out this year!
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