Cool Hunting Video: Photographer Jonathan Mannion

We learn about two decades of photographing hip-hop icons; from Nas to Jay-Z to Lauryn Hill

If you’ve ever wondered who is behind the cover art for some of hip-hop’s most iconic albums then you may be familiar with Jonathan Mannion. With almost 20 years in the industry, the Ohio-born photographer has made a name for himself snapping photos of hip-hop royalty from Jay-Z to Aaliyah, OutKast, Nas and more. We spent an afternoon with Mannion discussing his career, how photography …

Interview: Tinker Hatfield of Nike

A one-on-one talk with the Vice President of Creative Concepts about facilitating innovation and inspiration

During Nike‘s recent Nature Amplified summit at their Beaverton, OR headquarters, we were presented with a series of innovations that comprise the next palette for product development from the sportswear giant. A visit to the Nike Sports Research Lab meant a deep dive into the methodologies used to understand human mechanics. Of course, all the latest footwear, including the supportive-yet-sensitive Hyperfeel and and the slipper-like …

Toyin Odutola “My Country Has No Name”

The Nigerian-born, Alabama-based artist discusses process, identity and selfies

A recent graduate of California College of the Arts, Toyin Odutola is already celebrating her second show at Jack Shainman Gallery in NYC. The energetic artist produces ink works on paper from her studio in Alabama, updating friends and fans through an active blog. At 27 years old, Odutola is unabashed of her millennial status, exclaiming of her self-portraits as she walks through the gallery, …