Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Farewell to two cultural pioneers, debunking myths about women's bodies, our co-founder at SXSW and more

Four New Statues of Women for NYC While NYC is scattered with statues of notable men, there are very few of women—just five, in fact. She Built NYC is commissioning four new statues of historical and influential women: Billie Holiday, Dr Helen Rodríguez Trías, Elizabeth Jennings Graham and Katherine Walker. Each statue will be placed in the borough that each woman called home—from the Bronx …

COOL HUNTING’s Josh Rubin, A$AP Rocky and Gorden Wagener at SXSW

At SXSW, our founder and EIC Josh Rubin moderated a conversation between Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler AG’s chief design officer Gorden Wagener and hip-hop artist and fashion designer A$AP Rocky—who also has worked with MB. The three discussed cars, music, branding, culture and more—all through the lens of design. Referencing his most recent album, Testing, Rocky said, “People such as myself and other artists are …

AXE Collective at SXSW 2016: Find Your Magic

John Legend selects five emerging artists for a showcase of bright young talent

Sponsored by AXE

In an effort to help artists “find their magic,” AXE and John Legend teamed up to give five aspiring artists their big break at this year’s SXSW music showcase. Cool Hunting had the pleasure of attending the Austin event, where we witnessed the immense passion and dedication coming from the AXE Collective artists, both on stage and off. Their energies were palpable, and as their …