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 …

Farewell to Thrasher Editor and Skateboarding Legend, Jake Phelps

Skateboarding icon and longtime editor of Thrasher, Jake Phelps has passed away at 56. San Francisco-based Phelps started skating when he was 13 years old, and was a crucial player in the area’s scene—and that of the entire world of skate culture.  Phelps began at the publication in the ’80s, after co-founder Kevin Thatcher asked him to write product reviews and box merch. He’d go …

Real Stories Behind Recognizable Streetwear Typefaces

If you have your finger even slightly on the street style pulse, you’d have no doubt seen the Life of Pablo, Thrasher and Supreme logos all over the world—on everything from T-shirts to doormats. While it’s common to know the brands and even their CEO’s names, it’s rare to know exactly who designed the well-known typefaces. Noah Lehava of Coveteur has delved deeper into Gothic, …