“In The Streets” w/ J. Grant Brittain Product Release Event in Tokyo, Japan – Recap III
REPORTED BY Arkitip, Inc., 27, July 2017

With the sun out and blue Tokyo skies, a few of us had press day with the Japanese media before we headed over to the gallery for the final load out.

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In-between interviews and photographs we were able to grab a quick lunch and stop by a fantastic Leica store.

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On the walk back, we noticed a large scale billboard with Grant’s son Sage, photographed for Nixon.

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Keep checking back as we will have much more documentation forthcoming…

“In The Streets” w/ J. Grant Brittain Product Release Event in Tokyo, Japan – Recap II
REPORTED BY Arkitip, Inc., 27, July 2017

There is always something interesting it seems around every corner in Tokyo and it was nice to get out after a full day of unpacking and framing.

We hit the streets with our gracious hosts from FACT. Japan for some sightseeing and delicious food.

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We were treated to amazing meal that also included a birthday cake for the founder of FACT. Japans distributor.

On the suggestion of Mike D, a contingent of us went to a late night experimental show in a very dim and very small basement.

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There was a small cash bar, no toilets and not much ventilation but a interesting experience for sure.

More documentation to follow…

“In The Streets” w/ J. Grant Brittain Product Release Event in Tokyo, Japan – Recap I
REPORTED BY Arkitip, Inc., 27, July 2017

We have arrived in Tokyo, Japan for the “In The Streets” exhibition and installations this week and got right down to business.

Besides the obvious choices for a first meal, no visit can be complete without a visit to Tokyu Hands. You can spend hours, literally here with floor after floor of items to browse. Good thing for our crew we needed to be somewhat swift as we had to unpack the crates of materials and frame all the photography.

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It was also somewhat fortunate that the weather turned nasty with rain and wind for our scheduled day of framing. We had no real reason to venture outside and worked all through the day signing all the photography and framing.

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To make each piece that much more special, Grant signed “Tokyo 2017” on each photograph to be exhibited for the gallery.

“In The Streets” w/ J. Grant Brittain Product Release Event in Tokyo, Japan
REPORTED BY Arkitip, Inc., 14, June 2017

FACT. & Arkitip have partnered to bring a six part teeshirt capsule collection of 80’s based, street focused skateboard photography from legendary lensman – J. Grant Brittain.

We dug into his back catalog and found these iconic images which we think exemplify the power, style and creativity of the scene in that era. Using the images as a canvas, we asked Grant to tell a story in his own words and handwriting, which we applied over each image to complete the design. The finished multi-layered designs are bold, colorful and potent.

The heavyweight teeshirt colors are all custom, 100% produced in Los Angeles.

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Please join us…

“In The Streets” Product Release Event w/ Photo Exhibition by J. Grant Brittain
Skateboard Installation by Skatelab

June 23 (Friday)
Opening Reception 18:00 – 21:00 (local time)
Music by Mike D

June 24 (Saturday)
Slide and Talk Show by J. Grant Brittain 18:00 – 19:00 (local time)

June 24 – 25
Open Hours 11:00 – 20:00 (local time)

BA-TSU Art Gallery
5-11-5 Jingumae Shibuya-Ku Tokyo, Japan

Please follow Ello.co for exclusive behind the scenes coverage for the duration of our travels in Japan and enter to win:

– A signed original J. Grant Brittain photograph.
– A FACT. x Arkitip x J. Grant Brittain ‘IN THE STREETS’ tee shirt.
– A signed J. Grant Brittain ‘IN THE STREETS’ zine produced exclusively for the opening.

Thank you for the continued interest and support.

Danny Sangra ‘Yeah Sure, Real Mature’ Opening Recap
REPORTED BY Arkitip, Inc., 6, June 2017

Many thanks to everyone that came out to the opening reception of Danny Sangra’s ‘Yeah Sure, Real Mature’ Exhibition & Installations at Alldayeveryday DTLA Space.

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Photography by Andrew de Francesco.

To commemorate the exhibition we published a limited edition newspaper which includes all the work that was featured.

Signed copies are now available online.

Thank you for the continued support.

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