Founder and Creative Director of Staple Design and Reed Space, Jeff Ng, better known as Jeff Staple, is now a prominent figure within the industries of fashion, music, art and even sports. He initially took up journalism at the NYU but later dropped out and enrolled into Parsons School of Design after realising his growing passion for graphic design.
His streetwear brand @StaplePigeon has attained global fame over the last decade and is a reflection of all city dwellers today. The familiar Pigeon logo is often seen across Staple’s extensive range of apparel and other products, representing the boundless energy of New York City.
Born in Taiwan and based in Los Angeles, James Jean fuses contemporary subjects with aesthetic techniques inspired by traditional Chinese scroll paintings, Japanese woodblock prints, and Renaissance portraiture. By experimenting with different styles and art-historical genres, Jean depicts detailed cosmological worlds that focus on both individual and universal experiences. His small-scale pieces feature single figures engaged in everyday tasks, and are focused on specific narratives and emotions. Jean’s large-scale works recall complex Hieronymus Bosch paintings and majestic Tang Dynasty landscapes. Layered with imagery drawn from both contemporary culture and age-old allegories, the artist imagines a collective realm of mythological proportions.
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