Haze

Latest Post - Monday, January 6th, 2014 at 7:49 pm

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Born and raised in New York City, Eric Haze has been making his impact felt in the worlds of art, product and graphic design for over 30 years. After spending the early 80's on the front lines of the downtown New York art scene, Haze opened his design studio in 1986, becoming one of the first visual artists to define the look and graphic language of Hip Hop during it's golden years. Some of his most classic works include designs for Public Enemy, EPMD, LL Cool J, and the Beastie Boys. Haze also founded his own eponymous clothing line in 1993, which remains recognized worldwide as one of the original brands that helped create the blueprint for streetwear and urban product as we know it today. Haze studios continues to produce a wide range of design work and collaborations with industry leaders such as Nike, Casio, Honda and Stussy. 2008 also marked Haze's return to the fine art world with a one man exhibition of new paintings and drawings at the Museum of Contemporary Art / Hong Kong. Haze currently directs his brand, design and art studios out of their new Brooklyn headquarters.

Recent News by Haze

SHADOW – RIP

By Haze - Monday, January 6, 2014

Unfortunately, the beginning of this year also marked the passing of another graffiti great, SHADOW. Having known Chris since we were barely teenagers, his sister asked me to write a memorial for his service last weekend. I am sharing the piece now publicly here too. Please just keep in mind, though graffiti is at the heart of the story, it is about the man not the myth, my friend Chris, in consideration of being read amongst other friends and family as well as the uninitiated,  » Read more about: SHADOW – RIP  »

FREE ARTS NYC / The A to Z Project :

By Haze - Thursday, November 21, 2013

I recently participated in the redesign and rebranding of Free Arts NYC, one of the leading associations of arts education for underprivileged youth in New York. I was asked to create the “S” in their new logotype, along with 10 other designers who designed each of the other characters. The work and an associated art show opens tonight, which also includes a total of 45 guest artists who have contributed the remaining letters and icons in the alphabet.  » Read more about: FREE ARTS NYC / The A to Z Project :  »

HAZE x KIEHL’S / 2013 Holiday Collection :

By Haze - Tuesday, October 29, 2013

I have been developing a new 2013 holiday collection with Kiehl’s for almost a year now, and it’s finally being released internationally next month : It’s already in stores at Barneys and other select boutiques, as well as available online at the Kiehl’s website. Stepping back from my usual black, white and gray for this collection, here’s a little juicy color for the holidays…enjoy :  » Read more about: HAZE x KIEHL’S / 2013 Holiday Collection :  »

HAZE x HUF / Fall 2013 Collection :

By Haze - Friday, August 23, 2013

The New HAZE x HUF / Fall 2013 Collection was just released this week : After producing a few smaller capsules and a skateboard together over the past few years, long time friend and collaborator Keith Hufnagel and I put our teams together to develop this full collection last year. Along with long and short sleeve t-shirts and caps, the collection features a pattern lined jacket, button down shirt, laptop case, wall clock, and a signature model of HUF’s Mateo sneaker.  » Read more about: HAZE x HUF / Fall 2013 Collection :  »

Haze x Hurley / NYC Collection :

By Haze - Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Hurley and I will be dropping our first Haze x Hurley capsule this Thursday in Soho : Being that it’s an East x West thing, and we are releasing it at their Pacsun NY pop up shop on Broadway, Hurley asked me to design an “NYC” collection to set off our first collaboration. We kept it straight and simple this time around, featuring handstyle design t’s and a pair of matching caps, the 5 Boro cap will also be available in Black,  » Read more about: Haze x Hurley / NYC Collection :  »

West Side Story :

By Haze - Thursday, August 1, 2013

I just got back from a tour of the west coast, where I was out at Agenda / LB trade show and the US Surf Open in HB while developing some new projects with Hurley…. My very first ever trip and experience with the west coast was going out there on Def Jam’s dime, straight to the Long Beach Convention Center ASR show, with Dante Ross and I making moves there trying to get the Beastie Boys a skateboard deal.  » Read more about: West Side Story :  »

HAZE x HEX / New Collection :

By Haze - Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The luggage and accessory brand HEX and I just released a new collaborative collection, which includes a tech friendly travel backpack, laptop duffel, laptop sleeves, tote bag, and iphone case… Each piece features a silkscreened repeat pattern printed on organic canvas, based on an original painting I created for the collection. The pattern on the iphone cover is produced in embossed leather, and a series of custom embossed leather labels has been created for the collection as well.  » Read more about: HAZE x HEX / New Collection :  »

1968 Dodge Dart – Restoration

By Haze - Monday, July 8, 2013

Summer season means only one thing to gear heads in New York, time to break out the rides after a long cold winter… While busting my ass working all winter, I also coughed up another chunk of my hard earned loot to complete my race car in time for the season too. I dragged home this rare rust free “barn find” 1968 Dodge Dart / 2 Door Sedan from Memphis Tennessee 5 years ago, and kept at it over the years with motor,  » Read more about: 1968 Dodge Dart – Restoration  »

Hong Kong 2013 / Installation + Video

By Haze - Tuesday, June 18, 2013

I just returned from completing an installation and new collabo project in Hong Kong… Last year I created a collection of graphics for the local HK brand “Fingercroxx”, aka FGXX, which was carried out into a spring 2013 a capsule of T’s, jackets, shorts and accessories. To launch the collection this month, my team and I flew over to HK, where we produced 3 days of painting installations, including a “live painting” event for the release event.  » Read more about: Hong Kong 2013 / Installation + Video  »

G-SHOCK Flagship Store / HAZE Archival Installation

By Haze - Thursday, December 20, 2012

Last month, Casio opened their new G-Shock NY flagship store in Soho. The store also includes a second floor gallery space, where I have created another installation of archival work from my brand history… Here’s a quick look at the installation now, which will remain up for a full season through February. Our current collaboration watch model has also been available at this store, along with other assorted special releases, some of which are only available at this retail location.  » Read more about: G-SHOCK Flagship Store / HAZE Archival Installation  »

HAZE x NIKE / Holiday 2012 Collection + Installation :

By Haze - Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The complete Holiday 2012 collection I designed for Nike is now out and available at their 21 Mercer St. store… The collection is based on a series of 12 hand style designs I produced for Nike, which has been applied to a range of t’s, crewneck and hoodie sweats, plus a limited edition Haze AF-1/XXX Destroyer Jacket. I am presenting everything now in it’s most basic black and white, all designs are also available in a range of other garment and print colors : We have also created another installation at the 21M store,  » Read more about: HAZE x NIKE / Holiday 2012 Collection + Installation :  »