Swiss watchmaker, Hublot, has attempted to make inroads in the lifestyle arena by collaborating with contemporary artists as part of their Hublot Loves Art series In the past, this has included people like Tristan Eaton, HUSH, Richard Orlinski, Maxime Buchi, Romero Britto, and Chen Man. Shepard Fairey is the latest artist to join the growing list – having recently unveiled his 223-part Big Bang Meca-10 Shepard Fairey which took two years to construct – and boasts technical attributes like the brand’s signature in-house movement, 10-day power reserve, a cogwheel system with two rakes sliding along a horizontal axis, a one-click mechanism which allows for a quick strap change, and a “STAR GEAR” logo at three o’clock. We recently caught up with Fairey to discuss the collaboration, the similarities between the watch and street art worlds, and the biggest challenges he faced during the two-year journey towards completion With Beyond The Streets having just opened . More
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