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Fannypacks

Tue 3/14/17

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Image: Supreme                                                                      Image: Urban Outfitters 

When even über cool skate brand Supreme gets in on the act, you know something’s cool again. Yep, we’re
talking about fanny packs, also known as bum bags or belt bags. The dorkiest accessory from the ’90s is back.

But hey, we’re not complaining; they’re incredibly useful and have plenty of space for your keys, wallet, phone and more, and they’re also hands-free. Boom.

Don’t think you have to just wear them around your waist though. They’re equally cool slung behind your back or worn around the body. 

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Image: Urban Outfitters 

For a sporty yet understated look, Swedish brand Weekday have reinvented the classic black bum bag with a
minimalist design for a low-key yet stylish take on the trend.

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Image: Urban Outfitters 

At the other end of the spectrum, Patagonia have a bright, triple-hued bag that comes with all the bells and
whistles, and can even be folded into a little pouch when not in use. Talk about convenient.

Raymond Pettibon is the kind of artist whose path to fame is what most kids dream of.
Originally a poster and album art artist in SoCal in the ’80s, he rose to fame drawing for his
brother’s punk rock band Black Flag and he’s now internationally renowned who’s shown at
galleries in Miami, New York and Barcelona. 

His work is mostly in ink, and his style is dramatic and bold, drawing on inspiration that
ranges from comic books to film noir. Mixed with cartoon-penned text, this self-taught artist
shows off his punk roots and anti-establishment criticisms as he comments on everything
from baseball to religion and politics.

A retrospective of his work is currently on at the New Museum in New York. It’s one of the
biggest presentations of his work ever, with over 800 drawings from the last 60 years that
show his droll, bleak view of things.

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The exhibition also explores the man behind the artwork, and includes zines he produced in
the ’60s and videos he made with friends. Dense—and intense—this is one exhibition that
will make you think.

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Image: New Museum