Brooklyn-based artist and creative director Brent Rollins is a legend. You might recognize his work on the album covers of hip hop luminaries like Black Star, Dialated Peoples and Blackalicious or his environmental work at the UNDFTD stores in Los Angeles or Tokyo. Rollins’ film logo treatments for Spike Lee’s Mo Better Blues and John Singleton’s Boyz in the Hood were done when he was still in college and his work continues to address the style and visual culture of a dynamic youth culture as the current Creative Director for Complex magazine. As Rollins explains it, he was “internationally recognized before the internet made everyone famous.” The artist continues to do work for a roster of clients that include Nike, Red Bull and Stussy.
“Fly Girls” by Brent Rollins for his 2007 solo show at HVW8 Gallery
For MOLD’s design week newspaper, SNACKS #01, Rollins created “Sausage, Pepperoni, Mushrooms,” an homage to New York’s favorite snack. As the artist related to MOLD, “Who hasn’t ever craved a bite (or twelve) of pizza after hours?!?! Leaving the bar/club/wherever, this simple snack is a slice of heaven.”
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In celebration of New York Design Week we’re proud to announce SNACKS #01, a limited edition newspaper and poster collection featuring 18 artists and designers upending the visual tropes of food and design. Win a copy + our HungryEyes Pineapple pin collaboration through our @thisismold Instagram giveaway or pickup SNACKS #01 at any of our select Distribution Partners in New York City.