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HYPEBEAST explores ‘mania’ in its 25th issue, featuring takashi murakami-designed cover — designboom

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— by nina azzarello: mania – the blindsided obsession, the fixation driven almost to the point of madness that serve as apt descriptors for our culture of blind materialism today. this culturally critical idea is the theme defined by HYPEBEAST magazine for its commemorative 25th edition, which explores different facets of fixation, from sneaker customization to the concentration of craftsmen. for the issue’s cover, HYPEBEAST tapped artist takashi murakami — known for his vibrant and vivid amalgamation of various aspects of japanese visual culture — to create one of his instantly recognizable works. each edition is wrapped in a resealable box that comes in three, murakami-designed colorways…

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April 25, 2019

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