F IS FOR FUTURE. Six young street artists celebrate universal creativity and boundary-blind art through Fendi’s “F is For…” platform
Following NBA star Jordan Clarkson and, more recently, visionary artist Pokras Lampas who created the biggest “calligraffiti” in Italy on the Palazzo Della Civiltà Italiana’s rooftop, F is For… has tapped six young street artists to spread its message. The result is what the platform claims to be the first ever six-hands artwork, titled “The Ring of the Future.” As usual, Fendi has also released an exclusive video to accompany the new initiative:
This artistic expression, placed once again at the rooftop of the Palazzo Della Civiltà Italiana, brings together the passion and distinctive styles of the six artists, and represents six different ways of communicating consolidated into a creative melting pot. As nuances of English, Japanese, Hebrew, Arabic, Mandarin and Korean are brought together to form one positive message, it becomes clear that this venture is meant to overcome barriers and embrace a fearless future.
Finally, we come to the six artists themselves. First up is British contemporary street artist Gary Stranger who is known for his edged and precise free-hand artworks. From Japan there’s Casper, one of the nation’s foremost graffiti artists. Adding a touch of tradition through contemporary media is Jewish-American street artist and graphic designer Hillel Smith. There’s also Iranian graffiti artist Cave, who has a penchant for mixing the alphabets of Arabic and Farsi to great effect. Joining the group all the way from Hong Kong is Timyan aka Roes, one of the founding members of the Smile Maker HK collective. And last but not least, there’s Korean artist Jodae, who has quite a reputation for bringing diverse cultural elements into his own symbolism.