Six Eight Seven Six and Reel Rebel Cine Club commemorative T shirt & Tote bag. To mark the screening of Jean-Luc Godard’s Film “Weekend” on May 5th 2022 at the Archway Tavern London.
In an interview with Alain Jouffroy in 1966, Godard explicitly summarized his use of blue-white-red and the significance he intended to give it: “I believe a little in nationalism, but in a nationalism of poetry, not at all political: I like that Delacroix is French and Beethoven is German…”. And “Do you believe in the soul of a people? ” asks Jouffroy.“I can’t express it that way because it sounds a bit too big, but it is a bit that.”
The imperfect and handmade look of the letterforms, the bad kerning, the large gaps between letters and words, the justified blocks of text, the awkwardly dotted capital I’s. Even when he used an existing typeface – like Antique Olive in ‘Week end’ (1967) – the letterforms look as if they were cut out with an Exacto knife.
“Weekend” is about violence, hatred, the end of ideology and the approaching cataclysm that will destroy civilization. It is also about the problem of how to make a movie about this. Movies about The Bomb are almost never effective; the subject is too large. So Godard abandons any attempt to show us “real” war or destruction. Instead, he shows us attitudes: the casual indifference to suffering that saturates our society.
On the 5th May in collaboration with the Reel Rebel Cine Club we will be screening this film at the Archway Tavern London, tickets will include a complimentary Another Magazine and Tote bag. The evening will feature music & also slideshows.
20 YEARS IN THE MAKING. AVAILABLE TODAY—LABOUR DAY, 2021
OBRA + SIX EIGHT SEVEN SIX
To highlight the importance of workers’ rights worldwide and to celebrate the work of the men and women essential to their business, OBRA and Six Eight Seven Sixlaunch their collaboration on Labour Day.
With a cult following amongst industry insiders, Six Eight Seven Six delivers immaculately tailored utilitarian apparel since 1995. Their garments seamlessly blend tradition and innovation, influenced by a slightly anarchist mindset.
OBRA, on the other hand, a young brand, is slowly redefining notions of what vulcanized footwear should be. That is: Comfortable, ethically made, environmentally sound, and of the highest quality. In contrast to Six Eight Seven Six rebellious penchants, OBRA brings with it a persona defined by NYC’s Lower East Side of the mid-nineties andW early oughts.
The two brands take great pride in the quality craftsmanship and manufacturing integrity that goes into their product. These traits, values, and a 20-year connection between their founders, made the brands’ collaboration inevitable.
OBRA + SIX EIGHT SEVEN SIX – THE SNEAKERS
Imagined and designed by Kenneth MacKenzie in London.
Manufactured to spec by OBRA in Brazil.
“The sneakers take a cue from the brutal concrete tones of the Brunswick Centre, home of Six Eight Seven Six and the designers’ friend: Pantone, which began in New York City, OBRA’s turf.” — Kenneth MacKenzie
KennethMacKenzie took full advantage of the color blocking opportunities made possible by the sneaker’s multiple layers of rubber. The result is sneakers that reflect Six Eight Seven Six’s honest design sensibility. The designer’s final use of grays and blues complements the OBRA Low Full Cap sneakers with the same casual yet sartorial execution characteristic of Six Eight Seven Six
Photography : Daniel Jenkins / Purposeful Activity
OBRA is a footwear brand focused on premium utilitarian comfort.
IN BRAZIL OBRA MEANS CONSTRUCTION WORK OR WORK OF ART
Co-founded by longtime friends Dave Cory and Arnaud Delecolle, OBRA is the sum of their extensive experience in the footwear, manufacturing and global fashion industry, coupled with the desire to do better.
OBRA reflects our co-founders’ belief that a footwear company can be profitable and socially responsible without compromising aesthetics.
OBRA is rooted in downtown New York and manufactured in Southern Brazil, in a family-held factory with over 75 years of footwear tradition.
Collaboration between two iconic British brands working together for the first time. Admiral has a sporting heritage dating back to the 1900’s having adored the chests of some of the worlds greatest teams. Admiral Sporting goods & 6876 have produced a range of quality jersey and premium outerwear for AW2021 available online and at selected retailers.