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THE RESURGENCE POP-UPS: THE PAST & THE FUTURE week holds special significance as it delves into the iconic brands of the early 2000s, collaborating with the likes of Ed Hardy, Ecko, Ebay, and more. Our activations aim to re-introduce and reimagine these brands to the younger generation by bridging the gap between the past, present, and future. 

Located in Manhattan's vibrant Lower East Side, Bowery Showroom is more than just a concept store – a dynamic cultural hub that brings together the creative Gen Z community and beyond. The space is more than just a retail store; it's a community lounge and cultural center offering various engaging activities, including innovative workshops, art installations, collaborative events, and networking opportunities. The Bowery Showroom strives to create an inclusive, accessible, and forward-thinking atmosphere that fosters creativity and community spirit.

Don Ed Hardy is the artist behind the iconic Ed Hardy brand. Born in 1945, he is an American tattoo artist, painter, and printmaker. Hardy is renowned for his contributions to the tattoo art movement in the United States. He is credited with bringing tattoo art into the mainstream and elevating it as a legitimate art form.

Hardy's distinctive style blends traditional American tattoo motifs with Japanese tattoo techniques and imagery, creating bold, colorful designs often featuring elements like skulls, dragons, roses, and other iconic symbols. His work has been exhibited in galleries worldwide and has influenced countless tattoo artists.

In addition to his tattoo artist work, Hardy has expanded his artistic endeavors into other mediums, including painting, printmaking, and clothing design. The Ed Hardy brand, which bears his name, became wildly popular in the early 2000s, featuring his tattoo-inspired designs on clothing, accessories, and other merchandise.

The popularity of the Ed Hardy brand peaked in the early to mid-2000s, but it experienced a decline in the latter part of that decade and into the 2010s. The brand became associated with overexposure and saturation, with many people perceiving it as a symbol of kitsch and excessive branding.

However, the brand has attempted to adapt by diversifying its offerings and updating its designs to appeal to contemporary tastes. While it may not enjoy the same level of popularity as it did in its heyday, the Ed Hardy brand continues to exist, albeit in a more subdued capacity compared to its peak years.

Ed Hardy cars typically refer to vehicles customized or decorated with Ed Hardy-inspired designs. These designs often feature the bold and colorful imagery associated with the Ed Hardy brand, such as tattoo-inspired graphics like skulls, roses, and dragons.

While Ed Hardy himself is not directly involved in customizing cars, enthusiasts or custom shops may apply Ed Hardy-themed wraps, decals, or paint jobs to vehicles to give them a unique and personalized look.

The Bowery community consists of individuals professionally focused on creating, expressing & sharing stories -- creators of art, videos, music, immersive media, photography, podcasts, experiences, livestreams, products, YouTube, TikTok, Instagram, Twitch, etc.


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