"Chi don’t dance no mo’/All we do is juke/All we do is juke…" - BBU
We are excited to present the first installment of FFF33D’s (pronounced feed) new series “MNTS NVA DIE”. Here, we will post original and curated GIFs submitted by them on our site. This one comes from our President who caught Chicago’s very own FootworKINGZ in action!
I launched a photo gallery #LIVE! on Tumblr. This is a pilot which eventually kicks off to be portrait series, focusing on artists who live between their real life and their real DREAM in a busy city, Tokyo, Japan. Please take look at 2 different artists who express their real sentiment and passion in the photographs with some of the chosen soundtracks. - Ichiro Hino
Previously: YOUNG VOICES - “On Set”
A new episode of YOUNG VOICES will screen this Wednesday featuring Ichiro Hino. Ichiro is the young visionary behind an array of music videos for local Chicago musicians, and most recently The Healer. This episode will focus on his origins as a filmmaker, and his long-term goal as a visual artist.
The year is almost over, and we want to take this time to countdown Final Fight Family’s most memorable moments of 2013.
5. LifffestyleThe year opened with FFF refining their mission, and connecting with Nate Otto (Illustrator) and Megan Wright Otto (Ballet Dancer in the photo) for the cover story “Lifffestyle”. This was an important moment as our President retold the origins of Final Fight Family, and painted the future of the collective’s transition into a brand. Using apparel as an outlet, FFF looked beyond its exclusive nature to become a symbol for the ones blurring the lines of genres, styles, and mediums in their artistic purists.
4. New Collaborations
As Final Fight Family focused on becoming a symbol, they reached out to an array of new collaborators. One of these collaborators was Katrina Radic, a Graphic Designer and Editor for Branding Magazine hailing from Belgrade, Serbia. She re-imagined the family’s website, and gave it new life with her vivid colors and strong aesthetics. However, it was more than her art that caught our attention, but her background as a creator. It inspired us to profile Ms. Radic in September for our first issue of Cover Stories. Here, we learned more about her process, goals, and brought understanding to this unexpected discovery.
3. J. Smith + Whosain? = WSDGWAMFAL!Another unexpected turnout was the new collection of music from J. Smith. Since he only released one single in February, we were stoked to hear the announcement of “Why Sample Dead Guys When All My FFFriends Are Legends!” If that wasn’t enough, the project featured Whosain? for a mash-up of J. Smith’s beats/rhymes interlaced with his poems. In this collection, we saw J. Smith break traditional song format, and experiment with the arrangement of his music. An exciting evolution in both artists’ styles, and with a new single on the way, it makes us wonder, will there be another mash-up in 2014?
2. FFF on the Road
It was a pleasure seeing the fam make its debut at SxSW last year, but having the chance to return this year, and hit Coachella too was major! For both trips, our President was the eyes and ears for us, capturing the moments. Recapping both experiences, this year’s trips were more than just spreading the gospel of FFF. It was about unveiling the cultures of both gatherings, and what they meant to the redefined mission of FFF. After this year’s trips, we can only imagine where we’ll see the family next.
1. The Healer
The anticipation for Ichiro Hino’s The Healer all started at EVOLVE, when he premiered the teaser for the film. Following that, were a series of updates and trailers throughout 2012/2013. In October, Ichiro finally revealed the release date for the short film. Therefore, it is no surprise, that Mr. Hino’s film takes top billing as our number one moment. In The Healer, we see Ichiro’s visuals and storytelling take a darker tone in style and content. He warned us of the brutality that was coming, but as the saying goes, “seeing is believing”, and he certainly made us a believer. The film ran for a limited time, and for those of you who missed this compelling work will have to wait (again) until it hits the festival circuit next year.
Thank you for reading our top five moments! Have a great NYE, and FFF will be back in 2014!
FFF33D’s Favorites of 2013
Favorite Young Voices Episode: “A Real Band of Brothers”
Favorite Song: Está Vivo - “How Strange”
Favorite EP: The Avantist - TRANSRADICALMASH
Favorite Photo: Wu-Tang Clan @ Coachella ’13 - JRS Creations
Favorite Tweeter: @luisarias5 (Drummer of The Avantist)
Favorite Tweet: Fathers Day - @IchiroHino
Favorite Instagramer: @dadadesiree
Favorite Instagram Post: “Brothers #finalfight” - @blckbk
Favorite Article: “Nate Otto’s State Street Banners" - DNAinfo
This segment was presented by FFF33D.
It’s been a long journey for us since our relaunch in ‘09, and June 13th of next year will mark our five-year anniversary! Doing things differently, we will celebrate the highs and lows of our organization throughout 2014. In addition, we will embrace the future with new content leading up to the date!
Stay tuned; later today, FFF33D will present our top five moments of 2013!
Previously: Announcement Coming Dec. 30th