Akademiks

Akademiks (an intentional misspelling of "academics") is an American brand of urban clothing popular with devotees of hip hop music. The label was founded in partnership by two brothers, Donwan and Emmett Harrell.

In 2004, the label achieved a degree of notoriety when its advertisements on New York MTA buses, which included the tagline "Read Books, Get Brain", were banned. Although MTA officials had not originally realised that there was any double meaning in this phrase, it was later pointed out that "get brain" was in fact a slang term for "receive oral sex" along the lines of "get head".

Akademiks has gained popularity in the fashion industry due to the number of celebrities who wear the brand's PRPS jeans.


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Akademiks has gained popularity in the fashion industry due to the number of celebrities who wear the brand's PRPS jeans. In addition to smaller production pieces, most studio glass workers also try to turn out larger individual pieces which might be the equivalent of a master piece in the journeyman system of guild and factory work. Although MTA officials had not originally realised that there was any double meaning in this phrase, it was later pointed out that "get brain" was in fact a slang term for "receive oral sex" along the lines of "get head". In an art glass studio, ideally, "production work" (goblets, vases, pitchers, art marbles etc.) shows more hand worked variation than was allowed in pure factory work environment and each piece shows some of the lead glass worker's creativity, the gaffer. In 2004, the label achieved a degree of notoriety when its advertisements on New York MTA buses, which included the tagline "Read Books, Get Brain", were banned. In the factory, every member of the team does the same job repeatedly turning out dozens or hundreds of the same item in a days work. The label was founded in partnership by two brothers, Donwan and Emmett Harrell. In fact, the turn of the 19th Century was the height of the old art glass movement while the factory glass blowers were being replaced by mechanical bottle blowing and continuous window glass.

Akademiks (an intentional misspelling of "academics") is an American brand of urban clothing popular with devotees of hip hop music. This form of art glass, of which Tiffany and Steuben in the U.S.A., Gallé in France and Hoya Crystal in Japan and Kosta Boda in Sweden are perhaps the best known, grew out of the factory system in which all glass objects were hand or mold blown by teams of 4 or more men. Prior to the early 1960s, art glass would have referred to glass made for decorative use, usually by teams of factory workers, taking glass from furnaces with a thousand or more pounds of glass. The best known of the moderns is Dale Chihuly who uses many of the best independent glass workers to create his large and colorful works. On the market, their prices may range from a few hundred to tens of thousands of dollars (US).

The glass objects created are not primarily utilitarian but are intended to make a sculptural or decorative statement. It began in the early 1960s and showed continued growth through the end of the century. Art glass normally means the modern art glass movement in which individual artists working alone or with a few assistants to create works from molten glass in relatively small furnaces of a few hundred pounds of glass.

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