Creating impact and pushing boundaries –– that’s the energy that artist collective POW! WOW! uses to fuel its creative community and epic events around the world. In 2019, ’47 is thrilled to continue as the official headwear partner of POW! WOW! for another year of global gatherings filled with good vibes and great art.

POW! WOW! WORCESTER –– Kimchi Juice

The next destination on our Pow! Wow! journey takes us to ’47’s home state of Massachusetts. 19-year-old artist Julia Chon brings her signature “cute-on-the-outside but dangerously underestimated” style to the Pow! Wow! Worcester arts festival.

Chon, who began painting under the name ‘Kimchi Juice’ at age 16, was officially recognized by Instagram as a “Young Entrepreneur” in 2017, and has become known for her series of cute animals “flipping-the-bird”. Based in Washington D.C., her artistic style has expanded to include fine works heavily influenced by her Korean heritage. 

Her collaboration with ’47 features another cute but irreverent animal. Reflective of her own place in the art world, this design pays homage to the beginning of her young art career. 

Looking to make this “in-your-face” bear part of your collection? Find the collab in limited supply on our site here.

POW! WOW! WASHINGTON D.C. –– Kelly Towles

For our next field trip and artist drop, we’re headed to Washington D.C. for POW! WOW!’s international mural festival. The growing NoMa neighborhood will be taken over again by the work of local and visiting creative talent from around the block and around the world.

For D.C. resident artist Kelly Towles, seeing his large-scale works on surrounding buildings and walls will be a familiar sight. Towle’s signature aesthetic is just like the place he calls home –– filled with characters who make ya think –– traditional to eccentric. Like many who live and work in the nation’s capital, while keeping the vibes light, he hopes his work leaves an impact and keeps you questioning your perception of self and others.

Towles brought some of his playful vibes to ’47 for our next drop in the POW! WOW! artist collaboration series. Find the style in limited supply here. From May 2-12, Towles and tons of other artists will have their work on display in city streets and POW! WOW! events. Make sure you drop by for good vibes and to see great talent come to life.

POW! WOW! Hawaii –– Shing02

POW! WOW! Hawaii was our first stop this year to meet some of the artists who are adding their touch to the already beautiful Kaka’ako district of Honolulu. From February 8-17 we saw murals, events and friendly greetings popping up around every corner while embracing the aloha spirit that radiates out of the region.

If the aloha spirit were a hand gesture, it’s probably the Shaka (we hope you just did it wherever you are). With origins in Hawaiian lore, the Shaka is so much more than a formation of fingers 🤙 –– it’s a motion that can communicate anything from hello to hell-yeah.

Attending artist Shing02 has an admiration for the gesture, incorporating it with some added expression into his signature mark –– the Shmiley. Shing02 is the first of several artists we’ve collaborated with this year to create headwear that speaks to the ethos of POW! WOW! and personal expression.

Like any good neighborhood would, POW! WOW! Hawaii 2019 jump started with a good old-fashioned block party at Honolulu Night Market on Saturday February 9th from 6:00-9:00 PM. We had custom patches designed by attending artists plus the launch of our limited-edition Shing02 x ’47 headwear –– as of today, we’re all sold out, but will keep you posted of any upcoming collaborations with the artist.

Can’t make it to a POW! WOW! event but want the goods? We have some POW! WOW! headwear available on 47brand.com. Join us all year for more positive energy as we collaborate with some real special artists along the way.

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