For Hypebeast Magazine’s 27th issue, we wanted to highlight the importance of human relationships. Things simply do not move forward without the support of other people—friends, family, mentors, mentees.
Our cover story this issue is shared between longtime friends Jun Takahashi and Futura, who have been friends and collaborators for over two decades. Issue 27’s artwork stretches from cover-to-cover in Futura’s signature hand. Within this issue, we have a long conversation with Futura as he reflects on an illustrious career that’s as strong as ever. Jun Takahashi speaks to us on working with Valentino and on what makes ugly, beautiful.