He’s designed everything from logos for Public Enemy and Delicious Vinyl to album covers for the Beastie Boys. And while street graffiti icon Eric Haze has done his fair share to make his hometown of New York City proud, his impact stretches far beyond that of the five boroughs. Having spent numerous years out in California, where he helped define a graphic look for hip hop’s golden years as well as create an outline for modern day streetwear, some might say that Haze is the perfect fusion of both east and west. This is the exact reason why his new Haze x Hurley capsule collection was such an organic fit. At the line's debut last Thursday at PacSun’s NYC pop-up shop, a whole cast of notables including artist Craig Stecyk and Hurley Pro Skaters Greyson Fletcher and Curren Caples were in attendance to spur on the celebration. But amidst all the music, drinks, and festivities, we were lucky enough to have the opportunity to sit down with the legendary Eric Haze himself to ask him our usual five questions. See what he had to say below.
What was the last movie you saw in the theater? Silver Linings Playbook.
What was the first car you owned?A white on black 1970 240z with a Playboy bunny air-freshener hanging on the rear view mirror.
What was the first record you bought?Tommy Jones and the Shondells Greatest Hits.
What was the first live show you went to?The Moody Blues at Felt Forum.
What posters were hanging on your bedroom wall in High School?A Jimi Hendrix "Are You Experienced" poster.