"Kowloon King" 九龍皇帝 inspired custom Air Force 1s
Tsang Tsou Choi 曾灶財, or the Kowloon King 九龍皇帝 (12 November 1921 – 15 July 2007) was a Hong Kong citizen known for his calligraphy graffiti.
Dragon Made 8 pays tribute to the once influential graffiti artist and the current streetwear scene with his take on the Air Force 1s.
Kowloon King was arrested for his graffiti several times, but the police usually just gave him a warning or a small fine. Although his graffiti was repeatedly painted over, he often returned to re-apply his messages as soon as the paint dried. At the height of his graffiti career, his obsessive marking of territory made his graffiti an ever-present aspect of the streets of Hong Kong. The graffiti has been spotted at many places on the streets of Hong Kong, ranging from lampposts, utility boxes, pillars, pavements, street furniture, and building walls, to an occasional car. The contents of his calligraphic graffiti usually include his name, his title (Emperor or King of Kowloon, Hong Kong, or China), his family tree (a variable list of about 20 individuals), and the names of illustrious emperors. Read more here.
The hand drawn decoration is incredibly detailed, certainly an item to add to your shelf collection.
About the brand
DRAGON MADE 8 specialises in caps and custom made sneakers
香港。 坨地。 街牌。 整鞋。//惡趣味小品
We spoke to Derek of DRAGON MADE 8 about the inspiration behind his creation.
"hahahahaaa , Nothing special, just on9 streetwear. Thank you for liking it. YOUR LOVE IS APPRECIATED."
Derek Cheng @dragonmade8