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Events Published: November 27, 2018 Updated: December 3, 2018  |  WORDS: Staff

5 reasons not to miss the Culture Cartel convention

The Culture Cartel convention takes place over December 1 and 2.


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Other often-overlooked elements of street culture get to share the spotlight with sneakers at Culture Cartel, happening this weekend.

The event, held at F1 Pit Building, brings together the various elements of street culture – sneakers, art and toys, as well as music – along with some of the famous names attached to it. Here are the five reasons why you should attend:

1. Shop your favorite brands


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One of the highlights of the entire convention is the presence of the major footwear brands including Asicstiger, Adidas, Singapore’s premier sneaker retailer, Limited Edt. You can also expect to shop cult streetwear brands such as Pleasures and Chinatown Market via The Corner Shop’s booth, for example.

2. Exclusive drops 


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You can expect some insane sneaker drops to take place at a convention of Culture Cartel’s size. Here’s a select few we’ll mention – the ultimate grail Air Jordan 11 Concord, the adidas 4D Futurecraft and the waterproof Asicstiger x Limited Edt x SBTG collaboration sneaker. Plenty of heat awaits this coming weekend at Culture Cartel.

3. Toys and art


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Art and toys are key features of Culture Cartel. Don’t believe? Joshua Vides and the legendary Stash will be part of the convention. Be sure to check out the art installation by Vides that showcases the Mercedes-Benz A-Class and Stash’s art exhibition and mural as well. There’s also going to be a VR Graffiti Battle with the Tilt Brush by Google too. Where it comes to toys, Culture Cartel is not playing either; it has roped in local toy collectors to showcase their private collections of KAWS and Bearbrick collectibles.

4. Massive ink spillage


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Culture Cartel has lined up a substantial number of tattoo artists including sought after ones such as Nissaco and Gakkin, along with some local and regional tattoo artists. You’ll get the opportunity to witness tattoo masters at work and can even opt to jump in the hot seat to get a tattoo done. Make sure to book an appointment by DM-ing the tattoo artist prior to the event, check out the full lineup here.

5. Obey Giant movie screening

If you care about street culture, you’ll know the significance of Obey. It’s not just a clothing label, but also a platform that lends a voice to issues of the day through art and apparel. Exclusive to Culture Cartel attendees only, Obey Giant: The Art and Dissent of Shepard Fairey, a movie from Academy Award-winning filmmaker James Moll and Executive Producer James Franco, will be screened at the convention on December 2 at 12.30pm. If you’re interested to catch the film, don’t forget to grab your tickets for the convention and register your interest in the screening here.

Culture Cartel event details

Venue: F1 Pit Building (1 Republic Boulevard, Singapore 038975)
Date: December 1 and 2
Time: 11am to 9pm
Tickets: 1-day pass (S$20), 2-day pass (S$30) and GOAT pack (S$100)


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Visit Culture Cartel’s official website for more information about the event and ticketing.

What are you looking forward to at Culture Cartel? Leave a comment below.

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