Hillel Smith

Fendi Ring of the Future mural

I had the incredible opportunity to paint a mural at the Fendi headquarters in Rome as part of a campaign for their F is for... brand. It was an amazing experience to represent my heritage in 12ft tall letters alongside other artists from around the world: Gary Stranger from the UK, Casper from Japan, Cave from Iran, Jodae from South Korea, and Roes from Hong Kong. Each artist wrote the word "future" in their language in a massive yellow ring on the rooftop of the Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana, symbolizing how art brings us all together. Here's to a brighter future, full of cooperation across all boundaries!

Read more about the project at DAMAN, Elle, Wonderland Magazine, Vogue Taiwan, Dazed, L'Officiel, and Hero Magazine (... plus NSS Magazine, The Telegraph, Buro 24/7, Paper, MR Magazine, Hunger, and a ton more). Other international publications in languages I don't speak covered it as well, including Vogue Brasil, Elle Brasil, Elle Japan, Elle Turkey, Numéro, The Fashion Post, Arch, Hotbook, Esquire Taiwan, Nylon Germany, Grazia France, Grazia Mexico, Código, Gatopardo, Cultura Colectiva, L'Officiel Brazil, Revista 192, and the list goes on.

I was also interviewed by Wallpaper magazine, featured in the March 2018 issue, and in Collectible DRY.

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Six freaks, one rooftop... the future is coming to #FendiHQ, 06.02.2018 Hit up @fisforfendi for more #fisforfendi #TheRingoftheFuture

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Plus they made it into a t-shirt! Buy it here if you've got $450 lying around. Fendi ring of the future shirt