Please Note: The Dr.Z blog has moved to www.drzulu.com/blog

Thursday, December 23, 2010

BEAT BOP: BREAK IT DOWN YEAH BABY!

Had the post this...just to have it up on here! The hip-hip Holy Grail.."BEAT BOP"

The Beat Bop single featuring pioneering rappers Rammellzee and K-Rob, originally released in 1983 by record label Tartown. Initially distributed merely as a test pressing, it is notable for being featured in the hip-hop documentary film Style Wars and produced by famed New York graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, who also did the infamous cover art. The track has been cited as having an influence on artists such as Beastie Boys & Cypress Hill and many experimental hip hop artists due to its slow tempo, chaotic, abstract sound.

Rammellzee K-Rob Beat-Bop Jean-Michel-Basquiat

ROCK ON TO THE BREAK 'A DAWN...720Z!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010

DR.ZULU VS JACK PAROW

Voting has been going on for about a week now...its seems to be down to me & JACK PAROW! This is your last chance to vote as final counts will be done on Monday 13th Dec.

check out link to the "CREATIVE FACTORY" competition here on Facebook...

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?op=1&view=global&subj=56470448215&pid=15747728&id=695940236&oid=56470448215#!/photo.php?fbid=479221698215&set=a.479221393215.266073.56470448215

To vote: "like" the Puma group first and the "like" the shoes designed by Dr.Zulu.....

DR.ZULU PUMA FIRST ROUND

DR.ZULU PUMA BASKET

Friday, December 03, 2010

PUMA CREATIVE FACTORY LAUNCH


Here are the a few snaps from the PUMA CREATIVE FACTORY LAUNCH at the PUMA SOCIAL CLUB...it was very interesting and fun to be part of this process, with the end result and launch event all together a very worthy experience . I would recommend anyone get their own done instore as soon as they can too! Props to PUMA SA for taking the lead on the customizing revolution and for having me down from the start... What an honour it is! I will post up a link to the public voting process soon at goes live...watch this space!

























Thursday, November 25, 2010

PUMA CREATIVE FACTORY

Your chance to vote for the first Puma x Dr.Z production sneaker is coming!

for more info and insight into this project check out this microsite: http://www.puma.com/creativefactory

CREATIVE FACTORY

CREATIVE_FACTORY_DR.ZULU1

CREATIVE_FACTORY_DR.ZULU2

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

LEGO NIKE SNEAKER SCULPTURE

As part of the NSW MORE THAN AIR campaign... I was asked to design a display at SHELFLIFE STORE to artistically represent the NIKE AIR MAX 1 and echo the illustrations I had already done for SPOEK MATHAMBO & MSHINI WAM event...so staying with the digital/ pixelated theme I used actual Lego blocks to construct a sneaker sculpture to true scale.

LEGO NIKE AIR MAX SNEAKER x DR.Z

LEGO NIKE AIR MAX SNEAKER x DR.Z

LEGO NIKE AIR MAX SNEAKER x DR.Z

NIKE AIR MAX/ SPOEK MATHAMBO/ DR.Z

NIKE SPORTSWEAR SA asked me to design some graphics for the NIKE AIR MAX & MSHINI WAM launch party at NEIGHBOURHOOD, I came up with some pixelated/ Lego block style illustrations for the VJ to blast onto the large screens in the venue while SPOEK & MSHINI WAM played live.

NIKE MASHINI WAM

NIKE MSHINI WAM

NIKE MSHINI WAM

MSHINI WAM

AIR ATTACK

MORE PICS OF THE EVENT HERE:

WEAREAWESOME.COM PHOTO SET:1

WEAREAWESOME.COM PHOTO SET:2

SPOEK MATHAMBO – MSHINI WAM from spoek mathambo on Vimeo.

Monday, September 20, 2010

INSIDE SCOOP FEAT. DR.Z!

"Siyabonga 'Scoop' Ngwekazi is at it again, this time he goes deep into the streets of Mzansi in search of our Sneaker culture and heritage. He goes across the country to hangout with the likes of Adrian Day, Tumi (T from the V), Anthea Poulos, Hayden Manuel,and Bradley Abrahams and Nick & Dr. ZVLV from SHELFLIFE. They all share their stories about their love for the game, so you see this is more than the Game, this is a lifestyle..."



Also peep (part 1) here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOUDaD3-1lE&feature=player_embedded

Friday, September 10, 2010

FEATURED IN SNEAKER TOKYO 3

Following up it's second volume back in March on Hiroshi Fujiwara , Sneaker Tokyo returns with Vol. 3, this time focusing on iconic sportswear brand PUMA, “Puma as You've Never Seen them Before”. Produced by the same creatives behind SHOES MASTER, Sneaker Tokyo highlights the world of sneakers, through the eyes of Japanese & International enthusiasts...including DR.Z!


Vol. 3 is now available for pre-order through Amazon Japan, A peek into the latest from Sneaker Tokyo can be seen below.







Monday, August 23, 2010

Friday, August 13, 2010

FORBIDDEN LEGO

Forbidden LEGO introduces you to the type of free-style building that LEGO's master builders do for fun in the back room. Using LEGO bricks in combination with common household materials (from rubber bands and glue to plastic spoons and ping-pong balls) along with some very unorthodox building techniques, you'll learn to create working models that LEGO would never endorse.

Fully automatic Lego gun:

FORBIDDEN LEGO





PURCHASE HERE: http://www.amazon.com/

Thursday, August 12, 2010

LIFE SIZE TRANSFORMER

Check out ROBOSTEEL ...they specialize in life size steel sculptures like this large life-size OPTIMUS PRIME that contains over 5,000 unique recycle steel parts collected from busted up cars, boats, vehicles and devices such as dishwashers, televisions etc.

ROBOSTEEL TRANSFORMER

PURCHASE HERE: http://www.robosteel.com/sculptures/transformers/transformer-2-5-meter.html#

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

THE REAL TRICORDER

Geek out on this pretty advanced & handy tech for minute: the Moonblink "Tricorder"android mobile app based on the conceptual STAR TREK: TRICORDER device, it is an open source application that reads and checks signal strength of GPS satellites, display acceleration, electromagnetic flux, an analysis of the local acoustic environment; your location from various providers, the availability and strength of cellular and WiFi signals, and the current state of the Sun and solar wind, including current pictures of the Sun...future forward!

TRICORDER

Monday, July 26, 2010

LEGO® LETTER RACER

THE LETTER D

THE 4TH LETTER IKONOKLAST PANZERISM.
FORMATION "D" QUANTUM MECHANIC LEGO® LETTER RACER BY D-ONE/ DR.ZVLV

"DCipher reversed. IBILE. D proceding and/or with knowledge of I showing evolution’s dianetical course (Van Allen Belt) from energy to concrete construction to energy reformation and all points exits grounded from 0 to 360 (instruments), (light), (matter), the letters are reputed to and in the left of the cerebrum, sound from 0 to 180 degrees. Electromagnetic knowledge is in the future but in the present is fantasy of the future electromagnetic knowledge surrounding form of I with no electromagnetic interference. I form= Disease Culture. Electromagnetic interference formed by reaction of reaction through or to reaction, reaction caused by IBILE symbol (1). Conclusion symbol reborn ♂ Male and Female structure"

-Assassin knowledges of the remanipulated square point one to 720° to 1440°

© Copywrite 1979 / Revised 2003 [THE EQUATION RAMM:ELL:ZEE]

Thursday, July 15, 2010

ALPHA'S BET: TIMESTOPPER

TIMESTOPPER


STRICTLY PUBLISHED HERE FOR PURPOSES OF DOCUMENTATION & ACCURACY: ALPHA'S BET "456D1 TIMESTOPPER" BY RAMMELLZEE (Σ1). INDOCTRINATED 14/05/2010. ALL KNOWLEDGE IS CLASSIFIED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. © DR.ZVLV (D-ONE)2010

ALPHA'S BET "D" CONSTRUCTION

D CONSTRUCTION

STRICTLY PUBLISHED HERE FOR PURPOSES OF DOCUMENTATION & ACCURACY: ALPHA'S BET LETTER "D" BLUEPRINTS. ALL KNOWLEDGE IS CLASSIFIED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. © DR.ZVLV (D-ONE)2010

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

R.I.P. GENERAL RAMM:ELL:ZEE

I delayed this post for about a week, due to overwhelming denial and grief...but I must finally bid a heartfelt farewell to ...SIGMA 1...HYTSYR 009...THE EQUATION...THE GRANDMASTER OF ASSASSINS.............THE RAMMΣLLZΣΣ!!

REST IN PANZERISM ZEE!!!...I'LL CATCH UP WITH YOU ON THE OTHER SIDE!

-Your humble student & soldier...456D1

RAMMΣLLZΣΣ

Thursday, June 24, 2010

WORLD CUP OVERDOSE

Yesterday we were only halfway through the 2010 FIFA WORLD CUP!...and I think most South Africans are feeling a bit like this guy right now!


DRUNK, originally uploaded by DR.ZVLV.

CHECK OUT MY SET OF THE FIFA WORLD CUP HERE ON FLICKR: http://www.flickr.com/photos/zulu237/sets/72157624294205388/

Thursday, June 17, 2010