Sprayground inc is a leader in streetwear accessories and some of the best backpacks around. They announced their House of Villains pop up shop experience, showcasing celebrated designs and new collections which took place last year. The House of Villains pop up was a graffiti-adorned communal space for the creative class in streetwear, and featured in-house artist, dubbed sprayground bandits, with an immersive museum-like experience authentically tied with the rebellious nature of the sprayground brand. The event drew in attendees such as celebrities and artists that have previously collaborated with the brand along with players from the NY Giants, Carolina Panthers, The Phoenix Suns and The NY Knicks. The sprayground space previewed a variety of new designs that not only included their iconic backpacks, but new accessories including their Camo Neck warmer, money drip ski mask, big money gloves and many more new releases.
Since opening the sprayground brand in 2010, David Ben David has took head of the culture by shifting collaborations with names such as LaQuan Smith, Fornite, NBA, NFL, Brazilian soccer player Marcelo and pro football star Antonio Brown. Sprayground collaborations have also featured some of hip hop’s favorites like Saweetie, Young Dolph, Young Thug, and Dave East. Sprayground is currently reviving up for the new year and are set to release new collections including their upcoming fortnite collaboration dropping this year. 2019 is set to be a banner year for sprayground as they are also aligning their name with cult gaming brand Pokémon and the massively popular T.V. network, Nickelodeon.
Get into the mini interview below.
RESPECT.: Out of all the collaborations, who did you enjoy working with most so far?
David: Young Thug and Laquan Smith are my favorites so far.
Which collaboration are you most excited for in 2019?
Our Fortnite collaboration
Any brands that you would like to work with that you haven’t worked with?
Name one one song that describes your life at the moment?
That’s crazy you ask because I just did a song with Dreamdoll and Asian doll titled “I am Legend.”
Why did you decide to have a brand that specializes in backpacks?
I didn’t just want to do t-shirts. Everyone I saw did t-shirts so I wanted to do something different. I’ve always been into fashion and I liked the idea of having my own brand. So I went out and did just that.