NTWRK RAISED OVER $1.3M WITH ARTIST TAKASHI MURAKAMI FOR BLACK LIVES MATTER
In July 2020, NTWRK launched a drawing for a chance to purchase exclusive, limited-edition prints inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement from renowned contemporary Japanese artist Takashi Murakami. Over $1.3M in proceeds were donated to U.S. organizations fighting for social justice and racial equality including Color of Change, Communities United Against Police Brutality, and Equal Justice Initiative.
TRANSFER FESTIVAL: THE FIRST OF ITS KIND
In August 2020, NTWRK launched its first virtual festival and its most successful initiative yet, TRANSFER. The festival featured 30+ performances, panels, and product drops from a impressive lineup of artist and brand partnerships: J Balvin x Guess, Pharrell Williams x Adidas, CNCPTS x Vans, BAIT x Astro Boy, Silk Expression by CLOT x NIKE + Medicom Toy, ATMOS x Adidas, Ready Made x Futura Laboratories, Modernica x Dr. Woo, and more. Here’s HYPEBEAST’s countdown of the festival’s top ten drops.
During TRANSFER, NTWRK and TikTok teamed up with artist and designer Joshua Vides to launch an exclusive limited-edition apparel collection. Inspired by TiKTok’s wildly popular “fit check” videos, the collaboration came to life through an exclusive product collection with Vides and was available for a limited time through TikTok and the NTWRK app. Adweek highlighted this event as TikTok’s first shoppable livestream.
BEYOND THE STREETS CURATED BY ROGER GASTMAN
Following the success of TRANSFER, NTWRK will unveil its second virtual festival, BEYOND THE STREETS this December 5-6. This two-day virtual art fair will be curated by Roger Gastman, the founder of the 2018 and 2019 exhibitions Beyond the Streets, a producer of the 2010 Academy Award nominated film, Exit Through the Gift Shop, and a curator of the largest graffiti exhibition Art In the Streets (2011) at the MoCA in Los Angeles. The first round of artists confirmed to participate are Felipe Pantone, Mister Cartoon, DABSMYLA, Kenny Scharf, The Rammellzee Estate, Andre Saraiva, and Patrick Martinez. Read more through The New York Times.
NTWRK INVESTS IN FAZE CLAN
In April 2020, NTWRK led Faze Clan’s $40M round of fundraising. Faze Clan is the largest gaming and esports organization in the world. The exclusive partnership granted NTWRK the direct-to-consumer rights to FaZe Clan’s products and allows them to do limited-edition Faze Clan merchandise drops. Read more via Forbes.
NAMED ONE OF LINKEDIN’S TOP STARTUPS
NTWRK was named one of LinedIn’s 2020 Top Startups, which ranks the top 50 startups that have stood out this year. Read more via LinkedIn and Forbes.
NTWRK HAS WORKED WITH SOME OF THE BIGGEST STARS AND BRANDS IN THE WORLD TO DROP EXCLUSIVE PRODUCTS
Billie Eilish, LeBron James, J Balvin, Odell Beckham Jr. Jonah Hill, DJ Khaled, Takashi Murakami, Matthew Williams, Blake Griffin, Gary Vaynerchuk, A$AP Ferg, Adidas, Beats by Dre, Nike, Levi’s, New Balance, Puma, NBA, AT&T, Doritos, Timberland, Foot Locker, NFL, Asics, Nickelodeon, Interscope Records, Warner Brothers
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