5 Mins With… Adam Jay Weissman
The latest installation from our series of “5 Minutes With”, is Stussy Art Director Adam Jay Weissman. Also a founding member of the band Pollyn, Adam is also a profound musician and director having worked on various films, documentaries & music videos. Take a look at the answers from another influential and creative person.
SLAMXHYPE / What’s your favourite thing about where you live?
ADAM JAY WEISSMAN / I’m born and raised in LA, so my favorite thing about it is that it’s home. My family and friends are here.
SLAMXHYPE / Your favourite store in your city?
ADAM JAY WEISSMAN / Union. Chris Gibbs kills it. There’s not another clothing store in LA that comes close. For non-clothing stuff, Family (on Fairfax), Amoeba, Meltdown Comics on Sunset, and A+R in Venice are all places I
go to on a regular basis.
SLAMXHYPE / What are three items you don’t leave home without?
ADAM JAY WEISSMAN / Phone, Laptop, Wallet.
SLAMXHYPE / What’s your favourite holiday location?
ADAM JAY WEISSMAN / Palm Springs. I’ve been going there since I was a kid, it has a special place in my heart.
SLAMXHYPE / One place you really desire to visit?
ADAM JAY WEISSMAN / Cuba.
SLAMXHYPE / What are the worst trends around today?
ADAM JAY WEISSMAN / Not a huge fan of those pants that look like you’ve crapped your pant. Saggy butts are never fresh.
SLAMXHYPE / What’s the best thing to come out in 2011 to date?
ADAM JAY WEISSMAN / Visvim Gabo Hi. the return of the Air Flow. PJ Harvey’s Let England Shake, Tantum hats, Game of Thrones, Teenage Engineering’s OP-1, discovering the forgotten Real Deal Comix.
SLAMXHYPE / What’s the must have item for you for FW2011?
ADAM JAY WEISSMAN / Iphone 5 & a new office.
SLAMXHYPE / What are you reading?
ADAM JAY WEISSMAN / I’m consistently reading the Walking Dead series, I just read #14 of the trade paperback (which is issues 79-84), I’m also reading The Deep Blue Good By by John D. MacDonald.
SLAMXHYPE / What are you listening to?
ADAM JAY WEISSMAN / Anything on Analog Africa. A lot of Prince & The Time. Shabazz Palaces. Holy Other. I have a bunch of new Blue Daisy stuff that’s pretty fresh. Washed Out album. Grimes, La Femme, Peaking Lights.
SLAMXHYPE / What’s the best film you have seen in the last year?
ADAM JAY WEISSMAN / Animal Kingdom from last year was awesome. I thought the Tribe documentary was very good too.
SLAMXHYPE / Your favourite websites?
ADAM JAY WEISSMAN / The Playlist, Twitch, Holy Warbles, Dlisted, Sci-Fi-O-Rama
SLAMXHYPE / What influences you on a daily basis?
ADAM JAY WEISSMAN / Discovering new things, whether an old song I never heard, artist, film. Something that is fresh to me.
SLAMXHYPE / What will you do after this interview?
ADAM JAY WEISSMAN / Boot Camp LA. 8am. Saturday.