Interesting article by Allen AKA at Twelve Ounce Prophet looking at the appropriation of graffiti aesthetics by various tiers of the fashion industry. Focussing primarily on Lois Vuitton’s instantly recognisable ‘Graffitti’ range of bags and accessories, it examines the commercial reproduction of authenticity.  It’s an example of how an artwork or design object  can assume a soul and identity of its own that is authentic yet independent of any original cultural reference point. Read it here.