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A Life in Streetwear: Bobby Hundreds & Noor Tagouri​

Date(s) - 07/17/2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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THIS IS NOT A T-SHIRT: A Brand, a Culture, a Community—A Life in Streetwear by Bobby Hundreds is the story of The Hundreds and the precepts that made it an iconic streetwear brand. Hear how Bobby Kim, a.k.a. Bobby Hundreds emerged as one of streetwear’s most prominent faces and voices, his early life growing up as one of the only Asian American kids in a mostly white and Latino community with artistic aspirations, and how The Hundreds founding by a group of outsiders is truly the story of streetwear culture.

In This Is Not a T-Shirt, both inspiring memoir and business book, Kim cements his spot as a champion of an industry he helped create, celebrating the inspirations that birthed The Hundreds—from his Southern California, punk-DIY-tinged youth to the brand’s explosive success.

Bobby will be joined by journalist and activist Noor Tagouri , producer of The Trouble They’ve Seen and Sold in America: Inside Our Nation’s Sex Trade .


Bobby Kim, also known as Bobby Hundreds, is an illustrator, documentarian, designer, and writer. In 2003, he co-founded The Hundreds with Ben Shenassafar. The two are also partners in Second Sons, a brand development group that incubates, structures, and facilitates other small businesses. Bobby lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two sons. He also feels like notes about the author are redundant for memoirs. This Is Not a T-Shirt is his first book – Twitter

Noor Tagouri is a Libyan American journalist, activist, motivational speaker and producer of the documentary series on the mistreatment of people with mental disabilities titled The Trouble They’ve Seen: The Forest Haven Story, and of a podcast -series on sex trafficking in the U.S. titled Sold in America: Inside Our Nation’s Sex Trade. In 2016, she became the first Muslim woman to appear on a Playboy magazine , and the first woman to appear on the magazine wearing a hijab. Since launching her viral #LetNoorShine campaign in 2012, Tagouri has built a socially-aware and engaged community of over one million social media followers. At the same time, she’s garnered international praise as one of new media’s most influential voices.Twitter

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