Rarebear (Teddy Bear) What/Who is Rarebear? | Rarebear Pictures, Clothing & More
Rarebear (Teddy Bear) What/Who is Rarebear?
On the surface fashion art brand R’Mondres Gallery unofficial bear mascot “RAREBEAR” is comically depicted as an indigenous extension of the preceding apparel companies effort to encompass the role of animals in modern humanity. I have devoted a brief chronological timeline of history and application of the brands depiction of possibly the most universal animal caricature of all time. The context of this historical timeline features the story behind each individual “RAREBEAR” design as well as the artist that created it and factors that influenced it’s creation. Each design is outlined separately so that readers may browse and review the details of the designs that interest them most. The brands first depiction of RARE BEAR was seen on the "Bearly Sober" design is congruent to generational artist Kanye West’s Dropout Bear. The graphic artwork was created through a collaborative junction between Georgia native graphic designer, Elijah Castillo, and Chicago fashionpreneur/company founder R’Mondre Stockley. With in his tenure with the R’Mondre brand Elijah, who is informally known as “Kid Thunder” primarily produced four designs that were officially sold and distributed under the brand and three archived designs. Kid Thunder is a reputable anime enthusiast/graphic artist that is also responsible for creating the RG COLOURS monogram, the R’Mondre RARE BEAR “Logo” ( Fall 2018), as well as the 2018 holiday design “Dunk the Halls”(Fall 2018).
Initial sketch of Rare Bear, Elijah Castillo " Kid Thunder", Georgia (Summer 2018)
Pre-rmondre.com in August of 2018 the brand debuted this deviously executed commission design. The more brand produced this piece narrated by the theoretical understanding of how animals have unprecedented influence in our daily lives. From garments covered in animal printed fabric to print to designers fabricating their merchandise with animal fur, fashion is a medium to humanities connection with wildlife. Even as an adolescent I was infatuated with the manner in which humanity shares and expresses their psychological connection with animals. From school mascots and class pets to the basic interactions that we have with animals they shape our perspectives so often that the connection may flow unconsciously . Throughout the course of my life, I have continuously recognized the bear as the most universal animal caricature. Simply put it was chosen because of its versatility, ultimately it is an animal that is feared for its ferocity but in the day to day life of city civilians, it’s contrastingly depicted as a gentle beast that is loved and adored by children and adults alike. The graphic artwork of the bear was created through a collaborative junction between Georgia native graphic designer, Elijah Castillo, and Chicago fashionpreneur/company founder R’Mondre Stockley. For clarification purposes, it is often times reputed that R’Mondre serves as the visionary generating conceptual ideas and imagery before a project is developed and refined by a various freelance artist. Elijah who goes by “Kid Thunder” is a reputable anime enthusiast/graphic artist that is also responsible for creating the R’Mondre RARE BEAR “Logo” ( Fall 2018) as well as the 2018 holiday design “Dunk the Halls”. Upon receiving the master image this particular design was dubbed, “BEARLY SOBER” for its subtle and devious extrovert characteristics. At first glance, this commercial art is accepted as a charmingly cute, but a select few viewers notice the paraphernalia that makes this an adult design. This design features arguably one of the most iconic sneaker and colorwaves of the late 90’s. American New York-based media platform Complex.com listed the Air Jordan 11’s with in the top 30 sneakers on all time. On the right wrist of this Initially, the design was composed to be a personification of individuals that inevitably battle with sobriety. Generally, there is a period in which individuals depend on various stimulants to cope with the trauma of everyday life. The bear is a clearly a subject of intoxication hint the blood shoot color of its eyes which is a telltale sign that it has smoked or consumed a cannabis substance. This design was not intended to promote the recreational activity of smoking or indulging various substances but rather the design was created to bring attention to addiction of recreational use through fashion art. To make the bear carachure most relatable to modern culture it is featured wearing Nike’s iconic patent leather Air Jordan “Concord Elevens” and a gold watch. Currently more and more material promoting awareness of addiction is created through art forms. Take for example Hip hop artist J.Cole’s stand on the issue in his 5th studio album KOD (Kids On Drugs) Initially this design was sold and distributed under custom apparel platform Teesprings.com before being later transferred to the brand's official website rmondre.com.
R’Mondre RARE BEAR “Nintendo Logo” ( Fall 2018)
Inspired for its nostalgic characteristics the RARE BEAR “Logo” design has served as an instant classic since it's debut in late August of 2018. The design features the modern sneaker theme of current hip hop/ fashion culture while staying true to a more complex mascot application. While continuing the personification that was first identified in the R’Mondre RARE BEAR “Spirit Animal | BEARLY SOBER” (Summer 2018) rare bear is animatedly seen posing with his arms crossed as he leans on a navy and blue gilded box logo which reads the brands name R’Mondre. Video gamers may notice the typography as identical to the Japanese Video games Nintendo font. The bears face depicts a cool, calm and collective tone matching his swagger as he is featured sporting what sneaker hypebeast may recognize as Louis Vuitton's creative menswear directors “Virgil Abhogals iconic collaboration shoe with nike the “off white” Air Jordan one’s. The body language is of the animated bear is composed in a minimalist but fashionable style modeling a golden watch on his left wrist. This particular “RARE BEAR LOGO” was created solely under the supervision of Georgia native graphic designer, Elijah Castillo. With in his year tenor with the R’Mondre brand Elijah, who is informally known as “Kid Thunder” primarily produced three designs that were officially sold and distributed under the brand and three archived designs. Interestingly enough the R’Mondre RARE BEAR logo graphic design was originally an archived graphic art piece that the artist Kid Thunder wanted to keep “in the vault.” The reason being is that the artist planned to release his collaborative designs strategically as the brand became more developed. The design features the modern sneaker theme of current hip hop/ fashion culture while staying true to a simplistic mascot application. This item is truly a collectible to any fashion concourse collection. Pieces exclusively sold online.
R’Mondre D’Jaton (RD) RARE BEAR ( Spring 2018)
Artist: Colour D’Jaton
The mascot “Rare Bear” has several elements which contribute to its make up, but when artist Colour D’Jaton chimed in on RARE BEAR the brand made way for an entirely new approach to an old dream. R’Mondres Gallery freelance artist broke the mold by creating several samples of a Runway HAND PAINTED Rare Bear exclusive. To browse and order from our virtual gallery featuring hand crafted apparel, accessories, and bags which are available for purchase here. To make the RD Rare Bear more available the R’Mondre brands subcompany R’Mondres Gallery decided rather than taking the creative artist out of their element That we would digitize the results to make an affordable version available for all.