mathmatiks in the press

"Knuckle Up", Fader, Jan./Feb. 2005

For a while, the most ornate jewelry from Queensbridge was Nas' dinner plate "QB" medallion and those chains Mobb Deep kept getting stuck for. You can now add these turntable rings from Mathmatiks to the list. From their loft in the 'Bridge, the design collective makes everything from toys to websites to these enormous hunks of platinum or gold shaped like a 1200 and blinging with rocks of your choice. The platter even turns! Like everything they design, explains crew member David Ansvananda, each one is custom built because mass-produced shit loses its creativity. The Mathmatiks aren't thinking about the next season, they're expressing how they feel at the moment using any form of media available -- even truck jewels. -- Dwight Chapelle Fader 27

The Source, March 2005

Spring Fashion The Source

Prefuse 73 Album Cover, 2008

Diamond Wrist Watches Prefuse 73 Album Cover

"Above the Pale", Clear Magazine, Issue 2, 2008

Brooklyn artist David Ansvananda gathers inspiration from decidedly contemporary elements -- hip hop and graffiti culture, graphic novels and a pervading sense of post-millenial tension... Clear Magazine Issue 2

Diamante Museum, Antwerpen Belgium

Crown Jewels of Hip Hop Exhibit / De Kroonjuwelen van de hip hop, Sept. 2007 - Dec. 2007 Diamante Museum, Antwerpen Belgium

Diamante Museum, Antwerpen Belgium

Crown Jewels of Hip Hop Exhibit / De Kroonjuwelen van de hip hop, Sept. 2007 - Dec. 2007 Diamante Museum, Antwerpen Belgium