Drew Estate announces today that the limited-edition ACID “KUBA ARTE” is now shipping to retailers nationwide. Featuring art from 5 of Brooklyn’s iconic living artists in the graffiti culture, this milestone product was introduced at the 2019 IPCPR trade show held in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The ACID “KUBA ARTE” is a limited-edition torpedo wrapped in a lush Broadleaf maduro wrapper, bright Indonesian binder and a blend of hearty, aged Nicaraguan fillers. Each Water Tower humidor features one of seven unique designs and includes 20 beautifully packaged ACID “KUBA ARTE” cigars with a Boveda to maintain humidity.
From the Wynwood Safehouse, Jonathan Drew Founder and President of Drew Estate highlights, “These broadleaf torpedoes are the most beautiful figurados I have ever seen, truly exquisite. The level of craftsmanship of the Kuba Arte cigar is equally matched in the packaging, as the Brooklyn graffiti artists deeply connected with the vision, culture, and scope of the ACID brand. Drew Estate has created a Brooklyn-Nicaraguan masterpiece that screams from the downtown Brooklyn rooftops “THIS IS OUR NEW YORK ACCENT.” We are very proud of our buncheros and rolleros at the factory, as well as our entire supply chain for delivering excellence, once again. We want to see the “KUBA ARTE” posted in social media as ACID fans build their epic water tower collection.
The ACID “KUBA ARTE” is a limited edition 5 13/16” x 54 torpedo packaged in one of seven limited edition water towers with an MSRP of $238.00/20 count water tower and features art from one of five Brooklyn artists.
The “KUBA ARTE” artist team includes:
CHINO; one of the foremost practitioners and ambassadors of graffiti culture in the world, David “Chino” Villorente spent eleven-years as editor of the "Graf Flix" feature in The Source magazine which cemented his position as an important arbiter within the global graffiti community. He has coauthored numerous books on graffiti culture, most recently with The ABC's of Style (Testify Books, 2018) as well as being an artistic collaborator with brands including, Nike, Redbull, Adidas, Mass Appeal , Vh1 as well as co-curating the groundbreaking Beyond the Streets exhibitions in Los Angeles and New York. Villorente currently resides in his native borough, beautiful Brooklyn, New York. IG: @chinobyi.
DOC; A living, breathing legend and the very personification of Brooklyn. DOC worked the Moving Art Galleries (a.k.a. the NYC Transit System) at the dawn of street writing culture where his mission to ask “Who is Doc?” catapulted him to global recognition. IG:@DOCTC5.
KEO; TOP TC-5 X-MEN a.k.a SCOTCH70 is a bona-fide Brooklyn legend in the realm of NYC graffiti & hip hop. Weaving his charismatic “old school” aesthetic into the tapestry of urban art & pop culture, while redefining classic graffiti styles into fresh new work in fine art & design outlets. IG:@KEO_XMEN.
QUEEN ANDREA; a NYC-based fine artist, graffiti artist, typographer and graphic designer & is a leader in the newer generation of early 1990's graffiti writers. Queen Andrea finds her creative inspiration in the diversity & crazy energy of city life and especially graffiti. Out in the streets Queen Andrea has developed a reputation for her oversized typography murals, influenced by an endless appreciation of typography, as well as themes of urban life, hip hop lyrics & empowerment. @queenandreaone
VERS; Born and still based in Brooklyn, where for over 30 years with a spray-can in his hand, Vers has created unforgettable murals in his signature technical style full of energy and movement. His work is known around the globe from Iceland, Europe, Japan & even Mongolia! But NYC will always be home. IG:@VERS718.
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You can get your hands on this cigar for just around $8.00 which makes it a pretty damn good deal. There isn’t anything challenging about this cigar, so in terms of recommendation, but really feel there are some out there that may find this cigar to not be in their wheelhouse. If you do grab one, do yourself a favor… Drink it in the morning with a good cup of coffee. You won't regret it.
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