Born and raised in New York City, Eric Haze has been making his impact felt in the worlds of art, product and graphic design for over 30 years. After spending the early 80′s on the front lines of the downtown New York art scene, Haze opened his design studio in 1986, becoming one of the first visual artists to define the look and graphic language of Hip Hop during it’s golden years. Some of his most classic works include designs for Public Enemy, EPMD, LL Cool J, and the Beastie Boys. Haze also founded his own eponymous clothing line in 1993, which remains recognized worldwide as one of the original brands that helped create the blueprint for streetwear and urban product, as we know it today. Haze’s studio continues to produce a wide range of design work and collaborations with industry leaders such as Nike, Casio, Honda and Stussy. 2008 also marked Hazeʼs return to the fine art world with a one man exhibition of new paintings and drawings at the Museum of Contemporary Art / Hong Kong. Haze currently directs his brand, design and art studios out of their new Brooklyn headquarters.