About

In the American urban culture, everything happens at the “corner”. MCs to be meet to freestyle on the ghettoblaster sound, b-boys and b-girls rehearse their moves, graffiti artists enlighten dull walls, kids get their candies, fellas hit on cute chicks and vice-versa, elders play dominos, hustlers are doing their business, etc. You will also often find a small convenience store at the corner, usually hold by an immigrant, open 24/7, regulating the local life, where people from the neighbourhood can buy anything and everything for surprising prices.

The Corner Store pays tribute to these places full of life. Except that we’re not selling anything and everything… We are a platform that produces graphic objects and curates creative projects related to the Hip Hop movement. Our goal is to provide Hip Hop lovers but also visual arts, design and urban cultures lovers with exclusive high quality objects in very limited quantities.
We are the convenience store you wish you had in your neighbourhood, so walk in and enjoy the vibe!

The Diskovery

The Diskovery - A Visual Journey Into Hip Hop

For this project The Corner Store has invited 13 international artists to illustrate a Hip Hop/urban music album, track or artist that has touched them at some point and influenced them in their work or even in their everyday life. The result is a diversified art show regarding the style and approach but consistent in the creative direction with the hosting event.

The artworks are printed as 12” vinyls record covers in order to pay tribute to this medium that is an integral part of the Hip Hop movement. For that matter the project’s title is also about this feeling you get when entering a record store (even if it’s becoming rare these days) looking for THE sound discovery. It was also a question to relate to our will to make people discover new visual artists and introduce The Corner Store with a first creative project. Finally, the twenty something artworks presented will take the you through a journey to help you (re)discover the artists and discs that have influenced and that still write the History of this multi-generation movement that is Hip Hop.

Browse through the artworks below and for a full experience listen to
The Diskovery soundtrack!

Milton Un

USA - www.miltonun.com

Title: THE GODFATHER OF SOUL
Artist: JAMES BROWN
Album: -
Year: -
Track: -

Nathan McKee

USA - www.fakeyrowndeath.com

Title: UNTITLED
Artist: RUN-DMC
Album: -
Year: -
Track: -

Nathan McKee

USA - www.fakeyrowndeath.com

Title: UNTITLED
Artist: SLICK RICK
Album: -
Year: -
Track: -

Nathan McKee

USA - www.fakeyrowndeath.com

Title: UNTITLED
Artist: LL COOL J
Album: -
Year: -
Track: -

Serge "Lowrider"

SWITZERLAND - www.lowriderteeshirt.com

Title: STRICTLY BUSINESS
Artist: EPMD
Album: STRICTLY BUSINESS
Year: 1988
Track: -

Greg Dipdipdow

FRANCE - www.dipdipdow.com

Title: GET AN ATTITUDE
Artist: N.W.A
Album: STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON
Year: 1988
Track: -

Yvo Hählen

SWITZERLAND - www.a3studio.ch

Title: UNTITLED
Artist: SNOOP DOGGY DOGG
Album: DOGGYSTYLE
Year: 1993
Track: -

Superdeux

FRANCE/USA - www.deux.me

Title: CHECK YO SELF
Artist: ICE CUBE
Album: THE PREDATOR
Year: 1993
Track: CHECK YO SELF

Julien Babigeon

FRANCE - www.julienbabigeon.com

Title: UNTITLED
Artist: A TRIBE CALLED QUEST
Album: MIDNIGHT MARAUDERS
Year: 1993
Track: -

Serge "Lowrider"

SWITZERLAND - www.lowriderteeshirt.com

Title: MOST LISTENED
Artist: SNOOP DOGGY DOGG
Album: DOGGYSTYLE
Year: 1993
Track: WHAT'S MY NAME?

Milton Un

USA - www.miltonun.com

Title: UNTITLED
Artist: ICE CUBE
Album: THE PREDATOR
Year: 1993
Track: IT WAS A GOOD DAY

Rea Christ

SWITZERLAND - www.reamarisa.com

Title: UNTITLED
Artist: A TRIBE CALLED QUEST
Album: MIDNIGHT MARAUDERS
Year: 1993
Track: AWARD TOUR

Milton Un

USA - www.miltonun.com

Title: UNTITLED
Artist: OL' DIRTY BASTARD (AKA ODB)
Album: -
Year: -
Track: -

ilovedust

UK - www.ilovedust.com

Title: UNTITLED
Artist: A TRIBE CALLED QUEST
Album: BEATS, RHYMES AND LIFE
Year: 1996
Track: KEEPING IT MOVING

Greg Dipdipdow

FRANCE - www.dipdipdow.com

Title: MON HOME SWEET HOME
Artist: ROCCA
Album: ENTRE DEUX MONDES
Year: 1997
Track: LE HIP HOP MON ROYAUME

Kagan McLeod

CANADA - www.kaganmcleod.com

Title: UNTITLED
Artist: Del tha Funkee Homosapien
Album: -
Year: -
Track: -

Eli Amuklu

SWITZERLAND - www.behance.net/eliamuklu

Title: MECHA NO JUTSU / めちゃ 術
Artist: BEASTIE BOYS
Album: HELLO NASTY
Year: 1998
Track: INTERGALACTIC

iLK

FRANCE - www.ilkilkilk.com

Title: Untitled
Artist: ILL BILL
Album: HOWIE MADE ME DO IT
Year: 2003
Track: -

Sophia Chang

USA - www.esymai.com

Title: Untitled
Artist: GUCCI MANE
Album: The State vs. Radric Davis
Year: 2009
Track: LEMONADE

Sophia Chang

USA - www.esymai.com

Title: Untitled
Artist: IGGY AZALEA
Album: IGNORANT ART
Year: 2011
Track: PU$$Y

Sophia Chang

USA - www.esymai.com

Title: Untitled
Artist: AZEALIA BANKS
Album: 1991
Year: 2012
Track: LIQUORICE

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