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When walking down a street named Ovre Holmegt in the old quarter of a Norwegian town, you expect to see certain things?a chocolate shop, a cutesy coffeehouse, an upscale restaurant advertising fresh-caught fish. All these it has, but there's also a Shepard Fairey on the corner, a Banksy up the street and a skateboard shop named "Shit," unapologetically commanding a corner in the center of an otherwise postcard-perfect neighborhood.
What is this Shit? Ahh, finally this question can be asked in all seriousness. This Shit is a Norwegian streetwear company, with two branches and a cult following. In fact, "14,670 people like SHIT®," their Facebook proclaims. Of course the day we stopped by was a Sunday, the only time they close and put up the "Gone Skateboarding" notice, so alas our purchase of the Shit-covered hipsteriffic sunglasses for John Jannuzzi will have to wait.
· Shit [Official Site]
· Stavanger, Norway: An Unexpected Destination for Awesome Street Art [Jaunted]