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Somethin’ Like Diss Shawty 7/1/09

Ushio Shinohara
Boxing Painting Ushio Shinohara (via Target Practice at SAM)

  • Who say’s you can’t take it with you. A look at the burgeoning funerary architecture business in Culiacan (via mananarama)
  • Jesus Saves, particularly if you are wearing the right tshirt. (via senses lost)
  • “The people that ride these bikes have to know what they’re doing,” he said. “And in my opinion fixies really ruin your knees. You’re not young forever, how far do you really want to follow the hype?” Berlin cracks down on the Fixed gear trend (via good)
  • Taking street portraits with Clay Enos (via Wired)
  • A peek into the working process of HunterGatherer
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  • This is about as close to a tribute to MJ as I will get
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    Lovers Of Today 6/23/09

    RIP KERSE 3A BTM
    RIP KERSE 3A BTM (via Tbone -n- Icepick)

  • Cool footage of young UK ripper Shaun Currie (via club mumble)
  • Just what would DJ Spooky do for a Klondike bar (via interview)
  • From Shok-1 an extensive look at the Public Provocations street art show at this years Art Basel
  • 2F2K homie Katsu taking the artform to new scales
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    Butterfly Dreams 6/17/09

    Mike Brodie Polaroid kid
    Mike Brodie a/k/a Polaroid Kid

  • “I’m into everything being very clear. I’m not into obtuse. I’m into people working for it, but at the end of the day if somebody wants “it” I want there to be as much as possible for them.” Artist Brendan Fowler discusses his recent book project and where he is going through his art. (via interview)
  • Some previously unpublished photo’s of your boy SAMO painting what looks like several million dollars (via Hypebeast)
  • A great article and slideshow on NYT about “Subway Art”. Well worth your 10 minutes. (via chino byi)
  • Some good reggae sounds for the summertime coming from Londons Heatwave crew. Just add a spliff and a chilly Redstripe for the proper bubbling vibes
  • I think Murakami has a really great connection to get the good shit
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    Tierra Amarilla (Mi gente) 6/15/09

    Carlos DZINE Rolon
    Coming back To Where I Started Carlos DZINE Rolon 2009

  • A look at Dominican arts collective Quintapata . I especially like Jorge Pineda’s work in red ball point. (via c-monster)
  • “but it’s like I don’t want you to do it for free. So that’s why you get flow, and that shit ain’t free. I had to make it, I had to buy the clothes, I had to print it, I had to pay these guys to bring it down here, put it on the shelves, I have to pay for the utilities. Even people hit me up for shirts and shit, and it’s like, what can I get of yours?” Estevan Oriol talks about his career so far, and the ever dwindling budgets in these trying economic times. (via where eagles dare)
  • Teresa Margolles creates a Temple of Blood for the Mexican Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. (via Intersections)
  • Exploring the changing behaviors after the H1N1 flu outbreak in Mexico (via PSFK)
  • Dr. Lakra
  • The DateFarmers can wait forever
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    summer magic 6/12/09

    Chor Boogie
    Chor Boogie

  • The First Annual C-Monster Venice Biennial Awards. The best roundup of the exposition I’ve read so far.
  • How Droll. Pharrell, Murakami, and Jacob the Jeweler make some really lame shit for Art Basel and folks are starting to realize just how much they love Cupcakes iced with baby lotion
  • “Our whole approach was what you might call ‘none design’ meaning that Jerry would root out any attempts by John and I to introduce gratuitous design embellishments. This ruthless weeding process resulted in bold, simple, direct graphics and is probably the main reason that the Two Tone style has such an enduring impact.” A look at one of the most important design aesthetics from my formative years. (via crblog)
  • “They’re not interested in expensive green technologies or recycling programs—the point is reuse, to breathe new life into the city’s detritus and build a new, separate world from those remains. “We’re not perfect,” Swoon says. “How much jet fuel was used to fly all of us here? But we’re not going to let being imperfect stop us. If you are too rigid in your ethics, you undo positive action.” I really like the whole hobo/digger aesthetic of Swoons projects. NYMag article here
  • A unique blend of sport, art and Spontaneity. Ed Templeton.
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  • I think it’s some sort of statement about fast food and animal welfare
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    Once Bitten, Twice Shy 6/10/09

    Greg Lamarche
    Habitual Offeder Greg Lamarche 2005

  • An interview in images with graff artist CRE (via)
  • A nostalgic tour of the Crayola Crayon through the last century. For me it’s all about the smell of the paper on the crayons that takes me back to Mrs. Stricklands 1st grade class. (via)
  • “To me, the job of the artist is to provide a useful and intelligent vocabulary for the world to be able to articulate feelings they experience everyday, and otherwise wouldn’t have the means to express in a meaningful and useful way.” Hipster hop star Spank Rock interviews Mos Def and maybe learned something about being a relevant artist (via)
  • NY City Girls don’t fall they just start again
  • Some assembly required
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    Slipping into Dankness 6/9/09

    Swoon - swimming cities
    “The Swimming Cities of Serenissima” Swoon 2009 (via)

  • It’s time to pack it all in. The NYTimes has an article about the new found respectability of graffiti. Blechhh (via WYW)
  • “Area others could call “rundown” or dilapidated, were in fact pretty charming. There was visible history on the facades with all their marks from generations of inhabitants. The buildings silently told stories of their inhabitants’ existences.” The paper facades of German artist Evol (via Interview)
  • The best way to buy one of those Faile “Prayer Wheel” things these days is to park your escalade underneath the Williamsburg Bridge and wait for a preteen to ride by on his bmx , you toss him the cash and he slips the sculpture to you. What you never bought crack before?
  • “A tiger that lives in a cage is much wilder than a tiger that is free to roam” A look at the underground fashion scene of communist East Germany (via)
  • Grand Finale has produced an inspiring documentary on 68 year old Bristol based reggae selector DJ Derek. The man lives life to the fullest touring the country armed only with a backpack full of killer tunes, his bus pass & an unquenchable thirst for real ale.
  • Dutty Whine – Special for Robert.
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