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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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    Hi Fidelity 2/17/09

    David Choe
    Never Try Drugs, Ok Pot once David Choe 2006

  • Yo, Heshers can be nerds too. The life and times of Cliff Burton (via The Daily Swarm)
  • 2f2k friend, toy designer Le Merde has some cool videos of his process and his recent installation at GR2 runnin on the webs (via nakamura)
  • Does this count as Irony? (via TWBE)
  • A cool diagram comparing the amount of use transit systems in the U.S. receive compared to their counterparts across the globe. (via Good)
  • There is always a new Condo to complain about when the economy gets tough (via PSFK)
  • Members of NYC’s infamous Vandal Squad have a book coming out. There are some people who find it Ironic that these guys are trying to cash in on the notoriety of people whose lives they tried to destroy for making art. There is going to be a panel discussion in NYC on March 19 Featuring author Joseph Rivera, former Commanding Officer Lieutenant Steven Mona,
    Original Vandal Squad Lieutenant Ken Chiulli, graffiti legend COPE2,
    graffiti activist Ket, and street artist ELLIS G
    . As Ket points out, “Those of you with warrants might want to skip this one”.
  • “You realise when you do go to these places that there is no art. My aim is to show that art can work anywhere.” Has JR become the hot new thing for an art market in desperate need of some fresh ideas? (via ekosystem)
  • Artist Ron English discusses with CNN his role in creating the Obama art craze :
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