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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  • Some previously unpublished photo’s of your boy SAMO painting what looks like several million dollars (via Hypebeast)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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    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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