So, it’s one thing to discover that culture and consumption have become intertwined, and make a call on that, but being a positive forward-looking oake I wanted to see what authentic stuff was out there that wasn’t just a brand moment, but something, well, ‘real’. It’s sounds rather mental to be here in 2012 and talking about looking for the real. A bit like when Paul Simon went out to look for ‘America’ or when Hunter looked back to see the high-tide mark left by the broken-wave of the 60s counter-culture.
For their summer exhibition, Printed Matter is hosting an ambitious instore exhibition entitled HELP/LESS, organized by artist Chris Habib. The store-wide show includes over 200 works that explore the fluidity of authorship in artists' books and multiples. A program of hands-on workshops and other events will take place during the exhibition.
Source - Printed Matter
Louis Vuitton: "Word" & "Dream" with Yasiin Bey31/07/2012
Louis Vuitton continue to be inspired by the greatest boxer to ever grace the ring, Muhammed Ali. In a series of two short films entitled 'Word' and 'Dream', Yasiin Bey, known to many as the rapper, Mos Def, moves inside the ring, embodied by the spirit of Ali as he recites famous words first uttered by the boxer in his prime. Directed by Stuart A. McIntyre for Steam Films, the films also feature Dutch artist, Niels Shoe Meulman.
Zebra Katz Interview
Introducing Zebra Katz
"Zeeeeeeeeeebra Fuckingggggggggg Katzzzzzzzzzzz" croons the vocoder at the start of ‘IMA READ’, right before the pulsing bassline and deliciously menacing vocals kick in on this year’s most addictive underground rap release. It’s a track that has earned co-signs from the likes of Questlove and Pharrell Williams, rocked the dancefloors of New York and the catwalks of Paris, and taken its creator Ojay Morgan from catering manager to fashion industry darling in just a few short months. But who exactly is Zebra Katz? POST NEW met him in London to find out.
Michele Lamy - "How Do You Feel"05/07/2012
Michele Lamy has released an exclusive track to her blog LAMYLAND on THE BREAKS, entitled "How Do You Feel", by Matthew Stone and also featuring Zebra Katz. The track accompanies a collage which is constructed of images of friends and family.
Ricky Saiz Interview
The Pendulum Swing
Ricky Saiz is somewhat of a D.I.Y. ideas man. Born in San Francisco, an affection for travel, music and film led him East to New York City, where he fell into the right creative-circles and has stayed for the past decade. A dead set attitude has taken the self-taught filmmaker down fresh and exciting paths, with Saiz ending up at Supreme Co. as their CO. head designer and concept driver; the mind behind larger brand ideas and collaborations. This eye for design has also seen him direct and art direct commercial spots for Nike and act as a consultant for Kanye West and the DONDA team.
Photographer - Dustin Aksland
SPLASHH have all the makings of a successful young band. Catchy pop songs, a solid work ethic, good looks and charm, and a confidence that announces they are clearly aware of all of the above. Having played and written music with frontman Sasha Carlson for years in Auckland, it was of no surprise to me to hear the calibre of the band's early demos, sent through from London following his departure from the antipodes. The potential mass pop appeal was immediately apparent.
Photographer - THEO DE GUELTZL
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Don Giovanni Sets by Frank Gehry27/06/2012
The L.A. Philharmonic presented an incredible production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni last month, with all sets designed by architect Frank Gehry. Working with the setting of the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, of which he also designed, Gehry transformed this otherwise unaccommodating space for theater or opera into a visual wonderland. The sets took a sculptural path, with white clusters of forms playing against the layered black backdrops and raised orchestra platform, all complimenting the costume designs by Rodarte perfectly.
Photographer - Autumn DeWilde
Source - Archpaper