Archive for April, 2009

Opening Ceremony

Published April 29, 2009 by Dallas

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Our friends at Band of Outsiders stopped by Opening Ceremony in LA this week and dropped off some testers of the new WTWA T shirts. They were psyched. The shirts will be available all over soon enough. Amazingness!

Pure Brilliance

Published April 29, 2009 by Dallas

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This person collects lost luggage and photographs it with the hope of finding the rightful owner.

Suckers Gets Your Body Moving

Published April 28, 2009 by Rubin

Suckers EPLoving this record. Brooklyn based band, Suckers just released their self titled EP this week on IAMSOUND records. The EP was produced by Yeasayer’s Anand Wilder along with Chris Moore (TV On The Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, which is probably why I like the sound automatically.)

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Find out more at Myspace. Purchase at Amazon.

Joel Cocks Cuts Through the Layers

Published April 28, 2009 by Graham

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Brilliant work from young New Zealand-based graphic designer Joel Cocks. His design school final project is a series of translucent illustrations exploring the intersection of politics, election cycles and the public relations industry. What I get out of it most, though, is gratitude that I don’t have x-ray vision– Excedrin would not be strong enough.

Paper Monument

Published April 28, 2009 by Molly

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Good art shouldn’t require explanation, but it should benefit from analysis. In other words, if you can look at a piece for two seconds and comprehend it entirely, there’s something wrong with the work. Or with you.

Paper Monument, a journal of contemporary art, makes for a prime supplement to art-viewing. There are sharp essays (”The End of Carnality is the Beginning of Facebook”), a cultural analysis of YouTube, pieces about design, Deleuze, sculpture and Laurel Nakadate. Consider the journal your secret weapon.

Dark Was The Night

Published April 27, 2009 by Rubin

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Dark Was The Night is an amazingly beautiful compilation of 32 tracks that was released in February. Not only is it one of the best comps to come out in a long time with all original unreleased songs, it’s a benefit for the Red Hot Organization – an international charity dedicated to raising funds and awareness for HIV and AIDS.

Listen to Arcade Fire’s song “Lenin,” which was was formerly known as “When Lenin Was Little” and only existed out there as an unreleased track until now.

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Get the compilation from Amazon digitally, on CD, and vinyl and find out more info here.

Growing Up

Published April 27, 2009 by Graham

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Growing Up is a photo blog showcasing the work of two brilliant young photographers: Patrick Tsai and Coley Brown. After meeting in Tokyo and spending two months taking pictures of the city together, they decided to continue their creative alliance in blog form, despite Brown’s return to the U.S. Both artists excel at capturing startlingly candid shots of strangers and friends alike, freezing ephemeral emotions at the height of their intensity. Tsai and Brown’s work weaves together seamlessly, highlighting uncanny tragicomic truths beneath quotidian street scenes with the deft skill (and voyeuristic delight) of wildlife documentarians.

Travel Light

Published April 27, 2009 by Molly

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What happens when you voluntarily wear the same thing, head to toe, for six months straight? Uniform 2008 is a project that aims to investigate just that question.

In collaboration with Gabrielle Raley, a Professor of Sociology at UCLA, and Wendy Mullin of Built by Wendy (who designed the uniforms), three young artists committed to outfit themselves in a single suit of custom-designed gear for six months while observing the behavioral effects of such a choice. The project deals with issues of consumerism, self-identity and conformity. Follow the young lab rats here.

Spike’s Shoebox

Published April 26, 2009 by Spike

Here are some random pics of Mark Gonzales and one of Ron Chatman and a guy in a sling.

Things we love today

Published April 26, 2009 by Dallas

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Ray Fenwickis an animal. His drawings of friendship bracelets make me want to collect crystals.