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GRAFFITI
EXHIBITIONS
LOS ANGELES
MOCA
PHOTOGRAPHY
STREET ART
Martha Cooper: Remix
A major part of the early graffiti scene, photojournalist Martha Cooper is now on the other end of lens as the focus of a new exhibition at L.A.'s Carmichael Gallery. "Martha Cooper: Remix" sees over 50 artists recreate their favorite images by the...
HISTORY
GRAFFITI
CULTURE
BOOKS
ART
History of American Graffiti
Not all graffiti books are created equally, but a behemoth like the forthcoming "History of American Graffiti" shows how meaningful collections of photos and information on the subject can be when edited with a careful eye. Co-authors Roger Gastman...
BOOKS
CHARITY
CLOTHING
GRAPHIC DESIGN
KIDS
T-SHIRTS
Out of Print
Turning classic book covers into inspirational t-shirts, Out of Print recently added a kids line to its collection of "intelligent" literary fashions. Tykes can don soon-to-be-favorite reads like "The Catcher In The Rye," "Moby Dick," "Pride and...
BOOKS
HALLOWEEN
ILLUSTRATION
KIDS
Hallowilloween: Nefarious Silliness
A contemporary Dr. Seuss, Calef Brown's childrens books are as an exciting read for kids as they are adults. His catchy rhymes put his self-illustrated book "Flamingos on the Roof" a place on the NY Times bestselling list and his latest edition...
BOOKS
COLLECTIONS
GRAFFITI
MUSIC
STICKERS
STREET CULTURE
Stickers: Stuck-Up Piece of Crap: From Punk Rock to Contemporary Art
Founder of the record label Breakbeat Science and an early proponent of drum and bass, DB Burkeman (known to most as producer, promoter and DJ DB) wears many hats. Most recently, he took up the role of editor with his book "Stickers: Stuck-Up Piece...
LIMITED EDITION
COLLABORATIONS
INK
GRAFFITI
PENS
TOOLS
Tom Sachs x Krink
Like most artists, Tom Sachs is very exacting of his tools. He does a lot of tagging and signing as part of his work and is very particular about the pens he uses, even selling a personalized Sharpie from his website. As part of an exchange with...
AFRICA
FRENCH
SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS
T-SHIRTS
Africa Is The Future
Raised in Paris by a French mother and Congolese father, photographer Nicolas Premier traveled to the Republic of Congo to investigate his roots for the first time in September 2001. Shocked by the destruction and poverty plaguing much of the capital...
CLOTHING
WOMEN
ACCESSORIES
CLASSICS
FRENCH
Chance
A fresh take on French classics, Chance offers a tightly edited collection of clothing, accessories, books and music. Building off of the essential striped shirt— first worn by the French Navy in 1858, made popular by Matisse 50 years later...
EXHIBITIONS
OUTDOORS
PHOTOGRAPHY
LOS ANGELES
River Pictures
Opening at L.A.'s
CALIFORNIA
EXHIBITIONS
SAN DIEGO
STREET ART
URBAN
Viva La Revolucion: A Dialogue With The Urban Landscape
In graffiti's latest museum show "Viva La Revolucion: A Dialogue With The Urban Landscape," the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego looks at how everyday visual cues—signs, advertisements, tattoos, graffiti, graphic art, trash—have become...
ACCESSORIES
CLOTHING
RELIGION
SLOGANS
T-SHIRTS
Jewnion Label
The brainchild of husband-and-wife team Joshua and Stacey Abarbanel, Jewnion Label is a witty take on vintage union label design coupled with a love of Jewish culture. Joshua (a fine artist who honed his handyman skills as a teen doing apartment...
DESIGN
DRINKS
HEALTH
KIDS
Weil Baby Tritan Bottles
The near-impossible task of finding the perfect bottle belongs in the "things people don't tell you before you have a baby" file. Initially, the nipple plays the decisive role—will your baby like it or not? Then, make sure your kid isn't...
DESSERT
FOOD
KIDS
KITCHEN
APPLIANCES
GADGETS
Zoku Quick Pop Maker
With gourmet popsicle brands all over Manhattan touting newfangled flavor combos (see Popbar, People's Pops and La Newyorkina), the Zoku Quick Pop Maker steps in with a DIY way to concoct your own—three at a time—in less than 10 minutes...
ART
BOOKS
INSTALLATIONS
STREET ART
BOATS
PAPER
Swoon
"Swoon," the new eponymous book by the artist (aka Caledonia Curry and one of the best known female street artists in the world), finally came out this month. Tracing her process and showing some of her installations in galleries and streets around...
FOOD
NATURAL
ORGANIC
PACKAGING
SUPPLEMENTS
SNACKS
Nativas Naturals
Borrowing their name from the Latin word for energy, Navitas Naturals makes the best in exotic organic and raw superfoods packaged in equally refreshing zip-top bags. The Marin County, CA-based company's 24 functional foods have seemingly unlimited...
AFRICA
ART
COLLAGE
GERMANY
PAINTING
SCULPTURE
My Dirty Little Heaven
With much of her art focused on African diaspora and the female form, Kenyan-born, Brooklyn-based artist Wangechi Mutu transformed the Deutsche Guggenheim into a cocoon-like setting to aptly display the new works in her upcoming solo show, "My Dirty...
BOOKS
HOLIDAY
KIDS
RELIGION
My Haggadah: Made it Myself
To help kids understand the story of Passover—one of the more popular holidays for Jews and non-Jews alike because of its humanitarian message of social justice and peace—Francine Hermaline and her husband Adam Levite created "My Haggadah...
BRAZIL
EXHIBITIONS
LOS ANGELES
PAINTING
STREET ART
Life's Flavor
Currently on display at L.A.'s Carmichael Gallery, Nina Pandolfo's "Life's Flavor" marks the first solo show for the successful contemporary street artist. Known for depicting wide-eyed, stocking-clad girls, the Brazilian explains that the title...
COLORING
CRAFTS
KIDS
SAFETY
SUSTAINABILITY
Eco-Kids Sustainable Art Products
Founded in 2008, Eco-Kids is the brainchild of mother and former nanny Cammie Weeks, who used her mother's recipe to make eco-dough for her son and his friends. Cammie explains that she and her husband "realized the need for safe and natural art...
FASHION
SILVER
NYC
JEWELRY
ACCESSORIES
Laura Lobdell Jewelry
For Valentine's Day jewelery designer Laura Lobdell, known for casting found objects like champagne corks and matchsticks in silver, created four new pieces, which each come accompanied by hand-painted cards. A more gritty version of Margiela's hospital...
EXHIBITIONS
NEW YORK CITY
ART
COLLAGE
OPENINGS
PHOTOGRAPHY
DIY
Andrew and Peter Sutherland: Amateur Hour
Brothers, artists and Colorado natives Andrew and Peter Sutherland are having their first ever show together, called "Amateur Hour" and opening tonight at NYC's ATM gallery. The title of the show celebrates the time we live in now and...
PHOTOGRAPHY
EXHIBITIONS
NEW YORK CITY
GALLERIES
Larry Yust: Photographic Elevations
LA-based, Philadelphia-born filmmaker and photographer Larry Yust combines 10 to 100 digital images to create giant "Photographic Elevations" up to eight feet long (pictured below, detail above). Opening 24 September 2009 at the Lumas...
PAINTING
GRAFFITI
NEW YORK
PUBLIC ART
Martha Cooper: Os Gemeos Houston Street Mural
Of the coverage about Os Gemeos' new mural on Houston in NYC, the indefatigable Martha Cooper's series of images wins for the most elegant telling of the recent history of the street corner. Contrasting images shot over the last several days...
ART
NEW YORK
EXHIBITIONS
GROUP SHOWS
PUBLIC ART
No Longer Empty
No Longer Empty, a new non-profit group of artists and curators, finds unused (or should we say un-leased) storefronts in Manhattan and fills them with temporary art shows. The project revitalizes empty spaces by filling them with art, situates art...
EXHIBITIONS
PHOTOGRAPHY
PARIS
MIDDLE EAST
Tom Schutyser: Caravanserais a Metaphor
In early 2003, photographer and writer Tom Schutyser traveled in a West-East direction along the Silk Road documenting the sights he saw along the way. The resulting show, "Caravanserais a Metaphor," is a photographic glimpse of his journey...
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