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Americana

FOOD-DRINK
London's Burgershack
Since meeting London-based Burgerac several years ago, CH has kept a close eye on this burger fanatic's creative interests. From reviewing almost every hamburger he came across and putting it online and in an app, to creating his own Burgermat Show...
CULTURE
Garry Winogrand at SFMOMA
Garry Winogrand's first retrospective in 25 years at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is also the first exhibition to examine the renowned photographer's unfinished work. Dying suddenly at the age of 56, he left behind some 250,000 undeveloped...
CULTURE
Interview: Chris Brown of Refueled Magazine
by Madison Kahn Born and raised in Texas, Chris Brown cultivated his penchant for the publishing world at an early age. At a meager eight-years-old, Brown created an illustrated zine about his neighborhood, and has been working hard ever since to...
STYLE
Camoweave Forester
New from Eddie Bauer's Fall line of heritage garments is the Camoweave Forester. The handsome coat pays tribute to its hunting-inspired predecessor first introduced by Eddie Bauer in 1965, using the same superior construction techniques and materials...
DESIGN
Tanner Goods
Hailing from the heart of the Great Northwest, Portland, OR's Tanner Goods is perfectly positioned to produce accessories rugged enough for a true outdoorsman but with looks good enough for city streets. To best showcase their expanding line of handmade...
CULTURE
From Here To There: Alec Soth's America
Likening his process to "web surfing in the real world," photographer Alec Soth spent the past 15 years traversing the U.S. with an 8x10 field camera, quietly composing narratives of subjects he finds on his travels. While projects have taken the...
CULTURE
Hurry Up and Wait
In summer 2008, at the height of the U.S. financial crisis, husband-and-wife photographers James Tribble and Tracey Mancenido packed up their NYC apartment and hit the road to document one of the more obscure necessities of American consumerism...
STYLE
Levi's Workwear x Billy Reid
For both the neo-Americana-obsessed and denim-heads alike, menswear designer Billy Reid's collaboration with Levi's is a holy brand pairing, marrying Levi's workwear roots with Reid's modern cuts, fabric choices, and finishes. This behind-the-scenes...
CULTURE
Cool Hunting Video Presents: Brimfield Dealers
This video checks in with the sellers who come to the Brimfield Antique Show, which three times a year inflates the population of Brimfield, Massachusetts from 3,000 to a quarter million. From a dealer who specializes in Masonic ephemera to a sculptor...
TRAVEL
Cool Hunting Video Presents: Brimfield Collectors
Taking a look at the thrice-annual phenomenon of the Brimfield Antique Show in Western Massachusetts, this video focuses on the people who travel there from all over the world to collect everything from milk bottle caps to taxidermy peacocks...
CULTURE
The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl
Seizing on the vinyl record as emblematic of music's evolution in the 20th century, the forthcoming exhibition "The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl" at the Nasher Museum of Art explores the relationship of sound, artistry and vinyl through the...
CULTURE
Detroit Experiences
Almost a decade after emigrating to the United States in the '40s, Swiss photographer Robert Frank decided to document the reality of his adopted country's then-current condition—a nation as he saw it obsessed with money and struggling with...
STYLE
The Pop-Up Flea 2009
photos by James Ryang Our weekend activities included a stop by the second annual Pop-Up Flea where we found a trove of Americana-inspired clothing and accessories (read: lots of plaid). UrbanDaddy's Randy Goldberg and Michael Williams (of A Continuous...
CULTURE
Lineaus Athletic Company
Lineaus Athletic Company, based out of the artist's enclave of Marfa, Texas, makes old world-style leather sporting equipment. Handmade by Lineaus himself using the best materials, his beautiful work will last a lifetime. To test their durability...
CULTURE
Photographer Matt Hoyle: Barnumville
by Alison Zavos for Feature Shoot With a penchant for drawing out rich details and the personalities of his subjects, NYC-based photographer Matt Hoyle's hyper-real works tell the stories of America's fringes. We checked in with him to ask...
CULTURE
The 45365 Documentary
A Grand Jury Award winner at this year's South by Southwest Film Festival, "45365" documents daily life in rural middle America. Brothers Turner and Bill Ross, both natives of Sidney, Ohio (the town bearing the eponymous postal code...
CULTURE
Photo by Sammy Davis, Jr.
Acting like a reverse paparazzo, Sammy Davis Jr. used his position within the Hollywood elite to collect images for his own personal viewing. Rarely without a camera at hand, Davis snapped pictures of his famous friends, as well scenes from his private...
CULTURE
Shepard Fairey Inauguration Poster
by Ariston Anderson Yesterday Obama's Presidential Inaugural Committee unveiled street artist Shepard Fairey's design commissioned for the official inaugural poster. While Obama's top volunteers across the country anxiously await their...
CULTURE
Tony Stamolis: Frezno
by Tamara Warren Fresno, CA-born photographer Tony Stamolis’ new book "Frezno" examines life in California’s sixth largest city with vivid, stark and honest imagery. Stamolis captures his hometown, once...
CULTURE
Grant Barnhart: Remember Me When
Drenched in Americana, the paintings of Grant Barnhart show a conflicted view of his home country. In "Remember Me When," the Seattle-based artist adopts scores iconic images from the last century of American culture. Barnhart's twisted...
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Inazuma Festival: Japan Celebrates Americana
by Kiya Babzani Japan's love affair with Americana is no secret. Hot rods, hamburgers and Harleys hold a special place in Japanese culture and their market for classic denim and workwear is thriving. So it's no surprise that the global leader...
CULTURE
Yee-Haw Industries
Housed in a turn-of-the-century storefront between theaters and restaurants on Gay Street —Knoxville, Tennessee's main thoroughfare—Yee-Haw Industries has become something of an institution. Since 1996, founders Julie Belcher and...
FOOD-DRINK
Pommery Pop America Champagne
Independence Day extravaganzas, election hoopla and Olympic action—'tis the season for Americana and celebration. Joining designers from Milan to Middle America who are touting the red, white and blue as the aesthetic of the moment on and...
CULTURE
Labelscar
A blog documenting the mundanely beautiful side of retail history since its launch in 2006, Labelscar takes its name from the mark left when a business closes and removes their sign exposing the virgin facade below, the equivalent of an architectural...
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