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Craig Dorety: Division
Opening on Saturday, 19 April 2014 at Oakland's Johansson Projects is an exhibition of hypnotic sculpture animations that will have your eyes watering—after you realize you haven't blinked in a few minutes. In "Division," San Francisco-based artist...
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Voices of Industry
According to the American Apparel & Footwear Association report released last week, 97.5% of apparel sold in the United States is made internationally. For the past two years, this number has been in decline (albeit in the decimals) as the Made in...
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Barry Underwood's Luminescent Landscapes
In conjunction with an installation by Sarah Kabot, Johansson Projects in Oakland, CA is presenting new work by photographer Barry Underwood. The exhibition, called "Trace Artifice," shows the artist at work again creating otherworldly light installations...
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Cool Hunting Video Presents: Roy Denim
Hidden on a back street in Oakland, California in an unassuming warehouse lies what may be the pinnacle of denim craftsmanship in the USA. Roy Denim, the second of our videos to premiere at last week's 99% Conference, is actually just one man, Roy...
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Radialvedic
by Kyle Small Running through the end of August at Johansson Projects in Oakland, Radialvedic is a group show featuring the visually stunning works of Jill Gallenstein, Kana Tanaka and Kristina Lewis. Working with different artistic mediums—...
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All My Pretty Ones
All My Pretty Ones are a six-member group from the San Francisco Bay Area. Led by songwriter Derek Schmidt, the band plays richly-orchestrated, folk-influenced music. Songs rely heavily on acoustic guitar and piano, with occasional flourishes from...
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Katie Burley Hats
by Sheena Sood Doing her part (along with John Galliano and Marc Jacobs in their Fall '08 collections) to bring the art of custom millinery back to the mainstream, Katie Burley creates whimsical and one-of-a-kind hats for a variety of occasions...
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Nat Russell March to March Calendar
Nat Russell's "Always Late In 2008 But Just In Time For 2009" is the perfect solution for those of us who still haven't gotten around to getting a 2008 calendar. The calendar begins on 16 March 2008 and ends on 15 March of 2009...
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The Wave Interactive LED Coffee Table
A real godsend for those of us in need of constant visual stimulus, the Oakland-based group Because We Can has devised a way to interact with your coffee table. The "Design-Build studio" teamed up with the tech whizzes from Evil Mad Scientist...
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Jason Munn x Patagonia Spring 2008 Tees
Oakland, CA's Jason Munn is the one-man machine behind The Small Stakes independent design studio. Along with some beautifully designed and silkscreen posters for such bands as Nada Surf, Death Cab for Cutie, Wilco and Blonde Redhead (to name...
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Distilled x Adam5-100 Jacket
by Valery Joseph When Matty Merrill founded his line Distilled, it was with the sole intent of encouraging inspired partnerships. Working with Oakland-based graffiti artist Adam5-100, the duo produced the Adam5-100 jacket. "We made a beautiful...
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Nat Russell T-Shirts
Oakland-based artist Nat Russell's t-shirts for Mollusk Surf shop showcase his increasingly recognizable style. My favorites include "Sea Kat" featuring his signature pipe-smoking lion motif, the "Kyle" shirt—which has a wavy-bearded man...
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Cool Hunting Video Presents: The Crucible
From their recent pyrotechnic adaption of The Odyssey to a class on caboose restoration, Oakland, CA's The Crucible is an art school like no other. This episode is an inside look at the eight-year old institution, hosted by founder and executive...
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Rogue Wave
Rogue Wave's second album, Descended Like Vultures, makes the complex indie stylings of their 2004 debut, Out of the Shadow, seem almost pared-down; here they flesh their sound out with full, almost romantic arrangements. Guitars alternately swell...
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Small Stakes
If Sufjan Stevens didn't seem well-loved enough already (recent sold out shows in New York required the addition of two extra nights for a total of five dates), he also has the privlege of Oakland-based artist Jason Munn silkscreening posters...
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