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Chris Stein / Negative
40 years ago, Chris Stein and Debbie Harry co-founded one of the most influential punk rock bands in Blondie. Stein, a photography student at NYC's School of Visual Arts, was already documenting the scene that they would help define. From those early...
DESIGN
Ditto Press London
Next to the Regent’s Canal in the pretty but comparatively sleepy De Beauvoir area in London, sandwiched in between Haggerston, Shoreditch and Islington, risograph print studio and publishing house Ditto Press has just opened its doors to the public...
CULTURE
Horse Play
Cloth-bound, gilt-edged and printed on matte paper, the new book called Horse Play tells the story of Streethorsing—the sport of riding horses in cities—with the highest of production values. Whether or not the...
CULTURE
Nikki S. Lee
While reading the premier issue of the hot new Theme Magazine, I was reminded of the work from Korean photographer Nikki S. Lee. On the surface her work may seem like simple snapshots of various subcultures. In reality, each piece is comprised of...
CULTURE
Francine Spiegel: Congratulations!
Francine Spiegel is an LA-based artist who's works include photocollage, video, mixed media assemblages and freeform installations. All of her work is derived from samplings of funky feminine cyber-subcultures, techno debris from her studio floor...
STYLE
Sneakers, Size Isn't Everything
Sneakers, Size Isn't Everything is a 1998 homage to the design, production and culture of Sneakers. It's a beautifully designed, highly visual book that covers brands big and small, and scans from Japanese school girls to LA gangs to Skater...
CULTURE
Cool Japan: Otaku Strikes!
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DESIGN
Wear It With Pride
Though their most recent heyday was in the 80's, pin badges (or buttons, or pins) have always had their place in certain street fashion sub cultures. They are making a come back, and now there's a one stop shop for the neatest selection around. WEARITWITHPRIDE...