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And on a travel note, yours truly is escaping the 37 degrees and heading down south this week to Art Basel 2008 in Miami, if anyone is going hit me up...I might have another few passes coming to select events. Or if you just want to chat about our precarious state of existence over the best Cubano you've ever had, holler. /// HJ
I love love love the opening sequence for Dexter on Showtime. The new season just started up and while watching the other day, I was like, I do not tire of this opening. I really like the graphic quality of the images, how you don't entirely know what it is at first and then it all makes sense. I lean towards very graphic images in my work so this really speaks to me. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgo57OBKFOA… MORE
Though kind of campy in its mid-century magazine and film documentation, the show is well-placed right now, when green and alternative energies are at the top of our concerns, (if not completely trendy). Fuller believed, (like Charles and Ray Eames), in bringing the best design to the most amount of people; but he may have gone further by imagining, drafting and producing homes, transport, communities, etc. all in the hope of a responsible and conserving utopia...not an inaccessible, exclusive dream, but a probable, actual, doable reality.
Wondering why fantastic minds could come up with a cab mapper in real time, map the most famous voyages in history, map your interactive friend wheel, map all the public restrooms in the city, I thought, can't why not put the tourists into their correct place too? Color code them and give them some parameters so we can co-exist. For instance, If you are native, you are 100% cyan, majenta, yellow or black: you know where you are going. If you are a gawker, walkabout, or dawdler you recede to a noncommittal mauve, ochre or khaki. And if you slowly stroll hand in hand, or display any kind of p.d.a. in the middle of a thoroughfare you are not worthy of so much as a tint, but immediately become a target for the Street Wars.
Visit the site to view a selection of songs or add your own MIDI file to the repertoire to see its musical form.
I'm thinking about asking them to consider a limited edition frame-able poster of "99 luftballoons".
I've seen films on the cultural significance of graffiti and the skate culture, those of disenchanted youth angry at the world, this one is more about the behind the scenes creative process and collective energy of a group of witty DIY artstars. Shot in NYC, LA and SF in the mid '90s, it covers their rise from a tiny gallery to international corporate campaigns, then ends on a surprisingly touching moment. The film slowly shows that they aren't just well-funded hacks lazing around the Lower East Side, but reveals how their unity propels them and how each is simply, driven. (a plump Harmony Korine says in the end, its almost a "duty".)
Then this morning I came across this "Mexico 68" logo.
Huge (Japan), Summer 2008
Popeye (Japan), July 2008
Monocle (GB), May 2007 and Aug 2008
Studio Voice (Japan), July 2008
Transworld Skateboarding, Aug 2008
W, July 2008