Jul 24, 2010
Crumb illustrated both sides of the Cheap Thrills album in the summer of 1968 for Janis Joplin.
Columbia Records decided to use what Crumb originally intended as the back of the album for its front cover.
The ideia was to represent each music in the album as a single frame.
Steven Heller - Understanding Graphic Design text
Robert Crumb Interview
Jul 16, 2010
From the 1950s through the 1970s, it was controlled by Triads and had high rates of prostitution, gambling, and drug use.
In 1987, the Walled City contained 33,000 residents within its 25,000 m2
Jul 15, 2010
Jul 8, 2009
::Nicolai Ourossoff : Future Vision Banished to the Past
How old does a building have to be before we appreciate its value? And when does its cultural importance trump practical considerations?
A rare built example of Japanese Metabolism, a movement whose fantastic urban visions became emblems of the country’s postwar cultural resurgence, the 1972 Capsule Tower is in a decrepit state. Its residents, tired of living in squalid, cramped conditions, voted two years ago to demolish it and are now searching for a developer to replace it with a bigger, more modern tower. That the building is still standing has more to do with the current financial malaise than with an understanding of its historical worth.
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Jul 7, 2009
Jul 6, 2009
The German shows it to the referee, to which Rijkaard reacts by pulling the German’s hair. This time Völler gets a yellow card.
Afterwards Rijkaard intervenes once again, pulls Völler’s ear and spits again, this time hitting the striker in the neck. After a near punch-up between the two, both are sent off.
On his way to the dressing room Rijkaard runs past Völler - and spits again.
In the catacombs the Dutchman reportedly grabbed the German by the throat and a brief fistfight followed.
Germany, meanwhile, ends up winning the game.
Jul 2, 2009
In this viral-info-snack he discusses the power of media in a 21 century trans-mediated world.
A world where converging technologies and cultures give rise to a new media landscape
Convergence Culture: Where old and new media collide
The Wow Climax
Jun 28, 2009
The Disneyland Memorial Orgy is a cartoon illustration created by Wally Wood for satirist Paul Krassner's humor publication The Realist.
Published shortly after the death of Walt Disney, the artwork was commissioned by Krassner to portray the liberated behavior of the cartoon characters featured in many of Disney's animated films.
Jun 22, 2009
Margaret Kilgallen was born in 1967 in Washington, D.C. and received her BA in printmaking from Colorado College in 1989.
Early experiences as a librarian and bookbinder contribute to her encyclopedic knowledge of signs drawn from American folk tradition, printmaking, and letterpress. Kilgallen has a love of “things that show the evidence of the human hand.”
Painting directly on the wall, Kilgallen creates room-size murals that recall a time when personal craft and handmade signs were the dominant aesthetic. Strong, independent women walking, surfing, fighting, and biking feature prominently in the artist’s compositions.
She died in June 2001 in San Francisco, where she lived with her husband, Barry McGee.
Margaret Kilgallen at Art:21