Archive for December, 2007

FASHIONISTA///DRx -x- SOPHNET = EMERGENCY MEDICAL DIVISION…

December 19, 2007  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off

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Expanding his ongoing collaboration with A-list Japanese street couture clothier SOPHNET, Supertouch's own DARREN "DR" ROMANELLI has just announced the release of his new "Emergency Medical Division" line featuring wicked graphics and military-themed garments set to hit Tokyo in early 2008. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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FEATURE///AN INTERVIEW WITH SAM FLORES…

December 19, 2007  |  art, Feature, San Francisco  |  Comments Off

1854.jpg As the finale of SAM FLORES' new solo show "Senso to Heiwa" (War & Peace) at Philadelphia's LINEAGE GALLERY draws near, we take a moment to catch up with one of San Francisco's brightest artists for a closer look at the method to his madness. READ ON:

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SOUNDS///FIRST LOOK///BIRTH OF LUPE FIASCO’S “THE COOL”…

December 18, 2007  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off

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Upcoming Supertouch blogger and Chi-town's favorite young gun LUPE FIASCO drops his epic new concept album, "The Cool" today. Featuring art direction and styling by NATHAN CABRERA and DARREN "DR" ROMANELLI, the album packaging visualizes some of the album's operatic story lines, while Romanelli's newly designed tour jacket series produced by London style house MAHARISHI will keep Mr Fiasco fresh-to-death on stages worldwide throughout 2008. And just to add gas to the fire, the LA TIMES has just published an in-depth article on the collaboration. PEEP GAME: Read More

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DENMARK///POP LIFE///ESPO AT V1 GALLERY…

December 18, 2007  |  Architecture, art, Japan, Tokyo  |  Comments Off

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The ever-dapper Stevie P brings the OG style to the 'Hagen...

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On the eve of ESPO's (aka: Stephen Powers) closing party for his first European solo show, "Sleep and Repeat" at the very happening V1 GALLERY in Copenhagen, Denmark, we offer a quick flashback to the exhibit's inagural nite in November when Philly's native son first broke the ice. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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TRAVELOGUE///KELSEY BROOKES IN PALESTINE…

December 18, 2007  |  art, Banksy, Feature, Worldwide  |  Comments Off

kbb-41.jpg Somewhere in-between his many world tours, artist & surfer KELSEY BROOKES somehow finds time to make art. He's just returned from a weeklong trip to Bethlehem to participate in the annual SANTA'S GHETTO charity art auction and he brought us this report:

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BAR”THHHH”ELONA///PARRA’S POP MART…

December 18, 2007  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off

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One of our favorite Pop confectioners, the loopy Dutch artist known only as PARRA has just debuted a small show of new work, the oddly-titled "The Of Best" at Barcelona Pop Culture hotspot, VALLERY. In the words of our boy himself: "Slightly off balance, slightly off key, slightly crooked, barely readable, barely sane, lots of blues, lots of pinks, lots of blacks, floating letters, naked girls, dressed girls, odd creatures, men with beaks, shoes that talk, inspired by daytime TV, inspired by nighttime TV, inspired by listening to music, inspired by making music, falling on his face skateboarding, falling on his face partying, breaking his brain filtering garbage, breaking his hand drawing. What can I say... it's 'The Of Best' from Parra." HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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FILM///LOOKING PRETTY GOOD…

December 18, 2007  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off
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MIA IN MAIMI///THE FINAL RECAP///BEST IN SHOW…

December 18, 2007  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off

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Collector & Miami road dog Lance Armstrong cowboys up with Yoram Wolberger's "Gunslinger" sculpture at Pulse...

Yeah, yeah, we know, ART BASEL ended over a week ago, but if you had the kinda time we did down there, you'd just be getting around to putting up your final recap too. After speedwalking through almost 15 different shows, we've got a quick lookback on some of the pieces that caught our eye most. Some of the names might be missing, but after seven days of art, it all just started to blur together. One thing we can say about the art trade show that is Basel, it was far and away the best one yet HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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BETHLEHEM///ART CRIMES///SWOON & RON ENGLISH IN SANTA’S GHETTO…

December 17, 2007  |  Banksy, Street Life, Uncategorized  |  Comments Off

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As we previously reported, some of the world's preeminent street artists are currently doing tours of duty in the holy land of Bethlehem, decorating the separation wall in the war-torn region of Palestine as part of this year's SANTA'S GHETTO art auction also being held in the city. Supertouch blogger RON ENGLISH and SWOON just finished up a weeklong session and lived to tell the tale. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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NYC///CHRISTMAS SHOPPING///WK INTERACT’S PAPER TIGER…

December 17, 2007  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off

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Fans of street art saboteur and Supertouch blogger WK INTERACT who couldn't get out to Brooklyn for his new show at ESPEIS ARCHETYPE GALLERY this month can still take home a piece of the show with this newly-released print. Available for $300 in a strict edition of 100 pieces, each lithograph is signed and numbered by the mad Frenchman himself and is guaranteed not to spontaneously combust...

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