Archive for June, 2008

WTF?!? FILES///BRASIL///TOTALLY UNCONTACTED TRIBE SPOTTED IN AMAZON…

June 4, 2008  |  Brasil, Cool Shit, News, Worldwide, WTF???  |  Comments Off

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"Must kill strange metal bird!"...

Just when you thought the world had shrunken to its smallest possible proportions and there was no place left on Earth left uncorrupted by the scourge of modern culture the BBC has reported that an as-yet totally uncontacted tribe of indigenous peoples has been documented living in Brasil's dense rainforest. We're officially packing our bags and moving there tomorrow. The sad reality, however, is that these incredible people will probably be photographed drinking Coke, listening to iPods and wearing T-shirts tomorrow. Meanwhile, HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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VINYL CULTURE///JAMES JARVIS & BOUNTY HUNTER PROVE “TOY’S NOT DEAD”…

June 3, 2008  |  Art & Commerce, News, Toybox, Vinyl Fetish  |  Comments Off

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King Kun is ready to smash your Dunny... 

The vinyl toy game's been long dead for a minute now but OG Japanese toymakers HIKARU IWANAGA and his BOUNTY HUNTER BxH label and British artist JAMES JARVIS with his AMOS TOYS company have teamed up to create one of the year's most relevant releases. Combining their signature characters, Bounty Hunter's "Skull Kun," and Jarvis' "King Ken" the pair have created the ultimate must-have hybrid, "KING KUN" whose anatomy perfectly mirrors the most crucial elements of both figures' anatomy. No word yet on an actual release date but rabid collectors can expect a Fall '08 release with more details to come. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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RIP///REMEMBERING PSYCHEDELIC POSTER ARTIST ALTON KELLEY…

June 3, 2008  |  art, Death Trip, Icons & Legends, News, Psychedelia, RIP  |  Comments Off

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The image that launched a million trips... 

The art world lost one of its great countercultural pioneers this Sunday morning, June 1st when psychedelic artist ALTON KELLEY passed away in Northern California at age 68. He is best known as half of the famous poster design team of "Kelley & Mouse" (the "Mouse" in question being one Stanley Mouse) who together fabricated some of the most iconic images of the 1960s & early '70s psychedelic movement. Both shared a profound love of hot rods, motorcycles, and general outlaw culture and the pair worked in tandem to create some of the most memorable concert posters for Bill Graham's Fillmore East & West and Chet Helms' Family Dog venues, including the legendary and ubiquitous Read More

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JAPAN///ON EXHIBIT///YOSHITOMO NARA'S GIANT DOG

June 2, 2008  |  On Exhibit  |  Comments Off
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Nara's dog in Zen... 

Iconic Japanese Pop artist YOSHITOMO NARA has always had a penchant for all things cute and cuddly, but usually on the diminutive side, stature-wise. His giant dog sculpture on display at the AOMORI MUSEUM, however, is his largest work to date and no less cuddly for its two-story size...

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Locals risk angering the sleeping dog god by teasing it with their Hello Kitty scarf...

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