Archive for January, 2009

SK8 THING///PRINTED MATTER///SKATE BOOK VOL 3 FEATURING BART SIMPSON

January 21, 2009  |  News, Product Toss, Reviews, SK8 THING, Street Cred, Street Life  |  Comments Off

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"El Barto" kickflips the leap of faith... 

One of the skate world's best-kept secrets is the ultra-collectible but hard to find SKATE BOOK. A 350+ page hardcover "mag," from the minds of skaters SALMAN AGAH and MIKE BALLARD, the refreshingly formatted quarterly periodical is a welcome departure from the copycat skate mags that could once call themselves cutting-edge. Featuring beautiful photography and in-depth articles, Skate Book embraces several themes and riders per issue, delving deep into each in a timeless manner befitting the magazine's hard cover status. Volume 3 is a must-have featuring lengthy profiles on OG pro and Supertouch homie LANCE MOUNTAIN, vintage skate stickers, and cover boy BART SIMPSON who was illustrated especially for the issue in a series of spreads depicting "El Barto" ripping hard across legendary SoCal spots like Carlsbad, Hollywood High, and the Sunset Carwash Gap. Available for the bargain price of $19.95, you can find copies in person at BARRACUDA LA, or online HERE (subscriptions are only $49.95 for 4 issues). Meanwhile, HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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AMERICA 2.0///INAUGURATION DAY///THE WORK AHEAD

January 21, 2009  |  News, Obama, Politiks  |  Comments Off

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"Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin again the work of remaking America." —Obama 1/20/2009 

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NEWS///POLITIKS///THE MYSTERY OF THE OBAMA POSTER SOLVED

January 20, 2009  |  art, News, Obama, Politiks  |  Comments Off

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The two sides of Barack Obama...

By now, a virtual sea of ink has been spilled—particularly on this site—discussing nearly every aspect of SHEPARD FAIREY's now legendary propaganda poster for BARACK OBAMA's 2008 presidential campaign. To date, however, no one—including us or even Shepard himself—could put a finger on the photographer behind the source photo that was the basis for Shepard's patriotic call-to-arms. Now, writer JAMES DANZIGER of burgeoning online news filter THE DAILY BEAST has correctly pinpointed the photojournalist as one JIM YOUNG, and tracked down the original image, which was later flipped and altered by Fairey to create the "Hope" poster. Read all about it HERE.

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Shepard's Obama rendition takes its rightful place in the Smithsonian museum...

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AMERICA 2.0///INAUGURATION DAY///DONE DEAL

January 20, 2009  |  News, Obama, Politiks, Washington DC  |  Comments Off

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Well, it's finally official. In the words of the freshly minted PRESIDENT OBAMA, it's time to put aside childish things and get down to the work at hand. Fingers crossed...

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Uncle Jam wants YOU... to get off your ass!

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DC///THE STARS COME OUT AT THE “MANIFEST HOPE DC” INAUGURATION EVE BASH

January 20, 2009  |  art, News, Obama, Politiks, Pop Life, Shepard Fairey, Washington DC  |  Comments Off

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Shepard Fairey addresses the crowd while Moby, Michael Stipe, Heather Graham, and Rosario Dawson watch his back...

As if SHEPARD FAIREY's inclusive "Manifest Hope DC" art show honoring still-President Elect BARACK OBAMA's epic inauguration tomorrow needed any more heat, his crew of celeb homies showed up in full force to show their support in frigid DC. Rounding out the nite were rockers MOBY and MICHAEL STIPE, alongside actors JOAQUIN PHOENIX (chugging two beers at a time), HEATHER GRAHAM, CASEY AFFLEK, and ROSARIO DAWSON who all attested to the Big O's greatness before digging on intimate performances by hipster elite SANTOGOLD and OG hip hop legends DE LA SOUL. Of course Supertouch buddy and "Manifest Hope"/Obama Campaign artist TRISTAN EATON was on hand to chronicle the debauchery, the least of which we can show you here. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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POLITIKS///SOUNDS///DJ Z-TRIP ROLLS OUT “VICTORY LAP: THE OBAMA MIX II” FOR FREE!

January 20, 2009  |  News, Obama, Politiks, Sounds  |  Comments Off

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Looking for the perfect mix for tomorrow nite's OBAMA INAUGURATION afterparty? Supertouch homie DJ Z-TRIP has made his freshly-minted "Victory Lap: The Obama Mix II" available for free by clicking HERE.

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DC///OBAMA COUNTDOWN///INAUGURATION EVE: DOWN IN THE STREETS

January 20, 2009  |  News, Obama, Politiks, Washington DC  |  Comments Off

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"Follow the O-BAM-AHH! Energy Stix Hummer to the ill afterparty, yo!"

On the eve of the most historical presidential election of modern times, we turn to our dedicated Supertouch correspondents on the frozen ground in DC for a quick pulse check. From bootleg OBAMA T-shirts and burning Bush effigies, to machine gun-toting Marines and everything in-between, DC is the place to be for the ultimate people-watching experience. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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COLD SNAP///SIGHTING THE ELUSIVE SNO KAWS

January 20, 2009  |  art  |  Comments Off

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KAWS' latest offering. Available for an extremely limited time in one colorway only...

With frigid temps icing down the coasts, a snowbound otaku fangirl makes the best of the white stuff in the Northwest with a frosty nod to KAWS...

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THANX JP

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NEWS///FIRST LOOK AT THE MARTIN LUTHER KING MEMORIAL IN WASHINGTON DC

January 20, 2009  |  art, Feature, News, Obama, Politiks, Public Art  |  Comments Off

mlkmem1.jpg Forty-six years after he gave his famous "I Have a Dream Speech" in Washington on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. is set to finally be immortalized with his own colossal sculpture, titled “The Stone of Hope” in the nation's capitol. The three-piece monument depicts the civil rights leader stading, arms crossed, before a large and imposing mountain representing the leader's hard-fought struggle. HAVE A LOOK:

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DC///STREET POLITIKS///BEST OBAMA SWAG

January 20, 2009  |  Fashion, News, Obama, Politiks  |  Comments Off

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Must-have OBAMA streetwear on the streets of DC...

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