LA///ROCK OF AGES///UFC x JOAN JETT x EVERLAST???!…

May 3, 2008  |  Cool Shit, Everlast, LA, News, Pop Life, UFC  |  Comments Off

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UFC's Dana White, OG Joan Jett, and Don Everlast...

UFC impresario DANA WHITE threw an exclusive little party for 30 lucky heads (including the always-banging MANDY MOORE & the ever-dangerous CHUCK "THE ICEMAN" LIDDELL) at Hollywood's VIPER ROOM on Wednesday where none other than legendary Runaway JOAN JETT rocked the house like she was 21 and just off the bus from nowheresville, USA. Of course, our man on the scene and official UFC correspondent EVERLAST, aka: Mr White, aka: Whitey Ford, was in the mix and popped a few flix. HAVE A LOOK:

*Guest blogs will be dropping on ST 2.0 soon, keep yer eyes peeled... Read More

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WTF?!? FILES///FILM///WHO NEEDS A MOVIE?…

April 30, 2008  |  art, Blame Canada, Cool Shit, Eric White, Film, WTF???  |  Comments Off

If you're like the average American who needs some professionally-produced home movies to capture your most precious memories look no further than Canadian power players SHARON & FRED. You won't be sorry...

*Thanx to upcoming ST blogger ERIC WHITE. Guest blogs going live soon, stay tuned...

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COACHELLA RECAP///SLICK & DANNY BOY x ROGER WATERS…

April 28, 2008  |  art, Art Stunts, Cool Shit, News  |  Comments Off

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Roger Waters' Slick & Danny Boy-designed graffiti pig heads off to slaughter...

Checking in on the road home from COACHELLA, here's a quick look at the obligatory flying “Dark Side of the Pig" balloon painted by Supertouch buddies SLICK & DANNY BOY bearing slogans like "Don't Be Led to the Slaughter," "No Blood For Oil," and "Don't Build Walls," that floated through ROGER WATERS' moonlite Floyd set...

UPDATE: $10,000 REWARD FOR LOST PIG:
After being released during Waters' Coachella-closing set Sunday nite, it seems the pig du jour floated off into the horizon, never to be reclaimed. Now, Coachella festival organizer Bill Fold has offered a $10K reward for the graffiti'd oinker's return: "A pig got loose last night," said Fold, "We really like him and want him back.... It's a very emotional time for us." Anyone with information of the piggy's whereabouts or in possession of a convincing bootleg & a need for $10K can contact lostpig@coachella.com...

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The midnite pig rides again...

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Suspiciously anti-Floyd sentiment....

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Obama's reportedly got dibs on the pig for his next campaign rally...

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The other white meat...

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The "Genius of Roger Waters" in action (no joke, his tour shirts actually say that)...

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Miguel de la Barracuda sweats out the set with vacationing parents Shepard & Amanda Fairey...

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COACHELLA RECAP///ART IN THE DESERT…

April 28, 2008  |  art, Cool Shit, News, WTF???  |  Comments Off

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Optimus Prime moonlights at Cirque du Soleil...

Aside from a lot of neo hippie-ish little installations throughout the festival grounds, the massive three-day concert that is COACHELLA offered little in the way of compelling artwork save for MIKE ROSS' monumental "Big Rig Jig." Constructed from two real semi rigs, the sculpture literally dominated the skyline, inadvertently paying homage to the legion of surly truck drivers who hauled in the event's equipment & musicians through 100+ degree temps...

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FILM///COOL SHIT///GOD SAVE IRON MAN…

April 16, 2008  |  Cool Shit, Film, News  |  Comments Off

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Ozzy's mentor...

At this point it's beyond a foregone conclusion that the upcoming (May 2nd) IRON MAN movie— like nearly every comic book movie that came before it—will suck hard, but before our minds are tainted by the surely horrific storyline and direction, let's take a moment to dig how cool these new unpainted armor suits are. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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LONDON///STREET LIFE///BANKSY’S BIGGEST EVER…

April 16, 2008  |  art, Banksy, Cool Shit, London, News, Street Life  |  Comments Off

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Banksy's tribute to the watchers...

Somehow, against all odds, SIR BANKSY just keeps going bigger and never gets caught. His newest piece which debuted this week in London—a three-story parody on London's closed caption TV network that constantly surveys the city's residents as they go about their daily lives—was erected ADJACENT to one of the cameras in question, and still he roams free...

From the DAILY MAIL:
"Banksy pulled off an audacious stunt to produce what is believed to be his biggest work yet in central London. The secretive graffiti artist managed to erect three storeys of scaffolding behind a security fence despite being watched by a CCTV camera. Then, during darkness and hidden behind a sheet of polythene, he painted this comment on 'Big Brother' society. (read more)"

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Note real CCTV unit (highlighted in red) adjacent to Banksy's mural. Insane...

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NYC///FALLEN HEROES: JOHN COPELAND…

February 19, 2008  |  Cool Shit  |  Comments Off

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The book of John, Vol I...

Here at Supertouch we were incredibly disheartened to hear that one of our favorite artists, JOHN COPELAND had suffered a serious motorcycle crash last month that's left him in the hospital for an extended stay while he recuperates from a host of severe injuries. Luckily, our man is expected to make a full recovery but time spent in the hospital is time wasted when you've got a big gallery show coming up in the Fall. In the meantime, have a look at his work, which includes drawings, large-scale paintings, and series of phenomenally illustrated personal journals, and website to discover one of Brooklyn's hidden talents. Besides drawing and painting, Johnnie can build a mean bike too, it's just riding them that causes problems. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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US x UK///ART & COMMERCE///BODIES & BLOODBATHS…

October 1, 2007  |  art, Cool Shit, Hype 2.0, London, News, Street Art  |  Comments Off

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"London Ink's" sleeping giant in London's Victoria Station...

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Showtime's bloodbath in Houston for "Dexter's" season premier...

With all the massive ad campaigns, urban billboard forests, ubiquitous building wraps, and endless publicity stunts that inundate our senses on a daily basis, it's pretty hard for advertising to impress us here at Supertouch, but two very distinct international campaigns did just that this month. Hyping the forthcoming Read More

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LONDON///CHARLIE KRAFFT TAKES STOLEN SPACE BY FORCE…

September 24, 2007  |  art, Cool Shit, London, News, Openings  |  Comments Off

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"Artists Rifles Uzi"

Lucky Londoners have the rare chance to see an incredible show of new work by one of Supertouch's favorite artists, CHARLES KRAFFT, now on display at East End hotspot STOLEN SPACE. Renowned for his sublime and transgressive work in the delicate medium of porcelain, the Seattle-based artist learned the traditional art of Delftware—a form of blue and white painted pottery originating in the Netherlands in the 16th Century—from a group of modern masters and quickly proceeded to bring his own trademark brand of subversive imagery to the medium with a series he calls “Disasterware." Now his innovative array of machine guns, grenades, and other implements of war, peace, and Pop Culture, serve as astute and insightful icons of fine art in a medium otherwise reserved for tourist trinkets and souvenir fodder. Featuring over Read More

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LONDON///MORE BANKSY BOMBS…

September 10, 2007  |  art, Banksy, Cool Shit, Graffiti, London, News, Street Art  |  Comments Off

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In London BANKSY gossip travels about as fast as a Posh & Becks sighting (used to). It's no surprise that these three new bombs attributed to Banksy around central London have got local heads whipping out their cameras. The real question is, with the city of London taking active measures to protect Banksy's "vandalism" in the name of art & commerce, how subversive are these anymore?...

Photos by Wintold, Shellshock, and Old English

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The old cat and mouse game...

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Banksy, old-master style...

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The angel of East London...

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This new unsigned piece on Old Street replaces the legendary Pulp Fiction bomb (shown below) that was covered over by the city (which then institued a "Banksy 101" program for its employees in a effort to conserve his works.)...

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The old placeholder...

NEW "OFFICIAL" ART BY BANKSY:
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