FILM | STAR WARS EPISODE VII: THE NEW TRAILER

April 16, 2015  |  Film  |  Comments Off

We've all been reeling since the first teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens (aka: Episode VII) appeared last November and today, JJ Abrams gives us a better look at what's in store this Christmas. Sure, we get a better look at the series' young new heroes Oscar Isaac as Poe Dameron, Daisy Ridley as Rey, and John Boyega as Finn (really, these are the names?) but who cares? It's all about Read More

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POP LIFE | DABS MYLA DESIGN THE 2015 MTV MOVIE AWARDS

April 15, 2015  |  Film  |  Comments Off

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Few things on earth are as utterly dated & irrelevant as the MTV Movie Awards, but here to freshen up this year's presentation were LA-based Australian street art duo Dabs Myla who created an immersive onstage environment populated by their trademark cast of vintage animation inspired characters. Having gone wild with a Read More

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FILM | “WHAT IF WES ANDERSON DIRECTED X-MEN”

March 11, 2015  |  Film  |  Comments Off

Aspiring director Patrick Thrillems' self-produced new short lays the groundwork for what must be the next evolution in the currently un-watch-able X-Men movie franchise. For the love of god, please Hollywood, make this happen...

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FILM | “BANKSY DOES NEW YORK” DOCUMENTARY PREMIERES ON HBO

November 17, 2014  |  Film, Streets  |  Comments Off

New York residents no doubt remember all too well Sir Banksy's monthlong Better Out Than In outdoor residency in the city last October when all of NYC became a public gallery for the British street artist's allegorical street art interventions—generating a torrent of user-generated coverage in the Read More

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HOLLYWOOD | JAMES JEAN DESIGNS LOGO FOR FILM PRODUCTION COMPANY BLOOM

November 17, 2014  |  Design, Film  |  Comments Off

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Super touch buddy & visionary painter James Jean turned his focus from fine art to Hollywood recently when he designed a pair of logos for the nascent film production company Bloom. The main design, featuring a Read More

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FILM | FIRST LOOK AT TIM BURTON’S MARGARET KEANE BIOPIC “BIG EYES”

September 22, 2014  |  Film  |  Comments Off

This week, we get our first look at Tim Burton's upcoming Margaret & Walter Keane biopic Big Eyes, documenting the lives and controversy surrounding the king & queen of 1960s kitsch art who sparked the "Big Eye" painting phenomenon that still resounds today in Read More

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FILM | WATCH AI WEIWEI’S NEW SHORT SCI-FI FILM “THE SAND STORM”

September 9, 2014  |  Andy Cruz, Film  |  Comments Off

The Sand Storm, a short sci-fi film about a dystopian future where water is a precious commodity featuring Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei has just been released for viewing online by its director Jason Wishnow. Featuring Weiwei as a water delivery man, the film was shot guerrilla-style near Read More

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STREET LIFE | STEPHEN COLBERT INTERVIEWS JR

September 7, 2014  |  Culture, Film, Streets  |  Comments Off

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Street art lover Stephen Colbert's got till mid-December before the clock runs out on his eponymous TV show but luckily he managed to squeeze in global art phenom & Supertouch buddy for a solid interview just under the wire. Have a look...

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FILM | FLYING LOTUS’ “YOU’RE DEAD” PSYCHEDELIC FREAK OUT BY SHINTARO KAGO

August 26, 2014  |  Film, Music  |  Comments Off

Enigmatic & brilliant multi-genre producer Flying Lotus will be dropping his forthcoming & much-anticipated album, You're Dead, featuring collabs with artists like Herbie Hancock, Snoop Dogg, & Kendrick Lamar on October 7th. In the meantime, to hold his rabid fans over, the artist known in real life as Steven Ellison has released this amazing heavy psych freakout video featuring original Artwork by legendary Japanese artist Shintaro Kago & animated by Strangeloop. Let the tripping begin...

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DESIGN | FIRST GLIMPSE OF NEW STAR WARS EPISODE VII STORMTROOPER HELMETS

August 15, 2014  |  Design, Film  |  Comments Off

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Inside sources (who by this point are probably no longer "inside") have leaked images of the new Stormtrooper helmets appearing in the forthcoming J.J. Abrams-helmed Star Wars Episode VII film. Set 30 years after Return of the Jedi, these helmets clearly demonstrate the logical evolution in form from the classic helmets of Read More

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