LA///FIRST LOOK///SHEPARD FAIREY x LANCE ARMSTRONG FOR LIVESTRONG AT NIKE’S MONTALBAN THEATER

March 8, 2009  |  art, Graffiti, Lance Armstrong, News, Pop Killer, Shepard Fairey, Street Art, Texas  |  Comments Off

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Lance Armstrong, Nike CEO Mark Parker, and Shepard Fairey celebrate the new face of the cancer fight...

Launching tonite at NIKE's MONTALBAN THEATER is news of the upcoming "Stages" art show that will debut in July at GALERIE EMMANUEL PERROTIN in Paris during LANCE ARMSTRONG's run in this year's TOUR DE FRANCE. An exhibition curated to reflect the personal art collecting tastes of Lance himself, the exhibition was developed by Nike to illustrate LIVESTRONG's expanded global outreach in the fight against cancer and as a means of engaging the creative community in the shared struggle. Launching on July 16th, the show will feature nearly thirty original artworks reflecting on some aspect of the cancer struggle by a diverse roster of emerging and established artists including ED RUSCHA, RAYMOND PETTIBON, KAWS, ROSSON CROW, JR, TARYN SIMON, CHRISTOPHER WOOL, JULES DE BALINCOURT, SHEPARD FAIREY, JOSE PARLA, AARON YOUNG, MARC NEWSON, KENNY SCHARF, OS GEMEOS, YOSHITOMO NARA, ERIC WHITE, and DZINE, to name just a few. To highlight the event, Lance will be riding a special series of "art bikes" in the Tour de France created in collaboration with TREK and designed by none other than modern art and design masters MARC NEWSON, TAKASHI MURAKAMI, and DAMIEN HIRST. To put a giant face on the campaign, SHEPARD FAIREY wrapped the side of the Montalban theater in his new artwork for Livestrong depicting Lance as the two-wheeled cancer fighting machine that he was born to be. Stay tuned for more "Stages" details coming from ST soon...

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WTF?!? FILES///POP KILLER///BART SIMPSON IS A SCIENTOLOGIST

January 28, 2009  |  News, Pop Killer, WTF???  |  Comments Off

Unbeknownst to SIMPSONS fans, it seems that that BART (aka: voice actor NANCY CARTWRIGHT) is a confirmed SCIENTOLOGIST and is now "auditing" at Thetan Level VII. At least that's the scoop fellow Scientologists got when they received this Cartwright-voiced "robocall" in support of her upcoming speaking engagement for the "religion." Looks like Matt & Trey just got enough raw material to make an entire new season of South Park out of. Fun fact: Cartwright—who earns $400K per Simpsons episode) was granted Scientology's Patron Laureate Award after donating $10 million to the faith in 2007 (the "religion's" second-in-command Tom Cruise only coughs up $5 mil)...

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POP KILLER///POLITIKS///BARACK TAKES ON SPIDER MAN

January 10, 2009  |  News, Obama, Politiks, Pop Killer, WTF???  |  Comments Off

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Wow, BARACK really can do anything. Just when you thought walking on water was a cool OBAMA trick, he pulls out the big guns and grabs the cover of the upcoming AMAZING SPIDER MAN issue #583. Set to drop on January 14th as an Inauguration Day special issue, the comic's storyline follows Peter Parker, who, while shooting photos of Obama at the inauguration ceremony discovers a body double lurking in the wings and, after jumping into Spidey gear, tests the twin pres elects with a game of basketball before doing away with the game-less imposter who turns out to be the villainous Chameleon. A fit bump from the real O apparently caps off the ordeal. Yeah, the story sucks ass bad, but it is the cover of Spider Man, and Obama is a self-professed comic book nerd. Said the Big O on the campaign trail: "I was always into the Spider Man/Batman model. The guys who have too many powers like Superman always made me think they weren't really earning their superhero status. It's a little too easy. Whereas Spider-Man and Batman, they have some inner turmoil. They get knocked around a little bit." Too bad they couldn't drag Todd McFarlane back in to ink the book. Now that would be nerdy...

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POP KILLER///WTF?!?///NEW “ELECTRIC COMPANY” SHOW SUCKS

January 10, 2009  |  Pop Killer, Video, WTF???  |  Comments Off

Wow, to take a killer funky 1970s kids show like the iconic ELECTRIC COMPANY and remake it as a pseudo R&B'd-out crap fest is quite the downer for a generation of '70s kids with vivid memory banks. For those born after 1980, the show was like a Superfly version of Sesame Street starring Bill Cosby and Morgan Freeman, among others, that implanted the sticky mojo of the era into the minds of impressionable young viewers in an epic & indelible way. Peep the difference:

THE ORIGINAL:



THE SHOCK OF THE NEW:


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