January 2010

The Mellow World of Sun in Scorpio

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

If Pamela Courson had a blog. It might have looked like this. Visit Sun in Scorpio.

You Have Been Here Sometime Before

  

  

  

   

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

You Have Been Here Sometime Before is the Los Angeles based blog of David John, a student of interior architecture at UCLA.  His blog is a great source of inspiration for all things design, art, architecture and furniture related.

Jeremy Dean | Artist, Designer & Hardcore Enthusiast

  

  

  

  

  

 

Jeremy Dean is an artist and designer based in Philadelphia. He designs the hardcore / skate looking fonts you've been looking at above. You might be thinking....hmmmm.... I've seen these before and you have. He worked as the art director for Urban Outfitters, so yeah, if you've been in there, you've seen this look a whole bunch. He also did some work for House Industries - a cool little design boutique I bought these blocks from.

 

 

He runs the hardcore blog THE HARDCORE ARCHEOLOGIST and below are some images from that.

 

  

     

  

     

 

  

  

  

Nothing to Say About These

Arnold Raving

 

Then This:

 

Categories: Rave

Cool Looking Kids

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

Categories: Photography

Karl Grandin

Karl Grandin's Animal Sweater

 

  

  

  

Below is some of his other work. Really good stuff.

  

  

  

  

  

visit him hire him say hi

John Wesley | Artist

   

  

  

 

    

  

  

John Wesley is a pop artist.

After holding a series of odd jobs, he began painting at the age of 22. His first exhibition consisted mostly of large-format acrylic paintings of imaginary seals and stamps; he would retain the flatness and limited color range of these works, but would move into the depiction of bodies and cartoon characters, the latter of which led him to be grouped with Pop Art as the 1960s progressed.

The spareness of his technique often seems more akin to the school known as Minimalism, however, and indeed his closest personal associations were with artists such as Dan Flavin and Donald Judd, the latter of whom wrote a praising essay on Wesley's early work and later set aside a space for him at his complex in Marfa, Texas. Wesley himself considers his work to be aligned with Surrealism, and many of his paintings since the 1960s have taken this dimension yet further, while retaining an extremely limited range of colors and a sign-like flatness.

Categories: art, Artists, Painters

Roman Cieslewicz

  

Above & Below images from the collection of Agnes B

  

above collaboration with Helmut Newton

  

  

Roman Cieślewicz was a Polish graphic artist and photographer.  He was artistic editor of "Ty i Ja" monthly (Warsaw) 1959-1962 . In 1963 he moved to France and  worked as art director of Vogue, Elle (1965-1969) and Mafia - advertising agency (1969-1972) and was artistic creator of Opus International (1967-1969). Kitsch (1970-1971) and Cnac-archives (1971-11974). Taught at the Ecole Superieure d'Arts Graphiques (ESAG) in Paris. In 1976 he produced his "reviev of panic information" - "Kamikaze"/No. 1/ published by Christian Bourgois. In 1991 he produced "Kamikaze 2" with Agnes B.

The old head in a freezer thing

My friend Ali has a blog that doesn't exist on the internet. It only exists in the body of email which she sends out.  It's full of images and stuff. The image below was one of them. I tried it. It works.

 

Categories: Photography

The International Times | What was the world's best underground paper

I've been collecting underground newspapers forever and the Interantional Times is by far one of the best.  Soft Machine, PInk Floyd, Arthur Brown and more supported it. Paul McCartney donated money it. Burroughs, Ginsberg, Trocchi, John Peel and others wrote for it. Now, just about the entire archives are available on-line.  Holy shit. Go there now .

     

  

     

     

  

  

     

  

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

International Times (it or IT) was an underground paper founded in London in 1966.  The paper's logo was a black-and-white image of Theda Bara, vampish star of silent films. The founders' original intention had been to incorporate an image of the actress Clara Bow because she'd been known as The IT girl, but an image of Theda Bara was used by accident and, once deployed, was never changed. Paul McCartney donated to the paper.

International Times was launched on 14 October 1966 at The Roundhouse at a gig featuring Pink Floyd. The event promised a 'Pop/Op/Costume/Masque/Fantasy-Loon/Blowout/Drag Ball and featured Soft Machine, steel bands, strips, trips, happenings, movies. The launch was described as "one of the two most revolutionary events in the history of English alternative music and thinking. The IT event was important because it marked the first recognition of a rapidly spreading socio-cultural revolution that had its parallel in the States" by David Allen of Soft Machine.

From April 1967, and for some while later, the police raided the offices of International Times to try, it was alleged, to force the paper out of business. A benefit event labelled The 14 Hour Technicolor Dream took place at Alexandra Palace on 29 April 1967. Bands included Pink Floyd, The Pretty Things, Savoy Brown, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Soft Machine, The Move, and Sam Gopal Dream.

IT first ceased publication in 1972, after being convicted for running contact ads for gay men, and for a longer period in 1974, but merged with Maya, another underground publication, and was revived in 1975, continuing until 1982. It resurfaced in 1986... into the 1990s. There have been a total of 209 issues. It was a contemporary of other radical underground London magazines, Oz, Friends and Ink.

Many people who became prominent UK figures wrote for IT, including feminist critic Germaine Greer, poet and social commentator Jeff Nuttall, and DJ John Peel. There were many original contributions from underground writers such as Alexander Trocchi; William Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg.

In 1986 IT was relaunched by Tony Allen and Chris Brook. After two issues (Volume 86; issues 1,2) Allen left, and Brook continued with a reinvigorated editorial group for two more issues (Volume 86; issues 3,4). After various one-off issues into 1991, 2000 saw Brook and others create a web-based presence - initially through the alternative server 'Phreak', circa 1996.

Wikipedia

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