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ROA’s incredible large scale animal street art

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By Matthew Taplinger in New Illustration on Thursday 6 October 2011

Living in Brooklyn for the past two years, it’s frighteningly easy to forget what nature looks like without experiencing it on a regular basis. So it’s always nice to come across street artist ROA’s large-scale black and white animal work when I’m out walking or riding my bike around town.

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Lonely Canvas photo series by Matthew Taplinger

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By Matthew Taplinger in New Photography on Thursday 6 October 2011

Over the course of the past few months, I started to notice a theme arising in the archives of my own photography work: lone figures standing in the face of adversity, desolate landscapes, beauty, and so on. I recently started compiling some of my favorite images which fit this theme, while continuing to shoot with this in mind. I hope to exhibit this series within the coming year.

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Icelandic band Dead Skeletons video for Dead Mantra

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By Matthew Taplinger in New Music on Thursday 6 October 2011

Dead Skeletons are a new band from Reykjavik, Iceland who I have been fully hooked on ever since watching their first video for Dead Mantra, a sinister, mind-bending jam that goes on for a good 10 minutes and still seems too brief. Their videos all feature twisted, tripped-out imagery, while their sound blends a hypnotic […]

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The War on Drugs: Slave Ambient

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By Matthew Taplinger in New Music on Saturday 1 October 2011

The perfect record to help make the transition from late Summer to early Fall: laidback, stoney country melodies, ala The Byrds or Crazy Horse, blend with spacey, intricate production, ala Spiritualized, and some thoughtful, Dylan-esque vocals courtesy of frontman Adam Granduciel. I can’t wait to take a road trip up North this Fall when the […]

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