Edward Snowden streets to become a reality around the world?

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Tuesday 12 November 2013

Whether you love him or hate him, there’s no denying that Edward Snowden has started a revolution. And in support of this NSA whistle blower, German artist Jörg Janzer has taken a stepladder, measuring tape and some glue, and pasted over street signs in Berlin. The new street signs read ‘Snowden Strasse’ and ‘Snowden Allee’. […]

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Field Notes: the most American notebooks

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Products on Wednesday 10 April 2013

You can’t get much more American than this. Field Notes has released their America the Beautiful Spring collection of notebooks. Get three of these little guys for only US$9.95 and let the world know where your allegiance stands. They even come with a sweet logo for your car. Yes, these vintage notebooks just make me […]

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Wilmer Wilson IV asks post offices to mail him to freedom

Rebecca Forstater Reader Find

By Rebecca Forstater in New Art on Friday 5 April 2013

Last spring, Wilmer Wilson IV covered himself in stamps of increasing value and walked to three different post offices in Washington, D.C. asking to be mailed to freedom in his performance series Henry Box Brown: Forever. Inspired by the story of Henry “Box” Brown, a slave who in 1849 escaped to freedom by mailing himself […]

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Mesmerizing vintage western photos by Carl Moon

Pony Boy Reader Find

By Pony Boy in New Photography on Friday 29 March 2013

Carl Moon shot incredibly iconic photos of Native Americans in the early 1900s, which became used by legendary pre-depression ad campaigns for companies such as Stetson. He shot a lot of photos among Pueblo tribe, who he traveled with and whose members he befriended. There’s a quiet strength in each photograph that also evokes a […]

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Matthew J Mahoney examines the idea of the American hero

Hao Ni Reader Find

By Hao Ni in New Art on Monday 14 January 2013

Artist Matthew J Mahoney has been living and working in San Diego ad his work deals primarily with ideas of the American hero: maleness, religious iconography, and boyhood ritual. In his exploration of these themes, the deconstruction of archetypes has been evidently as important as their celebration.

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