King of Junk photo series by visual artist Marplondon

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 9 January 2014

According to visual artist Marplondon, ‘everyone shares the same bottomless fascination of anything sugar-coated’ or bought from a fast food outlet. Meaning, it gives them status and makes them feel like royalty, but in reality, says Marplondon, they are ‘junkies of modern consumption and self-imagery.’ Using hip hop as a style reference, Marplondon celebrates status, […]

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Junk food for thought: Japanese artist Koshi Kawachi

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in New Art on Monday 15 October 2012

Potato chips and corn snacks are transformed into contemporary art at the hands of Japanese artist, Koshi Kawachi. A one-time illustrator, Kawachi’s latest series includes 107 “Tasty Buddha” figurines carved out of Cheetos-like snacks, crispy noodle snacks pasted to a canvas, and broken potato chips embalmed using gold seams, mimicking a traditional method for repairing […]

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Top Ten Healthiest Ways to Eat Garbage in the USA

Melissa Banigan Reader Find

By Melissa Banigan in New Trends on Friday 22 July 2011

If you’re anything like me, then you crave fried foods and beer in the summer. Find a few ways to validate eating unhealthy foods by pairing them not with wine varietals, but with intense sports events. Your bikini (or your mankini?) will thank you!

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