New York City in the early 1980s saw the break out of hip hop and a whole new style of expression for urban youths. A big part of that was the rise of graffiti, where ‘bombing’ became its own art form. The documentary Style Wars takes a fascinating up close look at the players of […]
Liu Bolin’s camouflaging-self is back. This time he’s blending his body into a wall of soda amid a grocery store backdrop in his local Beijing headquarters. Previously ‘the invisible man’ performed similar acts in New York City, which built his firm reputation for artistic stunts.
Sean Sinderbrand is a filmmaker and photographer based in New York City. What I appreciate about him is that he can take anything and make it into something so indescribably beautiful. From models, to candid photos, and short films, his work captures moments that make you feel like you are there. Or at least, you […]
The Depthcore Collective has released it’s latest themed exhibition entitled OBSOLETE. Our members used the chapter as a platform to examine the chronological relevancy of topics ranging from the environment to humanity to technology, and made artwork across a timeline encompassing past, future and present to show the effects of decay and progress of the relationship between these prime entities.
This is a really strong shoe, and lasts a long, long time. My dad says that you should replace your shoes every eight months, but I haven’t replaced these in a year and a half. I like running at night. It’s the only time New York City feels empty. There’s only Chinese men fishing in […]
Nico Muhly is a young classical composer and arranger based out of New York City. I first came across his work in relation to arrangements he composed for another artist, Sam Amidon’s record, All Is Well, and one day found myself riding an elevator with him. I was too shy to say hello.
Street Kids is a portraiture series by photographer Adam Taylor that captures the gruelling hardships young people face while living on the streets. His initial shooting in New York City was so successful that he headed to Sydney to discover the same problem: a generation of youth missing a sense of belonging because they are the fall-outs of social and economic change. Where else can they go other than congregating in the city every night to find solace?
Now THIS is a pop-up. Thanks to the collaborative team — ‘a razor, a shiny knife‘ — a group of unassuming, and lucky, diners enjoyed a six-course haute cuisine luncheon served aboard New York’s L train. Words do not do the concept justice. So have a watch.
Erik Sommer is a New York City-based contemporary artist. Focusing primarily on painting, his work is a conversation between age and beauty, capturing the passing of time through the deterioration of texture. His paintings reflect his urban environment, yet maintain a sense of both fragility and aggressiveness.
We love the soulful sound of New York’s Jessica 6, who have a debut album, See The Light, out now. Check out their new track, Prisoner Of Love, ‘which bridges electro and freestyle’ and features guest vocalist Antony, below.
I’m really digging the sleek and sophisticated look of these websites created by Pomade, a multi-disciplinary design studio based in New York City. They use simple yet innovative design combined with intuitive interfaces and the perfect amount of whimsy and edge, depending upon the project. Clients include Lady Starlight and StoneArch Construction Company. Check out the cool ad below that they did for my Not A Hipster online store.
Charlie Tippie stirs hip hop, rap and electronic with just the right mix of old school soul and beats. His song, Alone Tonight, makes me want to jump on a plane to New York City for his show on March 19. For now, I have to settle for his seven track Mute album on repeat, […]
Nathan Harger received his B.F.A. in photography from the Cleveland Institute of Art, then completed his M.F.A. in photography at Parsons the New School for Design in 2008. His exhibition debut in New York City was in the critically acclaimed exhibition, Contradictions in Black and White, an exhibition that placed his work alongside Irving Penn, Walker Evans and Ray K. Metzker in 2009.
Paris vs New York City, a tally of two cities, is a cute minimalist graphic design blog about the sometimes tiny, sometimes significant differences between those two metropolis’. Thank goodness we’re allowed to love both of them equally.