77 BOADRUM, directed by Jun Kawaguchi, documents the now-legendary 7/7/07 performance in Brooklyn, New York, by the iconic Japanese band The Boredoms, along with … wait for it … 77 guest drummers. We spoke with Kawaguchi and asked him how difficult it was getting the audio sounding right with so much percussion going on: ‘It was just like doing 7777 pieces of a puzzle! It was the hardest, but also the happiest time ever. I wanted to show this “once in a lifetime” event to everyone who could not be there. And I wanted to show everyone how The Boredoms is the most special group in the world’.
Our friends over at Happy Corp are staging the second installment of their social experiment series tonight, continuing the battle against SMC. The event kicks off in Tribeca, with the location to be made known by SMS. If you want to be a part of it, simply purchase your ticket and indicate your suit size. It’ll be a lot of fun, as this footage from the last event suggests.
UK illustrator, Paul Davis, who was featured in a cover story in Eye magazine, amongst many other notable achievements, is presenting an AIGA Small Talk on November 19 called Design as Obsession: Artist as confused and curious reporter. It all takes place between 6:30–8:00pm at Bumble and bumble, third floor Auditorium, 415 West 13th Street. More details at the AIGANY website.