Titi Freak x “Freak”

Posted on March 19, 2009 Under Books

Sao Paulo street artist extraordinaire Titi Freak tells stories with his work, but now they'll actually be in print. His first book, released in sponsorship by Nike Sportswear, is the 200-page Freak. It traces the Japanese-Brazilian's art trajectory from his…

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Alec Soth x The Last Days of W

Posted on March 13, 2009 Under Art

If you've seen images at the Whitney, SF Museum of Modern Art, or Minneapolis' Walker Art Center (or the Magnum Photos archives for that matter), the shots of photographer Alec Soth may have caught your eye. The Minnesota-based artist's photos…

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Growing Up Hip Hop

Posted on February 23, 2009 Under Books

Kahlil Almustafa is from Queens, a place he describes as being located between New York City and Nowhere. "[It's] now overpopulated with Crown Fried Chickens, Popeye's Chickens, Chester's Chickens and take-out Chinese food stores that sell chicken wings and French…

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Global Shortlist Giveaway

Posted on February 13, 2009 Under Books

It's Valentine's Day! You're so f-ing sick of hearing that! But, it does give us a good segue (it's sexy!) and nominal excuse (a gift for your Valentine!) to give away three copies of the Mr. and Mrs. Smith: The…

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Kehinde Wiley x Black Light

Posted on February 11, 2009 Under Books
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The Mr. and Mrs. Smith x Global Shortlist

Posted on February 6, 2009 Under Travel

Mr. and Mrs. Smith aren't just hot onscreen assassins who happened to be married to each other. They're also an agency that specializes in showcasing sexy, couple-friendly boutique and luxury hotels with the rest of us via their guides. Whether…

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Two New Books from MWM

Posted on February 4, 2009 Under Design

We've grown accustomed to the graphic awesomeness from MWM. The Portland-based designer doesn't disappoint with two new books. Both volumes are the result of a self-described "mega groove" he found himself in the fall of '08, though the products are…

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Six Word Memoirs

Posted on January 27, 2009 Under Books

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but what kind of image can be painted in just six? An astounding one according to the storytelling enthusiasts at SMITH magazine. The literary periodical that places an accent on personal narrative…

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Suicide Girls: Beauty Redefined

Posted on January 26, 2009 Under Books

In an era where porn stars look like runway models - with a touch of extra padding up top - the Suicide Girls are refreshing. The site, started by Seattle's Missy Suicide and her friends back in 2001, features nearly…

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Posted on January 22, 2009 Under Life

The artblog project NamelessleTTer finds itself at the intersection of image bookmarking (a la FFFFOUND!) and hidden messages that are written with the intention of being discovered (think PostSecret). The collaborative effort to leave personalized bookmarks in public reading material…

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