Thursday, December 18, 2014

SOLAR STORM [Fashion]

Photographer Martin Tremblay / PINCH Source: #NOI.SE Magazine

Friday, December 12, 2014

INSPIRATION: Reebok Classic x @KendrickLamar "I"

GET TO KNOW: Afripedia GHANA & SOUTH AFRICA [Video]


Afripedia Ghana trailer from Stocktown on Vimeo.
The whispers among connoisseurs talk about Accra as the next big hotspot for African cultural production and ‘Afripedia, Ghana’ suggest they’re not wrong. Meet outspoken and androgynous music star Wiyaala, exciting trickbikers Bikelordz whose BMX skills and flamboyant style have taken neighbourhoods by storm. Artist Serge Attukwei Clottey highlights environmental issues through street performances as his alter ego, Afrogallonism, the modern water warrior.
Afripedia South Africa trailer from Stocktown on Vimeo.
Afripedia takes viewers beyond the stereotypical stories coming out of South Africa. Starting out in in Cape- town we meet up with the video game label 2bop and the inventor of the new limpop music genre, Gazelle. Continuing on to Johannesburg we join heavy metal band Reeburth for a block party and take a tour around Soweto with the local style setters Smarteez and their colorful streetsavy fashion.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Friday, November 21, 2014

Friday, November 14, 2014

Monday, October 27, 2014

Showing some new pieces at DEJA VU group show presented by @afpnyc ART FOR PROGRESS NOosphere Gallery, 10/30/14-11/12/14



Art for Progress (AFP) is pleased to announce a group exhibition of new works by artists from New York City, Los Angeles, Spain and Israel. The show entitled “Déjà vu” will run from October 30th to November 12th, 2014 at NOosphere Arts in New York City, and the opening reception will take place on October 30th from 6 to 10 PM. The exhibition will include a variety of mediums, from painting to sculpture, which tackle the theme of déjà vu.

The term can be described as “a feeling of having already experienced the present situation” or “a tedious familiarity.”It first appeared in a 1928 text entitled a Text for Psychology. Since then, the topic of déjà vu has been addressed from the big screen to Sci-Fi novels. It is a concept and sensation that has captivated audiences for generations and in this exhibit AFP hopes to push the boundaries of this. For this show, the concept of déjà vu has been explored from several vantage points, from ideas of storytelling to an affective feeling.

This exhibition is seeking to both comment on this topic and try to rethink the way in which it has been socioculturally situated. Déjà vu has come to occupy a very specific place within popular culture and this exhibition aims to build on that while also carving out new meaning for it.

 Fourteen artists will be featured in the show: Rocco Alberico, Ted Barr, Bill Claps, Lance Dehne, Tony DiBella, Essam, gilf!, Diane LaRaja, Lichiban, Sona Mirzaei, Carol Nussbaum, Juan Manuel Pajares, Jeanne Wilkinson and Margaret Withers. *artwork by photographer Tony DiBella.

 For more information, visit www.artforprogress.org or facebook.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

My work on display at @WATAAH Taking Back The Street group show at ARTBEAM, New York (10/14-10/15)




After three NYC shows, a traveling exhibit in DC and Chicago, and a growing lists of artists, WATAAH is back home in New York City with a new group show. I'll have two pieces in the show, and a water bottle I designed. Featuring so many of today's top artists, this is an event not to be missed. Check out some of the work and previous event photos at wat-aahstreets.com.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

First Listen: Shabazz Palaces, 'Lese Majesty'


LISTEN on NPR streaming the new album.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Friday, May 30, 2014

PHOTOS OF THE DAY: IGUAZU WATERFALLS #Brazil by Huseyin Kara




#TRAPART: New #GODBLESS Snapbacks are finally AVAILABLE @concepmakelove




Long time homie, artist Tony Concep's much-anticipated clothing line has finally released it's first goodie.  You can cop the #GodBless #snapback at cncpclothing.com. Make sure to check out Tony's #Trapart series that's been trending hard on the streets of LA, NYC, Miami, DC and surely many more cities to come...

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

HAAAAAIIIR 'Animal' by Chris Schield




ARTISTS TO WATCH: Shiro Dame CRAZY WAYS [NEW RELEASE]


DEBUT single from new band SHIRO DAME, a new project from beloved soulstress Sarah White (many of you know her & her beautiful family from back when they used to live in Brooklyn). She's got a new band and they've been keeping it busy in the studio…stay tuned for their debut release. Support her new project by downloading it on their bandcamp page!
facebook @shirodame on instagram || twitter || soundcloud


Monday, May 12, 2014

DESIGN INSPIRATION: Zim & Zou





Official poster of the SXSW Film Festival 2014 (Austin, Texas).
In collaboration with Gravillis.

Friday, April 11, 2014

CLAM 27 x PARIS x ROUGE PAPAYE Exhibit featuring Marc Baptiste, Jehsong Baak, Lisa Roze, Alex Mahieu and Andy Amadi Okoroafor OPENING TOMORROW!

If you are in Paris, this is a show not to be missed! CLAM Magazine fam in Paris is having a highly anticipated art exhibit. Visit their fb page to get more info.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

NYC EXHIBIT OPENS TODAY: Omnipresent: A Different View - Opening Reception at Red Bull Space



Omnipresent: A Different View - Opening Reception

Thursday, April 10 8pm Red Bull Studios (218 West 18th Street) Map it  Free

Published in print from in the US and UK from 1978-1996, Omni Magazine was a science fiction magazine founded by Kathy Keeton. Last year the magazine came back to life online, and now its subject of a weekend-long retrospective at Red Bull Studios, opening today. [source: FlavorpillProducer/DJ King Britt did a collaboration with OMNI Mag for the exhibit. Listen to it and get inspired.
OMNIPRESENT : A DIFFERENT VIEW [collaboration]



All songs Produced, Engineered and Mixed by King Britt
Written by King Britt for Cosmic Lounge Music (ASCAP)
As an Afrofuturist, I have always looked toward all things sci-fi, as a form of escapism. In my early years as a child growing up in Southwest Philly, this outlook on things made me a bit of an outcast, but helped me gravitate to like minded individuals. Luckily, going to school downtown, I discovered a whole new world of art, fashion and music in a magazine store called Popi's.
My favorite part of the store was the section with Heavy Metal, Dragon and the one that changed my life, Omni. Omni showed the future now. It was where fantasy and science intersect, where the worlds we dream about become reality.
This was a major impact on how I thought about everything, including music. I would listen to Jean Michele Jarre, Manuel Gottsching and Brian Eno, while reading. This music was the soundtrack for the magazine and the images changed the way I listen to mimic.
Fast forward to now. In my music collaboration with Omni, I selected a few images that I remember or spoke to me from the archives. The particular images I 'scored', influenced the sounds I decided on, the sonic direction and vision. I definitely gravitated toward images, that displayed multicultural ethnicity in a science fiction and futuristic context for my collaboration.
My favorites were photos from The Man as Art article from the June 1981 issue. Malcolm Kirk photographed many natives from a tribe in New Guinea, which are breathtaking. The article explains the different modes of dress and meaning behind different jewelry and such. The main quote from the article is "In this island society, a man's status is measured by the value of what he gives away". So I present to you Omnipresent : A Different View.
- King Britt

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

LOOKBOOK OF THE DAY: ELECTRIC YOUTH

Shot by www.glenmontgomery.co.za

WATCH: Europe In 8 Bits - Opening Titles [VIDEO]

Europe In 8 Bits - Opening Titles from Device on Vimeo.

Opening titles for Europe In 8 Bits documentary. Direction, Design, Animation & Music: Device EUROPE IN 8 BITS is a documentary directed by Javier Polo that explores the world of chip music, a new musical trend that is growing exponentially throughout Europe. The stars of this musical movement reveal to us how to reuse old videogames hardware like Nintendo’s GameBoy, NES, Atari ST, Amiga and the Commodore 64 to turn them into a tool capable of creating a new sound, a modern tempo and an innovative musical style. This is a new way of interpreting music performed by a great many artists who show their skills in turning these “limited” machines designed for leisure in the 80’s into surprising musical instruments and graphical tools. It will leave nobody indifferent. Watch the documentary: vimeo.com/ondemand/europein8bits

DESIGN OF THE DAY: Chris LaBrooy: PLAYERS & POSERS




www.chrislabrooy.com

#np Elli Ingram - C' Dawha


UK songstress Elli Ingram has released her newest EP titled "The Doghouse" which follows up her debut EP "Sober".

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Monday, March 10, 2014

NEW EXHIBIT: WAT-AAH's Taking Back The Streets is at Armory this week! #wataah #tbtsh2o















I'm showing two new pieces with 14 other artists at WAT-AAH!'s Taking Back the Streets show.  After the opening at the New Museum, the show migrated for a week to Wallplay and now is on view at Gallery 151's booth at the Armory in New York!!  The exhibit will be on view from March 7 to March 13, 2014 from 11am to 6pm

From the Press Release:
 WAT-AAH!'s Taking Back the Streets continues to make water cool through its mission to connect street art with children's health to inspire kids to think creatively and actively about their health. The media is spreading the word that WAT-AAH! who, with its Taking Back the Streets initiative, has generated a new excitement and enthusiasm around drinking water.
WAT-AAH!'s Taking Back the Streets, in support of Partnership for Healthier America's Drink Up initiative, kicked off on February 20, 2014 with a special appearance from First Lady Michelle Obama at NYC's New Museum. Her appearance created a great deal of interest, garnering attention from media outlets such as Complex Magazine, Wall Street Journal, ABC News and NYC's top tastemakers and influencers. All of this excitement and demand to see what all of the buzz is about led to a pop up exhibition at lower east side's Wallplay and now WAT-AAH! is proud to announce that its Taking Back the Streets exhibit will continue on at Gallery 151 in the Chelsea art district just in time for 2014's Armory Week.
The public will be able to see the amazing collection of original work by artists including Kenny Scharf, Shepard Fairey, Swoon, Maya Hayuk, Metro Zu, Lichiban, Tony Concep, Trey Speegle, Damon Johnson, Smurfo, MENT, VESA and Damien Mitchell, as well as their specially designed WAT-AAH! bottles. The exhibit will be on view from March 7 to March 13, 2014 from 11am to 6pm.
"We are honored to host WAT-AAH!'s Taking Back the Streets exhibit in support of the First Lady's Drink Up initiative. Gallery 151 was founded with the mission of helping promote emerging artists through exhibitions that highlight social and environmental issues," says Michael Namer, Founder of Gallery 151 & Alfa Development. "We are thrilled to help this amazing exhibition evolve and be viewed by even more people, especially kids!" he adds.
At Gallery 151, WAT-AAH! and the artists will continue to invite kids and young teens for art workshops, special viewings and all the while continuing to promote the importance of drinking more water, more often.
WAT-AAH! - a line of functional bottled water targeted to kids and teens - was founded in 2008 by Rose Cameron who was alarmed by the fact that today's generation of kids are predicted to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents largely due to childhood obesity. Cameron, further inspired and challenged by her two sons who identified water to be "boring", set to create WAT-AAH! with its screaming boy logo coupled with a mission "to be the first brand to make water relevant and cool to kids." Since its launch 6 years ago, WAT-AAH! has been successful in the marketplace and has been identified as "one of the fastest growing brands" in the beverage industry, ranking among the top 10 in its category and many kids have dubbed it as "the coolest water ever." WAT-AAH! continues to reach millions of kids and teens through schools and many other forms of distribution. To learn more, visit www.wat-aah.com
Gallery 151's mission is to support emerging New York-based artists and provide a platform for their talent to be recognized by the public. In 2009, Gallery 151 expanded its vernacular to include issues of sustainability and environmental responsibility.  As a "green" building developer, the owner of Gallery 151, Michael Namer seeks the highest level of energy, resource, and materials efficiency in every project his company develops - whether it is residential, commercial, or hospitality. Through Michael Namer's generous support and sponsorship of Gallery 151, he has been able to expose the public to important environmental issues through exhibitions and the voices of talented artists.


Thursday, March 6, 2014

NEW RELEASE: Skit & Tijani - Sweat


Forthcoming on Terrorhythm Recordings 10th of march 2014

Monday, March 3, 2014

GENESIS

GENESIS from Malevo on Vimeo.
Video made for Pictoplasma Festival, Berlin 2013, co-directed with the argentinean artist Francisco Miranda, winner of the 4th. Pictoplasma Residency Award 2013. Exhibited in the General Public Gallery in Berlin, from 10th to 14th April. Directed by Francisco Miranda & Guillermo Daldovo | Art concept and illustration: TOOCO

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Tomorrow’s World: Inside

Tomorrow’s World: Inside on Nowness.com

magical visuals for Air's Jean-Benoit Dunckel and singer Lou Hayter’s track. (source Nowness)
Tomorrow’s World is out now on Naive.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

#np Dam Funk & Snoop Dogg: Hit Da Pavement (Explicit) #7DaysofFunk


POW!
Dam-Funk & Snoopzilla aka Snoop Dogg - 7 Days of Funk - released December 10, 2013
Directed by Henry DeMaio | Produced by Champion & King 

COP THE ALBUM on https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/7-d...
http://www.stonesthrow.com/snoopfunk | https://twitter.com/SnoopDogg  |https://twitter.com/DaMFunK

Friday, January 3, 2014

#np Infatuation - Lofty305

TODAY: Raise Up Phillipines artshow+fundraiser for @Unicef w/ @ToyTokyo


I donated a piece for this show today...great curation and pieces start at $50, so it's a great opp to grow the art collection and show some support for a good cause, the line up is dope! Thanks to my fam, Victor & Liza Quinonez, Gigi Bio and everyone else involved in the show for making it happen!

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
 Bunnycutlet Gallery, Toy Tokyo, and M27 Designs Present:
  RAISE UP PHILIPPINES: A Print and Art Benefit for Typhoon Haiyan Relief
 December 17, 2013, New York City, NY

Bunnycutlet Gallery, Toy Tokyo and M27 Designs proudly present Raise Up Philippines: A Print and Art Benefit for Typhoon Haiyan Relief on Friday, January 3, 2014, from 6-10pm. The Bunnycutlet Gallery, named Best New Gallery in 2013 by The Village Voice, will house the event at 158 Roebling Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. For one day only, art collectors, lovers, and supporters will have an opportunity to bid on a diverse selection of low-brow, graffiti, pop and street art through silent auction. 100% of the proceeds go directly to UNICEF Philippines. Nearly 12 million people, including 6 million children, were affected by Typhoon Haiyan and are still desperately in need of shelter, clean water, medicine and nutrition. A powerhouse lineup of exceptional creative minds have gathered together to raise funds by donating artwork and prints to auction toward much needed assistance for the storm-ravaged Philippines.
This stellar lineup will feature artwork and prints of some of today’s most influential tastemakers including: Simone Legno of Tokidoki, Tara McPherson, and O.G. Slick, alongside popular New York and Florida-based Filipino artists: Gigi, Grace, and Leo Angelo Bio (8x10 Collective) and Anthony Castro. This showcase will be an uplifting experience for the people of the Philippines, citizens of New York, and beyond. Start the new year right! Featured artists: Andrew Bell, Anthony Castro, Cam, Cern One, Don Rimix, Fumero, Greg Lamarche, Jeff Henriquez, Jesse Hernandez, Jon Burgerman, Jon Lewis, Kano, Karen Sneider, Kelly Denato, Lamour Supreme, Lichiban, Liz Artinian, Lou Pimentel, Marka27, Malik Yusef Cumbo, Moses Mitchell, Nathan Jurevicius, O.G SLick, One9, Plushplay, Ron Upperman, Ryan Wheelbarrow, SAM, Simone Legno, Sucklord, Tara McPherson, 8x10 Collective: Gigi Bio, Grace Bio, Leo Angelo Bio Raise Up Philippines: A Print and Art Benefit for Typhoon Haiyan Relief Date: Friday, January 3rd, 2014 Time: 6pm - 10pm Bunnycutlet Gallery 158 Roebling St. Brooklyn, NY 11211