Nowness just released a great short on the American creative tradition of sign painting. The filmmakers, Sam Macon and Faythe Levine, journeyed across different states including California, New York, Washington and Minnesota, zooming in on the lost and found art of hand-lettered sign painting and the enriching impact the artists have on public spaces.
Trusts & Estates by Jeanette Bonds
“WARNING: THIS FILM CONTAINS STRONG AND SEXUALLY EXPLICIT LANGUAGE”
Modern dentistry does wonders for a rotten molar or a cracked bicuspid—it’s modern dental insurance that falls short.
“Petro Wodkins turned into the shady luxury consultant Petr Fomin, dressed up accordingly, created a fake web site, business cards and a cell phone, even hired a couple of assistants. After setting up meetings with the art dealers he proposed a very lucrative deal. Five to ten million dollars investment in art, the catch was that the buyer was President Rahmon, one of the worst dictators in the world, oppressing Tajikistan for over 20 years. Tajikistan is one of poorest countries in central Asia, one of the most corrupt countries in the world. The question was if the art dealers were willing to sell art to the dictator, agreeing to be be paid from off-shore accounts, leaving no traces to the dictator and help ship the art in a very discreet way.”
The True Story Of The Great Marijuana Crash Of 2011 by Walter Hickey
80′s Entrepreneur Training
1980: Crack was just turning up in the United States. The contras were seeking funds to support their civil war in Nicaragua. And an L. A. kid was looking for an opportunity. The combination would change America.
On Muppets & Merchandise: How Jim Henson Turned His Art into a Business by Elizabeth Hyde Stevens
Bryan Goldberg made a lot of money on a sports Web site. Now, he says, he wants to create “the next great women’s publication.”
Chipotle takes it back to the source.
Before anyone had heard of the Mexican cartels and the Colombian kingpins, there was a group of Cali surfers, friends who discovered weed in the ’60s and—in a fit of stoner inspiration—figured out how to smuggle in the best, most potent stuff on earth. Over a decade, they built an empire that made hundreds of millions, while laughing at the war on drugs. Joshuah Bearman, the writer who brought you ‘Argo,’ tells the whole true story
When the world is your office, you need a bag packed with utility to help you get around. Recently, our friends at Cool Hunting solved the problem of on-the-go clutter and collaborated on their second piece with Tumi. The result being a highly technical backpack with seemingly endless pockets and configurations, all contained in a sturdy, minimal, waterproof shell. From a laptop, to a DSLR and tripod, there is a place for everything in this ‘briefcase’ for the independent go-getter.
An in depth 1997 interview from which snippets were used in the documentary ”Rhyme and Reason.”