Talk about one of the best movie promotions ever.
By now you’ve probably heard of Harmony Korine’s new film Spring Breakers. That hot, semi-scandalous film Starring James Franco, Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, and Ashley Benson that follows four college girls running away from their mundane realities in search of fun and freedom at ‘Spring Break’ in Florida. What follows is a twisted, hypnotic tale that in classic Korine fashion will make any mother or boyfriend overprotective.
Since Spring Break is all about escaping your present situation, we’re running a contest over on instagram highlighting a place that you want to run away from. Simply photograph your own everyday banality and upload it to instagram with the hashtag #SBEscape. Gives us a brief explanation as well, and if you’re convincing enough (and over 18), you’ll win this Spring Breakers vaporizer courtesy of A24 Films and Silver Surfer Vaporizer. That prize is an escape within itself.
So what are you waiting for? Get to escaping.
For the second year in a row Chris Johanson is putting on the Quiet Music Festival of Portland, “a two day celebration of quiet music as well as the act of quiet listening.” Taking place at 8pm on both June 15th and 16th at Disjecta Interdisciplinary Art Center (8371 N Interstate Avenue / Portland Oregon 97217) the mood set by performances from Dan Sasaki, Grouper, Kevin Thomson, Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs, Sam Coomes, Scout Niblett, Sonny Smith, Strawberry Smog, The Lichens, Ural Thomas, and Vetiverrelaxing, will be mellow.
More info on tickets here
To celebrate the festival, we’ve got a couple posters signed by Chris to give away. To win one, just leave a link to an image your favorite quiet, relaxing place in the comments section. We’ll pick our favorites, and that’ll be that. Unfortunately, due to shipping this is only for US folks.
And finally, for those in Portland tonight (6/14) be sure to hit up Barry McGee & Chris Johanson’s ‘And Your Friends Are My Friends’ Board Release Party and Silent Art Auction.
By now you’ve seen and read Dallas Clayton’s recurring column The Greatest Writer Alive on our website. Building upon it, we’re happy to announce that Dallas has just released a new collection of poetry and illustration work in print. Boasting over 100 pages, it’s a great book to pick up at any time of the day. To celebrate the release of the book, we’ve put together a fun giveaway with Dallas that will net you a signed copy of The Greatest Writer Alive, plus an original drawing. The scoop is below:
To become eligible to win the signed book and original drawing by Dallas Clayton, go into the comments section and write some words (a short poem, perhaps?) about an awkward moment in your teenage years. On December 22nd, we’ll pick our favorite and to top it off Dallas will make a drawing to accompany your words. Simple, and awesome. You have until Wednesday 11:59pm to enter, so go for it!
For those who are shy, or lazy, or indifferent The Greatest Writer Alive is available here
Along with the chance to win a free copy of Plympton’s upcoming book Independently Animated: Bill Plympton you’ll also win a personalized, one-of-a-kind caricature—based on the photo of your choice.
To enter, just fan them on facebook
Penguin Classics just released a Deluxe Edition Karl Marx’s The Communist Manifesto with a new cover design by French comic artist Patrice Killoffer. In a spirited move, we’ve obtained 3 copies to give away. Here’s how you can get one. Find the most discreet way possible to contact us, and the book is yours. You have 3 days (until Friday, March 11th).
If you just can’t figure something out, the book is available for purchase here
This was by far the toughest contest/giveaway we’ve had to judge. Thank you to all who entered for a chance to win a pair of tickets granting access to the Armory Show Vernissage along with the opening-day party at the museum featuring a performance by Kate Nash. You can still get tickets to the MoMA party here. After the jump, see the 5 finalists and Seyran Dalipovski’s winning entry.
There have been some great entries. Accepting submissions until Friday, February 25th, 2011 at 11:59pm EST.
More info here
We’ve partnered with MoMA to give our readers a chance to win a pair of tickets granting access to the Armory Show Vernissage along with the opening-day party at the museum featuring a performance by Kate Nash this March. If you’ve never partied in the Museum of Modern Art, you’ll be in for a one-of-a-kind experience. Since gifs are advanced modern art, we thought what better way to celebrate than to have a gif party. All you have to do be entered to win this competition is submit an original animated gif that you’ve created. We’ll be continuously updating on this page. You have until February 25th to submit your gif, after which time we’ll select our favorites and put it to a public vote the following Monday. For those not in NY, try your luck anyway, we’ll figure out some way to reward you.
For more info on the party, click here.
Submission time is over!
If you don’t know how to make a gif, look here
Whether you’re lounging in the living room writing a blogpost, or on the back patio remembering what sun is like, Zakhs Premium Kazakh Slippers are necessary accessories for comfort. In fact, it’s very easy to forget that they are on your feet at all. Made out of camel wool from KaZakhstan, the slippers come in both indoor and outdoor varieties, and protect and insulate your feet during the winter season while keeping them clean and cool in the summer.
We like them so much, we’re giving away a pair. In the comments below tell us your favorite thing to do on your feet. The weirdest will be selected by a surprise judge Monday night. If you just cannot wait, head over to Zakhs facebook page for a $10 coupon
A guy named Rob, who haiku’d:
I hang these lightbulbs
Above my Zebra skin Rug
Sexy party time
Congratulations Rob! Thanks to The Standard and all who entered
We were blessed by The Standard last Thursday when they presented to us a set of KAWS’ lightbulbs to giveaway to a lucky reader. Our server however had other plans, and went down for a week. In that time, the lightbulbs sold out. The awesome thing though is that we still have the lightbulbs to give away. To make it interesting, you’re going to have to write a haiku to score the unopened, coveted set. In the comments, write a haiku (5,7,5) based around KAWS, The Standard, Lightbulbs, or just why this would make your life better. The contest will run until February 4th, 2011. After that, our favorite Haiku will be picked as the winner February 7th, 2011. Enter as many times as you like but, please do not get slanderous. That’s just boring.
Here’s a sample:
The Standard and Kaws
After Thomas Edison
Made Lightbulbs as Art
If you’re having trouble with syllables, check this site out.