What’s better than hot models making fun of people with addictions. Italian Vogue pulls out all the stops,”Super Mods Enter Rehap”, photographed by Steven Meisel, documents a few recognizable ‘spreads’ straight from the tabloids. It paints a perfect portrait on what celebrity rehab must be like. Here are more than a few highlights from the shoot after the jump. Enjoy.
The shockwaves of the meteor(www) that hit the music industry and is/has killed off the dinosaurs has spread further toward the printed publications. Rolling Stone Magazine is now completely free. Print media publications are doing all they can in order to stay afloat. Rolling Stone announced readers will now have full access to digital copies of the magazine online, for free. “As you may have noticed, the enormous third installment of our fortieth anniversary issues is now on newsstands,” Rolling Stone said. “But you
In the graff world, characters and letters go hand in hand. In some ways I think that from the characters is where street art took its cues. Finally there is a book, Mascots & Mugs, that celebrates the character artists of the past. There is a regualr edition, however the gem is in the limited edition book (250 copies) that comes in a nice slip case with a limited edition print by Doc TC5. via REAS
Cunt Coloring Book by Tee Corinne. Hmmm, this weekend I was looking for some books to buy on campus and I came across this one. Published by Last Gasp, and features “Over 3 dozen cunts of every size and description for you to color. Originally used for a sex-education class. Crayons not included.” So I ask the question, who buys it? Or better yet who do you buy it for! Also available at amazon.
At the local magazine store, I noticed a familiar name with a different look. Tokion magazine has redesigned itself in a larger more tabloid (think Interview) format. Now when is the creativity now conference? Or has that been 86′d? Read it if you like.
The november issue of British GQ, has asked the age old question, “Do tattooed girls always spell a good time?”. In my humble opinion, now that tattoo’s are almost excepted everywhere on the coasts, Its more of a combination of factor’s. Type of tattoo, definitely the location of the tattoo, and where you meet the girl. Say backstage at a Poison concert=tramp. I saw a girl on the train the other day with a tattoo on here leg about the ankle and…. her and her tattoo made her look like a biatch. Don’t ask me why there was something about the tattoo, it looked like a symbol from star trek/ or a crown. She just looked a bit out of place.
So if you need to know GQ’s take… check out the November issue.
The magazine that has evolved into an important cultural brand has made its way to their 50th issue. The cover is done by David Choe.
Pick up Design for Military 2, an amazing picture book of illustrations propaganda and art, about Japanese Military, edited by Kesaharu Imai,published by World Photo Press. Available at Paul Smith Store 5th ave NYC.
Unprecedented in its approach, the number and diversity of the species presented, and the quality of the photographs, Evolution is the book on how we came to be what we are. This book is the result of a dual approach, scientific as well as aesthetic, rigorous yet accessible. Each chapter is made up of a short text that illuminates one theme of the evolutionary process-repetition, adaptation, polymorphism, sexual selection-and a series of exquisitely composed photographs of skeletons against a black background.
Approximately three hundred photographs of whole skeletons or details have been made possible by the French National Museum of Natural History.
Parabol Magazine, a newspaper format art zine, features celebrity curators/editors and collaborators on art, performance and installation. The packaging is top, and the content is presented beautifully, more pictures after the jump.
This exciting new book published by Gingko Press is available for pre-order from Amazon
From the publisher…
E Pluribus Venom collects a large body of work produced by Shepard Fairey and presented at the Jonathan Levine gallery during his massive exhibition in the summer of 2007. Serving as more than just an exhibition catalog, this book expounds upon themes presented in the show. The title E Pluribus Venom which translates Out of many, poison is derived from E Pluribus Unum (out of many, one) an early motto adopted by the U.S. Government which appears on U.S. currency. The artist s thesis is that many becoming one, or a loss of power and influence of the individual in favor of homogeny is a symptom of a society in decline. E Pluribus Venom is comprised of artworks designed to question the symbols and methods of the American machine and American dream and also celebrate those who oppose blind nationalism and war. Some of Fairey s works use currency motifs or a Norman Rockwell aesthetic to employ the graphic language of the subjects they critique. Other works use a blend of Art Nouveau, hippie, and revolutionary propaganda styles to celebrate subjects advocating peace.
Somebody asked me, “Did you make those?” I sadly had to reply, “No.” The Dr. Dre sticker pack was conceived by Life Sucks Die and Burlesque Design in 2004. The stickers, which feature Dre and an assortment of folks, come in assorted 24 sticker packs and quote classic lines from all of his songs. The one that I have out right now features Dre and Eazy-E. Have look after the jump.
YO! WHAT HAPPENED TO PEACE? BOOK
This book catalogs the 220+ handcrafted anti-war and pro-peace prints by 120+ artists that have come to define the touring Yo! What Happened to Peace? poster exhibition.
Featuring 144 pages of color images with an introduction by punk art legend Winston Smith. Printed in Italy with a special die-cut embossed stencil cover.
Edited by artist and curator John Carr, the book includes work by Ames Bros., Chaz Bojorquez, Robbie Conal, 3D, Eric Drooker, Emek, Shepard Fairey/OBEY, Karen Fiorito, Firehouse, Brandy Flower, Forkscrew Graphics, Futura, Gustavo Alberto Garcia Vaca, JK5, Kayrock & Wolfy, Josh MacPhee, Mear One, Favianna Rodriguez, Seripop, Yuri Shimojo, Winston Smith, Seth Tobocman, Mark Vallen, Voodoo Catbox and MANY others.
The Yo! show had its beginnings in 2002 during the march to war in Iraq. Starting originally with 14 posters, it has since grown into an international exhibition, featuring work from a growing roster of over 130 artists. Past shows have included Tokyo, San Francisco, New York, Milan, Rejkyavik, Washington D.C., Boston and Chicago. The book is a complete companion catalog to the stunning exhibitions!
buy it now!
Also just launched Yo Depot,The site is dedicated to representing art for peace, love, resistance and transformation. They publish and acquire the best limited edition peace posters, anti-war posters, fine art prints, posters, paintings, art objects, books, and more. Proud home of Yo! What Happened to Peace? show prints, books and merchandise. Yo Depot features Rare print by 3D a.k.a. Robert Del Naja of the band Massive Attack. 5 color serigraph on heavyweight 100% cotton archival paper with 3 torn/deckled edges. Artwork originally created for the cover of U.N.K.L.E.’s “War Stories”.
Possibly my favorite book title of the year, Ants Have Sex in Your Beer is David Shrigley‘s latest book. Available through Redstone Press, the 160 page book will keep you entertained for at least a half hour at a time.
This Month in National Geographic, check out the article “Tails from the Bog”. This man or what is left of him, was discovered in 2003. His hair is still styled in the way he wore it during the last moments of his life. Though he is missing an arm and half of his body, his hair looks good! The article rediscovers the history of man during the iron age.
This is a great zine that I have come across recently. I’d Rather Drink Muddy Water And Sleep In A Hollow Log is a 160-page fanzine created by Dash Snow for his THE END OF LIVING…THE BEGINNING OF SURVIVAL at Contemporary Fine Arts in Berlin.
For their October issue, Wallpaper* magazine has employed three guest editors. Jeff Koons, Hedi Slimane, and Dieter Rams each dedicate a section of their own to the mag which will come in three different covers. On newsstands today. via creative review