It’s Spring in a few short days so you need to know what to wear on your feet. Check out these nice Vans, via Kanye
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A comedy about Vietnam……it’s actually a parody of the making of a war movie, not just a straight up parody of a war movie. I will say that the casting of Robert Downey Jr. as an actor in blackface is interesting. It also stars Jack Black, Jay Baruchel, Bill Hader, Danny McBride and Steve Coogan, among others
Radiohead and Nine Inch Nails to headline Lollapalooza Aug.1-3.
Promoters won’t make the lineup official for a few more weeks, but industry sources have confirmed that Radiohead has been booked as the centerpiece of the festival. The British quintet still raves about the experience it had in 2001 when it headlined a rare outdoor show at Hutchinson Field, on the south end of Grant Park. The band is expected to perform at the same location this year.
In addition, Nine Inch Nails will play its first Chicago show in several years, following the release of its 2007 album, “Year Zero,” and the four-volume “Ghosts,” made available a few days ago on the nin.com Web site.
Check out the new trailer for “The Stranglers”, starring Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman. As most trailers go, it looks really good. Based on true “events”, its’ pretty freaky….Have a watch.
Italy’s Court of Appeal has issued a new hands-off landmark ruling – outlawing men from scratching their crotches in public.
The ruling says that blatant scratching or holding is “an act contrary to decorum and public decency”.
Superstitious Italian men often hold or touch their private parts for good luck when they see a hearse or to ward off bad luck – the equivalent of touching wood in Britain. Do you really need a law for this, is it really that bad?
Damn, the Media has been keeping this rather quiet.
via, Boing Boing
Greg ‘Craola’ Simkins opened up his latest solo show, The Well, at M Modern in Palm Springs (3.15.08). The Well featured surreal portraits of creatures primarily, acrylic on wood with a few black and white drawings. If you were unable to make the trip to Palm Springs, do not worry, Greg will be showing at the new Joshua Liner Gallery in NYC on September 6th.
Check out Vinyl Pulse for more images from the opening.
Just because you’re Cai Guo-Qiang and you have a huge retrospective at the Guggenheim, does not mean that your work will sell at auction.
more at Bloomberg
Shepard Fairey gives you a lesson in design collateral with the release of the Gas Lamp Killer package. Check his site for details.
Trois femmes et trois loups, vers 1900
Eugene Grasset (1845-1917)
Grasset moved to Paris from his native Switzerland at the age of 26 where he tried ceramics, furniture design, tapestry and jewelry. In 1877 he turned to graphic design producing everything from postcards to postage stamps. Posters and decorative panels quickly became his mainstay.
Designer trivia….At the Universal Exhibition of 1900 in Paris, the G. Peignot et Fils typefoundry, introduced the “Grasset” typeface, an Italic design Eugène Grasset created in 1898 for use on some of his posters.
I have noticed his influences in many current artists who are enjoying a bit of popularity these days.
Fairfax and Haight, curated by New Image Art’s Marsea Goldberg is a group show featuring the best and brightest out of her stable in Los Angeles. Included in the show is an entire wall from the now famous Burning house show featuring SWOON, Faile, and David Ellis. A full roster of the artists included after the jump.
Need to know, German photographer Corinna Holthusen.