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Deragliamenti

Filmmaker Chelsea McMullan’s documents the surreal myths surrounding Federico Fellini’s unmade film ll Viaggio di G. Mastorna Detto Fernet, which became a graphic novel instead, just before Fellini’s death in 1993. The short explains Fellini’s journey with this piece, as told by his long time collaborator and illustrator for ll Viaggio di G. Mastorna, Milo Manera. Continue reading Deragliamenti

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Middles, Centers, Spiders, & Inserts: 45 Adapters from the Collection of Jules Gayton

Miss Lily‘s Variety recently published Middles, Centers, Spiders, & Inserts: 45 Adapters from the Collection of Jules Gayton, cataloging the Downtown New York City DJ’s collection of 7″, 45 rpm adapters. What started as a shoebox collection eventually became an amassment of near-extinct artifacts of vinyl history. As vinyl was transitioning out and CDS on their way in, Jules Gayton kept collecting these inserts while deejaying throughout NYC’s bar and club scene. Gayton described the object as “a simple round piece of metal that snapped together. They all did the same thing. They enabled the music to be played and enjoyed.” The book was printed in a limited edition of 1000, containing images of Gayton’s most prized adapters as well as a personal essay from the DJ himself. To commemorate the release, Gayton and Miss Lily have also teamed up with fashion line Stussy, producing a limited edition run of shirts featuring artwork from the book. More images after the jump.
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Traditional Tattoo in Japan: HORIKAZU

As one of the oldest forms of body decoration and religious art, tattooing plays a significant role in cultures all over the world. While the custom has been extensively documented, few published works present such detail as Traditional Tattoo in Japan: Horikazu is the recently released title from Edition Reuss doing just that.


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Flick Picks: PressPausePlay [full movie]

The digital revolution of the last decade has unleashed creativity and talent in an unprecedented way, with unlimited opportunities. But does democratized culture mean better art or is true talent instead drowned out? This is the question addressed by PressPausePlay, a documentary film containing interviews with some of the world’s most influential creators of the digital era.

The documentary was directed by David Dworsky and Victor Köhler. Check out full documentary below.
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FDR Skatepark: A Visual History

In the early 1990’s skateboarding had found a special place in Philadelphia, Love Park. Kids young and old traveled from around the world to skate its pristine ledges and infamous fountain gap. And while the struggling skateboard community embraced the park, the city felt otherwise. To “clean up” downtown Philly the city hired security at Love Park and slapped some concrete under an I-95 overpass in Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park some five miles outside of town, calling it a skatepark for the youth. Although laughed at by locals at first, after some serious DIY renovation FDR skatepark was really born. Documenting the past 15 years of constant construction and evolution is the new book FDR Skatepark: A Visual History, released late this past summer. — coolhunting.com


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PUNK: An Aesthetic

Drawing on private and public archives of rare material from around the world, PUNK: An Aesthetic, is a heavily illustrated and thoughtfully curated book that presents an unrivaled collection of punk art and ephemera that incorporates every aspect of the movement, from the earliest occurrences of punk symbolism in posters and flyers for underground bands to the explosion of fanzines and Xerox culture, and includes rare, previously unpublished photographs of The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Ramones, and others, alongside the artwork of Crass, Jamie Reid, John Holmstrom, and the contemporary street artist Banksy. With more than five hundred images and accompanying essays by Johan Kugelberg, Jon Savage, William Gibson, Linder Sterling, and Gee Vaucher, this rich visual narrative definitively illustrates how the DIY ethic of the punk era inspired a movement in graphic arts and design whose influence is still felt—perhaps more today than any time since its inception, as designers consciously or unconsciously tap into a rough-hewn and handcrafted visual language to convey a whole range of graphic communication.

Check out some of the collection below.
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