Author archive for MM

  • Apr062016

    Movie Poster Art by Art Sims

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    Art Sims skipped a couple of grades in elementary school, attended the prestigious Cass Technical High School in Detroit, earned a full ride to college, immediately scored a job in New York, then flew to LA, where, while still in his 20s, he bought a Mercedes, started his own company and gained the attention of directors such as Steven Spielberg and Spike Lee while crafting a unique identity in a big city.

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  • Mar292016

    Spotlight: Q&A with Arvid Logan

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    Logan is a part of the young music-and-art collective Letter Racer, which notably includes the rap group Ratking, for whom Logan has designed clothing and album art.

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  • Feb222016

    Al Fliction

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    Air Wear NYC was known for being the top producer of airbrushed, portrait fashions based clothing within the Hip Hop community. One of its most popular tribute works, a portrait of the R&B princess, Aaliyah, was one of the first shirts to be released and was later seen at various award ceremonies and music videos.

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  • Feb072016

    Smoker’s Minute: Egg Shell Stickers

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    It was a great pleasure to check out for the first time the studio space of, our friends and peers, Stan and Nathan’s two of the most talented, reputable and biggest names in graffiti throughout the region.

    The guys have changed the graf game globally for the best, by adding fuel to the fire, in the ever booming art form of sticker tagging.

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  • Jan302016

    Ideas for the Living Room from North Korea

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    Stumbled across a documentary on North Korea the other day, where the hosts were taken on tour to all of the nations staple landmarks. One in particular stood out, in the form of the International Friendship Exhibition, which is located 150 kilometers north of Pyongyang, on the Mysterious Fragrant Mountain – Myohyangsan.

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  • Dec242015

    Listen: Grand Central Translations a mix by Qool DJ Marv

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    An absolute gem of an album, mixed by Phili based Qool DJ Marv.

    Comprised solely of artists and song titles produced from the once great and now defunct, Grand Central Records.

    Grand Central Records were responsible for breeding countless UK underground acts, from Rae & Christian, to Mr Scruff, as well as none other than AIM.

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  • Dec222015

    Looking back on Channel U

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    Was listening to Imperial Squad’s memorable classic, Just a Link, and it brought me back to the Channel U days, where anyone can be famous.

    It is a music channel, focusing on playing upcoming UK urban/grime/hip-hop music and has helped the breakthrough for acts such as Tinchy Stryder, Tinie Tempah, Dizzee Rascal, Chipmunk, and N-Dubz.

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  • Dec182015

    Artist to check out, Daniel David Freeman

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    Daniel David Freeman is a London based illustrator, designer and multi-media artist whose work is heavily influenced by his record collection, with his cut-and-paste collages and boldly-outlined graphics often referencing his favorite reggae covers. He runs Ranks London and supplies artwork for club night and label GETME!

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  • Dec092015

    Russian Criminal Tattoo Archive by Fuel Design

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    After a night in watching Eastern Promises, I stumbled across a series of books put out a few years ago by UK based, Fuel Design, entitled, Russian Criminal Tattoo Archive.

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