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Review: Brian Ewing “Don’t Hold Your Breath”

Review: Brian Ewing "Don't Hold Your Breath"

Brian Ewing is a poster artist who has been around for quite some time. His strong work ethic and unforgettable style have made him a cornerstone in the aesthetic of modern alternative music. His new book, “Don’t Hold Your Breath: Nothing New From Brian Ewing” features page after page of large, vibrant rock imagery with footnotes on process, and heaps of praise from his peers. Continue reading below to learn more about this great new release: (more…)

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Review: DEVO Live


All live photography courtesy of Michael Pilmer

If you were to ask any of my close friends how excited I was to about going to see DEVO, they might throw around words like: “obsessive, weird, fan boy, annoying, and of course “Who’s DEVO?”” After a month of bombarding my Facebook page with 30 year old videos and new videos for their new album “Something For Everybody“, the day had finally come to make the journey to see DEVO. I knew it was going to be a good trip because 10 minutes into my drive I saw a rainbow (sadly, not full on double). (more…)

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Review: Die Antwoord Live

Die Antwoord

It was about 120 degrees in The Double Door Wednesday, July 14th. The room was packed from wall to wall and an eclectic mix of 80’s standards and modern hip hop tracks played along with the stage lights. Beams of light cut through the clouds of what seemed to be artificial smoke, but was actually perspiration. A human fog filled the room and everyone was dripping with no escape from the suffocating heat. Moisture collected on the ceiling. The floor began to get slick, and then it started. Die Antwoord took the stage and the bass hit my chest like a sledge hammer as the hooded emcees jumped on stage backed by a ghoul-masked DJ. As the throbbing beats shook the building, the crowd moved as one and the floorboards flexed like a trampoline. It was at this moment that I stopped toiling in the miserable heat and started to embrace it. (more…)

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Hiroaki Samura – The Art of Blade of the Immortal

Hiroaki Samura

Hiroaki Samura is an artist that I’ve been following since the late 90’s when I stumbled upon a copy of Blood of a Thousand at a friend of a friend’s house. The book belonged to the brother of said person and when I asked if I could read it he promptly gave an angry “No”. I got the better of him, I read it while he was gone.

The first thing that struck me was just how different it looked. Everybody knows what manga and anime are supposed to look like. Just the mention brings a preloaded image into your brain. I didn’t get that with Blade of The Immortal. The style was a mix of japanese stylization with a solid grounding in the natural world. Hiroaki’s compositions tell of a clear understanding of the fundamentals of life drawing. The tone was also very modern for a story in historic Japan. Samurai punk would be a good way to describe it. This is a mature title in every way, violent samurai battles, swearing, sexual themes, and political discussion on the idea of the Bushido system that governed the land. (more…)

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Review: Vannen Art Watches Thomas Han

Vannen Watches - Thomas Han

Vannen Art Watches has just released Season 2 of its artist watch line, featuring four new designs from Bigfoot, Blaine Fontana, Travis Lampe, and Thomas Han. Vannen was kind enough to send us the watch designed by Han, which is a candy-colored gem that we really like! Continue reading for unboxing photos and full review…. (more…)

Category: Apparel, Reviews 4 Comments »
Crappy Cat App

Your favorite drunken feline is now available in episodic downloadable form in the Crappy Cat App for iPod/ iPhone. The app is free to download which gets you “Crap-ter 1: Hot Pursuit” at no charge, with future episodes costing only $0.99, including the currently available “Crap-ter 2: My Beer”. Each episode averages around 32 pages. Crappy Cat is the creation of Trevor Van Meter, a brilliant artist and co-founder of Jamungo. Check out the brightly colored screenshots below.

Update! Review after the break (more…)

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