The Story Behind Banksy

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Writer Will Ellsworth-Jones has just published The Story Behind Banksy for Smithsonian Magazine. I’m guessing every art-related blog has or is about to post this, but it’s quite an interesting read; it takes you from the enigmatic artist’s early days, through to what he got up to during the Olympics.

Flip The Script

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Check out this video preview for the new graffiti/typography book, Flip The Script, from Handselecta AKA Christian Acker. I’ve not seen it in person yet, but apparently Christian has analyzed, documented, and presented the best graffiti handstyles from around the country, and with the attention to detail you’d expect to find in a typography title. Via FNG. [Watch Video]

Innovative Leisure

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Last week, I got to interview Jamie Strong, of Do Over fame, who is also one of the co-founders of the Innovative Leisure record label, for the Imprint Culture Lab website. The IL catalog includes music by Nosaj Thing, Feeding People, Classixx, Rhye, Tijuana Panthers, Superhumanoids, Crystal Antlers, Bass Drum of Death & Gossamer, Nick Waterhouse, and Hanni El Khatib.

Multicolore

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It’s been a long time since I’ve posted about a nice free font – I think you often get what you pay for when it comes to fonts…however this one has caught my eye a few times lately. It’s a vector font by Ivan Filipov, and it’s a lot of fun. More images & download link at Free Typography.

Never Built: Los Angeles

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Never Built: Los Angeles is a fascinating concept for an exhibition – documenting the Los Angeles which could have been, based on lofty architectural, public transport, and other huge (but destined to remain conceptual) city-planning projects from the likes of Frank Lloyd Wright, John Lautner, Rudolph Schindler, Frank Gehry and Thom Mayne. The catch is that the A+D Architecture and Design Museum need to raise $40K in order to put this exhibit together so they’ve put together a Kickstarter project for it. They’re currently 2/3 of the way there, and pledging closes on Valentine’s Day.

TEES

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TEES: Exposing Melbourne’s T-shirt culture is a look at the last 25 years of the city’s contribution to the global pantheon of graphic tees. Presented by Just Another, NGV Studio, and T-world (who I have written for in the past). I also interviewed Eddie Zammit, the T-world founder, a couple years back. Eddie’s epic collection of 4,500+ tees is the core of this fascinating exploration into Melbourne’s T-shirt past and future. [Watch Video]