Pizza Bandanas

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Somehow, on top of handling all the work that goes with being Senior Designer for The Hundreds, Benjie Escobar still manages to work on amazing stuff on his own time. His impressive original Pizza Bandanas are back again, in three colors now: Black, Navy, Red, and there’s 3 Pack of all the colors too. Stay Weird Forever.

JR: Blow Up

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Here’s a short but interesting film from Nowness about French street artist extraordinaire JR. It covers several of his major projects over the years, and explains the context in terms of the societal/political subtexts which underlie them. Pretty inspiring stuff. Via The Worlds Best Ever.

The 100 Year Old Man…

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Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared is a really entertaining fiction novel I’m reading at the moment. I don’t post about fiction much, even though that’s mostly what I read in my free time. Written by Swedish journalist/author Jonas Jonasson, it tells the bizarre, unlikely, and incredible story of Allan Karlson – an easy-going Centenarian with a knack for ending up in the middle of a remarkably unlikely turn of events. It retells his life story, while a new adventure unfolds in the present. I’m already looking forward to Mr. Jonasson’s next title, whenever that might arrive.

CARBON 13

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My friends over at ACCLAIM have just made an announcement about who’ll be speaking at their CARBON Festival 2013 event, in Melbourne this April. The line-up already boasts some impressive names including Shawn Stussy, Ronnie Fieg, Henry Chalfant, Martha Cooper, Eddie Huang, Jeff Hamada, and Woody from Sneaker Freaker. Hit the link for more deets.

GR2: Year of the Snake

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Giant Robot usher in the Year of the Snake with a three week group exhibition including the work of Deth P. Sun, Luke Chueh, Yoskay Yamamoto, Audrey Kawasaki, Susie Ghahremani, and many more. The show opens tomorrow evening, on Sawtelle, in West LA. Via Arrested Motion, who have a nice preview.

Our True History

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Here’s a brand new print from Ernesto Yerena, called “Our True History.” The aim of this image is to “get people to question borders / colonization / nation states built over our ancestral nation / our indigenous diet / our connection with nature / womyn and men dynamics / medicine / and many other types of KNOWLEDGE.” Limited edition of 100, available today via the Hecho Con Ganas webstore.