Yasiin Bey (AKA the artist formerly known as Mos Def) and his tour DJ, Preservation, teamed up recently to release a remix album based on Mos’ 2009 LP The Ecstatic. You gotta sign up at Mondieu Music for the download. Via 2dopeboyz.
Bi-coastal clothing label CX.CITY have this cool content stream called Creative Minds, Creative Spaces, which is “a look inside the minds of modern creatives” and they just featured the super talented homie Benjie Escobar, alongside one of the best photos of Benjie ever. It’s actually a great read too. Radness.
Faces is a zine by two LA-based photographers, Michael R. Dueñas (interviewed) and Charlie Coatney. Coatney was a pro skater in the ’90s and then moved into art and photography. The two have teamed up to take half of the book each, from opposite sides, so each gets a front cover of their own. It deftly captures some of the elusive spirit of Los Angeles. [View Photos]
I just posted a brand new interview with super talented SF-based artist Hannah Stouffer, over on the Imprint Culture Lab website. It has nice pictures. Also, on a related note, see you at The Standard this evening.
Here’s the flyer for the Hannah Stouffer party at The Standard hotel in DTLA next Monday evening. 8pm.
The homie Jose “Suedehead” Lopez was just featured on Hypebeast as part of their great Pen & Paper series. He’s a talented artist/designer/illustrator who is probably best known for supplying the likes of The Hundreds, Us Vs Them, and Black Scale with incredible original artwork for graphic tees and more. He also has a spread in the latest issue of Black Rainbow magazine, and is a big part of Strange Times MFG too. Props. [Watch Video]
Hey Internet friends, how’s it going? Here’s the second video production from our recent-ish Imprint Culture Lab conference, held in Long Beach on 5/26. Starring the likes of Julia Huang, John Jay, Jeff Staple, and Martin Wong, it was shot by the talented Ben Clark. Good stuff – it really nicely captures some of the interesting ideas put forth during the event. [Watch Video]
The wonderfully talented Hannah Stouffer (interviewed; albeit quite a long time ago) is back in LA at the moment. She was invited to work on the 6th Street Mural wall outside The Standard, and they just posted their own interview with her. The best place to track her work in progress may well be her Instagram account. There’ll be an opening party on 6/10.
If you live in or around LA and you like burgers (so, roughly 10 million people, give or take) then you definitely want to check out my friend Fred’s (interviewed) family’s restaurant The Oinkster this week. They invented Burger Week, whereby they offer a very limited edition one-day-only Oinkster version of another famous burger each and every weekday. If you are up to the challenge, you go every day and you get epic rewards at the end. Don’t sleep, burger lovers. Eat first, then food coma. #burgerlords ALSO: Forgot to mention all the art is by Benjie!