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13th

Netflix have been producing some amazing content lately, and this documentary about incarceration in America is well worth a watch. It deals with the US’s insanely high incarceration rate (over 4 million prisoners is the highest prison population in the world – higher than China, higher than everyone). And once they drill down into the numbers, things get even worse. It’s no secret black and brown people make up a wildly disproportionate percentage of the incarcerated people, and 13TH looks at how a small detail in the 13th Amendment essentially props up legal slavery, as criminals can be worked for little to no pay, and it’s big business. Regardless of color, many of the prisoners are locked up over trivial nonviolent drug offenses. This important social justice issue naturally overlaps with other major societal issues at the forefront today, including policing, police brutality, the fallout of slavery, institutional racism, and the Black Lives Matter movement. Not a fun watch, but a crucial one nonetheless.

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Baker’s Dozen

The good people at 1xRun have teamed up with creative talent Kevin Lyons for a great new collection of prints and originals, “In homage to Detroit native J Dilla, Lyons created a series of 31 donuts named after each track on Dilla‚Äôs classic Donuts album.” Check out all the incredible work here.

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Systems

Los Angeles graffiti legend Jason REVOK is set to unveil a new body of work in Downtown LA this evening, when his solo show Systems opens at Library Street Collective. It sounds like it’s pretty amazing. The gallery is located at 5428 W. Washington Blvd, and the show runs through November 12th.

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Tiny Hand

The final debate for the current presidential election was last night, and I can’t wait for this thing to end. At first, it was kind of an interesting spectacle, with Trump saying the most insane things. Except some people agreed with the things he said, and actually want to vote him into office, which is rather frightening, and takes all the fun out of the whole circus as far as I’m concerned. All that said, here is a funny font called Tiny Hand modeled on Trump’s handwriting. If you wanted to download this for some reason, you can find the link at the bottom of this Buzzfeed article. Via FastCoDesign.

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Zipline

It seems that when drones are in the press, it’s often through a negative lens – stories about attaching them to guns, or obstructing first responders, even crashing into the Whitehouse lawn every now and then. Here’s a great story from Fast Company about Zipline who use drones to help deliver blood to remote hospitals in Rwanda. The accompanying video is great too.

POW! WOW! JAPAN

POW! WOW! JAPAN 2016 starts today! I was lucky enough to be there last year during the first POW! WOW! JAPAN. This year the mural festival and accompanying events are going down in Kobe, a city in Kansai, near Osaka and Kyoto. It’s a lovely place – I lived there for about 5 years during high school. Funnily enough, many of the murals are going up on my old high school. You can follow the fun on their Instagram account.

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Rogue One

Excited about this. As opposed to the Nissan Rogue, which has absolutely no rogue-ish qualities, somehow. Happy Sunday!