We’ve covered previous other racy Boom-Art collections such as the 1970s Pin-Up Girl Skateboards, but none have been as sexually charged (or controversial) as their latest collaboration: the Disney Orgy Skate Decks. As can be inferred from the title, the two limited edition skate decks feature a hilarious take on classic Disney characters doing very, very, [...]


3 May
Projects, posters & history of illustrated information by Taschen

How do you best grasp obtuse concepts? With a constant influx of information, prose becomes tedious, PowerPoint is mundane, lectures are too easy to tune out; but the information graphic seems to maintain focus from even the shortest of attention spans. Author of Information Graphics Sandra Rendgen has concluded that visuals are the only way [...]


18 Apr
Rizzoli's commemorative tome for the retailer extraordinaire

Rizzoli — publishers of the M.I.A. Collage Book — have teamed up with retailer extraordinaire Opening Ceremony to celebrate the boutique’s ten year anniversary by publishing a large format hardcover book to be released on September 4th: “[The book] includes original photography by Terry Richardson, ‘zine inserts by Chloë Sevigny and Spike Jonze, and memories [...]


15 Mar
192 pages of the controversial artist's bold collage work

M.I.A. gets her own eponymous hardcover book from New York publishing house Rizzoli. Titled simply M.I.A., the 192 page compendium is an autobiographical monograph of the button-pushing artist’s collages. Known for her ability to combine styles with bombastic results — be that aurally via music or visually through her engaging fashion style, bold look, colorful [...]


14 Mar
Photographer Jörg Brüggemann peers into the soul of heavy metal

Aaaah, metal. If you escaped the 80s without owning a Pantera album, or something from Slayer, chances are you were kind of a pussy. That’s not a smear, that’s just basic science. But metal has clearly survived the Reagan era, and is an entrenched culture everywhere from the frozen wilds of Scandinavia to the torrid [...]


28 Feb
Harriet Worsley scores the connection between society & fashion

The eternally elegant Coco Chanel once remarked, “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” This central idea that fashion is not merely a random assortment of trends, styles and clothes — but [...]


5 Jul
Josh Sims' historical guide to everything in your wardrobe

There are many books that cover the various dapper personalities who have defined men’s fashion over the last century — the rakes who wore timeless garments that became indelibly stamped into our cultural psyches (such as the impeccably disheveled Gregory Peck on the cover, above). But not many books will tell you the history of [...]


22 Apr
Tour dates with Dinosaur Jr., recently turning 50, and what he really thinks about Mick Jagger singing "Satisfaction"

For anyone living under a rock for the last 30 years, Henry Rollins was of course the former frontman for punk legends Black Flag, later going on to helm his own Lollapalooza era Rollins Band, as well as other solo efforts. Henry has also made several guest appearances on other artists’ (TOOL, Tommy Iommi, Les [...]

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