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Shrink It & Pink It: MARTIN NIKLAS WIESER Debuts His Gender Fluid Look Book Images

Following the debut of his most recent collection and accompanying exhibition Pink or Blue last week at Trust Ltd, Alpine-born designer MARTIN NIKLAS WIESER has just released the look book images for the collection. Shot by Alex de Brabant and styled by Erik Raynal, the images debut here alongside a video directed by Alexa Karolinski with a soundtrack…
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Kram & Weisshaar’s ROBOCHOP Brings DIY into the Digital Age

This week at CeBIT, the world’s largest computer expo, design innovators Reed Kram and Clemens Weisshaar unveiled their latest project, ROBOCHOP. The large scale interactive installation consists of a slicing, dicing bright orange robot which takes its orders from a custom-designed software controlled by users from around the world. By visiting the Robochop website, the user…
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“LIFE, SEX AND DEATH AND ALL THAT FALLS IN BETWEEN”—Feature on foam Magazine’s 40th issue, “After Araki: Heaven & Hell”

The decision to place heavyweight Nobuyoshi Araki alongside eight contemporary Japanese photographers is both illuminating and somewhat confusing. Bookended by an extensive portfolio from Nobuyoshi Araki’s new series, qARADISE, foam’s 40th issue, “After Araki: Heaven & Hell” showcases work by figures whose connection to Araki is clear and those whose connection is a little tenuous. Yet, …
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“I AM THE PIETÀ”: 032c Premieres DONCHRISTIAN’s “Liu Kang” Music Video

DonChristian Jones’ soulful rap plays with spatial and temporal parameters to create tracks in which the past and present coalesce. Borrowing from Greek epics, architecture, and video games, the Philly-born, New York-based artist/producer is a man of many habits and modes. He studied painting at Wesleyan University, where he founded the Camp & Street crew along…
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“REVOLUTION STARTS IN HELL”—Russian Art Collective CHTO DELAT Speaks Out

The events of recent months have confronted the Russian artist collective, Chto Delat (“What Is To Be Done?”) with a changed reality. Their exhibition, "Time Capsule. Artistic Report on Catastrophe and Utopia", at KOW gallery in Berlin, marks a turning point as the group struggle to imagine an alternative future from the viewpoint of a cataclysmic present.
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An Interview with Stanley Kubrick’s Producer and In-House German JAN HARLAN

For more than thirty years, JAN HARLAN worked alongside Stanley Kubrick as the director’s researcher, confidant, and producer. Introduced to Kubrick in 1968 through his sister Christiane, Kubrick’s wife, Harlan began work as Kubrick’s resident German-speaker and travel companion, accompanying the director to Romania to assist in the pre-production of the never-realized epic …
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CALI THORNHILL DEWITT’s Sweatshirts “Pour One Out” for BIGGIE SMALLS, MASSIMO VIGNELLI, and ROMY SCHNIEDER

Artist CALI THORNHILL DEWITT’s assemblages are the gutter’s response to TMZ. Borrowing from the language of mass media—as well as graphic layouts from digital and IRL subcultures—his work advertises the collateral damage of success. Affixed with solemn gothic lettering, DeWitt’s memorial crewnecks are based on vernacular designs made by Los Angeles gangs in the 1980s and 90s. With pieces …
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032c Interiors: Writer FREDERIC TUTEN Gives Us a Look Inside His Old Friend ROY LICHTENSTEIN’s Studio

FREDERIC TUTEN never completely abandoned the idea of being an artist, but today we recognize him instead as a prolific writer of five experimental novels, a book of short stories, and several essays on contemporary art that range from John Baldesarri to Eric Fischl. His close association with New York’s art world is perhaps best exemplified by his friendship with ROY LICHTENSTEIN, who made …
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032c Exclusive: Hear a New Remix of DAN BODAN’s Catching Fire

After completing his latest album, Soft, over the summer, musician DAN BODAN commissioned Munich-based artist Alberto Troia (aka Kyselina) to choose a song and interpret it as a series of images. The result is a limited edition collection of three wall posters depicting Troia’s unique take on the song Catching Fire. The posters will launch this evening and…
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Time Shares: 032c Debuts Cottweiler’s Bronzed Up S/S 15 Campaign

Following last week’s A/W 2015 presentation at London Fashion Week, British design team COTTWEILER have released their campaign for the upcoming S/S 15 collection. Entitled Time Shares, the collection consists of 21 looks with a range of materials including tailored rubber, moquito net, and lightweight microfiber. The campaign makes its debut here with a poolside view,…
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Don’t call it a comeback! NikeLab ACG for city survivalism

Nike’s mandate to define sport utility within the city environment was set in motion by the company’s CEO Mark Parker, and the resulting collaboration has brought together specialists to look at mobility within the city environment – including Errolson Hugh, founder of Acronym, and Matthew Millward, Senior Design Director of Nike Sportswear. 032c was invited…
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It’s Melzy’s CYB€R MONDA¥! Free Shipping on Issue 25!

032c Fashion Director Mel Ottenberg starts up his very own Cyber Monday. Get the 25th issue with his notorious Rihanna cover story for 12 Euro including free shipping worldwide… Only available for the next 48 hours! Visit our online store, follow Mel Ottenberg on instagram @melzy917!
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Viva Nigeria: GRACE WALES BONNER’s Bejeweled Visions of Menswear

GRACE WALES BONNER is a young British menswear designer and recent graduate of London’s Central Saint Martins whose BA collection won her the L’Oréal Professionel Talent Award following the show. A thoroughly-researched blend of 70s Nigerian flair and western decadence, her designs eschew the gender binary and create a new vision for a fluid present while alluding…
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Post-Soviet Suburbia: KIRILL SAVCHENKOV’s “Umwelt”

In his project Umwelt, Savchenkov studies suburbs as habitat—both utopian and dystopian, real and virtual. Shown through the prism of eclectic memories, it is a pop cultural playground for the young, littered with plastic bags and energy drink cans. It is a mythical space of the ideals that have been abandoned by their creators, left free to grow and develop on their own.
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Microchip Exposure & Bluetooth Vocabularies: A Meditation on Tech Aesthetics

The Archival Aesthetics: Environment and Object universe has once again expanded with a visual discussion of “Tech Aesthetics”. Reese Riley and Gergo Kovacs return with their roster of visual artists, contemplating the tech object as both a plasma-screened deity and an extension of human interactivity. Accompanying mix by Born In Flamez. “The mythic tech object is a …
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Online and Unmoored: In Search of PRINCESS NOKIA

How does one cut through the fog, particularly as an artist who’s built an aesthetic by sourcing from the past? Princess Nokia is unfazed, though. The pervasiveness of tech nostalgia propels her forward and stokes her imagination. Princess Nokia premieres her video for "Nokia" along with a profile by Matthew Grumbach.
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Blue Sky Agenda: Designer ANDERS HAAL in Conversation with 032c

ANDERS HAAL is a Stockholm-based designer who, after completing his studies at Beckmans College of Design, moved on to become first designer at Ann-Sofie Back Atelje. In late 2013, he left the company to start his own label, HAAL, which was quickly picked up by forward-thinking retailers such as LN-CC and Opening Ceremony. His second…
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Aries Aries Rising HOOD BY AIR

HOOD BY AIR is a phenomenon. The NYC-based label is run by Shayne Oliver, a 26-year-old designer from East New York, Brooklyn. In 2006, at 18, Oliver and friend Raul Lopez started Hood by Air as a T-shirt line that exaggerated the graphic and fit of 1990s streetwear brands like FUBU, Enyce, and Eckō. The…
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How adidas’ SPEZIAL collection reveals Northern England’s obsession with the brand from Herzogenaurach

The genesis of Britain’s fascination with sportswear begins in the North of England. Arguments abound regarding the overused and oft-abused “casual” appellation to denote the terrace dwellers who made a brand like adidas — which once seemed so exotic to those attempting clean living in drab surroundings — synonymous with cities like Manchester and Liverpool.…
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Black is a Hard Drug: ODILE DECQ

According to I.M. Pei, architects don’t really know what they’re doing until they reach 60. Which means that 58-year-old ODILE DECQ is rather precocious, since she has already entered a mature phase of her career with large, complex projects such as the Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma, the FRAC Bretagne in Rennes, the just-completed Pavillon 8 in Lyon, and the forthcoming Museum of Homo …
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