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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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adidas Creative Director DIRK SCHÖNBERGER on The Spirit of Collaboration

The contemporary fashion market, with its gluttonous appetite for novelty, cycles through trends at vertiginous speeds. In this climate, adidas has looked towards collaboration as a way of targeting specific niches and demographics without diluting the brand’s history. DIRK SCHÖNBERGER is the creative director of the adidas Sport Style division, where he has presided over…
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JOHN WATERS Hitchhikes Across America and Witnesses Its Demented Generosity

JOHN WATERS was born in the Lutherville suburb of Baltimore in 1946 and became famous in the 1970s for flouting Hollywood’s rules and reveling in bad taste. In his 17 Oscar-­free classic cult films, Waters has exploited as much entertainment as possible from low­brow sexploitation and the provocative deviance of subcultural taboo. Today he is…
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Land Rovers and Concealed Footprints: A Meditation on Desert Aesthetics

Following last month’s survey into the world of corporate aesthetics, artist Reese Riley of Archival Aesthetics: Environment and Object returns with another special commission of collages exploring desert imagery. Along with artists Rachel Archibald, Juan Villascusa, Alfred English, and Art Belikov, this month Riley presents visions of desert mysticism and Saharan opulence, accompanied by a …
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PERFORMANCE REVITALIZED: Why We Are So Excited About the SUPREME x STONE ISLAND Fall 2014 Collection

STONE ISLAND has just completed its first collaboration with SUPREME on a collection for Fall 2014. It features a new take on Stone Island’s classic Raso Gommato jacket as well as a crewneck sweatshirt, sweatpants, and a camp cap. One of Stone Island's definitive fabrics, Raso Gommato was invented by placing a polyurethane cover over military-inspired cotton satin. It is one of the many …
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From NOAM CHOMSKY to ICE-T: GLEN E. FRIEDMAN’s Book “My Rules” is a Survey in Being Hardcore

Glen E. Friedman’s legendary photo book Fuck You Heroes is twenty years old this month, sold out and on the privy bookshelves of skaters, punks, hip-hoppers and aficionados of rebellion around the world. Today, Friedman is still defiantly transmitting the aftershocks of the counter-cultures he was at the epicenter of with his sixth book, a seven-pound, 324-page reference, his first …
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Why WOLFGANG TILLMANS Has Re-Coded Recorded Music into an In Situ Experience

It is considered normal that in order to see original works of visual art one can visit a museum. However there is no dedicated space or place where one can go to to hear the works of musicians with the studio sound quality that the original recording was made in. This is the first exhibition in the series Playback Room that will, over the next months, give a dedicated space to the playback …
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032c’s Ten Must-See Exhibitions of Berlin Art Week 2014

With the start of the art fair (that pretends not to be an art fair) abc and dozens of gallery and institutional openings around the city, BERLIN ART WEEK begins today. In the name of user-friendliness, 032c has assembled a list of our favorite exhibitions of Berlin Art Week: KunstWerke Ryan Trecartin - SITE VISIT RYAN…
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Video Premiere: SUPREME Goes Inside the Studio of RAYMOND PETTIBON

Through his work for bands such as Black Flag and Sonic Youth, artist RAYMOND PETTIBON defined the visual identity of American punk culture. With a delivery that is at once clever and violent, Pettibon's work portrays the anti-authoritarian sentiment of marginal youth culture through a vocabulary of signature tropes—ranging from Charles Manson to jocks to cartoon characters to buffoonish …
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ITEM IDEM Invades New York City with a “Tiki Pop” Reflection on Late Capitalism

CYRIL DUVAL—also known under the name of his semi-fictional brand ITEM IDEM—is a creative virtuoso and a 21st century master of disguise. For his first solo exhibition in the United States at JOHANNES VOGT in Chelsea, Duval presents "Voir Dire," an iconographic collision of pop narratives—from McDonald's to Disney to Tiki—that simultaneously augments and subverts the mechanisms of a consumer …
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K-HOLE Interviews Fashion Strategist FLORIANE DE SAINT PIERRE on Creative Leadership

It wouldn’t be inaccurate to call FLORIANE DE SAINT PIERRE the power broker of the creative economy. Responsible for the term “creative leadership,” and having placed Christopher Bailey at Burberry and Alexander Wang at Balenciaga, de Saint Pierre seeks out those who can intuitively identify the right spirit, zeitgeist, and vibes for a particular brand. K-HOLE sat down with Floriane to …
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K-HOLE Interviews Tech and Organizational Strategist VENKATESH RAO on Creative Leadership

VENKATESH RAO (who goes by “Venkat”) is a writer, tech and organizational strategist, and independent researcher. Venkat’s writing explores the sociological tension driving commerce at a historical/cultural scale. His best-known work is a series of blog posts analyzing workplace dynamics as seen through the lens of NBC’s The Office. K-HOLE corresponded with him over email.
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VASYA RUN: A Russian Graffiti Performance Turns into a Program for Spiritual Emancipation

For the upcoming Vasya Run performance in Moscow, Vasya Belov transformed his experience of being in prison into a first-person script. The product of an unlikely union between the Moscow avant-garde and anonymous teenagers, Vasya Run merges hip hop, spiritual practices, and theatre. It can be called a performance project, but in essence Vasya Run is a living manual on how to escape the …
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“Pearls, Lots of Pearls”: 032c Goes Backstage with ADAM SELMAN

Due to his work as the costume designer for Rihanna—as well as for other celebrity clients—ADAM SELMAN has been lauded as a master of the 21st century red carpet. With girls in Converse Chuck Taylors holding numbered signs, Selman's highly-anticipated SS15 runway show at New York Fashion Week was a jocular spin on a 1950s salon presentation. 032c spoke with Adam Selman backstage before the show.
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Artist MARCO BRAMBILLA’s Noir Seduction for HUGO BOSS

Artist MARCO BAMBILLA’s promotional video for Hugo Boss is a ballet of nature, seduction, technocracy, and fashion. The director of Demolition Man (1993) and creator of ecstatic, surreal video work that’s typically presented in unexpected places—like the Standard NYC elevator or Times Square (forthcoming)—Brambilla is a master of the baroque pop spectacle. His works, such as the Megaplex …
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Welcome to XXXercise: A VIP Tour by Artist ILJA KARILAMPI

Artist, writer, and radio host ILJA KARILAMPI is a storyteller in the age of fiber optic communication. Drawing references from Dutch stadium house, American hip hop, and his own experiences as a Swedish native based in Berlin, Karilampi’s works are circuitous, sticker-littered networks of symbols. During his Tocqueville-esque journey to the hometown of 50 Cent, Karilampi sent 032c a VIP …
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