Meth Modernity

From fast-fashion to high frequency trading, speed is now the prime mover in the world’s economy, so much so that it has entered our bio-chemistry. Anthropologist JASON PINE’s research into homemade meth production in rural Missouri shows that a backwater drug epidemic is in fact the spectre of an advanced mode of capitalism.
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Stephen Bayley on CRASHED CARS and the DEATH OF THE MODERN ERA

Death is the most banal event imaginable: A) it comes to everyone and B) it ends in the dirt. But the death of a celebrity, in a fast car, down some black night street, lit up in the bright silver of a paparazzo’s flash bulb, was, during the short twentieth century, the last word in…
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Sterling Ruby: WORK WEAR

Sterling Ruby's bleached, torched, and enzyme-washed studio clothing is an extension of his post-apocalyptic craft, in more ways than one. Here, Ruby shares his workwear archive in a visual contribution for 032c, and speaks about fashion's speed, hunting jackets, and his Gesamtkunstwerk.
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Marco Brambilla and HD Baroque

Artist MARCO BRAMBILLA is impossible to pin down. He directed a blockbuster at the age of 28 and immediately retired from Hollywood. He is a success story for the emerging practice of brand patronage. But Brambilla himself describes the process as a tightrope walk.
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Public Transportation: HOOD BY AIR in Conversation with BARNEYS NEW YORK

In the wake of Hood By Air’s sexually charged takeover of the shop windows at the Madison Avenue institution, designer SHAYNE OLIVER, Barneys creative director DENNIS FREEDMAN and BABAK RADBOY discuss transcendent repellence, dermatology, and the legacy of Helmut Lang over martini glasses filled with ceviche.
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The 032c PYRATE SOCIETY Cap is Here

Inspired by a recent trip to the British Virgin Islands – a former pirate haven and a present-day tax haven – the 032c Pyrate Society Cap pays a yacht club tribute to the early-modern punks of the high seas.
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032c Issue #30 – “NO FEAR”

The 30th issue of 032c, "An Innocent Mind Has No Fear", is out now. It is available directly from us, as well as in stores worldwide. For more information on the content, and to purchase, please click here.
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How Architecture Invented Italo-Disco

After visiting the Parisian discotheque Le Palace in 1978, Roland Barthes wrote in Vogue Homme, “I confess I am unable to interest myself in the beauty of a place if there are no people in it (I don’t like empty museums); and conversely, in order to discover the interest of a face, of a figure,…
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