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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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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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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SCHOOL RUINED MY LIFE: Hyein Seo’s BAD EDUCATION at Antwerp’s Royal Academy

BAD EDUCATION is young designer HYEIN SEO’s latest collection, emphasizing youth, the afflictions of school, and invisible skateboards. Together with photographer NICOLE MARIA WINKLER and stylist John Colver, Seo premieres the collection—her final work at Antwerp’s Royal Academy—on 032c, accompanied by a video by Gemma Yin Taylor. Combining sexed-up Weltschmerz with recreational …
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Getting Spooky on the Beach: HYEIN SEO by NICOLE MARIA WINKLER

Korean-born designer HYEIN SEO has reached a level of recognition rare for someone who is not yet out of fashion school. A student at Antwerp's Royal Academy of Fine Arts, her latest collection has recently won her the British Fashion Council's Emerging Talent Award for Best Designer, and was shown at New York fashion week as part of VFILES Made Fashion. It's even become a favorite of …
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Technicolor Cuticles: 032c Premieres LAX-TXL, a new video by Alexa Karolinski and Keaton Ventura for USLU AIRLINES

USLU AIRLINES is a luxury cosmetics brand based across the street from 032c Workshop in Berlin. Co-operated by FERIDE USLU and JAN MIHM, it specializes in air-brush make-up and has produced over 200 lip- and nail-polish shades—each created from meticulous field research and other unconventional methods and named after an international airport code. Pulling from this beatific-scientific …
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Auf Wiedersehen, Vertical Video

The habit of recording video with an upright mobile phone—in portrait mode—has become an affliction. Cinema has always been produced horizontally. TVs and computer screens have horizontal ratios. Our eyes are oriented horizontally. Watching tall, skinny videos with side black bars is like going into the most boring k-hole imaginable. Neither our media nor our…
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Chiraq, Drillinois: Violence, Hip-Hop and Hope in Chicago

World Star Hip Hop has just released a self-produced documentary focusing on the dynamics at play between music and violence in America’s third-largest city, featuring interviews with local community organizers, police veterans, and major players in the drill music scene, from 14-year-old rapper Lil Mouse to Kanye West collaborator Rhymefest. “It’s no secret that Chicago’s…
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