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B/D + Shirts on Sale Giveaway, “Lucky Threes!”

In celebration of launching our Spring ’09 line on our online shop, we are doing an exclusive giveaway with one of our favorite apparel sites, Shirts on Sale.

 

We’re calling it “Lucky Threes” because 3 lucky entrants, picked for the most part at random, will each win a shirt (that’s 3 teeshirts) if they can come up with 3 bullet points or examples of what our newest, relaunched issue, Book 1, will look like.  

 

To enter, please send Shirts on Sale your three answers via their handy-dandy anti-spam email automator before 12:01 PM EST Friday May 22nd Only one entry per person will be accepted and your first guess counts!

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Jim O’Raw

Jim O’Raw’s silkscreened prints are a result of his fascination of cmyk printing techniques and the endless color manipulation and the experimental accidents  and imperfections that bring the work to life.

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Bus Stop Made From 100,000 LEGO Bricks Pops Up In London To Celebrate The Year Of The Bus

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With Britain celebrating the Year Of The Bus (#YOTB), three major companies teamed up to build an amazing life-sized LEGO bus stop on the Regent Street in London. Constructed from over 100,000 LEGO bricks, it features even the most intricate details and has a personal hashtag (#LEGOBusStop).

Opened to public just a few days ago, this bus stop already received huge attention from city’s visitors and locals. On Sunday, it served as a checkpoint for vintage bus parade and showcased models from the 1820’s up to the most modern Routemasters. According to the TfL spokesman, the bus stop was meant to stay in place until July 15th but the term may be prolonged.

“Many thousands of people pass along Regent Street each day and we hope the new shelter will bring a smile to the face of even a hardened commuter”,–Leon Daniels, TfL’s Managing Director of Surface Transport.

The LEGO bus stop project was initiated by Transport for London and developed together with LEGO and Trueform, a company that specializes in public transport hardware. It took around two weeks to build and appears on the outside of a legendary toy store Hamley’s.

New Work by Catherine Opie

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Cathy Opie has created a stunning new selection of portraits exploring lesbian identity in her latest body of work, “Girlfriends.” The women in her portraits range from Madonna and Angelina Jolie’s ex-girlfriend Jenny Shimizu, to Le Tigre’s JD Samson. Both honest and alluring, her photography recontextualizes the paradigm of femininity. Currently on view at New York’s Barbara Gladstone Gallery through April 24.

Saga Sig’s Fashion Fantasies

Saga Sig is an Icelandic photographer with a colorful, quirky, and fantastically narrative vision. Though, surprisingly, still a student of  fashion photography in London, Sig’s delightful photos have already been sought out by major commercial clients like Topshop, as well as trendsetting publications like Dazed & Confused and I-D. You can read up more on Sig’s fashion fairytales through her blog, The Neverending Story.   

Kwang-Ho Lee’s Ultra Vivid Paintings Of Prickly Cacti Are Far Out

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Artist Kwang-Ho Lee paints cacti that are far out. His accurate renderings of the prickly plant become ultra real even alien in Lee’s environment. This has to do with the artist’s signature style which applies paint in an opaque manner to large canvases. This gives the work a heightened sense of color making them more shocking and cinematic. The colors are ultra vivid and become a heightened form of realism. When applied onto huge surfaces they jump off the canvases. The secondary pigments further highlight the type of cacti Lee favors which is hairy. Some even look similar to the Addams Family’s cousin it and little orphan Annie. Others take on phallic connotations and evoke slight dreadlock nuances.

Lee is part of a group of painters tagged as modern realists. Using an expert skill set they capture subject matter, then turn it into something else with pigment, scale and application. Other projects Lee has been involved include depicting a series of Asian family members on chairs. These resemble typical provincial settings around the dinner table waiting for the meal to end and mahjong to begin. In a more recent series the painter depicts winter forest landscapes. He separates these by depicting the areas in day and night which ultimately capture the frozen trees and nubby bushes entangled in a state of dormancy and hibernation. His marks and color propel them into another place and time one that’s just a little bit off from reality.  (via honestlywtf)

Melting Polar Bear

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British sculptor Mark Coreth was sponsored by the WWF to create awareness on the subject of human impact on climate. The hunting polar bear has been standing standing proud in the Trafalgar Square’s Northern Terrace in London since last Friday the 11th. He will melt over the next 10 days, leaving a bronze skeleton, a pool of water and a powerful environmental message. If you’re in the area, please give Mr. Bear a sympathetic pet on the head. If you’re not in the area, you can watch his slow watery demise on a live feed (not completely sure if this works or not since everytime I’ve tried I’ve encountered technical difficulties.) Check out some not real-time vids of the sculptor and Mr. Bear’s daddy carving him out in the square after the jump.

Zsuzsanna Ilijin be Illin’

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Illustrator and graphic designer located in Amsterdam. She specializes in maps and posters, and makes them fun. I just had to rep some print and graphics.