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Posts Tagged ‘Neckface’

Great, But Where’s the Duff Beer?

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The Simpsons Movie hype has reached a fever pitch this week with Springfield, Vermont winning the premiere and ever-expanding Flickr pools of the legendary 7-Elevens turned Kwik-E-Marts. 7-Eleven has a guide to some of the faux products that made their way onto Apu’s shelves, but via Murketing we learn there’s also a Vans artists series tie-in by peeps like Neckface, KAWS and Stash. According to Complex:

Vans hit up 12 staples in the underground art community to produce a series of Simpson-inspired sneakers, as part of an ultra-limited collaborative project. Allowing each artist the freedom of interpreting the way they viewed the crew from Springfield, each sneaker came out distinctively different, carrying a serious collect-ability factor.

On July 14, 100 pairs of 14 models will be available for $100 each at places like Undefeated, Supreme, and Dave’s Quality Meat. Sadly, they will not be available at the local Kwik-E-Mart. And you won’t find Duff Beer there either. Thank you, come again.

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Splasher Suspect Arrested; Manifesto Appears at Another Fairey Show

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The keen eyes of Spencer Cross spotted this story about the bust of the supposed Splasher (who was nabbed trying to stink up Shepard Fairey‘s show last week). Suspect James Cooper swears he didn’t do it, but two nights later, two people showed up to another Fairey event and distributed tabloids entitled “If we did it this is how it would’ve happened.” In it, they criticize Fairey, Swoon, Faile, Visual Resistance, and Marc and Sara Schiller at Wooster Collective, as well as claiming they were responsible for Banksy and Neckface splashings.

You can spend hours poring over the whole thing since the NY Times has posted the entire Splasher Manifesto online as PDFs, but after reading through most of it ourselves we’d recommend not wasting your time. Like most anonymous manifestos, it wanders, to say the least. And it’s just begging to be tacked up somewhere and splashed with paint.

Vice Too Hot For TV

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Bible of irreverence Vice has taken over the internet airwaves and in doing so, promises to rescue us from “television’s deathlike grip.” Creative-directed by Spike Jonze, VBS.tv has contributors stationed all over the world–essential for segments like The Vice Guide to Travel and no doubt very helpful for producing something called The Cute Show.

As for the arty offerings, there’s plenty. We like the series Epicly Later’d, the latest of which follows Neckface from his havoc-wreaking graffiti career to his subdued new life as an introspective watercolor artist. Elsewhere, you can follow David Choe as he hitchhikes his way across America in Thumbs Up, and you can see photographer Richard Kern…well, we’re not really at liberty to say what he’s doing but let’s just say that Vice is right. You can’t see this stuff on TV.