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JR faces in the city
July 23, 2008, 5:44 am
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“The city has a face, the country has a soul.”

I don’t know who said that, but it just might be true. And these days, it’s definitely no exaggeration to say that the walls have ears. Why not eyes, mouths, noses and other facial accroutements too? Luckily, JR obliges, with some of the sickest large scale urban work I’ve seen in a long time [via Wooster].


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xoooox hiv at berlin fashion week
July 23, 2008, 4:53 am
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In the 1980s, people feared that HIV might take over the world. Today they might have much the same worries about Swedish mega-retailer H+M. This billboard liberation from German artist XOOOOX, to coincide with Berlin Fashion Week, is pretty amazing. [via: Wooster]. XOOOOX doesn’t seem to have that much stuff up yet but I do like these rebranded benches. Font and a flourishy crest will go surprisingly far towards bougie-luxe appeal it seems.

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i don’t love me
July 14, 2008, 6:13 am
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Aw. I also do not love Arabic right now in its thorough consumption, subsequent implosion of my life. Originally via weheartit.And in other positivity du jour, I’m really not feeling movement politics lately. And by lately I mean at all. Maybe it will pass, maybe not. SDS national in DC may or may not be the turnpoint.

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maurizio saviani chewing gum couture
July 13, 2008, 6:36 am
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I came across these amazing works by Italian artist Maurizio Savini at the art of the prank recently. They’re not made entirely out of gum alone but fibreglass too, to produce these surprisingly detailed sculptures. I like that he seems to have chosen to use only the pink kind.

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human mirrors
July 13, 2008, 6:06 am
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How ill is this? In which Improv Everywhere gathered eight sets of identical twins for a NYC subway ride, lining them all up in once car sitting opposite each other, much to the consternation/ amusement of the other passengers. They got them to wear identical clothes and accessories too, to boot. Kind of wish I’d come across this earlier when it was still happening. [via urban prankster]

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TUMBLR TUMBLR
July 11, 2008, 8:39 pm
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[photo by Den]

This is rather superfun.
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walking up 23rd street
July 11, 2008, 7:31 pm
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It’s true – I often navigate my way through the city using Jeff Lewis songs. Last night I walked well over a hundred blocks and several avenues across the island uptown from Alphabet city. It was kind of wonderful, seeing the districts and the people out on the streets change as I traipsed northwards. Replete with several creepers and the token underdressed sobbing girl. Mostly though, I was just tired. Somewhere in the early 100s I bought myself flowers and my feet really hurt by that point but I was happy. I think that’s the first time I’ve ever done that, save for an orchid i had for several weeks, maybe months of my first year here. It’s a pretty bougie thing to do, maybe ameliorated only in small part by my having to stick them in an empty soda bottle. (Soda? Pop? What a very American word. I guess I would normally say soft drink, except that I seem to associate soft drinks with cans).

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