Photographer Michael Franzini’s 30,000 mile trek across America documented what’s it like for your average teenager in this hyper-connected and media driven society. In his book 100 Young Americans, one hundred teenagers were pulled from each state to offer their personal accounts from a plethora of social situations and locations.
The generation examined is one that is bombarded with media information everyday (see here) with their private lives in the public realm more then ever. However, regardless of their backgrounds and upbringings, each share one common similarity in not always able to find their identity and independence. The book is available online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
At this years Medicom Toy Bearbrick Worldwide Tour 2007: Triumphant March, a special giveaway Bearbrick consisted of this 100% glitter Bearbrick. The Bearbrick Worldwide Tour represents the largest exhibition of Bearbricks in the world. On the Bearbrick, a logo can be seen on the chest with B@000 World Wide Tour on the back.
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Stan Lee is without a doubt one of the most influential comic book personalities to ever hit a sketch book. Under the Influence: A Tribute to Stan Lee is a gigantic art exhibition honoring Stan Lee. Approximately 100 artists such as Amanda Visell, Angry Woebots, Cameron Tiede, Chris Reccardi, Greg “Craola” Simkins, Luke Chueh and Travis Lampe among others each contributed original works from Marvel’s large roster of characters. The show will take place January 8th from 7:00 – 11:00 pm.
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The Visvim Kiefer Nome has just been released at Singapore’s Surrender. The Nome version is quite simple with the use of Nez Perce print along the side. Various colorways are included such as black, white and brown.
It seems like 2008 is going to be an overwhelming year of anniversary products which will include the likes of Converse, Nike Dunk, New Balance 576 all celebrating some sort of celebration. Among New Balance’s 576 special releases is this CM576 PR. The 576 favorite includes an embroidered upper which allows you to match your cool tribal tattoos to the upper. Other highlights include a purple felt lining, lacelocks and 3M highlights. Available in February of 2008.