Birmingham, Alabama-based artist Walt Creel creates illustrations by firing guns at aluminum sheets. He calls his collection “Deweaponizing the Gun”, and sees it as an exploration of guns in U.S., and in particular, Southern culture:
The terms gun and weapon are practically interchangeable. From hunting to war, self defense to target practice, the gun has been a symbol of power and destruction. Art and entertainment have both taken the same approach to he gun. Traveling Wild West shows had gunslingers that shot crude silhouettes and names, but this was done to illustrate the shooters prowess. Some artists have used high speed film to capture a bullet slicing through its target, while other artists have melted guns into sculptures.
This action packed trailer was created by Vadzim Khudabets from Zelva, Belarus. Movie making is just his hobby and he is expecting to create a second one soon. He used 50 trailers from various genres and time periods to create those most epic action trailer on Earth.
Burton has unveiled the official uniform for the U.S. Snowboarding Team at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics – and it’s denim and plaid! The uniforms remind me a bit of Travis Pastranas Lumber Jack gear he wore when he pulled the double back flip at the X games a few years back.
The inspiration behind the U.S. Snowboarding Team outerwear for the 2010 Olympics is classic Americana
says Greg Dacyshyn, Senior Vice President of Creative at Burton.
Although we are creating a uniform, our first objective is to express the individuality of snowboarding. As such, we are taking vintage American looks and interpreting them in a very unique and unexpected fashion. Finally, we will ensure that all of the highest technical attributes are maintained in the pieces, so that performance and function are not jeopardized. The result will be a progressive and fresh look that challenges the former conservatism of the Olympics.
If your asking for my honest opinion, I think the uniforms are dope, but not the most original. Kids have been rocking the tight jeans look on the hill for about 2 or 3 years now. The emo fashion has dominated snowboarding almost as badly as the gangster look made famous by the Tech Nine crew. Although these uni’s arent emo, they are close enough to the flannel and jeans look that is oh so popular. Dont get me wrong, I like this look that Burton went with, I just wish they didnt try and make it seem like they came out with this marvelous and completely original idea that no one has ever seen before.
These are some awesome oil paintings by Shawn Barber from his collection acclaimed as “Tattooed Portraits”. He received his B.F.A. from the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, FL. Tattoos in general are interesting, the addition of the oil painting style only brings more to the table. Check Barber’s website out here, where he has a lot of other cool artowrk if you dig this stuff.
This new catalogue documents a recent exhibition at the Starmach Gallery in Krakow, presenting Andy Warhol’s Polaroid work during the last two decades of his life. Only someone like Warhol could pull off getting so much credit for taking Polaroids. The 65 color images include Warhol’s self-portraits–occasionally in drag or another kind of costume–as well as Warhol’s pictures of celebrities and artists from all fields. Included here are artists such as Keith Haring, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, Francesco Clemente, and Jean-Michel Basquiat; writers such as William S. Burroughs and Truman Capote; and actors including Liza Minelli and Dennis Hopper, among numerous others. Publications like this are great to add to your collection because they give a glimpse into Warhols personal life.
The Medieval period has to be one of the cruelest junctures in human history, judging by the creativity of their torture and their torture devices. The best part about these torture devices is that the usually were performed for a public viewing. I can’t even imagine seeing a dude getting his skin pealed on the corner, while people are just calmly walking by picking up their groceries. On the other hand though, if I was bored on a Friday night, I can’t see how drinking a 12 pack and watching a guy getting pulled limb from limb could not be entertaining. Anyway, here are the top 10 worst torture tactics of medieval times.
10. The Brazen Bull
The condemned were shut in the bull and a fire was set under it, heating the metal until it became yellow hot and causing the person inside to roast to death, yummmmmmmm.
9. The Spanish Tickler
It’s a very simple instrument that was used to tear a victim’s skin apart. Due to its shape, neither bones nor muscles were spared. The victim was naked and tied making him or her completely defenseless. Then the torturers began the (sometimes public) act of mutilating the victim. They often began with the limbs and slowly moved into the chest, back, neck and finally the face.
Like it says in our ‘Whos ZootPatrol’ section, we are dedicated to keeping you in the know on everything from movies, music, fashion, art, and news, so its only natural that Im going to share some new music thats been created by a good friend and true pioneer in the hip hop world. From the depths of the Maryland underground, Brake Fast Records is proud to present “Cases” – an album filled with witty lyrics, shifting stream of consciousness raps and intriguing storytelling, all backed by a dark, enthralling soundscape. With top notch production from beat extraordinaires Tom Delay, Mark Henry (Raheem Devaughn, Freeway) and Nick Tha 1da (Emilio Rojas, Ken Starr), to put it simply…the album knocks! Ive been a fan of hip hop for most of my life, and I can tell you first hand, theres nothing like bumping an album, bobbin your head, and knowing that one of your good friends created it.
There are plenty of pot cafes out there, including one in Oregon, but until the Ganja Gourmet came to Denver last month, the world was without a sit-down marijuana restaurant. Steve Horowitz’s eatery opened just after Thanksgiving on what the businessman terms “Reefer Row,” a block featuring eight different weed dispensaries. It all started when the real estate market collapsed last year. Horowitz had been making and selling fridge magnets for realtors, but when bankruptcy loomed, he decided to get into marijuana.
Designers know that building a model can provide unique insides of a place, be it a building, public square … or an entire miniature folk-art model of downtown San Francisco that took nearly 35 years to construct, toothpick by tiny toothpick.
Elin Woods, I feel for you. Getting cheated on is the most sickening feeling I’ve ever felt. Not only do you feel absolutely betrayed, but you view yourself as completely worthless. I remember how stupid I was with my first ‘real’ girlfriend. It makes me ill to remember the person I was while dating her. What a vagina. We once had a phone conversation during the winter break of my freshman year of college that went a little something like this.
Ricky: I hope you like those flowers I sent to your house. I sent them on a Monday so all your girlies could be jealous all week. Where are ya? Are you on the treadmill? You sound winded.
Pookie: O, just at a friend’s place.
Ricky: Are you at Cindy’s or Jess’?
Ricky: Well where are you sills nills?
Pookie: I’m actually at Dusty’s. He threatened to kill himself again if I didn’t see him. I’m the only one who can make him feel better.
Ricky: O…I don’t really like you going over to your ex-boyfriend’s, but I trust you. Tell him to feel better. When can I meet him? I know he’s still one of your best friends.
(4-5 second silence)
Ricky: Hello? Hello? Pooks?
Dusty: Hey man this is Dusty. Listen, Pookie doesn’t want to be with you anymore. She’s back with me now.
Ricky: What? We just made sweet love last week after the holiday cruise. I don’t believe you!
Dustin: Love? That’s funny. I mean it’s cute and all, but we just fucked.
Ricky: (bitchy crying voice) Why are you doing this?
Pookie: Ricky look…we had sex a bunch of times. What did you think, I was going to marry you? We’re not together anymore. I want to be with Dusty.