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Criticizing our Materialistic World: KIDULT – Visual Dictatorship

 

 Graffiti artist KIDULT from Paris who is known for painting the stores of the big fashion labels published a 15-minute video explaining the political motives behind his work.

Among other things, the activist says the following:

“One should never underestimate the political and social power of graffiti.”

 While keeping in mind that KIDULT’s stunts are usually entertaining we have a different opinion on the subject matter. We think, that one should never overestimate the social and political power of graffiti. The type of protest and art, applied by KIDULT have been around for decades, they have become utterly mainstream, and are even being incorporated into the business world. KIDULT does point this out himself but then doesn’t do anything about it.

 Marc Jacobs demonstrated that these rather dull attempts of criticizing capitalism can be turned around quite easily. He had T-Shirts printed featuring photos of his store that had been vandalized by KIDULT, and sold those for 700 USD a piece.

 Whoever is interested in watching the apocalyptic KIDULT video regardless can do that below. But please don’t take it seriously. Change is hardly ever initiated from the outside and even less so by graffiti on shop windows.

Von: Jakob

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Finally: The right Shirt for an Amish-Funeral

For years, I have been having sleeping problems. Every single night, one question haunts me, keeps me awake and simply leeds my into the already open arms of insanity: What would I wear, in case I am invited to the funeral of a beloved person from the Amish community? You know how it is, with those questions. Everybody has them.

Last night, after a long time, I could sleep (and then correctly: twelve-and-a-half hours).

I was absolutely relieved, because now I now: I would wear a dark stand-up collar. Like this one by OMNIBOYS. Or this one by NORSE PROJECTS.

You can not imagine, how relieved I am. Sometimes it is as easy, this real life in the fake one.

Von: Julian

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Preview: Adidas Originals x Pharrell Williams

At the beginning of the year, ADIDAS announced a collaboration together with Pharrell Williams, that shouldn’t be a one-season-thing. 

The cooperation between the Herzogenaurach-based sports-article producer and the US musician is going to be a fixed thing, beyond a few season, is the declaration. The first pictures – more or less a preview – have been crossing the net today.

Two classics have been dared by Pharrell: the super-star training-jacket with the iconic Adidas-stripes and the Stan Smith – both items are going to be available in red, blue and black.

The jacket will cost about 1000 Dollar, the Stan Smith 150 Dollar. From the 20th of september on, the first pieces of the collaboration will be delivered to selected sneaker-stores, concept-stores and adidas originals flagship stores.

 

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