Hip hop, Kickstarter & North Korea #longreads
Check out an excerpt from Style Wars, the film that helped define the graffiti culture. Last year the documentary was saved thanks to 572 backers who helped restore the footage and bring outtakes out of the archives. We couldn’t be more excited to screen part of the legendary film at the Kickstarter Film Fest this Saturday in Brooklyn! RSVP here to see Style Wars is all about!
KSR IRL: Tomorrow, 10/19 @ 11:30a, Hip Hop Word Count’s Tahir Hemphill speaks with Jake Barton (of Local Projects) as part of MoMA’s Talk to Me symposium.
At the presentation, Hempill will debut his Champagne Always Stains My Silk Datavis!
From MoMA: Panel discussions will be moderated by Paola Antonell; Adam Bly, founder and CEO, Seed Media Group; Majora Carter, President, Majora Carter Group; and Jamer Hunt, Director, MFA in Transdisciplinary Design program, Parsons The New School for Design.
Can’t make it? Watch the live stream!
KSR IRL: Thursday 9/22 @ 7p, Audiowear artists perform @ the Museum of Arts & Design. Peep the Audiowear Project Update for more intel on the event.
Elasticbrand, an Amsterdam and NYC-based multidisciplinary design studio, finally figured out the project that combines their love of ceramic objects and hip-hop. That claybeats baby = Audiowear, “a series of musical jewelry inspired by idiophone and aerophone instruments and the acoustic quality of clay.”
The collection includes a trumpet bracelet, a guiro cuff with playing thimble, a whistle charm necklace, a pan-flute collar, a diamond shaped rattle bracelet, and colorful xylophone bangles — all designed to create a “vocabulary of sounds” used to make music.