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Like Plush Avenger by Josh Brophy? See more at Corey Helford Gallery this Saturday!
Martin Tomsky uses laser cutters to create three dimensional woodcuts that are very detailed and awesome:
Remember that Sam won an Ignatz brick for Outstanding Artist this year at SPX?
Don’t sleep on this.
Recent work by illustrator Lars Otterclou (Previously on Supersonic):
NOSEGO for your afternoon.
At first glance, one could argue that this came out of a massively misguided attempt to capitalize the youth culture zeitgeist of the moment (which every savvy youth fashion line must do in order to stay ahead of trends)—-kent state is very relevant now as today’s youth grow up under the heel of a militarized police force. OBVIOUSLY UO completely failed to draw that parallel in a way that isn’t just utterly fucking horrifying. But I can’t ignore the bigger picture here. The victims of the Kent State Massacre were liberal hippies and the core consumer base of UO are liberal hipsters—-even if one can make an argument that hipsters aren’t exact parallels of hippies, UO has spent a lot of time and effort to sell the boho racist hippie aesthetic to hipsters (ponchos, war bonnets, crystals and “vintage” everything). Now consider that the founder of UO poured $13,000 dollars into Rick Santorum’s election campaign, and has demonstrated his personal views and business practices align strongly with the GOP—-the racist, misogynist, classist party that to my mind has everything to gain from an event where police mow down liberal youth with high powered military grade assault rifles. So when UO tries to sell me a bloodied Kent State sweatshirt, all I hear is “pay us to clothe you in the violent oppression we will use your money to engineer.” Tl;dr: PAY US TO KILL YOU