"Art Clothes" sound like something a high school visual art teacher wears. That probably means gaucho pants and Mondrian inspired reading glasses and old Camper shoes and a vest that literally has paint on them: no one has time for that. But, you should take time for artist Dane Johnson's art clothes because—Well.—they truly are what they sound like.
The project came out of a collaboration with art/retail space Either Way, which hosted a small show of these wears back in June. Johnson painted graphic shapes that ranged from baseball silhouettes to non-objective zig zags on various primary, colorblocking plays. His paint choices follow similarly as they are simple and somewhat understated, making the entire collection extremely different but one, cohesive thought.
To make this whole thing even better, dream team photography duo (AND ISSUE 5 OF WORK COVER STORY PHOTOGRAPHERS) JUCO did a nice little shoot of the clothing. Shot on bright backdrops, everything pops and everything seems a bit more enticing. If they weren’t so expensive, I’d probably buy half of the wears and hang them on my wall.
If you’re down with this, you should check out Either Way’s online shop, where the goods are for sale. There’s more than women’s clothing, too: there are unisex clothes and kids clothes and even some shoes. Catch more of JUCO’s photography of the collection here.
PASTEL takes the feel-good soul glowing vibe of the good ol’ Panda Bear song “Ponytail" and takes it on different type of holy ascension from a minimally haunting intro into a layered R n’ B body moving nirvana.
"Orange County based “bedroom” R+B experimental musician PASTEL returns after his much acclaimed “Sweeter Conversations” single with the random cover of the Panda Bear 2009 classic “Ponytail”. Pastel (who’s real name is Gabriel Brenner) recorded the track minimal musical accompaniment and layered vocals (much like the original) and sets to release it as a free download and pre-cursor to the upcoming EP (due in September 2014 via MANIMAL)"
PASTEL “Ponytail” (MANIMAL: July 25th, 2014
What do you get when you cross over many sheets of colorful construction paper, some herbal remedies, meditation, time, and a very sharp knife?
Jen makes what seems to be a painting or an optical illusion out of paper, come to life against white walls and space. She also is an issue 6 contributor. If you get a chance to scope her work out, don’t pass it up.
Is there anything better than puppies and music? There probably isn’t (because both puppies and music are great things). FYF and LA Animal Rescue are teaming up on August 3 for a pet adoption drive called The Great Escape. If you do not have a dog, please attend and find yourself a musical canine.
Hi David Lynch,
I hope this note finds you well. I am a big fan of your work! You are a great filmmaker. I’ve seen almost *every* film you have made, even the more obscure, early short films that were released on DVD when I was in high school. Films like Mullholland Drive were huge influences on my life. I live in Los Angeles and not a day goes by where I don’t think about that film. It’s so powerful!
All this said—and your canon and philosophies aside—I have a question: What the fuck is this?
I have so many questions, man. Why activewear? Why florals? Why “Live The Process”? WHY THE FUCK IS THIS SUSAN POWTER STOP THE MADNESS YOGA FASHION BULL. Like—Dude.—you could have made zen flip-flops for Uniqlo. You could have scribbled on a pair of pants for Topshop. You could have put your face on a hoodie for American Apparel. You could have literally taken a pee on some Opening Ceremony t-shirts and made thousands of dollars.
I understand that you are a philosopher. I understand that you are meditative. I do not understand this entry into fashion that you have taken. The “David Lynch Floral” is indeed a fantastic way to create something that will benefit victims of domestic abuse: that is a good thing. But not-Lululemon as the means to express this? I cannot, sir. I just cannot.
I am going to turn my head, cough, and pretend this didn’t happen. I’ve been doing the same thing with your musical career for years. Maybe make furniture again? I don’t know, dude, but I think you may be getting soft.
The Sophomore version of me is very, very not jazzed about this outing. The ten year(-ish) older version of me has a feeling that you may be trolling us. Regardless, I feel like you need to explain yourself because why activewear?
I am here, waiting, should you want to give an answer. Thank you (and I love you) (and your hair is always on point).
It’s summer time. That means warm nights that are made for staying out and movin’ that body of yours… against other bodies.
Come do exactly that with us August 5th at our favorite Brooklyn spot Baby’s All Right !
A very special line up for you w/ the amazing sounds includes:
Leisure Cruise 11:00
W/ obscure and groovy in between and after sounds from:
DJ All Night Sucka - ( of Invisible Familiars )
Come early and get some food in ya, cause we know you’ll be needing that energy for later.
We are excited to shake a leg with you!
Get your Tickets and don’t be a chump when they sell out! http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/637721
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