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September 21st, 2012

staysouthbay: singing security guard @ The Old Towne Mall in…



staysouthbay:

singing security guard @ The Old Towne Mall in Torrance, CA 1970s

I was obsessed with Old Towne Mall when I was young. It was a mall but it was like a fake town inside also with animatronics and rides and it was like a big stage set. SO COOL.

September 21st, 2012

staysouthbay: Steve Martin on 16th Street in Hermosa



staysouthbay:

Steve Martin on 16th Street in Hermosa

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September 21st, 2012

"I’ve tried to get you out of my head but I can’t seem to get you out of my flesh. I think about your…"

“I’ve tried to get you out of my head but I can’t seem to get you out of my flesh. I think about your body day and night. When I try to read it’s you I’m reading. When I sit down to eat it’s you I’m eating. When he touches me I think about you.”

- Jeanette Winterson, Written on the Body (via gqmoments)
September 21st, 2012

auntada: Fannie Lou Hamer at the Democratic National…



auntada:

Fannie Lou Hamer at the Democratic National Convention, Atlantic City, New Jersey, August 22, 1964

Warren K. Leffler, photographer

U.S. News & World Report Magazine Photograph Collection, Library of Congress


September 21st, 2012

havesexwithghosts: Hey all, I just completed work on an issue of GAYHOUSE, a french zine that…

havesexwithghosts:

Hey all, I just completed work on an issue of GAYHOUSE, a french zine that collaborates with a different queer artists for each issue. It will debut at the NY Art Book Fair at the end of this month. I think it looks really beautiful. It is dedicated to three of my great, recent loves—Mark, Doug, and Roberto. I am excited for folks to see it. Blurb below. For more information about the project, go here: http://www.gayhouse-building.com/?lang=en

GAYHOUSE is a graphic and visual review that invites artists to share their personal, singular and affirmative vision of gay identity— whether this vision by joyful, poetic, worried, ironic, humorous, pornographic, modest…Taking over the review is similar to inhabiting a house. The invited artist is free to select a layout, its decoration, and the guests. Ultimately, the review will present an image of his or her world.



“For the issue of GAYHOUSE, I wanted to combine colored pencil and ink drawings with photographs related to my daily life. The tensions I wanted to explore were between abstraction and representation; real and imagined; depicted and actual; whole and part; the world I yearn for and the one I move through on a daily basis. Desire is also key: the sigils are abstractions of desire, of course. The other thread of the issue is that it is very much a meditation on death, symbolized by the Aztec god of death, Mictlantecuhtlian, and an act of mourning for my friend Mark Aguhar—a young, genderqueer artist who committed suicide this past spring—who makes an appearance on the back cover. Altogether, you could say that the issue’s subject is the intertwining of desire and loss in daily life.” Elijah Burgher



Elijah Burgher (b. 1978, lives and works in Chicago) aims to contribute to the strain of countercultural queer mysticism exemplified by figures such as Jean Genet, Kenneth Anger, and Hakim Bey. His works, mostly drawings, have their sources in imagination, found stories, historical artworks, but take root into the artist’s daily life and personal history. Beside figurative drawings, where men are engaged in ritual activities, he creates sigils, magical emblems conceived after an historical method of spell casting developed by early 20th century occultist Austin Osman Spare, in which the letters spelling out a wish are combined into a new symbol. Thus he creates icons that utilize the language and history of abstraction.


Elijah Burgher’s GAYHOUSE #5 will be available on the booth of Septembre éditions at THE NY ART BOOK FAIR, 28 – 30 September, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, Queens.
Signature: Saturday 29 September, 5 P.M., official book-signing table in the lobby of MoMA PS1.



About: 210 x 297 mm; 3 colors printing; 200 copies numbered and signed; each copy comes in a blue aluminum envelope with a b&w silkscreen sticker. Price: 25 € / 32 US$

September 21st, 2012

scumblebee: mikkipedia: LOL GIFTSHOPS is the most concise and deadly cultural criticism/economic…

scumblebee:

mikkipedia:

LOL GIFTSHOPS

is the most concise and deadly cultural criticism/economic policy I have read in a long time, and I would tell you to launch it as the natural successor to Shut Up Foodies but it’s post-blog, it’s perfect, it’s cooked.

oh gosh i can’t deal with like Grown Successful Writer Friends saying things like that about stuff i write oh gosh oh gosh

Hush, you. Besides Kara will confirm that 90% of my career is an elaborate prank, and you are a smarty.

September 21st, 2012

scumblebee: aaaaaaaaahh ahhhhhhhhhhh ahhhhhhhhhhhhh everyone everyone an announcement pls i was…

scumblebee:

aaaaaaaaahh ahhhhhhhhhhh ahhhhhhhhhhhhh everyone everyone an announcement pls

i was trying to be centered and do things that make me feel good and balanced today so i did stuff like steal eyeshadow and buy (thrifty) altar decorations BUTTT part of what makes me feel good is exploring and doing new things so i went into this shop on my way home that i pass sometimes when i go that way (rarely) that markets itself as a gift shop (so i never go there, bc lol gift shops)

AND IT’S SECRETLY A MAGIC SHOP

they have a back room full of crystals and stones and chalices and oils and pre-mixed potions and dried herbs and candles and books and everything a witch could ever need

i mean in the front room they also have a bunch of rly cool thrifted clothes and handmade jewelry (like, i almost cried over this frida kahlo locket) and accessories

and i got seafoam green fishnets for $2

but like, i’m dying <3____<3 it is 6 blocks from my house

LOL GIFTSHOPS

is the most concise and deadly cultural criticism/economic policy I have read in a long time, and I would tell you to launch it as the natural successor to Shut Up Foodies but it’s post-blog, it’s perfect, it’s cooked.

September 21st, 2012

theswinginsixties: 1961 utility room design by…



theswinginsixties:

1961 utility room design by Sherwin-Williams.

SO UTILE

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