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SDCC

I was lucky to attend San Diego Comic Con 2014 this last weekend.  I got to go in the immersive, psychedelic Meatwad dome and the [adult swim] funhouse.  So crazy to think I’ve been following [adult swim] for over a decade now. I collected their promotional posters in Madison, WI right when they started out and turned them into a collage:

I love that [adult swim] has remained a source of artistic, original work for such a long time.  It’s a continual source of joy for me.

But, entering the con I experienced a heavy nostalgia, recalling the magic experience that comic book shops were in my youth.  The seemingly real, mystical qualities that the art and physical form of Magic cards; the bold, dramatic lines of comic book art; the colorful sensory overload of figurines… brought back memories I am so grateful for I’m nearly moved to tears.

Also took the time to sit on on two panels.  The first was comic book authors discussing what got them into comics and how to get others into the medium.  The second was on Afrofuturism (and the Ethno narratives of the presenters on the panel).  I stayed a moment after the Afrofuturism panel to talk to one of the presenters, who I’m really excited to email and continue a conversation with!

I realized that comics never really stopped being a part of my life.  I started buying comic books around age 13.  In my teen years, I collected the full Mike Grell Green Arrow series that ran from 1987-1991 (I’ve still got them in my closet but I haven’t read them in years).  I took a course on the graphic novel while receiving my literature degree.  I’ve continued to read a few graphic novels each year since then.  I’m so grateful that this medium has grown into a diverse, rich area for appreciation and exploration.  I think I’m going to have to stop reading so much about fashion and go back to reading comics.

kirikomade:

Vintage Martial Arts Jacket. Dyed with Japanese ai-zome indigo, the dye fades beautifully over time. #vintage #japanese #indigo #fade #antique #kiriko #kirikomade www.kirikomade.com

(via wmnnc)

thecuttingclass:

Watching Details Move Through Time at Anrealage | The Cutting Class. Anrealage, AW12, Tokyo.

Anrealage, AW12, Tokyo.

In the same way that some of the Futurist artists used stuttering lines to indicate speed and movement, Japanese label Anrealage was able to give the impression of blurry human movements, seen as though captured through the passing of time…

I wouldn’t argue that it’s an intrinsic quality because I don’t subscribe to any form of essentialism.  Of course it’s contextual.  Like the proverbial pornography, “I know it when I see it.”  An aesthetic quality like this is discernible but not precisely defined.  So I throw around the terms loosely.  In a way, to define them to myself.

A gallery list of footwear on my wishlist.
I sold my Guidi 988 boots because they were a full size too big for me.  I had been wearing them with 2 insoles but it was time to send them along.
They’re still on my list of footwear that I want in my rotation.  988s are a great looking boot that occupy a weird limbo between povera and futuristic. A gallery list of footwear on my wishlist.
I sold my Guidi 988 boots because they were a full size too big for me.  I had been wearing them with 2 insoles but it was time to send them along.
They’re still on my list of footwear that I want in my rotation.  988s are a great looking boot that occupy a weird limbo between povera and futuristic. A gallery list of footwear on my wishlist.
I sold my Guidi 988 boots because they were a full size too big for me.  I had been wearing them with 2 insoles but it was time to send them along.
They’re still on my list of footwear that I want in my rotation.  988s are a great looking boot that occupy a weird limbo between povera and futuristic. A gallery list of footwear on my wishlist.
I sold my Guidi 988 boots because they were a full size too big for me.  I had been wearing them with 2 insoles but it was time to send them along.
They’re still on my list of footwear that I want in my rotation.  988s are a great looking boot that occupy a weird limbo between povera and futuristic. A gallery list of footwear on my wishlist.
I sold my Guidi 988 boots because they were a full size too big for me.  I had been wearing them with 2 insoles but it was time to send them along.
They’re still on my list of footwear that I want in my rotation.  988s are a great looking boot that occupy a weird limbo between povera and futuristic.

A gallery list of footwear on my wishlist.

I sold my Guidi 988 boots because they were a full size too big for me.  I had been wearing them with 2 insoles but it was time to send them along.

They’re still on my list of footwear that I want in my rotation.  988s are a great looking boot that occupy a weird limbo between povera and futuristic.

Shucks from StyleZeitgeist.  I think he likes Rick Owens. Shucks from StyleZeitgeist.  I think he likes Rick Owens. Shucks from StyleZeitgeist.  I think he likes Rick Owens. Shucks from StyleZeitgeist.  I think he likes Rick Owens. Shucks from StyleZeitgeist.  I think he likes Rick Owens. Shucks from StyleZeitgeist.  I think he likes Rick Owens. Shucks from StyleZeitgeist.  I think he likes Rick Owens. Shucks from StyleZeitgeist.  I think he likes Rick Owens. Shucks from StyleZeitgeist.  I think he likes Rick Owens.

Shucks from StyleZeitgeist.  I think he likes Rick Owens.

Shot from AnUnknownQuantity feat. Rick Owens.
Favorite waywt shots from the last year. Favorite waywt shots from the last year. Favorite waywt shots from the last year. Favorite waywt shots from the last year.
Rick Owens Stooges two ways. Rick Owens Stooges two ways.