Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Crack & Shine - Paris

If you haven't been tuning your computer to OffTheWall.Tv, you're missing out! The second episode of "Crack & Shine" takes us to the streets of Paris where the film crew interviews graffiti entrepreneur Andre and follows fellow taggers Tomerk, Horfe and Honet through the city. 

Watch it now on OffTheWall.Tv: Episode Two - Paris


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Crack & Shine International is a series of episodes that will follow the lives of some of the leading figures in the graffiti world and will show us the lengths they go through to practice their art & seeing what motivates them to do it.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Via SNAV: Connecting the Fuses

Our East Coast pal SNAV checks in after the storm and this time he's dropping by the Fuse TV offices. Check out his entire update after the jump!
I made my way out into the city after the storm and with the water from this weekend I thought I would see a lot of rats. I did see one big one though.
I went into the building and it was time to connect the fuse with OTW to see if we can get a spark.
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Lanvin Fall 2011 Short Film



Lanvin Fall 2011 campaign film is nothing short of amazing. Featuring awkwardly dancing models, ironically great fitting soundtrack by Pibull, and Lanvin's long time creative director Alber EIbaz dancing. Directed by Steven Meisel. It's a full minute of joy.


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The Cool Kids vs. Ford & Lopatin "World of Swimsuits"

ABX of DJ duo The Hood Internet mashed across musical genres once again! This time he took the flows of The Cool Kids (and croons of Mayer Hawthorne on the hook) from "Swimsuits" and set them against the Ford & Lopatin's dance-y beat from "World of Regret". Now you have a "World of Swimsuits", voila:


The Hood Internet - World Of Swimsuits (The Cool Kids x Ford & Lopatin) by hoodinternet


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Monday, August 29, 2011

Brad Pitt - Actor, Producer, Vans OTW Fan?

Brad Pitt has always been known to have a great sense of style from his early days as a rising star to recent years as a Hollywood heavyweight. Mr. Pitt has taken a liking to the Vans OTW Collection lately - this week he was spotted rocking a pair of the Bedford in white at a movie screening with his kids, and in May Tyler Durden ("Fight Club" reference) was rocking the moon grey Alomar on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival. Those are some good looking 'fits, keep rocking Brad!
 
Images via Just Jared and Socialite Life

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TrustoCorp takeover Hollywood


Anonymous art group TrustoCorp takes their "social commentary meets art campaign" to Los Angeles this time around taking over bus benches with fake ads parodying popular tv shows and created a series of star stencils featuring trappings and cliches of the film industry. Check it all out after the jump, enjoy!



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Trailer for Nordic action flick ID:A




Nordic film makers have been on the rise for a past few years delivering some truly unique and interesting films adding their own sense of dark humor and really well made action so ID:A is no exception. Enjoy the crazy action cuts trailer above.

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Friday, August 26, 2011

Arnold's One Liners

Ian Glaubinger created these illustrations based on one liners from a few of Arnold Schwarzenegger's films. Which films did he reference? Check out all of the one liners at thaeger.

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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Hanksy!

Tom Hanks is one of America's favorite actors - starring in several award-winning films in his 30-year-plus acting career. Aside from being immortalized on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1992 and in our minds as Forest Gump, Woody or any other of his popular movie characters, recently his likeness has been seen on New York's Lower East Side walls - Banksy style. An artist who tags their works as "Hanksy" has remixed Banksy's work by integrating Hanks' mug into the art. Above is the artist's most recent work which incorporates Hanks' "Cast Away" into Banksy's "Flower Chucker". Check out more of "Hanksy" after the jump!
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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

"Day to Night" at ClampArt Gallery New York

Stephen Wilkes captures New York's transition from daylight to moonlight in one picture for his photo exhibition "Day to Night". Wilkes took pictures for up to 15 hours at each location and merged the each set of photos into a single frame. "Day to Night" opens September 8 and runs until October 29 at ClampArt Gallery in New York. Get a sneak peak of the show at the gallery's website.


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Kinetic Sculptures by Limee Young


South Korean artist Limee Young makes complex kinetic sculptures using steel, cpu's, conductors, microprocessors, cogs , and other mechanical components resulting in truly mesmerizing object to view but not for any practical use...Check out a few images and a video of one of the sculptures in motion. More after the jump!




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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Sounds of Silence



172 movie clips of people demanding silence spliced together into one supercut. Amazing.

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Via SNAV: NY Ninjas

SNAV checks in and this time he's chillin' with Ninjasonik at Prohibit in New York! Get his full update after the jump!
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Monday, August 22, 2011

SXSW Flashback: Talib Kweli Live at Emo's Austin

Flashback to SXSW! This clip is from the Vans showcase at the festival hosted at Emo's. The line-up included Talib Kweli, The Black Lips, Bad Brains, OFF!, Trash Talk and The Stripminers. Check out Talib's 40-minute set below:



Catch the rest of the show and all of our webcasts at our official Stickam page.

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"Learn" by Rick Mereki



38,000 miles, 44 days, 18 flights and 11 countries are condensed into a one minute clip by three guys and their two cameras - part three of the move.eat.learn series by Rick Mereki and team. Get inspired!

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Friday, August 19, 2011

OTW Interview with Jeff McMillan


We went to check out the studio and did an interview with a very talented artist Jeff McMillan about his inspirations, projects, secret societies, bearbricks and... gnomes. Peep the video above or see the photos from his digs.


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Thursday, August 18, 2011

"Summertime in the City" - DJ Topcat (Mos Def vs. Lovin' Spoonful)



This one goes out the heat out here in Cali. DJ Topcat set Mos Def's "Summertime" against Lovin' Spoonful's "Summer in the City" for this one. The cross genre mash-up works surprisingly well regardless of the tracks' 40 year difference in time. Enjoy!

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Madeon - Pop Culture



At the ripe age of 17, Madeon creates a better mash-up than mixers twice his age. Another surprise about "Pop Culture": Madeon mashes nearly 40 sources into this 3 minute track. It's a little bit of everything using samples from dance acts such as Chromeo and Daft Punk to bands such as The Killers and The Who. Check out the whole list of sources at MashupTown.com.

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"The Old School Video Game Art Show" at Gallery 1988

As a kid video games inspired me to do so much - stay up late, play hooky from school because I was so tired from staying up late playing video games, half ass my homework, attempt a spin kick, the list goes on and on. Those probably weren't the most creative expressions but luckily, Gallery 1988 in Venice, California has a whole art show inspired by old school games! "The Old School Video Game Art Show" opens Friday, September 16 and runs through October 8 at Gallery 1988 located at 214 Pier Avenue in Venice. More than 90 artists will display their console conceptions at the show, peep the roster after the jump!
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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

"Social Media" The Exhibit

Social media has changed the way humans interact with one another. With online communities and smartphone applications making staying in touch easier, people rely on their devices to get them through their day. Artist David Byrne has created fake apps for the upcoming show, "Social Media" at Pace Gallery, to comment on society's digital dependency. The exhibit will also feature work from Christopher Baker, Aram Bartholl, Jonathan Harris, Robert Heinecken, Miranda July and Harrell Fletcher, Sep Kamvar and Penelope Umbrico, check it out if you're in the New York area between September 16 to October 15.

Info via Boing Boing

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Mike Giant vs. Dan Plazma as Told by Giant Himself



Mike Giant has been creating his art in the streets for over 20 years. Along the way, he met Dan Plazma and the two wrote together for some time. Things took a turn for the worse and now Mike Giant explains their beef. Hopefully they can work something out...


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"Akihabara Majokko Princess" by Takashi Murakami starring Kirsten Dunst




"Turning Japanese" gets an all-star remake with this video produced by pop culture artist Takashi Murakami, directed by Mc G and starring Kirsten Dunst. Dunst gets her cosplay on in the streets of Japan while singing this '80s track by The Vapors. The clip was featured in the "Pop Life: Art in a Material World" exhibition in London and is Murakami's take on J-Pop culture. 

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

“Zip Tie Massimal” by D.O.T.S.

Hey hey polar bear, let's enjoy some Coca Cola. Oh wait, you're transparent. Oh wait, are those zip ties?
Design Office Takebayashi Scroggin (D.O.T.S.) created "Zip Tie Massimal" in the shape of a polar bear using 20,000 zip ties. 
About the installation via D.O.T.S: Massimals are 1:1 design objects that serve as prototypes to examine how physical form can engage the public realm. These constructs are mass abstractions of animal forms fabricated in systematic fashion from one material. The suggestive forms and their specific arrangement imply docile behavior similar to animals in a petting zoo augmenting the way visitors approach and engage built form.
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"8 Hours in Brooklyn" by Next Level Pictures

Brooklyn, New York is a cultural melting pot - serving as the home of diverse neighborhoods with residents from all walks of life. Equipped with a Phantom Flex camera and limited to an eight hour shooting schedule, Next Level Pictures explored the borough and caught the eclectic community at play. Check out their video after the jump!
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Monday, August 15, 2011

"Skating in New York City" by Josh Maready



Josh Maready taped his GoPro camera under his skateboard and took to the streets of NYC. If boards had eyes, this would be their point of view.

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MÖBIUS: A Stop Motion Sculpture



MÖBIUS is a sculpture of 21 large triangles that can be configured into many cyclical patterns and behave as though it is eating itself, whilst sinking into the ground. The result is an optical illusion and a time-lapse of people interacting with the sculpture and moving through Melbourne's landmark location throughout the day. Pretty amazing effect!




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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Map of Metal


An interactive Map of Metal is a pretty amazing achievement in trying to catalog something like 25+ sub-genres of Metal and put it in a somewhat geographical context. Each of the genres have a description as well as a list of bands with videos that play in a corner of the map. Follow the link above to get your metal on.


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