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Monday, February 7, 2011

RIP Dilla & Pun

RIP J Dilla and Big Pun. Political Pirates tribute wallpaper. 


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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Community Screen printing Event

Pen and Sword, Voices of Liberaiton and Scope Urban Apparel will be on the scene helping out with the screen printing portion.

Youth Regional Reportback from USSF on MLK Day

Last June, three buses packed with 150 youth activists and supporters rode to Detroit as part of the Northeast Freedom Rides delegation to the U.S. Social Forum (www.ussf2010.org).  We were from the Boston-area, Worcester, Lowell, Springfield, Providence, and more.  We built relationships, knowledge, movement, and power.  And we want to share it with you and the beautiful youth that you work with!!!

Please mark your calendar for the Youth Regional Reportback from USSF!!!  Youth from a handful of Boston organizations have been working on it.  The event will include time to hear about the trip to Detroit, connect with people from across this youth movement we're all part of, a massive potluck, video & media from the trip, screening our own radical t-shirts, raffles, open mic & performances, HIV testing, sharing our current work, and building...building...building the next stage of the youth movement.  Please come through!

Date: Monday, January 17th, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Time: 4:30-8:00pm
Location: Spontaneous Celebrations community center at 45 Danforth Street, Boston, MA 02130 (near Stony Brook Orange Line Stop)
Contact: Cindy Printemps: printempscindy@gmail.com | 857-237-0201
Potluck: Bring whatever food you can!
Who: All the youth and orgs who were part of the Northeast Freedom Rides to Detroit and everyone else who's down with the youth movement!

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Monday, December 20, 2010

The Helmsplitter EP


We are proud to share The Helmsplitter EP with you - the latest homegrown media gem from our friend Rene Dongo. The Helmsplitter EP highlights unique voices in the Boston area through spoken word and music. Recorded / Produced by Daniel Fairclough and Rene Dongo. Featuring Seyonia Washington, Pause, O.T.O, Catch Wreck, and many more.

Download the whole EP for free here:
http://www.mediafire.com/?uwv7lixawbee2di

Track List:

1. Seyonia Washington - Imagine if the Beat Stopped
2. Pause - Where You Should Be
3. The Helmsplitter - Fight An Animal!
4. Zayde Buti - Hot n' Juicy
5. O.T.O. - Sail On Freestyle
6. Jasmine Mans - Nicki Minaj
7. Zeek - Hold To The Time
8. Anthony Febo - First Time
9. Catch Wreck - 1Tyme4UrMynd
10. Jack Kahn - Crisis
11. The Helmsplitter - Outro
12. Daniel Fairclough - Her Eyes (Bonus)

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Spiritual Doom

"A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom." ~ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


Found an interesting post comapring some stats about military spending on the Guardian Data Blog. Pretty mind boggling - if not surprising.

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

AeroSoul 2: Urban Hieroglyphics

If you are in the Bay Area or can get there by February, be sure to check out AeroSoul 2. Find out more at aerosoulart.com. Below is an invitation from the events organizer with the details:
Greetings All, We are extremely excited about the February Black History month Show,"AeroSoul2". The response for participation has been overwhelmingly Good. This is to be a Historic event that community particularly the youth will grow from and a celebration of high caliber Art coming from a rich legacy of STYLE. Many Legends of this Spray Art Calligraphy genre are representing on this occasion with Art,History,Style and knowledge...a coming together of creative geniuses. Please Follow the Link to the AeroSoul Art site. There will be constant updates to the site and We will keep you posted on news pertaining to the Art and hanging dates. aerosoulart.com Thank you, ~ Refa 1 & the Bay Area Aerosol Heritage Society.
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Catch Wreck - Concerto

Last week, Catch Wreck released the first track off of the forthcoming ADHD mixtape: "Concerto" over the classic roots track. Its been floating around on the web and getting some good feedback so I figured it was about time we posted about the art. Actually, in all honesty school has been consuming my life, and this is the first free moment I've had to write about it. But never mind the details. Wreck has been ready to release this track for a while now but due to the aforementioned school consuming my life thing, it took us a while to find a time to sit down and shoot and design the cover.


Once we found time, the rest was pretty easy. Catch had a clear mood and concept he was going for, having sent a lot of reference photography in the style he wanted. Then it was just a matter of gathering some readily available props and getting the shot. We did some very minor post process stuff to the photo to make the colors have the right relationships and very simple typography.

Overall, I, and more importantly Wreck are very pleased with the results and I think they the track justice. So far, the new material he's been working on for this mixtape is of a new caliber and I can't wait for what's next.

Concerto by Catch Wreck

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Monday, December 6, 2010

Binary Bombing

Saw this a while back on Design Taxi - about an interesting new app called Scrawl. Not Sure I'll be trading in my cans anytime soon though.


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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Who's The Illegal Alien, Pilgrim?

This is a poster I have seen at countless rallies, demonstrations, plastered on walls and held in hands above heads. It is one of Yolanda López's better known pieces and seasonally appropriate but she has a tremendous body of work addressing issues of indigenous and immigrant rights, family, heritage, labor and solidarity.

Who’s the Illegal Alien, Pilgrim? 1978 
Offset lithograph - 22" x 17.5" 

Homenaje a Dolores Huerta (from Women’s Work Is Never Done series) 1995
Silkscreen - 20" x 20" 

Margaret F. Stewart: Our Lady of Guadalupe (from the Guadalupe series) 1978
Oil pastel on paper, 22" x 30"

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010