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The Corporate Theft Of Independent Art

img via eastbayexpress.com - Illustration courtesy of Eddie Colla. Designed by Gillian Dreher

img via eastbayexpress.com – Illustration courtesy of Eddie Colla. Designed by Gillian Dreher

I first came across the art of Eddie Colla when a good friend came back from Oakland with two awesome Occupy slaps in 2012. One was a trippy Guy Fawkes face with the caption ninetyninetoone – the second was an image of a lady with a bandana-covered face and a spray can in her hand with the caption if you want to achieve greatness stop asking for permission. I had no idea that the artist behind these designs was Eddie Colla until I came across this sickening article about some huge corporations that have stolen the work of independent designers and merchandised it via apparel, prints, and even stickers. As excited as I am to put  a name to these slaps, I’m pretty saddened by the rest of the story.

Read it here: 

http://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/when-corporations-want-profits-they-dont-ask-for-permission/Content?oid=3804611


The Polaroid Socialmatic – A Sticker Slapper’s Dream Camera?

polaroid socialmaticThe web is abuzz with the news that Polaroid Socialmatic will indeed be a reality – slated for arrival in retail stores this fall. Sure the camera lets you share your images directly to the most popular social networking platforms with built-in wifi, but what really caught our eye is that it can also spit out 2″x3″ sticker-backed photos. Soon we will be able to take photos of locations and stick them up right then and there. Stickerception anyone?

It would be interesting to see how these things hold up to the elements – so if you folks at Polaroid are reading this and want to send us one for a full review, we wouldn’t mind :)

Full press release here:

http://polaroid.com/news/2014/polaroid-socialmatic-camera-debut

 


City As Canvas – Graffiti Exhibition @ MCNY

city as canvas

image via mcny.org – Lady Pink, “The Death of Graffiti,” 1982 • Acrylic on Masonite • Museum of the City of New York, gift of Martin Wong, 94.114.96

The Museum of The City Of New York looks like it’s gearing up for some sort of kick-ass graffiti exhibition called City As Canvas. They will be displaying works from the collection of graffiti artist/collector Martin Wong. It looks like there will be plenty of mouthwatering art to see, but there is no mention of any sticker work.

City As Canvas – Feb. 4 – Aug. 24, 2014
Museum of The City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue (at 103rd Street)
New York, NY 10029
http://www.mcny.org/content/city-canvas