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Happy Virus Happy

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

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Factory Fresh Artists Jon Burgerman & Jim Avignon will perform as Anxieteam Sunday, January 3 at Monkeytown

On the 3rd of January 2010, at beloved Brooklyn haunt Monkeytown, artists Jim Avignon (Berlin) and Jon Burgerman (UK) return to New York to perform, paint and purr for your delight as their new band Anxieteam.

Using the most modern technology currently available (whilst remaining relatively inexpensive) Happy Virus Happy will see both Avignon and Burgerman project onto the walls of the venue a startling, experimental, visual spectacle. Compositions, characters and crocodiles will dance into life, spawned live in between and during songs.

Come and be soothed and massaged, in an audio visual sense, by the dexterous doodling and velveteen voices of Anxieteam. Songs of salads, mischievous rodents and heartache are carried along on a wave of melodic electronic beats occasionally punctuated by the fragile and fudged plucking of a ukulele.

****Jon & Jim will draw your very own New Year’s wish****

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Make a short movie of yourself, telling us your New Year wishes and Anxieteam will draw them during the performance.

Film yourself against a plain background. The movie should be no longer than 30 seconds long maximum.
Send them ASAP to Anxieteam@googlemail.com

your film will get shown during the performance and becomes a part of the show!

BETSEY JOHNSON SAMPLE SALE!

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

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DATE: Tuesday December 15th to Thursday December 17th.

TIME: 10AM – 8PM

WHERE: MILLENNIUM BROADWAY HOTEL
145 WEST 44TH STREET, 6TH FLOOR
BETWEEN 6TH AVENUE AND BROADWAY
212-993-9251

PAYMENT: AMEX/VISA/MC/DISCOVER/CASH

PERCENT OFF: UP TO 75%
Colorblock Charmuese Strapless Dress was $330, now $50.
Treasure Hunt ¾ Sleeve Knitted Dress was $295, now $50.
Ginger Snap Wool Jumper was $275, now $35.
Polka Dot Printed Canvas Tote was $110 now $40.
Evening Pleated Organza Strapless Dress was $395 now $75.

happy birthday miss amanda

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

SUSANNE & KENNY
invite you to celebrate
THE ONE & ONLY AMANDA LEPORE’S BIRTHDAY
AT BONBON

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TUE DEC 8. 2009
11pm – until
MUSIC: DJ MICHAEL MAGNAN
bonbon vodka special all night
DOOR: THEODORA
at JULIET 539 WEST 21 ST bet 10 & 11 ave

for dinner reservations from 9PM call 212 929- 2400

BONBON

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

SUSANNE AND KENNY KENNY
INVITE YOU TO THE GRAND OPENING OF
BONBON

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TUE DEC 1. 2009
11pm – until
MUSIC: DJ MICHAEL CAVADIS (aka lilly of the valley)
BONBON AMANDA LE PORE
A MOMENT BY JOHANNA CONSTANTINE
DOOR: THEODORA & TRE
COMP COCKTAILS 11pm – 12am
bonbon vodka special all night
at JULIET 539 WEST 21 ST bet 10 & 11 ave

TONIGHT!!! KID SISTER!!!

Friday, November 27th, 2009

Fools Gold Presents KID SISTER LIVE
plus Flosstradamus DJ set
with Donnis (live) and Sammy Bananas

TONIGHT!! Friday November 27 at Webster Hall

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The amazing Kid Sister will be performing for us this week at our big Friday night weekly at Webster Hall. Flosstradamus will be DJing… and Fools Gold artists Donnis and Sammy Bananas will also be performing…
It’s going to be a cracker!! All brought to you by Fools Gold Records no less.

$1 BEFORE MIDNIGHT W/ RSVP: CLICK HERE

ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

Webster Hall: 125 E11th St between 3rd & 4th Ave.
Doors 10pm. 19+ w/I.D.

We-Are-Familia @ Fountain Miami 2009

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

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WE-ARE-FAMILIA at FOUNTAIN MIAMI
DURING ART BASEL WEEKEND Dec 3 – 6, 2009
2505 NORTH MIAMI AVENUE MIAMI, FLORIDA 33137

Presented in a series of 25 one-of-a-kind Keepsake Boxes made from recycled furniture and surplus materials; WE-ARE-FAMILIA showcases original “mementos” contributed by its family of artists and designers.

Also on display, a selection of new work by members:
AMY RUPPEL
CHANGE DESIGN
CHRIS YORMICK
DAVID TRUMPF
JEFF LEWIS
MARC MCANDREWS
NIGHTWOOD
SAGA WIDEN
SEB JARNOT
SEEE
THUNDERCUT
TINE LUNDSFRYD
TOBIAS ZARIUS

www.we-are-familia.com

Flea Pop Up shop

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Flea Pop Up shop at Opera House Gallery in NYC was probably cool if you’re a guy who can’t get enough plaid. We checked out the opening last weekend but left within 5 mins because I PMS’ed out on some little prick in the right back room who felt like he needed to pray at a fashion event and threw a hissy fit when he thought I took a photo of him doing so… boo hoo, you’re not that cute. Hipsters are such conformist douche bags. “OOOhhhh I’m so different. Look at me I’m different. If I tell you I’m different enough times, you might believe it too and forget that you’re seeing sameness from one table to the next dirty hipster spread of more plaid & bow-ties. I’m angry because I’m a moody artist/designer/musician/jobless jerk who wants to do my own thing. That’s why I’m selling the same plaid junk everyone else in this room is selling. Because I’m an individual” EPIC FAIL!!!

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I’m sure there had to have been some great menswear designers among the bunch but we were not going to stick around and be treated like peasants by dirty boys who look like peasants selling things to us at Barney’s prices. At $325 for a canvas bag, you better be licking my asshole.

We’re all about supporting young emerging designers, but not for all the sameness & attitude in the world when we can get it from some department store willing to bring us champagne just for stepping through the door. Times are tough… better rethink your attitude merchandising and sales tactic or join the growing number of gates down, lights out store fronts dying on our once bustling shopping neighborhood streets.

Oh yeah! The best thing about Flea Pop Up Shop was Steven Roja’s DJ-ing and Rickshaw Dumpling truck out front. hhhmmm dumplings….. (all this ranting and typing while snuggley in my new red/black plaid flannel FMS Stars & Straps shirt. Hey, I never said I WASN’T a dirty hipster asshole. lol

Mara Hoffman sample sale

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

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Type as Object

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

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New Yorkers are the biggest bunch of Know-it-All Assholes and Selfish Babies ever. Especially when they extremely LOVE something and could never, would never admit that they – and you know who you are – did not discover their beloved first. Possibly using these lines, “oh… I don’t remember where I saw it” or “I don’t remember seeing that email”…

Because it’s all about being FIRST! “I found this first”. “I knew about this first”. “I love it more than you do”. Which comes to the inevitable end with “I’m better than you”.

Completely biting off the hand that feeds them like a hungry lost dog foaming at the mouth with stupidity. Learn to acknowledge and give credit to those who bring you inspiration should you cherish the insight and friendship of the inspiring. And tread lightly with the all access pass before it is revoked.

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House Industries Type as Object Exhibition and Pop-up Shop at New York’s Type Directors Club

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Gallery: Type Directors Club, 347 West 36 Street, Suite 603, New York, NY

Closing Lecture: November 19, 2009, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. “Letter as Image” by Ken Barber (Member-free, Non member $20, Student non member $15)

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House Industries is a unique oasis of typography and design that stands out in a cultural continuum of endless electronic effluvia. From their sketchpads, pencils, pens, brushes and bezier curves flow their passion for authenticity and integrity. House Industries fonts scream from billboards, wish happy whatever from tens of thousands of greeting cards, serve as the basis for consumer product logos and add elements of style to a wide range of mainstream media. House artists have mastered a large cross-section of design disciplines, transcending graphic conventions and reaching out to a broad audience. What ultimately shines in the House Industries oeuvre is what always conquers mediocrity: a genuine love for their subject matter.

www.houseind.com

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The Type Directors Club is the leading international organization whose purpose is to support excellence in typography, both in print and on screen. Founded in 1946 by some of the industry’s leading practitioners, the TDC’s earliest membership included Aaron Burns, Will Burtin, Freeman Craw, Louis Dorfsman, Gene Federico, Edward M. Gottschall, Herb Lubalin, Edward Rondthaler, Bradbury Thompson, and Hermann Zapf. With this solid historical background, the TDC today represents the best of today’s type design and type use.

www.tdc.org

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ERIC HAZE ‘NEW ABSTRACTS AND ICONS’

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Every since we sent this press release to JAES, it’s all the graphic geek can talk about. He’s so excited about the show, he’s taken upon himself to make sure we all go to the opening and everything else surrounding this new exhibit from Eric Haze. No one is a bigger connoisseur of graffiti, & typography than JAES and according to him, Eric Haze is the most important typographer EVER.

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ERIC HAZE ‘NEW ABSTRACTS AND ICONS’
NOVEMBER 19 – DECEMBER 10, 2009

OPENING RECEPTION:
Thursday, November 19, 8-10 p.m.

Show Hours:
Monday – Friday | 12-6 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday | 1-7 p.m.

Location:
Level 2
812 Broadway (at 11th Street)

New York, NY 10003

Eric Haze is proud to announce New Abstracts and Icons, a major solo exhibition in New York City of new paintings, drawings, and sculpture. It is the artist’s largest exhibition to date.

Deeply rooted in the graphic arts, Haze has established a vocabulary of personal symbolism with a repertoire representing departures of an abstract and minimalist nature. For New Abstracts and Icons Haze recontextualizes the aesthetic congruences of geometry, symmetry, and repetition through his iconographic lens. “This show represents a clear window into the process I have dedicated myself to over the last three years, with a deeper exploration of the minimalist and pop styles that have always informed my work,” says Haze.

New Abstracts and Icons will be the first event held at Level 2, a newly built-to-suit 2500-square foot gallery space on 812 Broadway and 11th Street. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served at the opening reception with world class DJs A-Trak and Neil Armstrong providing the audio.

www.interhaze.com