vintagegal:

Brooklyn Gang by Bruce Davidson, 1959 (via)




instagram:

The Art of the Typewriter Sculpture with @jeremymayer

To see more photos and videos of Jeremy’s typewriter sculptures, follow @jeremymayer on Instagram.

Inside his studio in Oakland, California, artist Jeremy Mayer (@jeremymayer) transforms typewriters into majestic mythological beings. His most recent completed commission is a sculpture of the Greek titaness Theia that is over 7 feet tall (2.21 meters) and made entirely of components from 40 different typewriters. “I don’t solder, glue, weld or wire the parts together,” says Jeremy. “I use only screws, nuts, pins and springs to assemble the sculpture in the same manner that the typewriter was held together.”

The painstakingly detailed process to create a full-scale human figure requires more than a year of Jeremy’s time. “I spend countless hours trying to figure out how to put this stuff together,” he says. “Doing an accurate likeness of a person hurts my brain. Hurts so good, though. There’s a lot of trial and error. I’m done when it creeps me out, or if I walk into the studio and the sculpture startles me because it looks like someone is standing there.”





hkirkh:

Nobody tells me how to slice my pizza.






darksilenceinsuburbia:

Michelle Frankfurter

Destino

Michelle Frankfurter has recently completed her multi-year project titled Destino documenting Central American migrants traveling through Mexico to cross into the United States.  Riding on top of freight trains through the southern Mexican states, the trip becomes even more perilous as the migrants approach the notoriously violent border. Frankfurter’s sensitive images are remarkable in their beauty and ability to capture both the danger of this journey and a sense of optimistic adventure. Frankfurter describes the project like this: “In Destino I seek to capture the experience of people who struggle to control their own destiny when confronted by extreme circumstances. Destino is both a social commentary on one of the biggest global issues of our times and an epic adventure tale. It conveys the experience of a generation of exiles, driven by poverty and the dysfunction of failed states, traveling across a landscape that has become increasingly dangerous, heading towards a precarious future as a last resort.”



I don’t have a fear of commitment. I have a fear of abandonment. We all screw things up. I screw things up, especially with people I love. I get needy, I get moody, I get distant, I want to be close, I get confused. I don’t understand all of it, but I keep pushing because I hope this thing, this universe, there’s no way that I’m the only person out there who wants something this bad, if I want it, someone else out there must too.

The Love Whisperer

(via llulumarie)

(Source: psych-facts)



workingamerica:

In case you missed it: Los Angeles passed a historic bill to Raise The Minimum Wage for hotel workers!
Join our movement to raise wages nationwide: Text RAISE to 30644. http://ift.tt/1xsEc2m

cartoonpolitics:

a bit early for Xmas cartoons, I know, but I think this one’s about a Walmart customer in Ohio who was shot and killed by police. John Crawford, a young black male, was holding a Walmart BB air rifle (not a ‘real’ gun)  he’d picked up from their display. His partner, who was in another part of the store and talking to him on the phone when police opened fire said .."I feel like they shot him down like he was not even human." Ohio is an open-carry state .. (story here)

shanellbklyn:

ephitania:

leseanthomas:

I love it when Hip Hop works for the community. Not enough artists who make money off of the culture give back to prevent the circumstances that created the culture in the first place. You don’t see enough of this with all the noise/distractions out there regarding the culture’s image.
Source: http://www.complex.com/tech/2014/04/nas-microsoft-google-fund-tech-scholarships-general-assembly

Thank You NAS!!!!

Yaaassss blog about this!



swolizard:

sometimes you’ve gotta compliment yourself and just be your own hype squad