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When you think about Afghanistan it is almost inevitable to avoid thinking about war and religious fanatism. But once you know about Oliver Percovich’s work your thought can start to change. Oliver is an australian skateboarder that has been able to see more than a piece of urban furniture in the Mekroyan Fountain (Kabul). He saw even more than some transitions ready to be ridden. He had a vision about how to use skateboarding as a tool to transform the way of life in a city destroyed by years of war and extreme religious beliefs and he founded Skateistan in 2007; a social project all about education, art, social integration and skateboarding.
Nowadays Skateistan is a reality with a pretty interesting future. Its history, current and future projects are all in Skateistan: The Tale of Skateboarding in Afghanistan. An amazing bunch of really interesting material, interviews, reportages and a lot of nice pictures.
Nandu Popu is a voice and text writer of Sud Sound System, the historical reggae Salento’s Band.
Salento fuoco e fumo is Nando’s first novel. A story about Salento’s contrasts: a place full of sun, sea and reggae and, at the same time, seamed with social problems.
The book edited by Edizioni Laterza and in italian language, is now on sale at the bastard store at € 12,00 and goes well with the products’ Jammin’ serie that bastard developed in collaboration with Sud Sound System.
Todd Bratrud, after enjoying Milan’s Design Week, flew back to his “cave” in Grand Forks North Dakota, deep in the US Mid West.
His precious bag of prints, silkscreens and stickers is luckily still in Milano and its items are available for purchase at the bastard store Limited Editions section.
Todd is a rare beast in a world of manic art…
Nike SB and bastard present I Hate – The Art of Todd Bratrud, book release and art show at bastard store, via Scipio Slataper 19, Milano.
Grand opening Wednesday April 18, at 6:00PM, presenting the first book dedicated to Todd Bratrud’s artwork. Todd and Winston Tseng, co-author of the book and art director at Enjoi Skateboards, will be present at the opening.
Todd is one of the most prolific artists working in skateboarding. After getting his start at Consolidated, he’s gone on to produce work for companies such as Flip, The Skateboard Mag, Nike, Volcom, Enjoi, Teenage Runaway, and of course his own company The High 5.
Thames & Hudson has just published Total Office Design – 50 Contemporary Workplaces, a 320 pages book edited by Kerstin Zumstein and Helen Parton featuring fifty office projects from around the world.
To the bastard store by studiometrico the editors dedicated four pages with pictures by Giuliano Berarducci.
The book is now available at the bastard store – as usual – and costs € 30,00.
Today I’m happy to suggest a good summer book. The Milano Criminale slipcase.
For those who don’t know Milano Criminale is a comic series about the Milan 70s criminal underworld. Bell-bottom trousers, mustaches, hot pursuit with glorious italian cars.
If you want to delve into the series take a tour on Diegozilla, the blog of Diego Cajelli, author of the series.
The limited edition slipcase “Milano Criminale – La città esige vendetta” contains three books of the last series and a fine art print signed by the authors.
Available at the bastard store.
Marc McKee and his artwork have been hosted at the bastard store during the days of Milan Design Week, too bad Marc packed everything up on tuesday and flew back to LA with his precious load of skateboards, sketches, drawings and stickers.
An interview with Marc aired on RAI5 inside the show Cool Tour on Wednesday, April 20th, here the video. [It’s italian language only, needs Microsoft Silverlight !? and starts at 00:08:38 …sorry for this]
A few copies of the book are still available at the bastard store along with the few silkscreen prints left, which were issued in a limited series of 30 pieces.
The graphic, which you can see in the photo above, is the Jesus taken from the famous Gabriel Rodriguez pro model for 101.
Marc McKee’s art was so controversial that they had an entire wall of Cease and Desist orders for his graphics at World…
Grand opening on Wednesday April 13, at 6:00PM, presenting the book on Marc McKee – the illustrator who changed skateboard graphics forever – and some of his greatest artwork and decks.
WARNING: The Art of Marc McKee was realized by Winston Tseng, Art director at Enjoi Skateboards. 96 pages to show Marc McKee’s art, from his early works in the 80s to nowadays.
Marc has produced more than a 1000 skateboard graphics, mainly for World Industries, blind and 101. Some of which are milestones in the history of skateboarding, basically all the controversial and uncomfortable ones…
The book italiArchitettura (UTET edizioni) is part of a serie dedicated to italian architecture studios. This fourth volume deals with interiors and consists of more than threehundred pages, fourteen dedicated to the bastard store project of studiometrico.
Until now I think this is the best documentation ever published, with technical drawings and high quality details of the construction of the bastard bowl.
[…] questa quarta uscita di italiArchitettura è dedicata agli interni, che rappresentano un capitolo consistente, forse uno dei più importanti, della produzione architettonica nazionale. In un Paese dove si costruisce poco e si ristruttura molto è infatti inevitabile che parte delle migliori energie progettuali si riversino nel recupero di spazi già realizzati.
– Luigi Prestinenza Puglisi
You can buy the book online.
Watch out english readers as the book is written in italian only!