Alex Fakso x 55DSL Limited Edition Tees

55DSL continues to stand out from the crowd, this time teaming up with contemporary street artist Alex Fakso to create the “Fast or Die” collection.  Fast or Die is a new photographic project from Alex, coming to life after fives years of traveling the world, 55DSL has decided to launch a limited edition capsule collection of t-shirts inspired by his photography.
The tees will be available at Diesel’s Soho Flagship store in New York for a limited time only.

Alex Fakso, a prominent personality in the contemporary street scenario, comes to photographyat the age of thirteen when he gets a camera in order to capture his own pieces on trains. Sincethen, Fakso has never stopped rubbing shoulders with the underworld, being part of the Writingmovement since the early 90’s and at the same time becoming its direct narrator.
Heavy Metal is his first book, a photographic story, documenting styles and vicissitudes of thegraffiti universe, transporting the reader into an unknown and unpublished dimension.Heavy Metal recounts a cultural movement that lives in the shadows, difficult to understand andimagine.
Willing to deeper this experience Alex Fakso releases his new photographic project “Fast or Die”which comes to life after five years of travelling around the world, from London to the US, andas far as Russia and Japan. Metropolitan narratives immortalized in 60 shots: portraits of peoplerunning, taking the subway, sleeping on docks, sneaking into tunnels.Fakso follows his subjects taking part in the action, moving along with them, following them untilhe manages to document instants and moments of their days, thus creating snapshots that containstories, details and sensations.
This is time Fakso expands his view beyond graffiti and tracks a robust framework of themetropolitan scenario embracing the people who inhabit it. Images of ordinary people, commonpeople plunged into the underground chaos : Fast or Die is a powerful photo strip describing theworld through the subways.
A report of the contemporary underground.
This passion for street art and urban culture brought 55DSL creative director Andrea Rosso tosupport Alex Fakso in this new project, together with Montana Colors.

 

Download the PIFA iPhone App!

With the opening night of The Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts just days away—the much-anticipated arts festival, inspired by the Kimmel Center and celebrating the innovation, creativity and collaboration of Paris 1910-1920—organizers proudly announce the release of the OFFICIAL PIFA IPHONE APPLICATION. With over 135 events featuring 1,500 artists over 25 days, the FREE PIFA App is the event-goer’s must-have source for all things PIFA as well as the bridge between the two often separated cultural and digital worlds.

Download the App Now!

Designed by Flying Jalapeño Software with creative by Red Tettemer + Partners, the PIFA app enables the user to:

 

  • Search by date, genre, collaborator, or venue for all PIFA events

  • Search for events/venues near you using GPS capability

  • View @PIFAphilly’s latest tweets to stay up-to-date on PIFA news

  • Save events you plan on purchasing tickets to and add them to your calendar.

  • Plus, (starting the week of the festival opening), users will be able to take photos or videos of their own art and upload them straight from their phones using the PIFA app. PIFA, already broadcasting festival content on the PIFA video cube outside the Kimmel Center on the corner of Broad and Locust, will also be including approved content uploaded from the iPhone app for all to see.

 

“The upload feature in the PIFA app allows the Philadelphia arts community to come together in a whole new way, utilizing new technology,” says PIFA’s executive director, Ed Cambron. “PIFA’s 25 days are about celebrating the arts and their contribution to Philadelphia’s cultural landscape—we wanted to give anyone and everyone the opportunity to have their own art celebrated.”

 

The PIFA iPhone app is the latest technological element added to PIFA. Already unprecedented in its artistic scope, the festival forges forward with a landmark campaign pairing traditional media and marketing tactics with new-media based marketing tools via customized Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages—PLUS the formation of an ‘army’ of PIFA bloggers, experts in the field of tweeting, posting and digitally connecting to maximize outreach to as broad an audience as possble. The PIFA app will also soon be available for Android phones .

Download the App Now!

To connect with PIFA:

Follow PIFA on Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/PIFAphilly  or @PIFAphilly

‘Like’ PIFA on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pifa.philly

Watch exclusive PIFA content on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/PIFAPhilly

 

DJ Damage and Aime Present: PERFECT AIME

 

I have been at work all day waiting for my chance to listen to this. For the fourth installment to his mixtape series, AIME called on DJ Damage (http://djdamageonline.com) of Philly’s 100.3 The Beat to host Perfect Aime. Unlike his past projects, the New York native decided to use industry beats for the majority of the tape, flipping them and completely making them his own with everything from Jeezy’s “Mr. 17.5” to Tribe’s “Find A Way”. Perfect Aime resulted in a creative blend of witty punchlines and an intelligence that exhibits the young emcee’s education. The tape has features from artists Chill Moody, Verbatum Jones, Sock the Rapper, Asaad, Beano and Money At Large. Like the tagline says – it’s Aime To The.

Website: www.perfectaime.com

Download: http://www.mediafire.com/?vor72h876pp0q7x

Aime – Perfect Aime by uristocrat

Nike SB 2011 April Releases

Nike SB gives us a look at their April 2011 collection.  The sneakers in the collection feature new colorways for the following sneaker models:  the Dunk Mid and Low, Zoom Stefan Janoski Mid and Low, Blazer SB, Zoom Bruin, Zoom Harbor, Zoom FP and the Zoom Paul Rodriguez V, 4 and 2.5.

Noir et Gris Spring/Summer 2011

Today we take a look at Toronto based brand Noir et Gris and what they have in store for their Spring/Summer 2011 collection.  This season the brand introduces neck ties, bow ties and pocket squares made of chambray fabrics. The collection also features standard oxford shirting, t-shirts, totes and back again is the brand’s popular ‘Kanda 5AM’ sweatshirts in new colourways. Look out for an updated stockists list on the brand’s website, the collection will be in stores and online in a couple of weeks.  I’m a big fan of the Noir et Gris tee shirts. I need a few of those in my closet.

PIFA Flash Dance Movement at 30th St Station, Monday April 4th!

Join Us at the PIFA Flash Dance Movement at 30th St Station on Monday April 3th. Bring your cell phones, cameras, and more so you can document this!

Date: Monday, April 4th
Times: 11:45am; 12:20pm; 1:10pm
Place: 30th Street Station concourse, in front of the central information booth.

There will be between 20 and 25 dancers participating. The dance lasts just under 5 minutes.

AMTRAK has graciously offered to suspend train arrival/departure information during the dance performances.
So, grab your smart phones, flip cams and cameras and come by!

Air Jordan IV White/Cement Grey Retro Preview

Looks like the Air Jordan IV will see another colorway even though it may be a 2012 release.  This time around, the sneaker will be available in a White/Cement Grey colorway.  The sneaker also see slight enhancements including a Jumpman replacement on the heel as opposed to the traditional “Nike Air”.

 

T.I. – Celebrate

Somehow T.I. manages to release a new track even though he is currently serving an 11 month prison term. We’ve heard this track before though. It was featured on his 2010 Fuck A Mixtape. Take a listen.

Celebrate DJ RtodaIzza’s Birthday Tonight At Vault Ultra Lounge!

@DJRtodaizza is one year older! Join us at Vault Ultra Lounge Tonight to celebrate this momentous occasion!

 

RSVP NOW

$5 GUESTLIST RSVP
http://social-security-saturdays-april2.eventbrite.com/

B day register
http://vault-birthday-registry-uristocrat.eventbrite.com/

THE OFFICIAL BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION FOR DJ R TO DA IZZA & NANA KWABENA

…Open up the Vault to Philadelphia’s newest nightlife experience. Why leave your nightlife to chance? We at Vault Ultra Lounge invite you to experience “Social” Security. Never experiment with your Saturday Night. Vault offers high quality music, great amenities, courteous staff, and the best drink specials. The only element missing to the perfect night is you! Saturdays at Vault Ultra Lounge we’re giving all tastemakers “Social” Security.

w. Vault Ultra Lounge, StarPower Marketing Group, Uristocrat.com
w. $5 VIP Admission til 11pm w.RSVP
w. Complimentary Rose Champagne 10-11
w. Top Shelf Open Bar 10pm-11pm [Featuring Paton, Grey Goose & Hennessy]
w. ½ Price Long-Islands until midnight
w. Sounds by DJ Naztak & DJ R to Da IZZA
w. Vault Ultra Lounge @ 460 N 2nd Street. Philadelphia, PA 19123
w. Your Finest Attire is Requested. Absolutely No Sneakers will be permitted.

This event will be selective in nature. *Dress code restrictions are at the discretion of Vault Ultra Lounge’s management and pertain not merely to articles of clothing, but more importantly to style and execution. No Sneakers *

Please consider bottle service and early arrival as a means to guarantee admission and a great experience. For bottle service please contact 215-238-0171 or info@vaultphilly.com for large groups or corporate event booking please email info@vaultphilly.com

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Vault Ultra Lounge, USA
460 N. 2nd Street Philadelphia, PA 19123
10:00pm-3:30am

For any questions & birthday requests Email info@vaultphilly.com

 

 

The Hangover II (Extended Trailer)

The Hangover Part 2 Trailer 2 is now available. This movie will be epic.  In the Hangover Part II, Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms), Alan (Zach Galifianakis) and Doug (Justin Bartha) travel to exotic Thailand for Stu’s wedding. After the unforgettable bachelor party in Las Vegas, Stu is taking no chances and has opted for a safe, subdued pre-wedding brunch. However, things don’t always go as planned. What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but what happens in Bangkok can’t even be imagined.  Visit the HangoverPart2.com for more information.

Rolling Stone’s Special Report: The Kill Team

The United States is currently involved in military air strikes over the country of Libya.  This may explain why everyone is distracted and not reporting Rolling Stone’s Special Report on disturbing images and videos shot by American soldiers in Afghanistan.  I should first begin by saying that I applaud anyone who is willing to give their life to defend America’s freedom. These men should be commended for their valiant sacrifices.

However, some of the images shown in the Rolling Stones report report a chilling and disturbing side to the U.S. operation in Afghanistan.  The report shows how U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan murdered innocent civilians and mutilated their corpses – and how their officers failed to stop them.  The report shows an exclusive look at the war crime photos censored by the Pentagon.

Read the entire report here.

SBTG x Canon

In conjunction with the launch of Canon’s new EOS 1100D digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) cameras, world renowned artist SBTG was commissioned to design a series of limited edition camera straps and protective wraps.

Available in four different versions of SBTG’s “Parsilia” camouflage motif, the premiums were designed to match the different colourways the EOS 1100D are available in: black, red, metallic grey and brown.

Additionally, extremely limited editions of the EOS 1100D x SBTG box set will be unveiled at the launch of the inaugural Men’s Fashion Week (MFW) on March 30, 2011 at Marina Bay Sands.

Each box set will contain the EOS 1100D Kit, a matching strap and protective wrap in a SBTG-designed packaging.

This Friday: Lady Hennessy Premier Event // Hosted by Toccara + T.Boz + Jill Marie Jones

This week we will be joined by the world’s No.1 cognac Hennessy for the Lady Hennessy Semi Formal Event.
 

 

FRIDAY APRIL 1, 2011 // FIRST FRIDAY // LADY HENNESSY HOSTED BY TOCCARA // MARRIAGE MATERIAL PLAY AFTERPARTY HOSTED BY TANK & T-BOZ: RSVP NOW :: {THE BOND} @ [VAULT ULTRA LOUNGE] GUEST LIST = 2HR TOP-SHELF HENNESSY OPEN BAR 9:30 – 11:30 | COMPLIMENTARY YELLOW TAIL WINE 10*11 

HALF PRICE MARTINIS UNTIL MIDNIGHT. * NO DENIM* NO SNEAKERS

This week we will be joined by the world’s No.1 cognac Hennessy for the Lady Hennessy Semi Formal Event.
Following the success of the Lady Hennessy tour, celebrity model, Toccara Jones, has been choosen by the brand once again; this time for the Hennessy Remixed, featuring Lady Hennessy program. Starting in February, Hennessy, the number one selling cognac in the world, is kicking off Hennessy Remixed, an eight city-tour with Toccara who will be sharing Hennessy’s rich history of blending with consumers in a tangible way. She will be making stops across the country visiting local Hennessy accounts and distributors and connecting with Hennessy fans. Accompanying her will be Hennessy Master Mixologist Jordan Bushell, who will be mixing unique cocktails from Hennessy’s robust portfolio.Hennessy Remixed will highlight Hennessy V.S, a classic blend of ‘eaux-de-vie’ that boasts versatility and can be enjoyed neat or in a mixed drink. Hennessy Remixed touts four custom flavor profiles, Citrus, Berry, Ginger and Apple, each of which can be mixed depending on a consumer’s level of expertise: easy, intermediate and expert, making these Remixed cocktails accessible for all to enjoy.
Similar to Vault Ultra Lounge the Lady Hennessy brand embodies sophistication, sexiness, uniqueness and authenticity.
Marriage Material Play After-Party hosted by T-Boz & Cast ( Familiar Names: Tank, Allen Payne, and Jill Marie Jones) ALLEN PAYNE
*No Denim*

w. Lady Hennessy Toccara Jones, StarPower Marketing Group, Calcutta Ent, Monstarz Inc.

w. $5 VIP Admission til 11pm w.RSVP

w. 2HR Open Bar Hennessy. til 11:30pm , ½ Priced Martini’s til 12am

w. Sounds by DJ Naztak & DJ R to Da IZZA

w. Vault Ultra Lounge @ 460 N 2nd Street. Philadelphia, PA 19123

w. Your Finest Attire is Requested. Absolutely No Sneakers will be permitted.

This event will be selective in nature. *Dress code restrictions are at the discretion of Vault Ultra Lounge’s management and pertain not merely to articles of clothing, but more importantly to style and execution. No Sneakers, NO DENIM *

Please consider bottle service and early arrival as a means to guarantee admission and a great experience. For bottle service please contact 215-828-7629 or info@vaultphilly.com for large groups or corporate event booking please email info@vaultphilly.com

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Vault Ultra Lounge, USA

460 N. 2nd Street Philadelphia, PA 19123

9:30pm-3:30am

For any questions & birthday requests Email info@vaultphilly.com