| NOW | Surveillance Index Bags

Surveillance Index Edition One is a curatorial project of books that are associated with surveillance photography. Mark Ghuneim first launched the project at ICP, New York back in September, 2016, with an exhibition catalog designed by Studio Lin. After the Edition One, Slow and Steady Wins the Race is asked to design a bag for the second edition of the Surveillance Index book. The bag is not only designed as a souvenir for the occasion of the book launch, but also as a utilitarian piece of garment that functions in everyday carrying.

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The bags will be launched alongside the new book.

 

| NOW | Cass McCombs Tickets on Sale

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03-04 Washington, DC – Union Stage
03-05 Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live
03-07 Brooklyn, NY – Murmrr Theatre
03-08 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
03-09 Boston, MA – The Sinclair
03-15 Indianapolis, IN – HiFi
03-16 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
03-18 St. Paul, MN – Turf Club
03-20 Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre
03-23 Salt Lake City, UT – The State Room
03-26 Seattle, WA – Chop Suey
03-27 Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater
03-30 Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre
04-05 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore

| NOW | GEO-DESIGN, On View Through 11 November

 

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In occasion of Dutch Design Week 2018, Geo-Design is a newly open exhibition organized by Design Academy Eindhoven.

GEO—DESIGN approaches design from an investigative perspective, proposing a new format of research into the social, economic, geographical and geopolitical forces shaping the work of designers today. It traces the global flows of production and consumption, scanning online news portals, voices from global productive markets, stories from different geographies, interpreting them as starting points for design researches to be developed remotely or in the field.

The exhibition is on view through 11 November, 2018. If you are in Eindhoven, Netherlands, definitely check the show out.

| SSWTR & Friends | Softer, Softest: Part III by Monika Uchiyama

Studio’s friend Monika Uchiyama is showcasing her video installation Softer, Softest: Part III at the AC Institute. The opening reception was on last Friday and the show will last a week at the 4th floor of the 16 E 48th Street.

Here is Monika’s message.

Dear friends, 

I am excited to be presenting new video work at AC Institute as part of a series of exhibitions titled Softer, Softest: Parts I, II, & IIIPlease join me at the opening reception of Part III this Friday, October 12th, 6-8 pm.

For this series of shows, Peter Fankhauser, Julian Chams, and Monika Uchiyama consider the evolving nature of intimacy and exchange. They have taken turns transforming the gallery into solo-project spaces. By entering into an exchange that strategically codifies what is too personal, too soft, or too queer, they reposition the notion of vulnerability in closer proximity to control.

Hope you can come by!

– Monika

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Again, AC Institute is located at 16 E 48th Street, 4th Fl.

| SSWTR & Friends | THE DYE BATH is OPEN(ing)

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The Dye Bath is an experimental natural dye workshop. Please bring a selection of garments and textiles to stain. Worn, blemished, and/or used materials are especially encouraged. This event is free and open to the public. Please join us! Visit the website for more information.

Sunday

October 7

3:00 – 5:00

Garage School at Open House

4419 State Line Road

Kansas City, MO

| ITEM | The Hoodie

“While jogging through the predawn landscape, he protected himself from the winter cold with sweatpants, a knit cap and a well-worn gray hooded sweatshirt. And as Rocky pulled himself out of anonymity, he brought with him what would become a mainstay of American fashion: the hoodie.”

The New York Times journalist Denis Wilson looks into the classic piece American clothing, the hoodie from a filmic angle in his article, A Look Under the Hoodie published more than a decade ago. Reviewing the 1978 film Rocky, in which Rocky Balboa, played by the young Stallone, runs up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art with his heather grey hoodie, Wilson celebrates this timeless item with its most iconic cinematic presence in the history of American film. Fashion and the visual culture is always enmeshed together, one informing the other.

It is still refreshingly relevant to revisit this article today. You can shop our design at the Garmentory as well.

| NOW | ‘Articles of Interest’ by Avery Trufelman

Screen Shot 2018-09-30 at 14.17.36Last week, the San Fransisco-based design-engaged podcast 99 percent Invisible released their new series focusing on clothings. Titled Article of Interest, the new program reexamines garment design and its socio-cultural ramification. Revealing unknown stories and anecdotal facts in the history of fashion, Trufelman, the design journalist and writer, reconstructs shockingly unexpected connection between what we wear and how the society functions. Who would know about the advent of punch card and child labor in clothing industry are actually related before listening to their first episode Kid’s Clothes.?