1. drawdownbooks:

    L.A. Typefaces Specimen / free with any order / or grab one for a quarter at draw-down.com

     
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  5. htdw-tk:

    How To Dress Well - “What Is This Heart?”
    out June 23rd (UK, Europe) / 24th (USA)
    on Weird World / Domino

    www.whatisthisheart.com
    More info: http://smarturl.it/htdwwithwwnews

    (via jrdywrdy)

     

  6. jrdywrdy:

    You may not be in the mood to learn what you think you know

    El Perro Del Mar covering Aaliyah covering The Isley Brothers

     
  7. Yesterday at California Scenario

     

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    I don’t like this expression “First World problems.” It is false and it is condescending. Yes, Nigerians struggle with floods or infant mortality. But these same Nigerians also deal with mundane and seemingly luxurious hassles. Connectivity issues on your BlackBerry, cost of car repair, how to sync your iPad, what brand of noodles to buy: Third World problems. All the silly stuff of life doesn’t disappear just because you’re black and live in a poorer country. People in the richer nations need a more robust sense of the lives being lived in the darker nations. Here’s a First World problem: the inability to see that others are as fully complex and as keen on technology and pleasure as you are.

    One event that illustrated the gap between the Africa of conjecture and the real Africa was the BlackBerry outage of a few weeks ago. Who would have thought Research In Motion’s technical issues would cause so much annoyance and inconvenience in a place like Lagos? But of course it did, because people don’t wake up with “poor African” pasted on their foreheads. They live as citizens of the modern world. None of this is to deny the existence of social stratification and elite structures here. There are lifestyles of the rich and famous, sure. But the interesting thing about modern technology is how socially mobile it is—quite literally. Everyone in Lagos has a phone.

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    — Teju Cole (via kateoplis)

    (via buzz)

     
  9. Twenty years of Exactitudes

    Exactitudes is an almost anthropological record of peoples attempt to distinguish themselves by assuming a group identity. The apparent contradiction between individuality and group identity or uniformity is the basis of our research and artworks. 

     
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