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January 13, 2011

Artist Chris Rubino in his studio

How does an artist move forward without forsaking his past? Take something he’s already made and give it new meaning? Over the course of one year, filmmaker Jim Helton documented New York-based artist Chris Rubino as he explored these paradigms and new direction in his work.

The final 12-part short film, “Love Kills Demons,” is a sweeping tribute to art, romance and inspiration. We’ve played it a dozen times! Peering behind the artist’s studio doors, we watch Rubino’s screenprinting, painting and drawing come to life. We see his old posters snipped and screened anew. We wander with him through Lo’s Williamsburg ‘hood, spying unexpected beauty and scribbling little love notes.

First-rate cinematography and deft editing take Rubino’s colorful work to lush new levels. Add to that the otherworldly sounds of Big Blood’s accompaniment… and this short film series is a downright feast for the senses! Watch “Love Kills Demons” in its entirety here.


T-Shirt Tuesdays » Three Meows for Cool Cats!

December 29, 2009

Cool Cats Girls 'N' Cats #5 Tee

Cool Cats Girls ‘n’ Cats #5 Tee

Since I already touched upon the illustrative prowess of So-Me in our Beatbox post for the top 10 music videos of the decade, I figured, might as well cover the bases and show off the artist’s bountiful tee collection as well. This year, Ed Banger Records and So-Me had the splendid idea to gather together their projects – music, apparel and the like – under the moniker Cool Cats. The result is a site full of the electro-balls-to-the-wall stuff the two are known for: from Justice EPs to SebastiAn tees. Sure, the tees will run you a tad more than your daily duds, but this is collector’s booty! Most styles were made in limited edition batches of 100 – so snag ’em before they’re gone forever!

“Cool Cats t-shirts ain’t thick and our prints are soft. Because we don’t wear those big hip hop tee shirts anymore, like we used to, do you?”

Cool Cats Justice Phantom II TeeCool Cats Ed Rec Vol III TeeCool Cats OZ Tour TeeParty Harders' We Are The Night Tee at Cool CatsRevolver x So-Me Fleetsails Tee at Cool CatsCool Cats Prom Night Tee
Tees clockwise from top left: Cool Cats’ OZ Tour Tee, Ed Rec Vol III Tee, Prom Night, Party Harders’ We are the Night Tee, Revolver x So-Me’s Fleetsails Tee, and Cool Cats’ Phantom II for Justice

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