Posts By: Andrea Kurland

The Danish artisan behind the world’s most unique bicycles

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“I don’t know what perfection is. But it is something to strive for. And it means everything to me.” Rasmus Gjesing is the proprietor and perfectionist-in-chief of Cykelmageren — which translates in a typically Danish straightforward manner as ‘bike builder’. There is an air of elfin melancholy about Rasmus, who has spent a life honing… Read more »

The cult brand making streetwear political

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When the activist-minded fashion brand Hypepeace launched a year ago, its founders – known only as J & M – questioned how much attention the average hypebeast gave to issues of social and political justice. Hypepeace’s goal was to highlight social injustice and raise funds for charities and NGOs through eye-catching parody designs, and their… Read more »

Inside California’s all-women cannabis retreats

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Stoners have been victim to a lot of lazy stereotyping. In mainstream pop culture, their portrayals tend to sway between furry, bedraggled men and lazy, low-functioning dropouts. Their female counterparts, if spoken about at all, are quiet, cool and void of any thought – a manic pixie sidekick to the leading stoner man. It’s only… Read more »

An epic journey through North and South Sudan

Claude Iverné, Apprentice Graduation Ceremony, Saint-Vincentde-Paul Training Centre, Sister Emmanuelle, Lologo District, Juba, Dec. 2015

Claude Inverné has been shooting in the Sudan for nearly two decades now. Since his first visit back in 1999, the French photographer has been travelling the region extensively, capturing the immense economic, cultural and environmental changes of both the north and the south. The resulting body of work, known as Bilad es Sudan, is… Read more »

Hundreds take to the streets for silent Grenfell Tower vigil

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Last night, hundreds of people descended on the streets of London to mourn the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire. The moving demonstration, which was entirely silent, took place exactly three months after the tragedy, with participants marching for justice in and around the Ladbroke Grove area. According to organisers, the march was held to ensure… Read more »

The groundbreaking feminist western shot in Pakistan

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Sarmad Masud’s debut feature-length movie, My Pure Land, is a Western. The rule of law is absent, the sand is smeared with blood, and the gun-wielding villain glances sideways when the camera frames his eyes. But our hero is a 19-year-old woman named Nazo, the movie is set in Pakistan, and the characters speak exclusively… Read more »

Inside the Caribbean’s illegal street racing scene

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Aurélien Heilbronn was visiting a friend in the Dominican Republic when he first spotted the racers. Fortunately, the French filmmaker had just finished a commercial shoot in Puerto Rico, and had arrived on the island with most of his filming equipment in tow. “My curiosity was piqued by these groups of kids ignoring the law… Read more »

Martin Parr pays tribute to Scotland in new photo book

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Martin Parr has been taking pictures of Scotland for over 25 years now. As a result, the much-loved photographer has built an incredible body of work; capturing surreal scenes from all throughout the country. Now, for the first time, these previously unpublished images are being shared in a new book. The publication, titled Think Of Scotland,… Read more »

Turning protest banners into striking, effective works of art

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Founded by Chicago-based fibre artist Aram Han Sifuentes in the aftermath of the 2016 US presidential election, The Protest Banner Lending Library is a powerfully hands-on project that produces and supplies handmade fabric banners around the city of Chicago. Motivated by the belief that the needle is a political tool, Sifuentes started the project as… Read more »