Sunday, May 5, 2013

Best News of the Week

plus other great things the internet gave us


Best News of the Week goes to Barbara Kruger for calling out the asinine world of streetwear.  Supreme has made their name off of exclusivity and incorporating the work of other artists.  Their red box logo and white lettering is a direct appropriation of the work of Barbara Kruger, for which she has never been compensated or credited.  However, now James Jebbia, founder of Supreme, is suing his former friend/associate Leah McSweeney, founder of Married to the Mob, for $10 million.  The suit erupted after McSweeney tried to trademark her Supreme Bitch design, which has been worn and carried by Rhianna, Urban Outfitters, and Karmaloop since its debut in 2004.  One of the main controversies surrounding the case is that Jebbia initially carried the design in his store, Union, when it was first available.  McSweeney says she is entitle to use the design to parody the misogyny of the men's streetwear culture.  Complex magazine reached out to Kruger for her two cents on the matter and she responded with the following image:


Preach is sister. More on the story here.

In other news....

The poster for Lars Von Trier's latest movie, Nymphomanic, was released

Diplo + Skrillex = Jack U

A  group of Australian border collies are officially the cutest world record holders

Plan B is now over the counter

The Dream released a contender for Song of the Year

Someone posted these awesome story boards from The Lion King

Google considers T.V. to be dead

This dog with prosthetic paws will melt your little heart

This guy is is The Guy

Buzzfeed has correctly identified the signs of a Coke problem

You can now school yourself in Beyonce Art History

The world is a beautiful place

Getting your groceries delivered isn't bougie, it's good for the earth

and

Warby Parker is setting up shop in my hometown of Richmond, VA.



Worst News of the Week goes to the second Occupation of France- this time by fast food chains.

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