Posts tagged ‘History’

August 17, 2011

Postmodernism is Dead? “Postmodernism—Style and Subversion 1970-1990.”

by Accidental Bear

What is fucking art anyhow?

“Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970-1990,” will be at the V&A Museum from 24 Sept 2011 to 15 Jan 2012. The exhibition is supported by the Friends of the V&A with further support from Barclays Wealth

(www.prospectmagazine.co.uk)

I have some good news—kick back, relax, enjoy the rest of the summer, stop worrying about where your life is and isn’t heading. What news? Well, on 24th September, we can officially and definitively declare that postmodernism is dead. Finished. History. A difficult period in human thought over and done with. How do I know this? Because that is the date when the Victoria and Albert Museum opens what it calls “the first comprehensive retrospective” in the world: “Postmodernism—Style and Subversion 1970-1990.” READ FULL ARTICLE HERE

July 20, 2011

God Father Nathan Clark, Creator of the Clarks Desert Boot, Passes Away

by Accidental Bear

Nathan Clark, Creator of the Clarks Desert Boot Has Died

A slight delay on this one. Mr Clark passed back in June.

“Sad news in the world of men’s footwear. Nathan Clark, creator of the iconic Clarks Desert Boot has died at the age of 94. We pull from the Telegraph UK obit: “Clark, a great-grandson of James Clark, who co-founded the Quaker footwear company in 1825, was serving in Burma during the Second World War when he noticed some servicemen wearing rough suede boots with crepe soles, of a type made by local tradesmen in Cairo’s Old Bazaar for British officers of the Eighth Army…After the war Clark returned to the family firm and, after further work on the design, took some pairs of Desert Boots to the 1949 Chicago Shoe Fair, where they were an instant hit.” (bltn)”

(via Selectism)

April 4, 2011

American Hunks 1860 to 1970

by Accidental Bear


From homoerotic imagery used in American military recruitment posters and Nazi propaganda to shots of bodybuilders like Charles Atlas and Johnny “Tarzan” Weismuller, David L. Chapman’s American Hunks examines the packaging of the male physique in popular culture, movies, magazines, and ads from 1860 to 1970.

For more information on American Hunks, visit Arsenal Pulp Press’s website. To purchase the book, visit Amazon.com.

March 1, 2011

Pic of Day with a Message

by Accidental Bear

Loose Lips Sink Ships

This illustration by U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander McClelland Barclay was part of the Navy’s “Loose Lips Sink Ships” World War II campaign, designed to remind shipyard workers and others with jobs supporting the war effort not to discuss their work.
– The New York Times

[American propaganda during World War II | Wikipedia]

 

February 10, 2011

Flannels Are Not A Trend. They’ve Been Around Way Before You Were a Sperm

by Accidental Bear

Flathead Winter Flannel

10 February 2011, 04.30

Flathead Winter Flannel

The Flathead company was started in 1996 by Kobayashi Masayoshi and has produced amazing products for the Japanese market. Today, we have the ease and access to most of the products they offer in Japan thanks to Self Edge. The “Winter Flannel” comes in three different colorways: mustard, blue and red. The shirt is “made of a heavy cotton flannel with a combed super soft interior. Due to the heavy gauge thread and vintage loomed fabric, the shirt is an amazing piece for the winter months. This is the second rendition of the shirt and it might even better than the last.

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