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Photo Friday: Black History Month Poetry Contest

February 27th, 2009 by Ross


Click to View Large. All photos by Ross Martin

So last week, as Larry reported, we went to the Nike Black History Month Poetry Contest and saw some really amazing kids. I shot the event and got some really great photographs and you got a bit of a sneak peek last week and this week I decided to share a few more of the images with you. Hope you enjoy them!

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Phoenix – 1901

February 26th, 2009 by Larry

Everyone’s favorite indie-French band is back with their fifth studio album, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, on May 26th. 1901 is the first single to be “leaked” from this record and it’s a crowd-pleaser for sure. It’s got everything you would expect from Phoenix, including a pulsating beat that is hard to deny. I feel like Phoenix albums are similar to those of AC/DC. You always know what to expect.

Download: Phoenix – 1901

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Laced Up: A Blank Canvas

February 26th, 2009 by Larry

The PROCESS team has been asked to participate in a custom sneaker show called Laced Up in Charlotte next month. Yesterday, an unmarked box containing these white canvas Vans Chukka Boots arrived at our studio downtown.

-Anyone have any ideas what we should do to these puppies?
-Anyone know how to transfer graphics to canvas?
-Anyone want to ride up to QC and party with us the weekend of the 12th?

Leave a comment or email us.

Stay tuned, as we’ll post “process photos” as soon as we decide on a concept/direction.

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Set It Off: DJ Lord

February 25th, 2009 by Larry


DJ Lord of Public Enemy at Rock the Bells 2007 in San Francisco

Name:
DJ LORD

Aka:  
Mr. LORD

Website:
www.publicenemy.com
www.trillbass.com
www.myspace.com/trillbass

Where are you from?
Savannah, GA

Who do you work for? 
Public Enemy & TrillBass

What are your Current Project(s)? 
New Public Enemy recordings as well as collabs, the new Trillbass
releases, solo Dubstep mixes, a new collab with Milan’s Gab Gato, ATL’s KUSH, and Contraverse.

Who would you love to work with?
Wow… let’s see…..Tom Morello, Alien from ATL, Divinci from Solillaquists of Sound, Stenchman, Evol Intent, Bobby McFerrin, Rahzel… the list goes on…

If you had to give all your sneakers away to charity except for one pair, which ones would you keep? 
My Adidas… word.

What’s on your iPod right now?
Eastern Jam (Trillbass Rmx.), P.O.S., Tobacco, Contraverse, KUSH, Aesop Rock, Trill001, Lamb Of God, Metallica

What’s your Favorite ATL food?
R Thomas, RuSan’s, MF Sushi, Surin

What’s your Favorite ATL hangout?
MJQ, El Bar, GNC, …….Kroger

What are your Pet Peeves?
Dumb Girls, Dumb Girls with bad hygiene… Fake ass people

Shout outs?
Shouts out to my beautiful daughter Arial, my crew Trillbass (Swytch, Claw, 2 Sense), my PE fam, Susan… and ya’ll for having me…

Peace.

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Introducing: Relish

February 24th, 2009 by Larry

Take a good look at Melissa Cullens and Reena Karia. They are the superpowers behind Relish, Atlanta’s newest and creative events company. Currently, they are students at our post-grad alma mater(s), Portfolio Center, and they’ve had the knack for throwing kick-ass parties over the past year. They soon realized that they could turn their talents into a reality. Not only are they great at working with 3D spaces, but they also have an amazing talent for strategy and design. They have been carefully planning our local events for the 03.06.09 launch of the PROCESS line and I can’t say enough about how their efforts. Make sure you remember these ladies as they’ll be the ones in the know for complimentary drinks and getting on the guest list at El Bar on 03.06.09. More event details coming soon. Relish’s website should be up soon at thisisrelish.com. Stay on it.

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Nokahoma On Press

February 23rd, 2009 by Larry

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Here’s the PROCESS graphic tee version of Chief Nokahoma, on press. We’re expecting this to be one of the most popular designs for our first season. As you can see, we’re printing the line by hand. No machines were used, giving real meaning to the Made In The Dirty South tagline we use. We’ll keep it that way for as long as we can.

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Photo Friday: Ricky Powell

February 20th, 2009 by Ross

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In case some of you reading this right now didn’t know a very special guest is coming to EL BAR this upcoming Tuesday night, Ricky Powell aka The Rickster. He is based out of New York City and has taken some of the most famous images of people like The Beastie Boys, Run-DMC, and LL Cool J. You’ve more than likely seen his work on albums like Paul’s Boutique and publications like Mass Appeal. His grainy black and white style has been an influence to many street photographers out there. He’s coming to town to kick off a new night at EL BAR called Waxchaotics this Tuesday the 24th. I’m not completely sure about the format just yet, but I believe people will be able to bring their own vinyl to play out at the event. For more information check out the EL BAR website and for a little more information on Ricky Powell check out his interview here.

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Nike Black History Month Poetry Contest

February 19th, 2009 by Larry

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Contest winner, Kedarius Peoples, on stage performing in the GameChangers “Beat The Odds” tee designed by Epidemik Coalition’s Georgios Saliaris. Photo by Ross Martin

Atlanta high school students got together this morning to compete in a spoken word showdown on the subject of GameChangers in celebration of Black History Month. GameChanger’s emcee & “voice of Atlanta”, DJ Greg Street, introduced speaker Divine Bradley who came with a message to inspire the youth in attendance to follow their dreams. Georgios, Ross, and myself were really impressed with his presence and ability to motivate.

Soon afterward, the spoken word contestants assumed the stage while their student counterparts cheered them on with fervor. I was blown away with their performances and passion for changing-the-game with subject matter ranging from family members who inspire them, Rosa Parks, Correta Scott King, and Barack Obama’s ideal of change for America.

A panel of celebrity judges included Angelo Taylor (4-time Olympic Gold Medalist) and current Atlanta Falcons players Curtis Lofton and Jamaal Anderson. They crowned Kedarius Peoples of Cedar Grove High School (Senior) as the 1st place winner. He took home a $1,000 scholarship to pursue his dreams and a pair of the exclusive Nike Sportswear Black History Month Air Force 1 sneakers that were designed and inspired by the rich history of African American culture.

It’s great to see Nike’s involvement in the Atlanta community and as always, they do it right and they do it BIG.

EC’s own, Ross Martin, took some great shots of the event. Check out our selects from today after the jump. More to come in next week’s Photo Friday…

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Vimby.com Interviews EC/Process

February 19th, 2009 by Larry

The good folks at Vimby.com stopped by our studio in downtown ATL the other day to learn more about Epidemik Coalition and PROCESS. It was a great experience for all of us to speak about our work on camera. I’m excited to see the finished segment. More details on that coming soon…

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Set It Off: James McConnell

February 18th, 2009 by Larry

Name:
James McConnell

Aka:  
I try to keep my aliases close to the vest.

Website:
www.beepbeepgallery.com

Where are you from?
Born and raised on the tough streets of Virgina Highlands, Atlanta, GA.

Who do you work for? 
I co-own Beep Beep Gallery, I work for my partner in crime Mark over at Aurora Coffee, and I hustle a few other jobs here and there.

What are your Current Project(s)? 
This year’s lineup at Beep Beep Gallery has been my sole project for a minute. We’ve got eight solo shows (Dosa Kim, Born, Michi, Sam Parker, Steven Dixey, Chris Carder, Alex Kvares, and Bethany Marchman) which is a big deal for us, and I’ve been focusing on contacting galleries in other cities to move those shows out of Atlanta. Can’t wait to go to Seattle and Portland for some future collaborations with galleries. I’d like to be writing more and making more zines but there’s only time for so much.  

Who would you love to work with?
Since Beep is all Atlanta artists, the one local cat I would really love to work with
is Jody Fausett. I’ve had this one portrait he did of El-P for a Triple 5 Soul ad for like five years before we met. He’s such and amazing an inventive photographer but is unfortunately represented by one of my favorite galleries, Whitespace. One day. Nationally, there’s this artist from Louisville named Kathleen Lolley who does these amazing mythologically bent paintings. If we ever expand she’ll be the first I contact.

If you had to give all your sneakers away to charity except for one pair, which ones would you keep? 
I’ve never been a huge sneaker head, but my man VS hooked me up with this really sick pair of 80′s skate style high-top Nike’s. Love ‘em.

What’s on your iPod right now?
Animal Collective and Brian Eno pretty much constantly. Lately Jaylib, Ice Cube, Noot D’ Noot, Portishead, Slayer, MF Doom, TV on the Radiohead, The Kinks and mother fucking Ras Trent.  If you haven’t seen it google it.  That song’s been stuck in my head for two weeks straight.

What’s your Favorite ATL food?
The veggie burger at the the Righteous Room is the greatest food known to man.  Oh god I wish I was there right now!

What’s your Favorite ATL hangout?
The Local always.  If I’m there I’m in the back room playing foosball, my favorite game along with chess.

What are your Pet Peeves?
I got plenty but I’ll bow out and keep this one positive.

Shout outs?
First and foremost everyone who supports local art, music, books, designs, clothes etc. It makes such a huge difference; thank you so much.  Larry, George, and Ross at EC. My lovely lady Star. My family. Mathis, Dookie, and the Noot crew. Marky B the son of ODB. Evereman the ping pong legend. All the Beep Beep artists. Everybody at Aurora and Criminal. Arsn. Nathan and the future planners of America. Youngblood. SOPO. Mike Germon, Rebecca White, and Mint. Steve the animal shelter of East Atlanta. Twen and Shake. Jenn Brown and Susan Bridges. Travis Dodd the Cheetah escape artist. Bryan, foosball wizard, and artist extaordinaire. Get educated son! Everybody out of town and abroad and anyone I forgot.

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