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Photo Friday: Boogie

May 22nd, 2009 by Ross

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This weeks Photo Friday brings you the work of Boogie. Boogie is a street photographer living in NYC and has made a real name for himself over the past couple of years. Putting out 5 books and shooting an ad campaign for Nike over the past 3 years, he’s been a busy dude. Born and raised in Serbia he was a first hand witness to the civil war and began documenting there before coming to the US in 1998. His work is gritty and raw which might sound cliche but its probably the best way to describe it. I came across his book Its all Good a few years ago and was blown away. Not only at the images them selves but that someone was actually able to get in that deep with gangsters, skinheads and some of the craziest slums in the world. For me his work is good in small doses but if you’re looking for some more you can check out more at his website here

Also as a little self promotion I have started a tumblr blog of my own which I will be updating daily with things that inspire and make me laugh. If you’re interested you can check it out here.

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Set It Off: Nene Kisseih

May 20th, 2009 by Georgios

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Name:
Nene Wudah Kisseih

Aka:
Wudah, Most people usually don’t pronounce my name properly, so there are endless versions of incorrect phonetics. There is the typical southern Nay-Nay. There is Ne-Ne. It’s quite simple actually. It’s only one syllable said twice. Pronounced like the 1st syllable in the word Neck. Nene. You can also call me Chief if you really know me. Cause thats what my name means.

Website:
streetlocal404.com
overaided.com

Where are you from?
Accra, Ghana. West Africa.

Who do you work for?
Bullion Tailored Goods. StreetLocal. OveRaideD.

What are your Current Project(s)?
Finishing up the samples for my first solo collection with Bullion (BTG). I am really excited about starting on my newest venture with ATL’s finest StreetLocals. We are stepping our game up. Fixing a broken cabinet in my kitchen.

Who would you love to work with?
Peter Poopat of common projects’, John Sternberg of Band of Outsiders’, Tom Ford, Jerrord Cornish and Kieran Richardson of Corpus, David Neville and Marcus Wainwright of Rag & Bone. The list is endless..

If you had to give all your sneakers away to charity except for one pair, which ones would you keep?
I dunno, either my Nike Air Max 90 Currents cause they are mad comfortable, or my newest pair of shoes. Alife Public outrage.

What’s on your iPod right now?
Gucci Mane, Oj the Juiceman, Danger Mouse and Jemini, Ghostface Killah, Little Brother, Mobb Deep, Mos Def, Outkast, The Pharcyde, The Police (why does this one sound like it doesn’t really fit with the rest), The Roots, UGK, Tabi Bonney, Grip Plyaz, Dj Slugger.

What’s your Favorite ATL food?
Extra crispy chicken wangs from Atlanta’s best wings, Hawaiian steak from Houstons, Ribs from Crazy Ron’s Choo Choo Bar-b-que. Yes, I like meat. I’m African Damn it!

What’s your Favorite ATL hangout?
My bed, My Kitchen, El Bar, Almost any Football Pitch (that’s a soccer field for most of you). Where ever my friends are.

What are your Pet Peeves?
When people say they are going to do something for you and they don’t. Long ass finger nails on dudes. Rude ass people who work in the customer service field who don’t enjoy their jobs. People who always complain (downers).

Shout outs?
My folks, Randi ran, Kiki, Mason, Lawer Kojo, Dumas, Anyone else with the Last name Kisseih, My cousin Nii-Armarh, Arash (ORDatl), All my StreetLocal Fam: Tim, Ryan, Cory (King Alga), Myk and Les, Jamil Ficklin, Al (Khanartist), Reggie (Brave Bernard), Larry, Georgios, Jared, Ross, All the cool ass people that work at el bar Ed, Colleen, Rosa…, Gripplyaz, Chad Reid, Tunde (freshiam), Rithy, Denys, Ariel Weekes, Sumner, Proton, Fadia, Howard G, Dean Dyer, Standard Crew, Eddie Naugle, Joseph Vellino, J-lie, No brakesATL, A.C., Radar, The Joneses, Hen B, Blng x Bgdt, Chilly-O, Presto, Cristo, Manchester United Glory Glory MANUTD!!!, CWill, Jeremy and Grahm, Mo H, Quinton Hart, Shelly (my barber), Sean and Lisa, Amber, Sid Mashburn, I probably forgot some folks. Don’t take it personal.

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Experiment or Die Studios IV

May 19th, 2009 by Larry

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Welcome to East Point! We’ve recently moved our studio space (again) to the origins of the world-famous Outkast. Despite the props from everyone as a result of our recent Vimby.com studio tour and interview, the time felt right for the move. We haven’t completely finished unpacking, but we wanted to show off the new spot that we’ve already dubbed, The Treehouse, due to it’s intentionally unfinished interior.

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MA09 “Design is Human” Kickoff Party Photos

May 18th, 2009 by Larry

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Photo by Kevin Byrd

Here’s a photo of Bernard McCoy (the man behind Modern Atlanta) from the MA09 “Design is Human” Kickoff Party we attended last Friday evening. It was great hanging with all of our professional creative friends all under one roof for a few hours. Check out Kevin Byrd’s flickr photoset of the night here.

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Photo Friday: Demun Jones Album Cover

May 15th, 2009 by Larry

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Awhile back, we gave you a look in a studio session involving Demun Jones and our in-house photographer, Ross Martin. The reason for that session was the creation for an album cover for his first iTunes single (coming out soon). Our goal was to portray “The Man in Black” with a “Cali” vibe.

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Nike Trainer 1

May 15th, 2009 by Larry

I’ve been rocking Trainers for years and I’m happy to see Swoosh revisiting this old gem and breathing new design and life into it. This video is an example of why I can’t get down with other brands. Nike is about performance, design, and change. That resonates with me as an end-user regardless of whether or not I’m going to a workout or not. Every design decision is intentional. Why would I wear something that wasn’t designed for comfort and performance? I love Bo Jackson’s input at the end of the clip as well. Bo Knows.

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Free Pie ATL

May 15th, 2009 by Ted

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Relish, the creative event design company that burst into the Atlanta scene planning and executing the PROCESS launch circuit in March is now up to something pretty big. Pretty big, pretty yummy, and totally free. Free Pie!

The catalysts, Melissa and Reena, have this to say: “The world is kinda crazy. FREE PIE isn’t. Join a burgeoning movement. Make a pie. Pick a spot. Give it Away. Yep, it’s that simple – no strings, no logos, no agenda – just a random act of kindness.”

This Saturday, May 16, starting at 2:00pm, free pieces of homemade pie will be given away at over a (baker’s) dozen locations around the city. Go here for more info on locations to grab a slice and how to sign up to help if you’re interested!

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PROCESS Summer 09 Teaser

May 14th, 2009 by Larry

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A while ago, Georgios gave us a sneak peek at something he’d been working on for the PROCESS Summer 09 collection. Here’s another teaser of a graphic that will be part of the collection as well. I know the image isn’t revealing much yet, but here’s a hint: after having a pow-wow with Georgios, we decided on the concept of “East Coast meets Far East”, drawing from influences I’ve had growing-up in both Asian and American cultures. I’ll reveal more of the graphic as we get closer to release date. I’ve said to much as it is…

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Set It Off: Denys Meak

May 13th, 2009 by Larry

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Name:
Denys

Aka:  
Kneesee sometimes Miss Denys

Website:
kneeseespieces.com
analoggirls.com

Where are you from?
College Park, Georgia!

Who do you work for? 
For 18 amazing children in the Early Preschool Class at an Autistic Center.

What are your Current Project(s)? 
When I’m not being miss teacher lady, I’m a complete 35mm film junkie. I’m working on building a portfolio under my nom de guerre “Kneesees Pieces” as well as Analog Girls. I have really big ideas as to where I’d like this all to go… but I’ll be about it before I talk about it. Eventually I’d love to see my work turn into little exhibits and books. It’s all for the love of film.. I’m no fame and fortune seeker.

Who would you love to work with?
Storytellers, visionaries and genuine, worldly people. Thats all.

If you had to give all your sneakers away to charity except for one pair, which ones would you keep? 
My wal mart shoes. They’re one in a billion.

What’s on your iPod right now?
I actually don’t even have an iPod but my iTunes is playing lots of Camera Obscura, Au Revoir Simone, The Radio Dept., The Cure, Broken Social Scene, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and almost everything 80s.

What’s your Favorite ATL food?
I’m always hungry. So can we say foods? Hot Cafe in College Park is my Thai food comfort haven. It’s really Laotian owned, but thats when you know it’s real good. The 5Spot has the best sammiches. I love Flying Biscuit in Candler Park.. and oh yeah R. Thomas. I told you I was always hungry.

What’s your Favorite ATL hangout?
El Bar? El yeah! Duh!

What are your Pet Peeves?
I’m super passive. I notice everything and nothing at the same time. On top of that, I work with two-year-olds… you could only imagine the things I go through. So I think I’ve built an even more higher tolerance for things.

Shout outs?
My analog ladies.. Hadiyah & Ashley, my little minions who give me the occasional black eye and bruised legs and everyone else who has mused me on my film projects! aye!

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Mums FP – Cool Like

May 12th, 2009 by Larry

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Mums FP’s manager just sent this track over. Apparently it was recorded in 2007, but will finally be released with a mixtape titled, Mr. 4th Quarter, on May 15th. If the rest of the tape has a groove like this track, then we’re in business!

Download: Mums FP – Cool Like

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