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Roundup June, 12 2009

Selectism | Around the Web

01. Sex Issue: Type Tart Cards (above)

“Tart cards are the means by which many London prostitutes advertise their services. Step into almost any central London phone box and you can contemplate up to 80 cards inviting you to be tied, teased, spanked or massaged.” (wallpaper)

02. Ben Sherman Discontinues Kids’ Line, Because Being Cute Isn’t Good Enough

“Ben Sherman’s hipsters-in-training children’s line is no more. Oxford Industries Inc., the parent company, announced today that they are discontinuing the children’s clothes for the label, saying it doesn’t have the luxury of being “fun and cute” in a recession.” (nymag)

03. Kevin Cyr

“Kevin Cyr is a Brooklyn based illustrator. The mundane recast as extraordinary…Beautiful.” (iso50)

04. Cutting Packaging Down to Size

“Smaller, lighter packaging generally raises red flags with consumers. It usually signals they’re getting less product for their money instead of the steady, insidious price hikes which always cause consternation, especially in a down economy. But that isn’t always the case nowadays.” (dieline)

05. SKREAM B2B BENGA LIVE from Skream’s B-day Bash

You don’t have to listen to Bon Iver and Grizzly Bear all day. Well recommended for that savvy reader who needs a refresher of the dark type. God gave you ears – use them, but not on “Donk.” That’s all I’m saying… (bntl)

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