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Roundup March, 30 2010

Selectism | Around the Web

01. It’s Not Dry Yet

“FEW modern myths about art have been as persistent or as annoying as the so-called death of painting. Unless, of course, it is the belief that abstract and representational painting are oil and water, never to meet as one.” (NYT).

02. The Making of the Wu Massacre Covers

“When the covers for Method Man, Ghostface and Raekwon’s Wu Massacre project began leaking online, bloggers and fans alike were just as open about the artwork as the idea of collaborative album. The illustrated cover—as well as the three collector’s edition variants and single art—are the handy work of comic book kingpin Chris Bachalo, whose drawings have been seen on the pages of Captain America, Incredible Hulk and Uncanny X-Men, and on the hit TV series, Heroes.” (xxl)

03. Mies van der Rohe’s Lake Shore Drive Restoration / Krueck & Sexton Architects

“Widely recognized as one of the 20th Century’s most iconic residential projects, 860-880 Lake Shore Drive consists of two 26-story rectangular condominium buildings surrounded by an irregular travertine plaza. The steel and glass towers are connected by a covered walkway. In addition to more than half a century of normal wear and tear, the buildings had endured several restoration attempts over the years. The problems included corrosion of the building’s exposed steel frame, failure of the lobby glazing system and extensive cracking and discoloration of the travertine plaza.” (Arch Daily).

04. 2011 Hennessey Venom GT (above)

“Since 1991, Hennessey Performance Engineering has been in the business of taking crazy-fast cars such as Dodge Vipers, Ford GTs, and Chevrolet Corvettes and turning them into tire-melting monsters for only the most talented (and well-heeled) of drivers. But these may all have been mere warm-up acts for its wildest and most unique supercar ever, the upcoming Venom GT.” (Car and Driver).

05. Vybz Kartel ft Popcaan & Gaza Slim – Clarkes (Bonus)

One for the Clarks lovers out there. If you’re listening Clarks, make this your theme song. Hat tip to Mr Kitson for the heads up (Youtube)

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