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Prepare for the Ridiculousness of Kim Jong ILL!!!

Urban Medium likes to delve head-first into the playful manipulation of well-known yet controversial figures. Throw all the clear-cut positive role models out the window, and bring in the unruly. You can join the revolution by purchasing one of their initially confusing prints. Anger strangers who come to your house and see a print of...Read...
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Tatyana Fazlalizadeh Reveals Her New Obama Illustration

Tomorrow is Inauguration Day, and Obama artists are continuing their support through visual means. Above is artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh‘s tastefully done rendition of Obama, which will be showcased in Washington DC for the ManifestHope:DC art exhibition. It is entitled “Colors of One.” See the flyer below for more information. www.tlynnfaz.com www.manifesthope.com
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Nikki McClure Tells You To Vote For Survival

Urging people to vote with posters is not a new thing, but urging people to vote with limited edition silk-screened wood boards does seem a little more unique. Olympia artist Nikki McClure‘s artwork will be showcased on the traveling train art tour, Vote For Survival. On October 10th, they will have a reception at the...Read...
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Cultura De Base Street Art Protest in Barcelona

A week and a half ago, I was in Barcelona and stumbled a protest that seemed well-organized and was immediately engaging. With my limited Spanish, I managed to pick up slogans like, “Beauty is not for sale,” and “Barcelona is dead.” It became immediately obvious that the protest was politically and artfully-motivated. From an outside...Read...
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The Slave Cult Of Consumerism… Street Art Style!

This sticker was found in the streets of Chinatown in Seattle, near the train station. At first, it just looks like some Guantanamo-esque prisoners, but closer inspection finds that the main jumpsuited man is holding shopping bags. A street art message on the slave cult of consumerism? I’d say so. Artist unknown. Tips about names...Read...
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1,000 Journals (2008) Documentary Film Review

Two months ago, I received a black journal. It was the project of a fifth grade class, and my task was to add my contributions and then pass it on in a week’s time. Although it was not a new idea to me, it was a lot of fun, despite the fact that this particular...Read...
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The Wave / Die Welle (2008) Film Review

One of my favorite films of the 2008 Seattle International Film Festival, The Wave is based off of a true story. Although the actual story takes place in Palo Alto, California, the film takes place in Germany.Teacher Rainier Wenger receives “autocracy” for his project week theme, instead of “anarchy,” as he previously wanted. A generally...Read...
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Alone in Four Walls / Allein in vier Wanden (2007) Film Review

Alone in Four Walls is a beautifully-shot look at youths who spend their time in reformatory facilities for youngsters between the ages up to the age of the fourteen. Husband and wife duo Alexandra Westmeier and Inigo Westmeier have managed to capture the stories of a population largely unknown to the world. Most of the...Read...
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