According to Wikipedia, The English language was first introduced to the Americas by British colonization, beginning in 1607 in Jamestown, Virginia. Similarly, the language spread to numerous other parts of the world as a result of British trade and colonization elsewhere and the spread of the former British Empire, which, by 1921, held sway over a population of 470–570 million people, approximately a quarter of the world’s population at that time. Continue reading »
According to artist John T. Unger: “My latest project was “Old Glory” – a 10 x 16 feet American flag created from nailing over 20,000 individually punched and crimped Budweiser bottle caps to plywood. It’s the largest bottle cap art I’ve managed so far. It made its debut at the Stagecoach Music Festival in Indio, California.” Continue reading »
Meet the raddest 62-year-old ever. No seriously, we’re not even joking. The face of American Apparel’s latest lingerie ad campaign, Jacky O’Shaughnessy, will make you wish she was your grandma. With glorious silver locks and enviable pins, this confident cat proves sexiness needn’t expire when you get your seniors card.
In other news, although usually a little more vanilla with their campaigns, Barneys New York has also adopted a more inspirational approach with 17 transgender models from around the globe featured in their spring 2014 catalogue. These brands gettin’ a little bit bold kinda makes us wanna hi-five them… and invite Jacky over for a cuppa — what a babe. Continue reading »
One of the most ubiquitous sights in Los Angeles is the American Apparel billboard. They are mostly small signs, found in strategic neighborhoods such as Silverlake and Echo Park and featuring a young, attractive women in Dov Charney’s products. The billboards reflect a vintage softcore aesthetic that make the ads nearly unmissable.
Los Angeles-based artist Thomas Alleman set out to capture these tiny billboards in their natural environment. The end result is “The American Apparel,” a gritty look at the role these ads play in the streets of Los Angeles. There are billboards overlooking homeless squats, perching over a street corner, hiding behind buildings and looking down on alleyways.
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Photographer Pavel Prokopchik plans to travel across the USA trying to capture the essence of the American life today. He’d like to find out what “The American Dream” means to people in the USA today. The project he has in mind is one that will shape itself as it proceeds, and is essentially elastic, where unexpected meeting can easily deviate him from my original route. Continue reading »
Fireworks at the Omnilife stadium during the closing ceremony of the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, on October 30. (Roberto Escobar / EPA) Continue reading »
Photographer/artist Jill Greenberg poses at her home to promote her Exhibit “Glass Ceiling: American Girl Doll” And Billboard For LA on September 29, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North America) Continue reading »
Spoof Entry Wins American Apparel’s Plus-size Model Search – but Furious Brand Awards Prize to Someone Else
A spoof photo shoot entered into American Apparel’s plus-size model search has controversially won the competition. Continue reading »
American Beauty Car Show is the biggest american car exhibition in Baltics, which consists of car show, reunion and drag race. For ten years all american vehicle owners and major car fans have gathered to Haapsalu for one summer weekend. And so it will carry on this year and for the eleventh time allready american vehicle owners can start up their corgeous cars and drive to beautiful and silent Haapsalu to have a wonderful time together.
Inside the castle yard people have the opportunity to see different showcars. Outside the castle yard is the reunion-area, where all american two and four wheeled vehicles gather, important is not the looks of the car nor the amount of the motor. Estonias biggest procession through the city takes place on the last day of the show. As traditionally speed racing also takes place on the last day of the show, which grand price is 2000$. Continue reading »
Stacey Lee Webber is a Philadelphia based artist who finds unique ways to recontextualize objects from blue collar neighborhoods. Webber’s sculptures embody a refined aesthetic and challenge the conventional possibilities of everyday materials. Through her investigations, Webber’ celebrates working class families which make up the heart of American culture. Continue reading »