1980s-culture

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Jamel Shabazz: Street Photographer

Charlie Ahearn’s Film Retraces a Moment in New York Style - Video 1 / / 3

As a teenage photographer in early 80s East Flatbush, Brooklyn, Jamel Shabazz set out to document the then nascent movement of hip-hop. Through the iconic style of his MCs, neighborhood kids and gang members, the unequivocal attitude of New York’s youth was recognized as the calling card of the city’s creative renaissance. Published in 2001, Shabazz’ first book Back In The Days was celebrated as an exhilarating snapshot of the times, and his visual flair has been brought to life in a new documentary by the legendary hip-hop historian and director, Charlie Ahearn.  “On the cover of Jamel’s book were two young men on 42nd Street. They were captured posing in such strong form as a kind of respectful bulwark against all the chaos that you see around them on ‘The Deuce,’” explains Ahearn, the notable filmmaker also responsible for the classic old-school movie, Wild Style. “I immediately knew that here was an original artist for our time.” [1]

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What’s the matter, my dear, don’t you like your toys?

This spectacular cosplay of Agnes, The Junk Lady from Labyrinth, is the latest awesome creation of Jen Yates of Epbot (previously featured here) and her husband John. They recently debuted Agnes at Megacon, taking turns wearing the costume around the convention, and won Best In Show at the MegaCon costume contest

Visit Epbot to get a good look at all the details Jen and John painstakingly packed into this costume. The even incorporated the he little blue “Ello!” worm riding on the back of Agnes’ junk pile:

But photos alone don’t do justice to this amazing cosplay. To fully appreciate it you must witness Agnes in motion:

And boy, how she Dance Magic-dances:

A video posted by Jen Yates (@epbot) on May 28, 2016 at 8:39pm PDT

Visit Epbot to read all about how Jen and John created this outstanding costume as well as their experience at Megacon.

Top photos by @Dwayne1977, all the rest by Epbot.

[via Fashionably Geek]

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FASHION: 16-year-old Dresses As Every Culture & Counterculture of the Last 100 Years

Have you ever wondered what you might have looked like as a hippie in the 70s or as a flapper in the roaring 20s?

16-year-old Ohio State University student Annalisa Hartlaub has, which is why she created a series of photos that send her back in time to flaunt some of the most notable fashions of the last century.

Keep reading

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“What did I do?”
You killed the car.

Swedish Lego Users Group Swebrick just held their annual “AFOL vs AFOL” building contest. AFOL stands for “Adult Fan of LEGO” and this year’s building theme was “Any scene from an ‘80s movie or TV show featuring a vehicle.” Builder Etzel87 won first place with this awesome recreation of the unforgettable scene in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off when Cameron vents his long pent-up anger at his dad by kicking his father’s precious Ferrari until it ultimately pops off its jack and crashes through the window of his (now famous) house.

We love the expressions on the minifigs’ faces as they helplessly watch the car plunge toward its doom as well as the use of flat, clear 1x1 pieces for flying shards of glass.

Click here to view the rest of this year’s contest entries.

[via The Brothers Brick]

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Jean-Michel Basquiat in his Great Jones Street studio, in front of a piss painting of himself by Andy Warhol. The canvas had been covered in the copper paint and urine was applied. The urine reacts with the copper paint to create oxidation, then Basquiat’s image was silk-screened onto the canvas.

Photos by Tseng Kwong Chi, 1987.