Cyclists lead the Africa Liberation Day rally at Rookery Road in Handsworth in 1977. In those days, Vanley Burke once told the Guardian, such events were not covered in the press. “The only way black people got into the news,” he said, “was if they committed a crime.” From The Guardian’s look at Burke’s work covering black street protests in 70s and 80s.
Have you ever wondered how many Destiel stories this one snapshot has impacted? So many stories throw in the grey AC/DC shirt and, unless I’m missing something fandomy, all of those references originate from this one heavily circulated snapshot of Misha Collins.
Just imagine the literary critics of the future–once Destiel fiction has completed the classic cycle of trash-of-its-time/forgotten/rediscovered/lauded-as-brilliant–trying to figure out this trope. All those other repeated images–handed over coats, I’d rather have you’s, crypts scenes, last night on earth speeches–they were all traceable to the show. But the grey AC/DC shirt trope? Inexplicable.
With Needles Rebuild gaining hype and resale prices trending up, it’s about time I mention some smaller Japanese brands that do similar remake work but can be found for much lower prices, assuming you can even find them at all. There’s a lot of flavors of patchwork, from punk and crust inspired clothes to boro patchwork and unconventional stitching. I’ve collected as many as I could think of here, though I ignored some labels like Kapital and Remi Relief because they’re already pretty well known.