VEIN (veinband.bandcamp.com - i remembered that one)
The Bonus Army
Word For Word
LOOK THESE BANDS UP, especially Hammer Bros.
If I find the time I’ll be making another post WITH links.
They’re who I came up listening to, they’re why I am who I am today.
MVHC is much more than a scene that people talk shit about from time to time, it’s where I grew up and where I found my place in the world. I was doing shitty microsoft paint flyers(I’ll dig one up) for shows at Anchors Up in 2009. If I never did that I would have never combined my passion with drawing into hardcore. So shout out to hardcore, for putting me up with the most solid group of friends and the most solid direction in life.
Hardcore for life, go flyer your mall and get somebody else into this shit.
One of the best parts of doing what we do, is discovering other makers & designers that share our ethos as it relates to all things made and/or crafted.
In Amy’s own words: “In a world where so much is mass-produced and nearly as much tossed aside, Stitch & Hammer uses remnants and other sustainably sourced materials, crafting goods that are made to last."
Three words to best describe the essence of Stitch & Hammer Goods in my opinion: texture, color and scale. I actually wrote a lengthy essay filled with design analysis and praise about the goods we received from Amy, but it seemed more appropriate and keeping with the character of her creations to more appropriately summarize - key word is appropriate, not to be confused with simplified. Because that is the best way to describe the design of these pieces - appropriate.
A quote that most are familiar with goes something like "Simplicity (in design) is more difficult to achieve than complexity.” But in my opinion, “Minimal should not be confused with lack of design."
S&H finds that balance, in a beautifully understated way.
(This is one version) - The flag was held aloft on top of the Reichstag building in Berlin, by a Soviet soldier, Alexei Kovalyov from Kiev aided by a Sergeant from Dagestan. May 2 1945.
The Russian photographer Yevgeny Khaldei, is credited with taking the picture.
Here are the main points concerning the flag: Khaldei said the flag was made by his uncle, who stitched the hammer, sickle and star on to a red table cloth taken from the TASS office in Moscow. Khaldei was then on a short stay in Moscow, but soon returned to the front.
On 2 May 1945 Khaldei ordered the three soldiers in his company up to the roof of the Reichstag. Various positions were tried before the final famous picture was chosen. The day after, the picture arrived in Moscow.
He has a ‘Pistolet-pulemyot Sudaeva’ 43, or PPS-43, a Russian full-automatic sub-machine-gun strapped over his right shoulder.
WW2 Colourised Photos (Colorised by Olga Shirnina from Russia)