CELEBRATE DESIGN

Join Hyundai and ReadyMade as we celebrate the best in sustainable design featuring art and fashion by New York City's top and emerging artists. Come for an evening of cocktails by VeeV, a Taza chocolate tasting station, silent auction, party favors, music and more all benefiting the Americans for the Arts Action Fund. Americans for the Arts Action Fund. Launched in 2004, Americans for the Arts Action Fund is the nation's leading non-profit organization for advancing arts in America. Featured artists' work that will be on display include Daniel Michalik, Robin Antar, Suprina, Carol Quint, Lamacek, Justin Gignac, Junkprints, UM Project and more. Silent auction includes items from the Museum of Art & Design, 3r Living, Brevity, FLOR, and Justin Gignac...just to name a few. Thursday, September 23, 2010 6:00p - 9:00p Cooper Classic Cars 137 Perry Street (between Washington & Greenwich St.) New York, NY 10014 View Map Tickets $40 in advance, $50 at the door To purchase tickets, click here. Questions? Email: events@readymademag.com
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SHOP IN PERSON ATLANTIC ANTIC!

This is one of the busiest markets that I do! Atlantic Antic draws up to 1 million attendees onto Atlantic Avenue to celebrate the Antic's longstanding tradition of eclectic food, festivities, and fun! Junkprints will have a tent set up! See ya soon! WHEN:Sunday, September 26, 2010 10:00 am - 6:00 pm WHERE: In front of 473 Atlantic Ave, Btwn Nevins and 3rd, Brooklyn NY For more info click here!
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FIRST EVER OPEN STUDIO!

Happy end of summer! In conjunction with Fashion's Night Out, I'm hosting my first ever open studio shopping extravaganza and I'd like to invite you and yours to the festivities. I'll be debuting some new Junkprints artwork and clothing in the new Junkprints studio: The Junkyard! The night wouldn't be complete with out DJ spinning, baked goodies, door prized. The festivities are free. Please RSVP so we'll know if we should be baking a wedding sized cake or a muffin. WHEN: September 10th 2010 from 6p-11p WHERE: 66 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11205, Btwn Flushing and Park Ave in the Navy Yard region of Brooklyn. COST: FREE!! For the last few years Junkprints has been dedicated to pushing the boundaries of art and fashion through textile exploration, subversive graphics and clever juxtapositions. Recently we even had a feature in the New York Times. This whole Junkprints adventure has been quite whirlwind and I'm looking forward showing off the new junk and sharing this special evening with you 😉
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The Hip-Hop Word Count: A Searchable Rap Almanac SXSW

My pal Tahir aka @tahero (for the tweeps) has a fun project that the world should know about. Let's get it presented at SXSW. The following is all the info: The Hip-Hop Word Count: A Searchable Rap Almanac was accepted into the 2011 SXSW PanelPicker! Vote for it multiple times daily until August 27th; so we can present at SXSW. Here is the link: http://bit.ly/hhwcxsxsw Also Join the Staple Crops Face Book page for updates and specials: http://bit.ly/stcrfb The Hip-Hop Word Count is a searchable ethnographic database built from the lyrics of over 40,000 Hip-Hop songs from 1979 to present day. The Hip-Hop Word Count describes the technical details of most of your favorite hip-hop songs. This data can then be used to not only figure out interesting stats about the songs themselves, but also describe the culture behind the music. How can analyzing lyrics teach us about our culture? The Hip-Hop Word Count locks in a time and geographic location for every metaphor, simile, cultural reference, phrase, rhyme style, meme and socio-political idea used in the corpus of Hip-Hop. The Hip-Hop Word Count then converts this data into explorable visualisations which help us to comprehend this vast set of cultural data. This data can be used to chart the migration of ideas and builds a geography of language.
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Art Installation: Luke Jerram’s “Play Me, I’m Yours”

At my old school sometimes I would study in the student center which featured just about anything a college student would need including a Starbucks, food court, a lot of seating area, a game room, and a lone piano on the second floor. Sometimes a brave individual would play a medley of songs that could be heard on multiple floors. It often reminded me of the Nordstrom department store where you could always find a pianist performing while you shopped. One day I went to study in the center and was able to score one of the coveted tables on the second floor. Just as I was getting into the groove of studying somebody begins to play the piano on the second floor. It would have been lovely because I like to study to the sounds of contemporary jazz anyway, but this so-called pianist was horrible. I almost began to feel embarassed for him because people began to shout at him, but then I remembered I had two finals to take the next day and he was distracting me. Cue imaginary laser beams of disgust from my eyes. I was reminded of that time recently when I read about an art installation in New York by artist Luke Jerram. Luke Jerram is a British artist who works through a variety of mediums including sculptures, live art, and installations. If you are in the New York area between now through July 5th  be sure to check it out "Play Me, I'm Yours". For this installation Jerram installed sixty pianos around Manhattan and its surrounding areas for anyone to play from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Even Cyndi Lauper has performed at one of the locations. If you are interested in tickling the ivories yourself in public then click here for piano locations.
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DAR & THE STARS TOMORROW NIGHT

We over in Junkprints/Tough Dumplin land have teamed up w/ the fine folks of Earl Greyhound, The Faculty (Jared Pauley, Lee Turley and Raydar Ellis), GR Records, and a slew of other musicians including Dana Athens to bring you an incredible collection of music.  This collection will be packaged released w/ Junkprints merch!!! We are still getting our ish together for the launch, but in the mean time....one of the featured artists Raydar Ellis is performing a few of the songs from the release at the Blue Note tomorrow night! This will be a special evening as Raydar will be celebrating several events including the collaborative project with fashion line Junkprints and his production team The Faculty Enterprise, his own solo EP and his birthday. Performing along with his own band they will present material from both of his recent releases as well as classic selections from both his own career and his musical heritage. Special guest artists will be invited to perform and help celebrate the artist and educator innovating a generation through the music of Raydar Ellis. DATE: SAT. JUNE 5TH 2010 WHERE: BLUE NOTE JAZZ CLUB 131 W, 3rd St NY NY TIME: 12AM-2AM COVER: $10
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