Patrik Arve, of among other things, Teddybears fame, working with groundbreaking artists like Robyn to Iggy Pop, cooked up dancehall with Jamaican heroes Ward 21, Ninjaman, Cutty Ranks and Natalie Storm, having performed on places like Letterman, rarely bites his tongue. Nor does he here.
So what the f**k is TCK, you say? The term was initially used by researchers John and Ruth Useem to describe the children of ambassadors. It can be summarized as “children raised in a culture other than their parents’’, or as Useem puts it, “children who accompany their parents into another society”. This is the collaboration with the creatives over at TRANS94, former RMH (with artists like Silvana Imam, Cherrie and Erik Lundin) and their new book and scholarship, Third Culture Kids.
Efter Rallarsving is the return of the viral Swedish hit-show that really brought the Martial Arts scene into Swedish homes in 2005- 2006. The series starred Musse Hasselvall and Andreas Halldén as they travelled the world trying different types of martial arts. The series originally aired on ZTV in Sweden. Efter Rallarsving is a fictionalized television series based in the previous hit-show starring both Musse and Andreas as they try to make a 3:rd season of Rallarsving. But the times and the industry has changed and now their friendship is put to the test. Nothing is made easy with their new narcissistic producer Lisa who looks to exploit the guys in any way possible.
The time has come to challenge the stereotypical male role, question macho-culture and dissolve mossy old patriarchal systems, because frankly – it’s just not working for us. In fact, it’s killing us. One movement is hell-bent on change, and they are demanding everyone to do their part. Welcome to FATTA MAN.
We’re proud to announce that the T-post issue 123 is a collaboration with TEDxUmeå. For those of you who haven’t encounter this phenomenon before, TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a global set of nonprofit conferences, under the slogan “Ideas Worth Spreading”. TED have over the years included speakers like Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Bill Gates and Bono.
Two years ago, director David Sandberg had to sell his couch and TV to afford food and rent. Now, David's Kung Fury trailer have raised $630,000 on Kickstarter, and he's now competing at Cannes and developing a feature Hollywood film. Oh, and David Hasselhoff recently made a Kung Fury music video that has been viewed over 10 million times. The 30 minute movie got viewed by over 15 million people within the first week.
This Kung Fury x T-post issue is a limited edition made exclusively for all the people who backed the Kung Fury project through Kickstarter.
Born and raised in New York City during the golden era of graffiti, Eric Haze found fame hitting trains in the early 70’s, earning his place in the documentary Style Wars. Haze opened his design studio in 1986, becoming one of the first visual artists to define the look and graphic language of early Hip Hop. Some of his most classic works include designs for Public Enemy, EPMD, LL Cool J, and the Beastie Boys. It doesn’t get any more OG than this.
We're proud to announce that the next T-post collaboration will be with the pioneering brand ALIFE. Founded in 1999, ALIFE is a New York City-based, multi-tasking, multi-faceted lifestyle driven company. ALIFE is well known for its curatorial work, creative direction and production of editorial content for books and magazines, art shows, retail concepts, and top-tier branded collaborations. Their renowned backyard ALIFE SESSIONS, over the years, have included performances by Wu-Tang Clan, John Mayer, Cypress Hill, Nas, Moby, and Drake. ALIFE is art.
In 1986, Ricky Powell ditched his job selling Frozade lemon ices out of a street car — where, if you tipped him a dollar, he'd add a dash of rum to the refreshment — to tag along with the Beastie Boys on Run-DMC's Raising Hell tour. Only to continue as Def Jam Records’ in-house photographer documenting the early hip hop scene like no other. For two decades, Ricky Powell has prowled the streets of his native New York, toured the world with hip hop’s biggest acts, and full-on crashed celebrity-studded parties on both coasts.
Tony Arcabascio is a true NYC legend. Tony's done everything from working in a pizzeria, to dancing at parties and clubs for cash. While eventually ending up in the magazine industry he made a couple of great friends and founded the collective brand, alife™ and the alife rivington club™. In 2006 he became a daddy (to little Viva), and started a new business, Tony Arcabascio Inc™. "Basically, I just try to work on good shit with good people... My plan for life."™
Earlier this year jeffstaple was announced the fifth most important person within streetwear by Complex. Managing his clothing line STAPLE his store Reed Space and his design studio Staple Design, jeffstaple truly lives up to his own tagline "a positive social contagion". Over the years he's gained a considerable following on the underground streetwear scene. Perhaps his most famous product were the NYC Pigeon Dunks released by Nike, causing riots wherever they where sold. Today they sells for over 2,000 USD on E-bay.
How does a Swiss born, Belgian trained, graphic designer end up doing t-shirts for Spike Lee, collaborating with Bushwick graffiti vandals, and earning a Phd in vintage American sports uniforms? Over the past ten years, Kimou Meyer (aka Grotesk) has worked with almost all the key players in New York’s brand underground, drawing on his classical training and outsider’s perspective to develop an iconic graphic language and style.
Hydro74 a.k.a. Joshua M. Smith does what he loves because he loves it. Not because he has to do it.
Ben Newman has been honing his contemporary fusion of bold shapes, bright colors and playful characters into a great career.
HORT has been a constant pioneer in re-inventing the visual language of contemporary graphic design.
Mauro Gatti is an Italian designer who loves to draw. He strongly believes that a smile is the cheapest way to be happy.
Craig Redman and Karl Maier live on opposite sides of the world but collaborate daily to create bold work. They've exhibited across the world, most notably at the Louvre.
This issue is a collab. with Threadless and its community with over 1 million designers named "Threadless Loves T-post".
Alvaro Tapia-Hidalgo is a graphic designer, filmmaker and illustrator born in Viña del Mar, Chile but are currently living and working in Granada, Spain.
Dave loves art, especially comic books, drawing both for Marvel and DC Comics. In 1998 his art took a new and interesting direction.
Juan (aka weisshaus) is a Graphic Designer from Argentina. He’s been drawing ever since he can remember and is now the Online Creative Manager at Fox Latin America.
Karolina Pyrcik is a 29-year-old graphic designer living in Stuttgart, Germany where she studied at the State Academy of Arts.
Pat Perry is an art maker born in the Detroit area. Whether drawing or painting, Perry creates some kind of artwork every day.
David S. Blanco was born in London England in 1974. He first began publishing his own small press comics in 1985 under the Cactus comix imprint.
Nazario Graziano is an Italian graphic designer and is the founder of RevolverLover.net, ANTI magazine, and ADD Studio Creativo.
Based in the Georgian city of Bath, England, Tom Bagshaw works as a commercial illustrator and fine artist under the moniker… get this... Mostlywanted.
If you spend some time in Jim Stoten's dreamy world you’ll be rewarded with a lively interaction between an amazing cast of characters.
Thomas Raimondi is a graphic artist based in Milan, Italy. His weapons of choice include everything from pencils, coffee, watercolors and glitter.
David Lundmark is a 26-year-old guy based in Umeå, Sweden joggling both cinematography and photography in a brilliant way.
Bombo!, a.k.a. Maurizio Santucci, was born in Italy. It’s no surprise that his unique style has been in high demand ever since he left advertising.
Nikki Farquharson is a London-based designer who absolutely loves color, patterns, shapes, communication and typography.
Paul Davis is one hard man to reach.
Yuji Tokuda is an award-winning art director and creative director based in Tokyo, Japan working at the world’s largest advertising agency Dentsu.
Illustrator and character designer Wilmer Murillo was born in 1987 in Tegucigalpa, Honduras and grew up drawing and reading astronomy books.
All over the place. In your face. Imperfection. Realness. A happy visual riot. That's Marc Strömberg's approach to design.
Diane was born in New Jersey, lives in Brooklyn, New York, and teaches art at The Trevor Day School in upper Manhattan.
Jessica Eriksson is a 23 year-old Swedish girl that just likes to draw a lot.
Stefan G. Bucher is the graphic designer behind California design studio 344 Design and the storytelling experiment Dailymonster.
We've been a fan of Siggi’s unique visual identity for years. Now we’ve finally got the chance to work with him on a topic that is just up his alley.
For those who don’t know, Knotan - it means “the knuckle” in Swedish.
Lovisa's illustrations in general and graphic T-shirts in particular have inspired a whole generation of up-and-coming illustrators and designers.
Daniel Brereton is a young British gentleman who likes to draw and make films. Sometimes he combines the two.
Let’s put it this way: if you’re interested in seeing the work of one of the most influential and talented illustrators around, check out David Foldvari.
Eem is the design studio best known for their luxury-oriented work for high-end brands such as Cartier, Sonia Rykiel & Swarovski.
Luckily, Norwegian illustrator Esra Røise never did pursue her other career option of being a pastry chef.
Letman is the moniker of Amsterdam-based artist and designer Job Wouters. A master of typography in general and hand drawn type in particular.
Andy Rementer is not only a brilliant artist based in Philadelphia, he's also the publisher of his own comic strip ”Techno Tuesday”.
If you've been to Stockholm, Sweden lately, you've probably seen the work of Swedish artist Ragnar Persson.
Kate Moross, is designing everything from billboards and her own clothing range to record covers for the London under-ground music scene.
The London-based, Finnish illustrator and graphic artist Klaus Haapaniemi is one of the hottest British fashion illustrators at the moment.
The London based artist Von are mixing traditional fine art and drawing techniques with digital image.
Jarno, now living and working in Belgium, has recently gained reputation in the fashion world for his expressive drawings.
San Francisco based illustrator Matt Furie spends all day in his room drawing and watching youtube.
FormaFantasma is a design laboratory of two young Italians, transforming modern vector graphics into what you could call a “digital craftwork”.
Hvass&Hannibal is a multi-disciplinary arts and design studio based in Copenhagen since 2006.
Ian's works have made themselves at home on a wide variety of objects from washing machines to take-away coffee cups.
The French girl Isabelle Boinot's fixation on bold middle-aged men is almost obsessive.
Jason Sho Green is an artist living and working in Brooklyn. his studio is off the Morgan L stop in Bushwick if you want to say hi.
Jeremyville has been in group shows at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburg, Colette in Paris and the Madre Museum in Napoli.
The Imaginary Foundation is a think tank from Switzerland that does experimental research on the power of the imagination.
Steven Burke est un jeune graphiste, illustrateur, artiste multi-disciplinaire bien encré dans son temps. And a great guy too.
Patrik Söderstam is one of Sweden's most creative and well respected fashion designers.
Vår is a design duo, Karl Grandin och Björn Atldax. They live and work in Stockholm and their work includes illustration, graphic design and animation.