Archive for the hybrid culture Category

Photographic Youth Music Culture Archive

Posted in Art/Style, Books, fashion, hybrid culture on September 21, 2010 by lili

www.pymca.com are the publishers of Ted Polhemus’ new Street Style book. ( Signed Copies of Streetstyle Book by Ted Polhemus | PYMCA Shop.) They are also an online archive of youth subculture photo collections and essays.

The Cultural Research section comprises Images, Essays, Papers, Video and links to youth culture content which is available to subscribed members for research purposes.

PYMCA has spent several years building this new collection and has teamed up with leading cultural commentators and organisations to bring you detailed accounts and analysis of youth subcultures, music and movements around the World.


What a tease. Alas, I don’t think I can afford the 25 quid a month subscription to have full access to all this eye-candy…

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Streetstyle book reissued!

Posted in Books, fashion, hybrid culture on August 31, 2010 by lili

Retro To Go: Streetstyle book by Ted Polhemus reissued

I can’t wait to see the extra 100 pages.

I have the original Streetstyle. Some pages HERE.

Japanorama “Bad Girls”

Posted in Art/Style, fashion, Film, hybrid culture, Music with tags on July 7, 2010 by lili

Kogals, Ganguro and Yamanba girls:

Para para, Reiko Ike:

Anna Tsuchiya from Kamikaze Girls; Puroresu, pop stars/bands etc:

There are many more episodes of  Japanorama (BBC, 2009) on YouTube.

Zoku episode:

p.s. I wish that Professor Nobuyuki Mori – “researcher and illustrator of uniforms” –  had a website.

Steampunk

Posted in Art/Style, Books, fashion, hybrid culture on July 6, 2010 by lili

Steampunk Pullip Eos Doll (via Suemomo’s SteamPunks flickr set & the official Steam Punk Project website)

Steampunk fashion (Livejournal community)

Steampunk on Coilhouse.net

Steampunk toys (Popgive.com)

(via this Wired article)

Steampunk robots by Stephane Halleux

A short film:

And last but not least, Android Karenina (set in a Russian Steampunk universe) – which I thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommend!

As in the original novel, our story follows two relationships: the tragic adulterous romance of Anna Karenina and Count Alexei Vronsky, and the much more hopeful marriage of Konstantin Levin and Kitty Shcherbatskaya.These four, yearning for true love, live in a steampunk-inspired 19th century of mechanical butlers, extraterrestrial-worshiping cults, and airborne debutante balls. Their passions alone would be enough to consume them-but when a secret cabal of radical scientific revolutionaries launches an attack on Russian high society’s high-tech lifestyle, our heroes must fight back with all their courage, all their gadgets, and all the power of a sleek new cyborg model like nothing the world has ever seen.”

Filled with the same blend of romance, drama, and fantasy that made the first two Quirk Classics New York Times best sellers, Android Karenina brings this celebrated series into the exciting world of science fiction. (via Amazon)

mainstreamology

Posted in Art/Style, hybrid culture, Music, Thoughts on July 5, 2010 by lili

Apologies for the lack of updates on the Grab Bag. I am collecting URLs and YouTube videos behind-the-scenes, yes I am.

In the meantime, check out mainstreamology, the wonderful and exciting blog of Zoltan Kacsuk, who emailed us today:

I accidentally stumbled on your blog Grab Bag, and i can’t tell you how happy I am. I always knew other people must be into gathering the same kind of stuff on subcultures and countercultures as I am, but so far I’ve never encountered a range so closely matching my own interests.

So just wanted to let you know that, I am really grateful for the collection and I am in the process of reblogging (with a reference to Grab Bag obviously) all the stuff I like and need to my own tumblr, which you might also like (based on a reverse logic of the above): http://mainstreamology.tumblr.com/

Thank you, Zoltan!

Mainstreamology is my new favorite blog.

Museum of Club Culture

Posted in Art/Style, fashion, hybrid culture with tags , , on January 16, 2010 by lili

Found this site today – Museum of Club Culture , which “will open early 2010, celebrating the past, present and future of club culture around the world.”

The curator is Mark Wigan from Manchester, whose illustrations of 80’s club scenes look very familiar.

Click on images to go directly to Mark Wigan’s flickr. More HERE.

The Gentlemen of Bacongo

Posted in fashion, hybrid culture on December 23, 2009 by lili

Photos via http://jezebel.com/5407685/gentlemen-of-bacongo-the-dandies-of-sub+saharan-africa/gallery/

A new photo book by Daniele Tamagni explores the phenomenon of sapeurs, a clique of extraordinarily dressed dandies from the Congo. In the midst of war and abject poverty, these men dress in tailored suits, silk ties, and immaculate footwear.

Related links:

http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/11/06/fop-art-gentleman-of-the-bacongo/

http://www.coolhunting.com/archives/2009/12/gentlemen_of_ba.php

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