Ecco's new BIOM collections features a number of shoes tailored for a variety of runners. For fall, the Londonderry, NH, company plans to release the BIOM C and BIOM Trail. Like the BIOM A and B (which are launching for Spring '09), these two shoes will be manufactured using direct-inject process, which I said to outwear a cement constructed shoe by six months or more, according to David Helter, U.S. performance general manager. In addition, the entire midsole of all BIOM products are made from PU versus EVA for a longer life. The BIOM line was based on a "natural motion concept," he adds, meaning the objective was to mimic barefoot running. Because these shoes provide as little motion control as possible, the "support" is more natural, Helter explains.
The 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln will be held on February 12, 2009. There will be a multitude of events to celebrate with many of them being in the fine arts. On February 6, Philadelphia's Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction opens their tribute show The Great Lincoln. Having partnered with The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, the store invited artists to be inspired by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and submit entries for the show. The winners have produced some remarkable work, including Richard Sajas "Young Lincoln" (Cotton Embroidered on Linen) seen after the jump. All the work will hang until the end of the month. A limited edition print will also be available through the run of the show.
The Clog Writes About Quaker City Mercantile (formerly known as Gyro Worldwide) and the Shirt Corner
Quaker City Mercantile (formerly known as Gyro Worldwide) CEO wants to spread his Quaker City Mercantileizm all up on Shirt Corner facade
Quaker City Mercantile (formerly known as Gyro Worldwide) CEO Steve Grasse thinks Shirt Corner's bold red, white and blue color scheme makes it "the ugliest store [he] has ever seen," according to his quote in Monica Yant Kinney's Jan. 28 Inky piece. So he wants to redo the facade, employing Philly artists who sell stuff in Quaker City Mercantile's nearby Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction:
Grasse is offering to re-paint the building using Philadelphia artists, that Art in the Age works with. He will repaint it for free, but it has to be a design of our choosing. Steve says "This is a great way to make the Old City shopping district less grotesque, and a great way to put local artists to work."
Since we work down in Old City, I see Shirt Corner all the time, but I'm not disgusted by it like Grasse. I always thought that the facade carried a certain Blow Out-esque charm
Store-slash-gallery Art In The Age of Mechanical Reproduction is having a show to celebrate Honest Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday. The opening is Friday February 7th.
I've got a piece in it. See ya there.
The Great Lincoln! Memorial Tableaux
29 January 2009, 00.13 | Posted in Art |
On February 12, 2009 Abraham Lincoln turns 200. A multitude of celebrations are planned, many of them incorporating fine art projects. On February 6, Philadelphia's Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction opens their tribute show The Great Lincoln. Extending their partnership with The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, the store invited artists to be inspired by the Society's collection and submit entries for the show. The celebrated winners have produced some rather remarkable work, including Richard Sajas "Young Lincoln" (Cotton Embroidered on Linen) seen above. All the work will hang until the end of the month. A limited edition print will also be available through the run of the show.
Before society as we know it existed, there was art. Before computers and the Internet, and even cities and families, cavemen created art on cave walls. Now, in an advanced world, art is often pushed into the background, isolated in galleries and museums, and we're instead consumed with the "stuff" of everyday life. (Think: clothing, media, electronics, accessories.)
Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction seeks to correct this travesty, by incorporating art (well-executed, intellectually stimulating art) into this same "stuff" of daily life. The result is a very cool, very tuned-in line of clothing, accessories, books, stationary and more, designed by artists up and down the coast.