Playing the role of a majokko or magic girl dressed in Akihabara-esque sailor-maid caf%uFFFD outfit, Kirsten and the video itself typify Japanese street fashion and culture, but angers others.
Author: Penny Dreadful
Turning Japanese: Kirsten Dunst X McG X Takashi Murakami Video Akihabara Majokko Princess Causes Major Stir in Japanese Youth Culture and Blogs
Open Air–Street Art and Graffiti Documentary Takes a Look Inside the Growing Subculture Urban Landscapes, Art, and Advertising
Street art and advertising lines continue to blur as more brands seek out artists to create cred between their brands and elusive youth culture. Open Air focuses on 5 artists, their stories, and asks hard questions about the future of the forum.
Hope For Haiti Now Raises $57 Million So Far with Concert and Individual Tracks Downloaded from iTunes
Setting new standards for giving, including donations via text, iTunes downloads, plus live streaming of the event, this celeb and musician-packed telethon continues to raise money and surprise others in the usage of new media.
Music Tour 2010 Update: Lilith Fair Returns; Vans Warped Posts Tour Dates, Logo; Hot Topic Heads-up Sub City Take Action Tour; Country Throwdown Gains Momentum
Marketing through music is the way to go for brands looking to launch effective grassroots campaigns. Here’s a quick look at what’s going on for 2010 so far.
iPhone App for Vans Triple Crown of Surfing Causes Big Waves for Event and Sponsorship Potential for Surfing
PostApocalyptic High Water Lifestyles with a Steampunk Vibe Give Hope to the Future as Revealed by Studio Lindfors and BLDGBlog-ger Geoff Manaugh
Architects Studio Lindfors tap into the growing trend of illustrating life after the ice caps melt, when an aerial highway of blimps emerge, and chairlifts get us from one place to another.
Graffiti Artist Saber and His Message on Health Care Reform Indicates the Power of the Medium and Their Political and Cultural Impact Today
President Obama has created the Organizing for America Health Reform Video Challenge and here’s one that we think could be a winner.
The Fascination with Neon and Why This Trend Just Doesn’t Stop. Ever.
No matter what some designers may be saying, when it comes to youth culture, this trend is SO not over. Fresh street report on neon, color trends in T-shirt graphics, pants, accessories, hair, footwear–on guys and girls.