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    • Arkitip No. 0060 – Max Fish

      Reported by Arkitip, Inc., 15 July 2014, 21:05 PM

      We are proud to announce the 60th issue edition of Arkitip – Max Fish.

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      Max Fish was an uncontested downtown New York City institution. From 1989–2013 it was a gathering place for artists, skateboarders, musicians and the occasional celebrity to congregate because it was the kind of place where all these people felt at home. It was a social vortex for these groups and many of the friendships that began here have given birth to inestimable projects, ideas and collaborations among its patrons. The owner of Max Fish is German-born artist Ulli Rimkus, who set up shop on Ludlow Street in 1989, when the neighborhood was more famous for selling dope than cocktails. Part dive bar and part gallery; the bar hosted themed art shows and amassed an impressive permanent collection that included “Julio Iglesias” by Mark Flood, “Rat Cop” by Tom Otterness and “Bronx Elvis” by John Ahearn. In the mid to late ‘90s, as a broader skate culture started to bleed into the music, art and fashion worlds, Max Fish started to become a hang out for skateboarders.

      As customary, we have created a video to celebrate the release which can be seen below. The video is a visual story with commentary from patrons and past employees.

      Arkitip No. 0060 Max Fish will be hand numbered in a limited-edition and as always come packaged with a collector’s item. The edition has been designed by artist André Razo and made possible with support from Converse.

      Featuring:
      Last Call with Cheryl Dunn
      Unfair Impressions by Mike Bones
      Post No Bills: Printed ephemera
      Game Over by Joey Garfield
      Tony Talk by Tony Arcabascio
      In the Begining by Greg Woolard
      Drawn to the Fish by Marcellus Hall
      Fish Talk with Jesse Pearson, Matt Sweeney and Jagger
      Letters to Max Fish
      At the Fish by Angela Babin
      Hard Luck horoscope by Walter Robinson
      Ulli Rimkus interviewed by Carlo McCormick

      Cover photograph by Jonathan Mehring
      Guest Designed and Edited by André Razo

      6.5 x 9.5 In. (16.51 x 24.13 cm)
      144 pages + covers
      Four color offset printed, perfect bound
      Hand packaged & numbered ltd. edition of 500
      Dropped into a NYC liquor store bag with one Max Fish + Arkitip + Converse Bar Towel

      Order your copy now.

    • THE MOLEM COLLECTIVE

      Reported by Pierre Hourquet, 8 September 2014, 14:00 PM

      “The Molem Collective gathers the collection of hip hop sneakers of the young Morocco-born Zakaria Haddou from Sint-Jans-Molenbeek, Brussels, aka Zak from Molem. He was commissioned by the Croatian-Belgian artist Hana Miletic to portray his collection of 24 pairs of sneakers, bought during the last eighteen months. The succession of different sneakers can be regarded as a short historiography of the hip hop subculture. molem-instalation-view

      timthumb-1.phptimthumb-2.phpOn a record of rap songs, selected by the youngster, he shares stories related to his collection that introduce the audience to some landmarks of the hip hop culture. The Molem Collective is released as a limited edition LP record. The yellow record sleeve and the blue vinyl label refer to the flag colours of Sint-Jans-Molenbeek, better known as ‘Molem’ in slang, the multi-ethnic neighbourhood the young man inhabits.” Tanja Boon

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      available at Art Paper Editions

    • Fiat Jolly – La Spiaggina

      Reported by Scott A. Sant'Angelo, 5 September 2014, 11:14 AM

      Featuring wicker seats and the option of a fringed top to shield its occupants from the Mediterranean sun, these cars were originally made for use on large yachts of the rich and famous for dockside transportation.

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      With a cost of nearly double that of a standard “600″, they were made in a very limited production. It is believed that fewer than 100 exist today, each one being unique. 32 Jolly cars were used as taxis on the island of Catalina off the coast of Los Angeles in the USA in the years 1958–1962.