Archive | July, 2008

Nash and Baron Davis Step Brothers Spoof

31 Jul

Seriously the funniest thing I’ve seen in some time.  Steve Nash and Baron Davis have crated one of the finest fake movie trailers of all-time.  Simply must be watched to be believed.

Tony Bones Solo Show at The Public Trust

31 Jul

Dallas and New York City-based artist Tony Bones will have a solo show beginning August 9, 2008 at Dallas’ The Public Trust gallery.  Artists’ reception will begin that evening at 7 PM and the show will be running until September 6.  Full details after the jump.  Stay tuned to The N. Period for more juicy Tony Bones coverage in the coming days.

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Vote For Dirk to Carry the German Flag in Beijing

30 Jul

Those of us in the good ole U.S. of A., especially in Dallas, have been lucky enough to see former MVP Dirk Nowitzki polish his exceptional hoops talent on our home turf.  Now we all have a chance to show our gratitude for the big German.  Looks like a guy named Tobias Gerhards has started a petition to get Dirk the job as the official flag bearer for Germany in this summer’s Olympics in Beijing.  At the time of this writing, the signature count is just under 4,000.  Let’s show our support for the lovably goofy giant with a sinister skill set — Dirk Werner Nowitzki. [Link: Dirk Nowitzki als Fahnenträger in Peking Petition]

KOTW: Nike Air Questo 1 Red – ?uestlove Special Edition

28 Jul


Announced last week, these fresh monsters are a collabo between Nike and the Roots, famed drummer ?uestlove. This KOTW selection is ?uest’s take on the iconinc Air Force 1 shoe.  In a nightmare move for driving search engine traffic, the shoe will be called the the (h)Air ?uesto 1, according to his blog.  Apparently they will be released in two colorways – the red seen here and another that has more gold detailing – on August 1.  Details on the blog includes a mention of sealed shoes?!?  For more details on that development (hopefully), as well as details aboout launch parties, DJ’ed by the man himself, stay tuned to ?uestlove’s blog.  Cool kicks from one of the smoothest dudes in showbusiness.  More images after the jump. [via Highsnobiety.]

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Topless at Fenway Park

27 Jul

When I first saw this picture, which dates from 1983, I figured that it must’ve been an Orioles game, with many of the fans in the stands wearing orange shirts.  But upon closer inspection it became clear that the majority of the supporters in Fenway Park’s outfield were topless.  Speaking with a co-worker who was going to ballgames in the early 1980s, this was apparently not such an out-of-the-ordinary sight.

Now I know that there is no rule about wearing shirts at the ballpark (for men at least, or is there?), but I can’t recall seeing this today.  I mean, to see such nudity on a large scale would surely catch my attention.  Has anybody seen this much skin at a game lately? Any ideas why or why not? How have you noticed how ballpark attire has changed in the last 25 years?

But the fact that the Red Sox are hosting the Brewers that day reminded me that these uniforms and this logo have always been among my favorites.

Let me know what you think about baseball topplessness, ill vintage graphic design, or the combination of powder blue and yellow in the comments.

Sneak Peek: Johnny Cupcakes LA shoppe

26 Jul

My boy Dave O hipped me to Johnny Cupcakes a while back, amused (as was I) with the bakery-themed store on Boston’s famed Newbury Street. O yeah, and they also design some pretty fresh shtuff. Well Johnny Cupcakes is officially moving to the West Coast soon, opening a new store on Melrose Ave. in LA on August 2 (big party, we hear). Here Johnny gives us an update on the construction of the Los Angeles shoppe.  Really like the cool vintage feel going on here.  Check it out and let me know what you think.

KOTW: Nike Dunk High SB – Marge Simpson

21 Jul

Beautiful limited-edition Dunk Highs are perfect for sneakerheads and cartoon enthusiasts alike.  Created in a unique colorway that mimics the Marge character of “The Simpsons” fame.  More shots after the jump. Cop some at Caliroots. [via KicksOnFire.]

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