Rachael Matthews, one of the organizers of Cast Off and author of Knitorama (remember the knitted hand grenades?), has a new crochet book: Hookorama! Projects include fantastic burlesque costumes to wear at the circus, easy to make essential accessories for the modern home, a crocheted cover for your bicycle seat and more.
No, not grave robbing - grave rubbing. A great how-to-description of the art of gravestone rubbing appears on Mistress McCutchan's Morbid Outlook website. Did you know that there is also a term for the study of mortality? See the Center for Thanatology.
They have printed a bone-chillingly graphic guide to cemeteries in all 5 boroughs.
What an amazing book! Craftivity is absolutely gorgeous and totally inspiring. Tsia and all of the contributors have done an incredible job presenting creative, original DIY projects. All readers of the SuperNaturale site should most certainly not only check it out but help spread the word. Be sure to tell your friends, colleagues and family about the book.
. . . So I got to do a podcast interview with this really cool lady named Tsia about her new book. You should give it a listen.
CAFAM, or the Craft and Folk Art Museum in LA has its 'Street Signs and Solar Ovens' exhibit opening this weekend (runs from October 22nd-December 21st). The exhibit includes protest art, hand-crafted demonstration signs, posters, t-shirts, as well as eco-gadgets for la casa. Curated by Marc and Robby Herbst of the Journal of Aesthetics and Protest, crafted work on display will include the recycled art of Edith Abeyta, Lisa Anne Auerbach's protest knitwear, and Fritz Haeg's greenery of Gardenlab/Edible Estates. CAFAM is also collaborating with the Center for the Study of Political Graphics and the Center for the Preservation of Democracy for this home-brewed round up.
Ever since my first issue of Sassy mysteriously appeared in my mailbox in 7th grade, my love affair with independent publishing has only grown deeper and more true. If you have a similar afflication for zines / magazines / newspapers / journals of the offbeat and distinctively individualistic variety, I would seriously consider spending a long afternoon at the Megazines exhibit at the Visionaire gallery at 11 Mercer Street. "An exhibition of rare back issues, out-of-print titles, and the best of contemporary independent publishing."
Seriously, it's phenomenal. The first issue of Interview! I-D when it was a zine! Nest, U&LC, Tokion, Permanent Food, Butt, 032C, Eros, Flair!!! Go before it closes on Nov. 3.
TMN wants YOU to create your own politicial campaign sign!