The Dusty Cabinets Show #6
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Recorded by Jenne in foggy November 2008
Although its short existence since the relaunch, The Dusty Cabinets took the first time-out. JB.‘s guest DJs still back off with their appearances, but they prepare something special. So, I will break the silence and continue the series with a mix I recorded exactly one year ago at early November 2008. I made this House mix for the closing party of the legendary bar/club Waldohreule in Berlin, Kreuzberg, best known for quality Housemusic and the famous freshly served Apfelwein. For whatever reason, this mix had never made it to public. Once opened in 2002 by the nice guys Jan and Saap, this extraordinary bar existed for almost seven years until a new owner of the apartment house forced them to move out. Every true love comes to an end … (I’ve never understood this!)
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Monthly Archive for October, 2009
The Dusty Cabinets Show #6
Some recommendations for all Berlin residents: two art shows starting off this week. ZASD and Nomad will both have new solo shows, plus Kill Pixie is around and you still have the chance to see SuperBlast as his show extended two more weeks …
1: ZASD “Arrow Pieces” — Zasd is a well-known (graffiti) artist from Berlin, has been active all around the globe and is up with new works at urbanart.info on Brückenstr. 1a in Berlin Mitte. “It must be remembered that the performances of civilized archers, who practice with the bow as a sport, far surpass those of savages. It is a curious fact that archery was brought to perfection only after the bow became obsolete as a serious weapon.” (Saxton T. Pope, Yahi Archery, 1918) — Opening reception: Friday, 29.10.2009 from 7pm / Opening hours: 31.10.-28.11.09 Wed-Sat: 2pm – 9pm
2: Nomad — Circleculture Gallery once again … this time with one of the most prolific artists around. Nomad recently painted the roof of Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas (an excursion during the big MODART show in LA) or did the biggest mural of Berlin to this date. “Everything I do is based on spontaneity. My art arises locally and on the spot. On the street I have learnt to adapt, to merge existing reality into my art.” — Opening: 30.10.2009, 7pm / Opening hours: 31.10. – 09.01.2010 Tue-Sat: 2pm – 6pm
3: Kill Pixie — If you are already in that area, stop by to see Kill Pixie’s “Supreme Beings” at Merry Karnowsky Gallery at Torstraße 175. The exhibition of SuperBlast —”The Shadow Of The Future” (part of the exhibition “Sister Cities – Los Angeles/Berlin”) is extended until 7 November 2009, so you get the chance to see this one as well.
The Anzeige Information fanzine (with a charming old flash website) comes straight from the heart of Berlin’s skateboard scene. The publisher Adam Sello is pushing things forward with his focus on high quality photography. He is a great photographer and works for the likes of Kingpin Mag or Place for example and a list of skate brands. If he kept to his tradition, then he is still shooting 100% analogue. Anzeige is an A6 sized magazine, only a few ads inside that might cover the production costs or hopefully give this project some extra cash plus some support of local skateshops and brands. And it’s available for free!
Every issue is jam-packed with exclusive pictures of Berlin skateboarding, from young guns to well-known riders of the local scene and all those Berlin visitors (…there have been some this year). Always on the search for new tricks at spots that haven’t been explored before … This issue (#27) also features Chris Haslam in Marzahn, Samu Karvonen and an interview with Thrasher Editor-In-Chief Jake Phelps. In a simple way, this is good photo journalism, a documentary of all these specific moments in skateboarding. Circulation is about 2000 copies, the bulk might be available in Berlin and the rest all over the country …
As JB. is a magazine, we love other magazines and sometimes we present interesting examples here. There are some really exceptional publications that always get my attention during regular visits at the doyoureadme?! store (I mentioned this in a previous post) that helps me to stay updated. By the way, this store ruins my pocket money but brings me close to maniac status!
One of these great magazines is GOOD. I once got linked to GOOD Magazine through an article on editorial design and saw some page spreads and read a few lines on their website. I was so impressed by the strong visual language, this really cool design and the smart way of storytelling — they made complex subjects so easy to read, entertaining and digestible. I was on the search of a printed copy, because I wanted to see why someone would give a magazine such a pretentious as name. Once, found an issue at a newsstand in Berlin. But when I looked again they were gone, so I took out a subscription. On their subscription form on the website I was asked to donate the money for the subscription to a non-profit organisation. I just thought, this idea is so simple: do good things and good things happen to you (you might remember this from “My Name Is Earl”).
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Meanwhile, in the prolific silence of JB., some magazines released their new issues. I took pictures of covers and pages of some mentionable titles and put them up on our Flickr stream.
A quarterly publication form Staple Design (Jeff Staple) presenting the Reed Space. Large format pages, accordingly large scaled photography, nothing extraordinary but very personal. It’s about the people. “Reed Pages is at the forefront of contemporary culture, art and design. It is dedicated to delivering inspirational, informative and authentic content. It brings together the new and the reinvented, the homegrown and the foreign, and the independents and the conglomerates.” No ads, just sponsors and supporters. Reed Pages
Editor & Art Director
I am not this fashion magazine guy, but E&A is this type of publication, that attracts me for presenting art with a great design and smart typography work on oversized newsprint format. Not the average fashion mag, E&A is a bi-annual publication founded in 2004 out of Brooklyn, focusing on fashion, pop & art. Editor & Art Director
Das Magazin für Alltagskultur — the magazine for everyday culture of people living in the district Wedding in Berlin. A simple design and a digestible structure builds up the tension, room for photography that shows the life of the citizens of Wedding in a very authentic and honest way. The ordinary life of backyards, residential homes, phone shops or the former Berlin Wall strip. Der Wedding
More new and good-looking issues within the next days: the never predictable 032c with No. 18, the experiment of a magazine that isn‘t a screen to print production Lodown DTP Issue 001 and the last issue of GOOD Magazine (awaiting the freshest in the mail every day).
The ever great magazine store doyoureadme?!, run by the very nice people Jessica and Mark, is celebrating its 1st birthday this Saturday. On October 3rd, they host a little in-store event and the makers of Dummy Magazine, 032c, Mono.Kultur, Intersection, I Love You and Lodown will be guests for a chat and an open discussion. Congratulations!