Monday, March 17, 2008
coup d'etat, BROOKLYN is a graphically-bold design company based in Bed-Stuy whose philosophy follows one simple rule: "live to change something." The brand's founders, Daoud Abeid & Rasu Jilani, created the t-shirt line to manifest visual ideas and life philosophies into eye-catching designs that people, no matter their creed, can truly feel.
The term 'coup d'etat' means a (sudden) blow (or strike) to a state, in French, is synonymous with an aggressive overthrow of an establishment. coup d'etat Brooklyn has embraced this as a brand concept as we aim to "change" the current "state" of urban fashion.Coup d'etat Brookly IRT Promo
Sunshowah's "Eye Jammy" profile by IRT
LIVE TO CHANGE SOMETHING!!!!! Coup d' Etat!
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Here is what I call the day of the average (over 50%) working human being:
- first we wake up with work from yesterday on the mind.
- then we get the kid(s) up and ready for school (depending on age of course)
- then we get ourselves ready for work
- then drop the kid(s) off to their destination(keep in mind your now from the house to the car)
- then we go to work
- Oh this is the 9-5pm(very rare)parent's day...
- now we get off work and go pick up the kids
- hopefully they have after school programs where you live but where I'm from..Not!
- Then somebody(mother or father) picks up the kids and hopefully food is ready and everyone can eat and get ready for the next day...whew!
Now if there are only 24 hrs in a day and 8hrs are spent at work(this is standard) and 8hrs are spent sleeping(told to us by a doctor)...(Insert scratch of the head here)..How are we suppose to eat right, exercise, visit family, take a vacation, go to your kids soccer match, spend time with your spouse, go vote and everything that we have no control over all in 8hrs? because that's all that's left of the day...Ahhh and let's not forget working overtime and being a single parent...
Okay if I've lost you..I started with the word Social Engineering...all that I wrote above stems from US following everything and not questioning anything. Us excepting and not communicating. Us thinking we are working together and US not really working together. US being greedy. US not sharing. US being a bully. US eating everything we need for US to exist..(That's my favorite!). US looking for some other US to take care of our problems.
At the end of the day it is US who causes all the pain, suffering,anxieties, economic woes, political woes and family woes. Hey! but I'm not shocked at this, We let US (magazine) run our lives! (laughing out loud)
And this oil situation is because of US! All you fans of the election please take a look at the price of the food...And my view didn't come from a book, a movie or any other form of man made visual conception...It came from me paying attention and questioning everything! Thanks for reading! feel free to leave a comment if you like...Now back to taking photos.
Monday, March 3, 2008
About Creative Criss Cross
Mission Statement: To highlight the need for creatives to invest in the livelihood of fellow creatives by employing each other, supporting each other's businesses, and exchanging services.
About Creative Criss Cross: Creative Criss Cross (CCC) is a movement designed to redistribute wealth amongst the creative community. Many of creatives are unable to fully support themselves financially through their passions. Creative Criss Cross aims to redress this balance by creating a space where people can congregate, network and share/exchange services, ideas and information. Creative Criss Cross is committed to facilitating a new time in the creative landscape; a time when people can fully support themselves through doing what they love and what they're best at. You don't have to be a creative in order to be a member of the community, but you have to be down for the cause.
Creative Criss Cross is committed to:
promoting and showcasing Creative Criss Cross members' talents
organizing events to showcase Creative Criss Cross members, which Creative Criss Cross members are invited to support
sharing information with Creative Criss Cross members to educate, inspire and encourage
publicising the successes of Creative Criss Cross members, as well as the productive relationships built between Creative Criss Cross members
fundraising with the intention of reinvesting funds into Creative Criss Cross member businesses/careers
maintaining the Creative Criss Cross website and myspace sites, ensuring that they are accessible and informative
publicising the successes of Creative Criss Cross members, as well as the productive relationships built by Creative Criss Cross members
offering any sponsorship/advertising opportunities to Creative Criss Cross members first
accepting donations, which will then be used to sponsor Creative Criss Cross member businesses and/or events
producing merchandise for sale and reinvesting profits into Creative Criss Cross member businesses and careers
spreading the word about the Creative Criss Cross (Triple C) movement
Oh let's not forget about what is taking place this month!!! Oh boy! If you want to network in an environment that suits your individualism this is it....
Showcase Wednesday is the ish!