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Street artist and animator Diego Bergia aka LEPOS is still at work combining graffiti and ’90s arcade-style gaming, and here’s a quickie. “Now that I’ve got two graffiti legends down with the project, I figured I’d create my version of the Street Fighter 2 car destruction bonus round.” Enjoy. […]

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Behold the gigantic faux-bling in hand-welded, stainless steel! Chinese artist ‘s second solo show at Mike Weiss Gallery brings the fake, real and imaginary luxury items and glorifies/mocks our opulence-obsessed culture. Get your 110lb HiPhone here! “Real Fake,” Liao Yibai, Sep 10 – Oct 30, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York […]

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Way back in May we mentioned that Giant was folding and gave at least two possible reasons why. One: it sucked. Two: its newly hired editor-in-chief, Smokey Fontaine, has a terrible history of killing magazines with boring content. Well, we were right! The mag has been deaded and this time they’re not even gonna try […]

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Despite their razor thin issues, Giant is calling bullshit on ANIMAL’s rumor mongering and says they’re not ready to die: “GIANT is currently working on its September/Fall Fashion issue, on newsstands early August.” Hmm, if they can survive one of the most significant magazine die-offs in recent history with Nick Cannon on their cover, maybe […]

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A very reliable source in the magazine industry tells ANIMAL that Giant is folding after its July issue, citing abysmal ad sales. If true, this would be the second magazine that Smokey Fontaine* ruined—he was the Editor-in-Chief of America back when Dame Dash could still afford a Range Rover and helped drive that book into […]

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Yesterday, we published a propagandist style dispatch that purported to show Hip Hop magazine XXL dishing scurrilous information—that probably wasn’t too far off the mark—about one of its competitors, Giant, to a major media planning agency. With brands spending decidedly less money and insertion orders becoming more and more scarce, we assumed this was just […]

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It’s no secret that marketing dollars have been drying up industry wide, but who knew that Hip Hop magazines like XXL were taking such drastic actions to retain and attract new advertisers, like this dire memo warning against spending money in a competitor book. This communique was sent to Mindshare, a media planning agency that […]

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