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CASSETTE PLAYA: CARRI MUNDEN’S DIGITALLY-INSPIRED FASHION (STARK MAGAZINE JUNE 2013)

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Enter the digital-loving mind of Carri Munden.

Techno. Primal. Futuristic. Avant-garde… There are a million and one words that surface in connection with Cassette Playa’s signature aesthetic, but the most relevant one would probably be ‘cult’, in relation both to the subversive vibe of the clothes and the legions of loyal followers they’ve engendered around the world (URL and IRL). Appealing to lovers of digital culture and statement style alike, the CP brand continues to surprise season after season. Read the rest of this entry

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YELLOWISM: INTERVIEW WITH THE ROTHKO VANDALS (DON’T PANIC 09.10.12)

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We get an exclusive interview with the group who defaced a £50 million painting at the Tate Modern last week. A bold new artistic movement, or simply a publicity-seeking act of vandalism? We find out more.

Marcin Łodyga and Vladimir Umanets are the minds behind the emerging underground philosophy known as ‘Yellowism’. With a manifesto that states that Yellowism is ‘not art or anti-art’, the movement was relatively unknown until last week, when Vladimir was arrested for criminal damage, having defaced artist Mark Rothko’s famous mural Black on Maroon in the Tate Modern (pictured above, with Vladimir’s addition). Having (embarrassingly) hung the abstract expressionists’ work the wrong way round for years, you’d be forgiven for thinking the Tate Modern staff might be feeling somewhat cursed…

At the time of writing, Vladimir is still incarcerated, but we managed to track down co-founder Marcin to give us an exclusive interview on the stunt, as well as more on the pair’s decidedly unique ideas on art, exhibitions and the concept of reality. Read the rest of this entry