SpearTalks: Peggy Olson

Posted on September 26, 2008 Under Life

Take some modern furniture, a liquor cabinet, and an endless supply of questionable ethics, and you have advertising in its heyday. Surround that with a white picket fence (and some very good bone structure), and you have Mad Men, AMC's…

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SpearTalks: Lemar & Dauley

Posted on September 5, 2008 Under Fashion

Streetwear is so hype right now. Thanks to sites like High Snobiety, Honeyee -- and jeez, even this one -- wild graphics and even wilder collabs have become as venerated as the celebrities that like to be spotted in them.…

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SpearTalks: Chuck Anderson

Posted on August 29, 2008 Under Art

Ah, Chuck Anderson. Fresh, brave, and brilliant from all angles, we turned our sights towards this self-taught, Michigan-based designer in 2005, when the then 20-year old's portfolio was already competitive with those of players twice his age. Since then, Chuck…

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SpearTalks: Josh Keyes

Posted on August 22, 2008 Under Art

Josh Keyes is a tough artist to put into words. Initially, "painstaking" seems like the most appropriate term to describe his hyper-realistic paintings-- after all, the detail is above the average human being's level of artistic devotion. What else would…

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SpearTalks: Luke Chueh

Posted on August 15, 2008 Under Art

"Sure we've never been bears, but that doesn't mean we've never loved one," says Luke Chueh, the man behind some of today's more recognizable pop-surrealist paintings. That's one way that the SF-based artist tries to explain the world's growing affinity…

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SpearTalks: Mel Kadel

Posted on July 25, 2008 Under Art

If this were a celebrity gossip magazine, I would say this and call it a wrap: Mel Kadel lives with her boyfriend in an old Mormon stagecoach. Unfortunately, the just slightly higher journalistic standards of this site force me to…

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SpearTalks: Method's Danny Alexander

Posted on July 18, 2008 Under Design

You can look at it one of two ways: Method was ahead of their time, or right on time. I tend to lean towards the former, because with a clear mission, a clear conscious, and a clearly obsessive attitude towards…

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Speartalks: Mary H. K. Choi @ Missbehave

Posted on July 11, 2008 Under Life

When I was 12, I really liked reading women's magazines. A voice of wisdom in a world of tight-lipped adults, they offered up tantalizing life-lessons. Lessons like The #1 Best Sex Position to Try When on African Vacation, and How…

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SpearTalks: Casey O'Connell

Posted on July 3, 2008 Under Art

The story of a rejected artist finally making it big time is as familiar as the tales our grandparents like to tell us: "I walked 17 miles, barefoot, through three feet of snow; I dog-walked in New York through rejection…

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Stefan Sagmeister

Posted on June 20, 2008 Under Design

There is one sentence in the bio of Stefan Sagmeister that says both nothing and everything: "He has earned practically every important international design award." The bio does not continue on to list those awards, it just glides into other…

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