Mounds [Placemats]

Placemats – something kids need to keep from staining the table cloth? Perhaps. But these ones aren't exactly age-appropriate. Introducing avant-garde Brazilian-New Yorker Vik Muniz' special edition placemat set, featuring appetizing photographs of mounds of, well… cat hair, aspirin, headless army men, poison scorpions, rat poison, and even… granola. Shudder. Printed and packaged by the folks at Printed Matter, Inc. in Manhattan, VM has crafted …

Graffiti Brazil

In the past year, it has been almost impossible to pick up a magazine without reading about Brazilian graffiti superstars Os Gemeos (Portuguese for 'the twins'). “Graffiti Brasil,” a wide survey of Brazilian graffiti, introduces some of Os Gemeos’ São Paulo crew: Nina, Nunca, Ise, and Koyo, as well as lots of other interesting writers from São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Recife, Olinda, Belo Horizonte …

Nike Ginga Blazer

Continuing their celebration of the Brazilian art of movement known as Dave's Quality Meat in NYC and Proper in Long Beach. Freshness has the full story on the Ginga series and accompanying art collaboration with the Aprendiz School in Sao Paolo.