Art

Portraits of…Southern California Punk Culture From The 70′s

I’m a child of the 80’s punk scene, and we were known to give hell to the older punks that came before us! Looking back on it, we were fucking brats that did not look up to older heads, but now

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Kakau, The Art of Traditional Tattoo in Hawai’i

The 20th century has seen many traditional societies trying to recover their pre-colonial history, and practices that the European colonizers tried to erase are being revived and re-lived. Tattooing has been a huge signifier of returning to traditional ways of

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MY RULES!…
Glen E Friedman’s Impact On Youth Culture

What was the sickest hardcore photography for my generation? It was MY RULES photozine, and now book! The mastermind and photographer behind this epic piece of history was Glen E. Friedman. OK, I will try to keep it brief about

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Art Is Hell… Visceral Photography

Jessicka Viscera is the warped mind behind Visceral Photography, and her imagery is visceral to the extreme. Her work explores the abyss of the human mind – the place some of us love to look into, while others pretend it’s

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CVLT Nation & Midnite Collective Interviews…
Mike Lawrence Illustration

Midnite Collective interviews Mike Lawrence, Illustrator First off, thanks for your time in making this interview happen. It’s great to be able to get inside your head to see what makes you tick! Your ideas are so interesting in taking

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A Watery Grave…
Thor’s Well

Living in the northwest, there are so many desolate places – and by desolate, I mean devoid of human life, not of life itself. You don’t drive through strip mall after strip mall like you do in Southern California; here

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Portraits of…
Houston Texas Punk Culture From The 80′s

Who would I be without being a part of the 80’s hardcore scene? Honestly, I don’t know, but I will say that those were the years that shaped me! I can’t tell you why, but the California scene had a

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Infectious Beauty…
Glass Sculptures of Viruses

My 3 year old is getting to the age where she wants explanations – about life, about earth, about the universe. I told her that each human being is its own universe, that little life lives inside us and outside

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Tower of David…
The Worlds Tallest Squat
Dynamic Photo Essay

I’m gazing at some very powerful photos the Tower of David in Caracas, Venezuela, the tallest squat in the world! Alejandro Cegarra took amazing photos over five months, documenting the lives of the people who live in the post-apocalyptic-looking tower,

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CVLT Nation interviews visual artist Brian Walsby

BRIAN WALSBY You’re a visual artist and also a musician. What came first in your life? And do you see these two as complementary ways of expressing your passion for music? They are flipsides of the same coin, which I

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