The illustration we made for Bloomberg Businessweek.
The article covers Ruhan Jia, the Chinese popstar sponsored by the government to become a world-wide pop star. Very interesting article. You can read it at here.
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For two weeks only, we’re giving a workshop at Royal Academy of Art, The Hague about the contemporary meaning, usage of the mask and new strategies where masking is applied today. We’re guest teachers at PlayLab, the class of Roosje Klap and Job Wouters. Last week, students came up with quite some good examples. Face-kini being one.
What we learned in the West is that the skin tan is basically a business model and one of the main reasons for going to the beach. While in China, some are going to extraordinary lengths to avoid getting a bit of sun with a new item of beachwear – dubbed the Facekini – causing something of a stir in the coastal tourist city of Qingdao, Shandong Province.
We collected this real tech pandas while we were busy with a new work: The Panda Show (coming soon!). Get high by the graphical attraction of these photogenetic cheap-tech panda gadgets:
A series of garish and violent photographs claiming to be leaked from a gangster’s mobile phone have become an online sensation, attracting nearly 5million hits.
The collection of snaps were anonymously uploaded to an image website under the heading ‘Pics from a Chinese gangster’s phone’. In the album, a young but portly Chinese man shows off his love for stacks of cash, German sports cars, parading around topless and dishing out savage beatings.
The series of shots have now been viewed more than 4.5million times in less than two days, attracting interest from around the world. One blogger said: ‘Reddit found an album of pictures ripped off a lost cell phone, normally nothing special, you’re just hoping to find some sext’s and amateur porn. ‘Except this time there’s no porn, but a bunch of pictures of what looks to be a Chinese gangster and his baller ass life style.’
Pinar&Viola in China
Beijing, Xuzhou & Shanghai, 7-21 May 2010