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Gallery 1988 Presents Fly Art Show Featuring Limited Edition Prints Based On The Travels of Eric Tan Opening On June 28, 2013


Join Gallery 1988 this Friday night for “Fly,” a solo show from Eric Tan, who will take you on the ceremonial first flight of his own Tanner Airlines. Based on the artist’s travels, he has created a number of limited edition screenprints advertising each destination he’s spent time in. This fully comprehensive show is remarkable as Eric has even went the extra step and helped transform the gallery into his own travel agency.

Limited edition prints will feature the following locations: Los Angeles, London, Barcelona, Paris, Hawaii, San Francisco, Hong Kong, Tokyo, San Diego, Tijuana and many more.

The show opens this Friday night, June 28th, from 7-10 PM at G1988 (East). Eric will be in attendance. The show will run through July 20th.

G1988 (East)
7021 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA

You can check out and purchase art from the show HERE.


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In addition to the posters, Eric has created an environment of details for Tanner Airlines, which includes this custom made pilot’s pin that will come free with purchases, while supplies last.


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Ben & Jerry’s Announces City Churn Campaign, 5 U.S. Cities Can Vote For & Name New Ice Cream Flavors


Ben & Jerry’s is mixing up something unique in popular U.S. cities: a flavor as local as a city itself. Calling it “City Churned,” the ice cream maker will be the first of its kind to crowdsource locally inspired flavors that are literally created by the cities themselves.

The “City Churned” campaign kicks off in five markets: Washington, D.C., San Francisco, New York, Portland and Seattle. Each market will have its own microsite that will track real-time votes from the motions and residents of each market. Over the course of several weeks, Ben & Jerry’s will tabulate the activities of each city by means of public transportation, tweets, traffic, landmarks, and of course its people, to create and name its own city-inspired Ben & Jerry’s flavor.

“Name a city and you feel a pulse that is individual to that hub.  There’s a personality to each location that is distinctive unto itself… Some would say “a flavor,” said Dave Stever, Director of Marketing. “We’re going to give our fans something we’ve never given them before: a chance to mix up an ice cream as unique as that city’s own flavor,” Stever added.

For example, in D.C. Ben & Jerry’s filmed and tracked city joggers to help decide between the ingredients peppermint and marshmallow. Northbound jogging traffic along the Potomac became votes for marshmallow, while southbound joggers counted as votes for peppermint. In New York, on-time subway trains will count as votes for either waffle cone pieces or Spoonable Caramel, depending on the subway line. In Seattle, support for Fairtrade Chocolate or Fairtrade Vanilla will, in part, be determined by the number of plaid vs. plain shirts filmed on city streets.

Fans who aren’t present at the filming locations can also weigh in on each ingredient match-up by voting online on the “City Churned” microsite. They can also put their creativity to the test by submitting their original ideas for the flavor name.  In each market, the campaign will conclude with a community event where for one day only the flavor will be tasted and celebrated by the local fans that helped develop it.

To ensure that these “City Churned” flavors are a tribute to the cities themselves, Ben & Jerry’s is partnering with local business to source local ingredients. Companies include Divine Chocolate, Route 11 Chips, Sixpoint Brewery, Spoonable Caramel, Liddabit Sweets, TCHO Chocolate, Kika’s Treats, Rogue Ales, Portland Roasting Coffee, Theo Chocolates and Caffé Vita.

The campaign will officially kick off in each market when the beloved Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Truck rolls into each city as part of its East and West Coast “Scoop Truck” sampling tour. Consumers can also cast their “City Churned” ballots at select Scoop Truck scooping locations simply by tossing their spoons into recycling bins listed for Caramel or Fudge. Touring the west and east coast for the third summer, the Scoop Truck is still delivering frozen treats for tweets. This year, it is dishing out Ben & Jerry’s Greek Frozen Yogurt and in “City Churned” markets it will help facilitate local voting. Follow the Scoop Truck’s winding path on Twitter @BenJerrysTruck (on the East Coast) and @BenJerrysWest (on the West Coast).

For the terms of this program and more information on “City Churned”, visit www.citychurned.com.


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Hot Dog & The City


Hot Dog & the City by uji films shows 20 deliciously embellished hot dogs and the city they hail from in just 90 seconds. It was created as an Summer 2013 ad campaign for Applegate brand organic and natural meats.

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LEGOLAND California Resort Opens LEGO-Themed Hotel


Earlier this month the LEGOLAND California Resort in Carlsbad opened LEGOLAND Hotel. Created to bring children’s imaginations to life, the 250-room, three-story LEGOLANDHotel is designed for children age two to 12 and their families.

The hotel entrance is guarded by a 400,000 brick LEGO dragon, and LEGO sculpture and design motifs are found throughout the facility.

Interactive features include a Castle Play area, a talking and water spraying dragon on the patio, a LEGO play pit in the reception area and a treasure hunt inside the rooms where younger guests search for clues to open a locked safe filled with LEGO treasure!

The Castle Play area is the hub for imagination and fun at LEGOLAND Hotel. Based on the LEGO Kingdom, Pirate and Adventure lines, the area features a pirate ship attempting to dock in a LEGO filled moat next to an interactive castle. Young guests can pull on a handle as they enter the castle causing the LEGO ogre above them to roar. Nightly entertainment takes place on the castle stage as a pirate, princess, knight or adventurer interact with young guests to get them ready for bedtime.



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Guests can choose from three types of themed rooms that are based on LEGO toys: pirate, adventure, and kingdom. Reservations can be made online.


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Harry Potter Fan Shop Opens at Platform 9 3/4 at King’s Station in UK


An exclusive Harry Potter Merchandise store has opened at King’s Cross Station in London, alongside the series’ iconic platform 9 ¾.

The store will sell licensed merchandise from the Harry Potter franchise and is the only one of its kind in London.

Items on sale at the Platform 9 ¾ store include character’s wands, Hogwarts clothing, collectors jewelry, crafted figures, golden platform 9 ¾ tickets as well as the series of books themselves.





Warwick Davis, who played both Professor Flitwick and Griphook in the series, was on site to cut the red tape.

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A Mini-Documentary About the Los Angeles Food Truck Phenomenon


The food truck phenomenon has exploded across the America, but the culture and the economy of the food truck boom is most evolved in Los Angeles.

In this episode of Subculture Club, Thrash Lab takes you to the grills, the kitchens and the bakeries of some of the top food trucks. Learn what started the food truck trend and how each truck earned their menu of legitimacy.

Featured food trucks inlcude: Bool BBQ, Coolhaus, Cousin’s Maine Lobster, The Green Truck, Grilled Cheese Truck, Kareem Carts, Metro PR, Slap Yo Mama, Slider City, Star Bars and Taco Zone.

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See Maine Eye Chart Giclee Print By Mike Gelen

Inspired by a trip to Maine, illustrator Mike Gelen created the Maine Eye Chart ($50). With 30 icons, strong graphic styling, and a sense of witty reverence, Mainers and Maine lovers alike will love this print.

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New York To Get The World’s Largest Ferris Wheel

New York will get a new attraction alongside the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building: The world’s largest Ferris wheel. This giant Ferris wheel will be located on the northeastern side of Staten Island. Construction is expected to begin in April 2014 with the goal of opening by the end of 2015.

Thirty-six capsules, each carrying up to 40 passengers, will rotate 10 inches per second. The Wheel will accommodate up to 1,440 people per ride, welcoming as many as 30,000 visitors per day and an anticipated 4.5 million visitors per year.

The Wheel will offer incomparable views of Lower and Midtown Manhattan, the Statue of Liberty, and New York Harbor, all the way up beyond the George Washington Bridge, for the duration of the 38-minute ride.

The New York Wheel will be open 7 days a week, 365 days per year (except on severe weather days and required maintenance days) from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the fall, winter and spring, and staying open as late as 2 a.m. or even all night in the summer and on special occasions.

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Tom Whalen’s Retro-Style Travel Posters For The “Around The World In An 80′s Daze” Show At Gallery 1988: Venice

On September 28, 2012, artists Dave Perillo and Tom Whalen will unveil their 2-man show, “Around The World in an 80′s Daze” at Gallery 1988: Venice.

The show will feature 21 screen printed retro-style travel posters that celebrate 80′s pop culture.

Both Dave and Tom will be in attendance at the show opening on Friday, September 28, 2012 at Gallery 1988 (214 Pier Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90405). The opening reception will be from 7–10 PM.

Below are some Tom Whalen prints that will be available at the show.

Springwood by Tom Whalen
From A Nightmare on Elm Street
Size: 12″ x 24″
2-color screenprint
Edition: Limited, 50

Val Verde by Tom Whalen
From Predator
Size: 18″ x 24″
6-color screenprint
Edition: limited, 65

Pegasus Airways by Tom Whalen
From Clash of The Titans
Size: 12″ x 24″
5-color screenprint
Edition: limited, 50

Santa Mira by Tom Whalen
From Halloween III: Season of the Witch
Size: 12″ x 24″
5-color screenprint
Edition: limited, 50

Delta City by Tom Whalen
From Robocop
Size: 18″ x 24″
3-color screenprint
Edition: limited, 50

Los Angeles by Tom Whalen
From Terminator
Size: 18″ x 24″
4-color screenprint
Edition: limited, 40

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A History of New York in 50 Objects

The New York Times distills the history of New York City into 50 objects in this fascinating interactive feature by Sam Roberts. The objects span the city’s prehistory (mastodon tusk, 11,000 BC) to the colonial period (English-Dutch dictionary, 1730), to the modern era (MetroCard, 1994).

The feature is inspired by the BBC radio show, “A History of the World in 100 Objects.”

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