Ever wondered what music Salvador Dalí would listen to if still alive today? According to Chilean artist Fabian Ciraolo he would prefer Vampire Weekend, Cleopatra would have a Justice tattoo on her chest and Frida Khalo would be ecstatic about the new Daft Punk album we’ve written about recently. Illustrator Ciraolo has played with the appearance of the most famous modern icons, and tried to figure out how they would look like if they were still active today. One thing’s for sure, they would all look a bit hipster-ish and adopt pop and kitsch culture elements into their personalities. Take a look at Che Guevara‘s slim fit jeans, Jesus‘s new Casio watch or Dorothy‘s sleeve tattoo, and then move on to other examples of Ciraolo’s outstanding work here.
Chris Bohn, editor-in-chief of The Wire, contributed an in-depth essay on Pet Shop Boys’ new album ‘Elysium’ exclusively for Electronic Beats. Featured in the programme of last night’s exclusive PSB show, you can now read it in full here. – more
In the era of Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, Pininterest and whatever the hell else there is out there, it seems that everybody taking snapshots would think themselves a photographer just by virtue of being able to point and shoot. But if you take a step back and look at the whole picture (!), you will see – more
The affinity for the weird, obscure and bizarre has gained momentum in the last few years reinforced by the likes of tumblr as catalysts of visual ‘debris’. The hunt for the abstruse and low-brow is no passing pop culture fad for audiovisual bricoleurs Jigoku though. Driven by the need to unearth and manipulate random VHS – more
Look at his face: even though you really can’t believe it, you know what’s coming, don’t you? Yes, this young man is getting a pair of Ray Bans tattooed on his face. We had a hard time deciding whether this kid should be on our TODAY WE LIKE or if we should open an entirely – more