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The first flickr set of the year is dedicated to the ubiquitous Keep Calm And Carry On poster that has seemingly gripped the national conciousness, making it’s way from the walls of East London’s most post modern residents to the hallowed walls of  60 Minute Makeover (probably). It also happens to be brilliant vehicle for for anyone and everyone to express themselves. A few favourites after the jump.

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While in Paris over the New Year, I bested my natural aversion to Art Galleries and exhibitions to take a trip to the wonderful (and surprising) Palais De Tokyo. For those that don’t know, the gallery is situated in a rather nice part of town, that also happens to be a little bit off the tourist trail, so you won’t be bumping into people creating strange pornographic poses outside the Lourve. (This did happen). Showing there was a great exhibition called, somewhat strangely, Chasing Napoleon…

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The Vader Project 1

Almost a sister project to the Enterprise Project I blogged about around the release of the re-imagined Star Trek, here is the Vader Project, taking probably the most well known Science Fiction icon (alongside the aforementioned Enterprise) and letting 100 artists and designers loose on it.

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Gordan Magnin 1 Pablo Picasso

Love this work form Gordon Magnin. More twisted thoughts after the jump.

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Covered Blogspot 1

This is a great little experiment in remix culture, Covered is all about taking classic and obscure comic book covers and reinterpreting them in each artists unique style. What’s interesting is how diverse these interpretations are, from homages to totaly recreations of style, context and attitude. I’ going to be watching this one with interest, and has a similar love of their format as Film The Blanks does (one of my first ever posts and going from strength to strength) See some choice cuts (Including the re-imagined Venom cover) after the jump.

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DASH_5

As I’m sure many people are aware, Dash Snow, the enfant terrible of the Downtown NYC art scene died yesterday of an overdose.

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Katsu Skull Graff

More Katsu skulls here

Over at the Wooster Collective, I chanced upon a new collaboration from noted (and to all intents ‘elusive’) NYC street artist Katsu and filmakers Nick Poe and Alex Kalman.

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