Before the Sex Pistols, before the Clash and before Anarchy in the UK, there was Richard Hell. A seminal figure in the NYC punk scene, Hell played in the Neon Boys, Television, The Heartbreakers and eventually formed his own band Richard Hell and the Voidoids before he quit music and drugs in 1984. He was the impetus behind punk rock, from its ideals to its fashion statements (see his involvement with the punk exhibit at the Met). In his book I Dreamed I Was A Very Clean Tramp, Hell recounts his life, from his time growing up in Lexington Kentucky to his days as a NYC punk rocker–it’s an absolute must read for anybody interested in punk rock or the NYC downtown scene of the ’70s and early ’80s in general. Hear Hell talk candidly tonight at BookCourt about his relationship to Malcolm McLaren, how he felt about the Sex Pistols copping his look, and punk rock overall.
Each month in our Meet Your Makers series, we explore the back story of covetable, functional home goods and fashion, from a marble piggy bank to grass-fed bags. This month brings together three designers who can brighten your holiday greetings with unique handmade cards, and in one case, an app that allows you to design […]
A hospital stay in 2007 was the unlikely catalyst for Eileen Conlisk to start her own card company. At the time, the graphic designer, who got her BFA at the Rhode Island School of Design, found inspiration for her own small business in the flower bouquets friends and family sent her. “I just started drawing […]
As the nexus of Brooklyn’s tech community, Dumbo is best known for its digital landscape. But tucked in amongst its startup companies and art galleries on Washington Street is the studio of Sesame Letterpress and Design where Breck Hostetter makes a living as a printmaker creating cards, stationary and other printed curiosities through a process […]
Thu December 12, 2013 – Sun December 15, 2013‘Tis the season of cramming in culture, with everyone compiling year-end commandments of the best books, music, movies, and art. I find it almost impossible not to read these lists, either to figure out what I’ve missed, or hopefully pat myself on the back for catching all that’s been […]
Sat December 14, 2013We’re guessing you still have some holiday shopping to do. Whether it’s a killer secret santa gift for that one co-worker you actually like, stocking stuffers, one really special surprise, or just all of it, don’t panic, look to Brooklyn. In our ongoing series, 20 Days of Brooklyn Gifts, we’ve highlighted some […]