Welcome to click click, the sporadic review of what I find worth clicking on the internet.
This German street artist, Vermibus, dissolves the faces in fashion advertisements. The effect is disconcerting and yet the images are somehow still effectively beautiful. Via fashionREDEF.
- Music Nation – DAZED has produced this series of documentaries on the various regional dance music micro-scenes of the 1990s. It’s not long ago but there’s already a sense of loss for how isolated music scenes could develop outside of major cultural capitals pre-internet. Tangential: what the Britpop goldrush represented.
- Teaching The Camera To See My Skin – a fascinating personal exploration of photographing dark skin. I see this laziness in illustration too. For artists, the technological bias is the whiteness of paper. Via Arabelle.
- The Public Voice of Women – terrific lecture by Mary Beard on the legacy of classical attitudes towards women’s words. Via Stacy-Marie. Tangential and essential reading, for everyone of every sex: The Confidence Gap.
- Planet Money’s T-Shirt Project – amazing, big-picture economic reporting on the supply chain for t-shirts that truly gives each person in the process a voice.
- Fashions of the Future as Imagined in 1893 – considering how weird, in retrospect, the fashions of the 1890s were, it’s not shocking that they predicted a much more exaggerated, revivalist future. Via Brenna.
- Hungry for Love – a wonderful essay on complicit exploitation in art. Also by Ana Cecelia: Ridiculously Interesting Sartorial Decisions.
- Career advice – this “counter-educational” advice very closely reflects my own attitudes towards the racket of student loans and the false promises of wealth. Via Jamie.
- ‘Business Nail’ – an unlikely place to find a bit of frivolous flair, but it turns out flair has a very practical purpose.
Karma go get it –