Art & Design

“Do Owl Shit Stank?” K-Dot Drops Bomb Pon Instagram

"Do Owl Shit Stank?" K-Dot Drops Bomb Pon Instagram

Grappling With Kendrick’s Enigmatic Imagery & Quarrelsome Queries

Just before 1 a.m. Wednesday morning Kendrick Lamar set all of hip-hop social media ablaze by uploading an image to his official IG account. The black-and-white photograph depicts K-Dot standing on the White House lawn surrounded by his peoples, a happy throng of young, shirtless black men clutching large wads of cash and bottles of champagne. The image was accompanied by a series of enigmatic questions attributed to “Lil Homie”—who might just represent anybody in the photo, maybe even that cute little white baby in his arms. Lil Homie’s Got Questions? Let’s find some answers.  Alarming Revelations After The Jump… Read more »

Shepard Fairey Creates Special Bob Marley Print For Photographer Dennis Morris’ Known Gallery Opening

Shepard Fairey Creates Special Bob Marley Print For Photographer Dennis Morris' Known Gallery Opening

Shepard Fairey & Dennis Morris Collab On A Special Bob Marley Print

This passed Saturday, March 29 renown photographer Dennis Morris opened his Bob Marley show at Known Gallery. To commemorate such an opening artist Shepard Fairy created a special Bob Marley print in his trademark stencil style. Visuals After The Jump… Read more »

Bob Marley’s 1977 Land Rover Gets Restored

Natty Dread Rides Again
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Julian Marley posed by his father’s Rover before it was shipped off for repairs.

After being parked at the Bob Marley Museum for the past 25 years, Bob Marley’s iconic 1977 Land Rover has seen better days. But restoration of the rough and rugged vehicle is currently underway, sponsored by Sandals resorts. Last month the Rover, a dilapidated Defender Series III, was transported by flatbed truck to ATL Automotive in Montego Bay. The company recently released a time-lapse video to show what’s going on in their studios. Rohan Marley stated in an interview that the company has worked diligently to source the car’s parts from various countries including finding an original 1977 engine from Ethiopia. By the time his eldest sister Cedella gets done customizing the interior you can expect it to be di wickedest ride! Video After The Jump…

International Reggae Poster Contest Top 5

The National Gallery of Jamaica Received 1142 Entries From 80 Countries—And The Winners Are…

As part of their Worl-A-Reggae Exhibition, the National Gallery of Jamaica invited artists from all over the globe to submit designs for a competition. The winners include abstract and representational images, Jamaican and non-Jamaican artists, and two images of Lee “Scratch” Perry. Check out the five top rankin posters below, along with a word from the winner, who designed his dub imagery with an Israel Vibration. (When the exhibition closes in November 20th, the images will be auctioned off to support Kingston’s esteemed Alpha Boys School.) Images After The Jump Read more »