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Randy Hage Is Encapsulating New York’s Storefronts as Art

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Mars Bar might be gone, but it will forever be remembered. But, will it though? Artist Randy Hage has an on going project where he recreates storefronts of shops that are condemned or about to be no more. There’s an interview with him after the jump and he tells us how he also works for TV and film. You had me at Gilmore Girls, Randy.

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Jack Kerouac’s On The Road Illustrated is The Best Thing Ever

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Veteran illustrator Paul Rogers has a really cool project going on right now on his website called “On The Road: Illustrated Scroll.” Rogers is making one drawing for every single page and it’s such a fucking cool idea. The work is divided in 4 parts so far. Here are the direct links, but it’s also worth it checking out Rogers’ work anyways.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Artist Erik Ravelo Creates a Beautiful Series About Child Abuse

The series Los Intocables by Erik Ravelo shows children being crucified by agents that are responsible for the destruction of their childhoods and abuse. Being that war conflicts, sociological issues, sexual abuse or bat shit crazy people with guns shooting at them at schools.

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Chinese Factory Workers & the Toys They Make

These are photographs from ‘The Real Toy Story’ by German-born Michael Wolf.

“In 2010 the average monthly salary, including overtime, for a migrant worker was CNY1,690 (UK£150 / US$240), insufficient to cover basic needs for workers and their families. In 2009 alone, approximately 1 million workers suffered industrial injuries whilst about 20,000 were victims of occupational disease. (Source: War on Want: http://bit.ly/Rdtmdg)

This TED Talk discusses the lives of Chinese factory workers: http://youtu.be/Bc2wVyl8RLI from their own perspective.

This 2009 film ‘Last Train Home’ offers a detailed look at migrant workers: http://youtu.be/udVpkE0Mm2Y

A report from last week from China Labour Watch about poor conditions at Matel’s toy factories: http://chinalaborwatch.org/news/new-446.html Guardian article: http://bit.ly/TYMSFH SACOM is a Hong Kong-based NGO which highlights abusive working conditions in the mainland and fights for labour rights in Chinese factories: http://sacom.hk/

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