Ugly Brothers: lighting up Reykjavik’s enduring gloom

The Ugly Brothers are artists based in Reykjavik, Iceland. They find their voice in graffiti, painting on surfaces of all kinds from huge silos to abandoned looking huts. They have an unpredictable style that varies piece by piece, which usually involves a mixture of letter forms and playful imagery. They have successfully kept their anonymity over the years after, yet they expect the law to catch up to them again soon… Despite this, the Ugly Brother remain committed to their craft and continue to keep Iceland’s graffiti culture alive.

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Interview w/ Regularfantasy

Regularfantasy, aka Olivia Meek, is a musician & dj based out of Vancouver. Her aesthetic can be summed up by modern day's “21st century petroleum based culture,” which is actually the basis for the name of one of her musical collaborations, Plush Throw.

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Q&A w/ D.J. Javier

D.J. is a designer and expert illustrator who’s creativity runs rampant through the Santa Barbara sea breeze. Textures, transparency, and simple color palettes help bring his works to life with a fine designer’s touch all the while conserving the rawness from his sketches.

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Rintaro: From Roots to Izakaya

After years of apprenticeships and chef positions in the Bay Area and Japan, Sylvan Mishima Brackett opened Rintaro, a traditional yet new kind of Izakaya restaurant in the heart of SF. Rintaro is hidden behind a wooden fence on a quiet street off of south Van Ness. Once you open the gate and step into the courtyard, you are transported.

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MELODIESINFONIE

Kevin Gabriel Wettstein — the brains behind musical projects Melodiesinfonie, Delakeyz, and Boyoom Connective — has a contagious sort of energy. But you don’t have to meet him to understand this; his passion and positivity are best understood in the context of his jazzy, soul-infused electronic beats. To truly understand Wettstein, you simply have to listen.

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