These drawings by Kathe Tanous appeared in the Aramco World magazine in May-June, 1963. They depict the kind of 1960’s Beirut international luxury lifestyle that people like Tyler Brûlé or Tom Ford would most likely be totally nostalgic about. But really, the same kind of images could be drawn today in many cities, even here in Hong Kong. You have the high-end ex-pat hangouts, the touristic version of the local souk, the newly-finished middle-class apartment buildings and the few remaining “original” buildings creating authenticity and the sometimes humorous but irreversible change of traditional lifestyles, and paradoxical mixtures of people sharing the same city and streets, with totally different lives.
These are super rad.
Submissions for issue number two, “Racer” are due February 23 by midnight! Information below:
In a place where the grass isn’t grass, but a world-class carpet of fresh herbs and the winds of ancient trade carry the scent of salt all over it’s rocky islands, you would not expect to encounter the squeal of German rubber and the rumble of American steel. It’s the first week in autumn, but things are still hot on this small break in the Mediterranean. Feliks Yozhikov is the man to thank or to hate for this. Feliks is the patriarch of a Russian oil dynasty with a son, Alexi, who is about as smooth with women as sandpaper is with concrete. In light of his son’s challenge, Feliks devised this exercise in excess to combat the problem. A race to marry Alexi and all of the black gold that is attached to it. The racers will play reaper, their cars a chariot of death, and their desires are the rules. Of these dark, lustful figures, who will have Alexi’s hand in marriage?
Who is the driver you will send off to this death race? Create your character(s) sheet(s) with optional vehicle sheet (encouraged).
8.5 x 11 inches 300 dpi TIFF.
Submit to email@example.com along with a link to your portfolio by February 23rd at Midnight!!!
STICKER ZINE - STICKER ZINE - STICKER ZINE
What is Sticker Zine?
It’s a zine filled with stickers! Because who doesn’t like stickers? Stick ‘em on your laptop, yer sketchbook, or on a lamp post. Hell yeah, stickers.
- Page size: 8.5x5.5” (vertical)
gonna do this so hard