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  • Erik Johansson: he captures the idea, not the moment

    Erik Johansson: he captures the idea, not the moment


    Surrealist photographer Erik Johansson is often compared to geniuses of the artistic movement such as Salvador Dali and René Magritte. Being able to sit next to names like this isn’t for everyone but, for those who do not know him, Erik Johansson is not “everyone”.

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  • Trap vs Rap: the differences

    Trap vs Rap: the differences

    The debate about the differences between Trap and Rap has been going on for some time in Italy. Debate moved mainly by the arrival, in the Italian music industry, by artists such as: Ghali, Izi, Sfera Ebbasta, Rkomi, Tedua, Charlie Charles and others. Well, to clarify and try to help soothe the mood about the topic we must start from the beginning.

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  • The hoodie: from being a humble piece of garment to a real icon

    The hoodie: from being a humble piece of garment to a real icon

    It might be the Siberian cold that is hitting Europe these days which is reminding to everyone of us, who are often forced to go out in bad weather, the extreme practicality and comfort of the hoodie. Which recalls those freezing winter days in which you just stay on the sofa, near the fireplace, sipping your hot chocolate. The sweatshirt is also considered as the most democratic piece of clothing in our wardrobe. Anyone can wear one: from Rocky Balboa, who prefers solid colors and boxing gloves, to anyone of us, who may prefer bright colors and sharp graphics.

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  • Kilroy was here: the first viral graffiti in history

    Kilroy was here: the first viral graffiti in history

    Kilroy was here, and everything began precisely form “here”. With "here" we mean the Second World War, precisely between '44 and '45, the graffiti appeared everywhere and was considered as a real mascot of good wishes for the allies of the US, British and Australian forces.

    It is thought that the character with the big nose, also known as "Mr. Chad ", was designed for the first time by cartoonist George Edward “Chat” Chatterton, during the forties, to then be engraved by American and British troops wherever supplies were missing, but often also to defuse tragic events.

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  • The parkour philosophy: art beyond sport

    The parkour philosophy: art beyond sport

    Parkour is born with movement. It is an ancient art that takes shape with the birth of man himself, who inevitably feels the need to move for the achievement of goals.
    What today differentiates this discipline from the simple and pure movement is the evolution of the same.

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