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Relaunch | The Match Factory Online Store

Monday, January 17th, 2011
A Design Shop for Prints & Projects After a very long hiatus, the online store of the Match Factory has been relaunched. It's now a design shop where you'll find our projects ranging from the personal to the political. And the optimistic. All screenprints are hand-pulled by yours truly and all projects are self-initiated in keeping with our original statement of intent: because making is part of things. We'll be adding more projects in the future and will of course keep things lively. Prints about love? Yes of course. And political activism? Why most definitely. Ah, sweet-sweet variety. As it's a design shop for our prints and projects, all sales will go to the making of more prints and projects. And the cycle will go on as long as it makes sense for us. Thank you for your interest, and for your support.

100 Days of Active Resistance

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011
[caption id="attachment_3876" align="alignnone" width="540" caption="The Image Gallery"][/caption] 100 Days of Active Resistance Every day for one hundred days, one image representing ideas of Active Resistance in the world will be selected from submissions and shared online.
  • 'The principal idea of Active Resistance is that you get out of life what you put in and that real experience of the world involves thinking' - Vivienne Westwood.
  • 100 days of positive thought, active change, speaking up and being heard. From small personal actions to larger collective moments of change, Vivienne Westwood Anglomania and Lee Jeans encourage communication and individuality through an online installation, sharing interpretations of Vivienne Westwood's Active Resistance.
[caption id="attachment_3877" align="alignnone" width="480" caption="Day 87: Don’t just sit there. What would you make better?"][/caption]

Live At Ancienne Belgique from Yeasayer

Monday, December 27th, 2010
[caption id="attachment_3843" align="alignnone" width="540" caption="I just downloaded Live At Ancienne Belgique from Yeasayer"][/caption] Celebrate the close of 2010 with some live Yeasayer.

Let’s Swap

Thursday, December 16th, 2010
Let's Swap is a place where artists and designers can swap art for free. It's brought to you by stellar NYC design firm Hyperakt: meaningful design for the common good. The first featured swap: Food for Thought / Jason Lynch
  • If you had to make a sandwich of all the stuff that inspires you to create, what would it look like? That's precisely what Hyperaktivist Jason Lynch has illustrated. Airplanes, good coffee, crafty booze, robots, and loud guitars are all prominently featured in this limited edition 22" x 30" poster, printed in gray and fluorescent orange by Jason on a gorgeous Folio bright white stock.
[caption id="attachment_3780" align="alignnone" width="540" caption="Food for Thought by Jason Lynch"][/caption] Katie and I are part of the "Accepted Swaps" for our print You'll Find Me Frolicking. We're thrilled to be a part of such a great project. [caption id="attachment_3779" align="alignnone" width="540" caption="You'll Find Me Frolicking by Katie + Justin Kemerling"][/caption] The finer details:
  • How does it work? There's one limited edition featured swap at all times. If you want it, hit the Swap button and propose what you want to exchange for it. The featured artist will pick their favorite swaps and they'll be posted on letsswap.it with an artist credit. New featured swaps will be selected on a regular basis. There's no accounts, no fees and no fuss.
  • What's the point? As much as we love the web, there's nothing like holding a beautiful printed piece in your hands or putting it up on your wall. We love posters and books and we know there are tons of talented artists and designers that share this love. We're using the web to celebrate print and using art as currency to collect art.
Share and share alike. And spread the word.

It’s Friday, in the Twilight of 2010…

Friday, December 10th, 2010
[caption id="attachment_3590" align="alignnone" width="540" caption="By Scott Albrecht from Re:Form School"][/caption] MORE

Extraordinary Rendition in the Underground

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010
[caption id="attachment_3416" align="alignnone" width="540" caption="HVD: High-Value Detainee"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_3415" align="alignnone" width="520" caption="HVD #56SS / First Name: Hassan"][/caption] “[W]e don’t kick the [expletive] out of them. We send them to other countries so they can kick the [expletive] out of them.” A man walks down the street in a foreign city. A car stops, men dressed in black with masks over their faces jump out, grab him and spirit him away to where a private plane -- usually a Gulfstream jet -- is waiting. The man is shackled, perhaps hooded, perhaps drugged. The plane takes off and travels to somewhere in Poland or Romania, Egypt or Syria. The man is held captive, perhaps for months. What he endures is often physical and mental degradation and pain. The scenario may sound like a spy thriller or a video game, but extraordinary rendition is all too real. (break) The term extraordinary rendition is used to describe the practice of secretly capturing suspected criminals or terrorists without the knowledge of anyone else, including the governments of the countries in which individuals reside. They are then secretly rendered to other countries, secret detention centers or “black sites.” This way individuals can be transferred to other locations to be tortured by proxy without ostensibly violating the United Nations Convention Against Torture and without the writ of habeas corpus. (break) The role of the artist is to transcend conventional wisdom, to transcend the word of the establishment, to transcend the orthodoxy, to go beyond and escape what is handed down by the government or what is said in the media. [Howard Zinn, Artists in Times of War]. [caption id="attachment_3426" align="alignnone" width="540" caption="Obtain Clearance Here"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_3427" align="alignnone" width="540" caption="Please sit down and look into the camera"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_3521" align="alignnone" width="540" caption="HVDs: "Damn Right.""][/caption] [caption id="attachment_3423" align="alignnone" width="540" caption="Watch Your Head"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_3430" align="alignnone" width="540" caption="You Are Extraordinary, Safe and Happy to be on the Right Side"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_3431" align="alignnone" width="540" caption="The United States is a country of laws. Our leaders have sworn to support and defend the Constitution of the United States. We believe in the rule of law. The United States Government must protect its citizens. We and our friends around the world have the responsibility to work together in finding practical ways to defend ourselves against ruthless enemies."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_3432" align="alignnone" width="540" caption="And these terrorists are some of the most ruthless enemies we face. We cannot discuss information that would compromise the success of intelligence, law enforcement, and military operations. We expect that other nations share this view. The United States has respected—and will continue to respect—the sovereignty of other countries."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_3433" align="alignnone" width="540" caption="The United States does not transport, and has not transported, detainees from one country to another for the purpose of interrogation using torture. The United States does not use the airspace or the airports of any country for the purpose of transporting a detainee to a country where he or she will be tortured."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_3434" align="alignnone" width="540" caption="The United States has not transported anyone, and will not transport anyone, to a country when we believe he will be tortured. Where appropriate, the United States seeks assurances that transferred persons will not be tortured."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_3435" align="alignnone" width="540" caption="The Official U.S. Booklet"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_3421" align="alignnone" width="540" caption="Welcome to Extraordinary Rendition. Otherwise known as the right side of history."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_3438" align="alignnone" width="540" caption="The Wall of Surveillance"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_3440" align="alignnone" width="540" caption="An agent records while Air Force One circles in the background"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_3441" align="alignnone" width="540" caption="The National Security Agency’s (NSA) warrantless electronic surveillance program was created by the government to monitor individuals inside and outside the U.S. without the judicial oversight mandated by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA)."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_3442" align="alignnone" width="540" caption="We Are Watching You"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_3524" align="alignnone" width="540" caption="It's Patriotism"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_3444" align="alignnone" width="540" caption="The Big Bad Wolf"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_3445" align="alignnone" width="540" caption="Delightful Pink Bunny Heads"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_3446" align="alignnone" width="540" caption="Opening Night in the Underground"][/caption] (break) This exhibition is a collaboration by Tim Guthrie and Doug Hayko with Jamie Burmeister, Peter Cales, Justin Kemerling, Landi Olsen, Nolan Tredway, Carol Zuegner, Sarah Baker Hansen, omahaliveartdivisionaims and aims to encourage discourse about the practice of extraordinary rendition. 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PLEASE POST

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010
[caption id="attachment_3548" align="alignnone" width="540" caption="December @ Tugboat"][/caption] PLEASE POST POSTER SHOW The first friday opening reception is on 12/3/10 and runs from 7-10pm. BE THERE!! Tugboat Gallery Lincoln, NE 116 N. 14th Street Above Gomez Art Supply in the Parrish Building A poster show featuring the art and design of Denny Schmickle, Joey Lynch, Bonnie O' Connell, Fred Hosman and Justin Kemerling. The show itself runs from 12/3/10-12/29/10

Re:Form School by The Masses

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Re:Form School by The Masses from Redu on Vimeo.

"We have the ability to reshape what education is going to look like for the next 20 years." "When are you gonna demand from education what you demand from your remote control?"

Extraordinary Rendition

Friday, November 19th, 2010

Extraordinary Rendition | Underground

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You Are Extra…

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Extraordinary Rendition | Underground

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