For cyberpunks of a certain vintage, Re/Search press (previously) was absolutely formative -- books like Incredibly Strange Films, Zines!, and, of course, Modern Primitives (RIP, Fakir) were incredibly influential material for the modern happy mutant.
Now, decades (nearly half a century!) after the press's founding, they've finally produced a line of merch: tees, hoodies, totes, and mugs, which are only available for the next 14 hours (or so).
RE/Search seemed to be a more compact and longer-lasting “title” than Search & Destroy. I mean: did you really have to destroy EVERYTHING?!? The idea of searching and re-searching and continuing to search again seemed worthy of a lifetime quest: not taking knowledge for granted; continuing to investigate and RE-appraise and RE-new one’s alleged inventory of knowledge—not to mention “wisdom”; shorthand for “big-pattern-thinking” embracing multiple cause-and-effect scenarios over time—the more time the better.
RE/Search seemed a concise sum-up of the meaning of life–forever! And finally, the fantasy of having RE/Search t-shirts, hoodies, book bags, a coffee mug to remind you of the purpose of living…
RE/Search t-shirts [V. Vale/Beyond the Beyond]
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We’ve been writing about Lea Redmond since 2009 here on Boing Boing. She’s just one of those kind of people who consistently makes neat things — a real Happy Mutant! Well, her latest creative venture is Home Sweet Home, an activity deck for kids (and the young at heart). It offers inspiring prompts for whimsical, […]
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You could actually watch a Tyrannosaurus Rex walk down your street right now. And no, this isn’t the latest Jurassic Park sequel. Of course, it isn’t real either, just a Google recreation of some pretty realistic looking dinosaurs transplanted right into any environment around you courtesy of augmented reality. Yet it’s just another example of […]
A guy on the Apple discussion forum started a thread titled, “Why do your Charger Cables have the lifespan of a housefly?” That question is probably enough to elicit a whole bunch of head nods from virtually everyone reading this, whether you’re an iPhone user, an Android owner or have virtually any device that needs […]