• Zippo Lighters From The Vietnam War
  • Posted 30 months ago by Jack Lowe · Art & Design · 34215 Views
  • Through the blog of bag label Jack Spade we've come across these ingeniously customised Vietnam-era Zippo lighters previously belonging to soldiers of the US Army. Each of the lighters have been specially engraved, reflecting the particular emotions of their respective owners at the time and adding a human element to the war we now learn about in history lessons. The collection belongs to Bradford Edwards, who decided to auction off 282 of the best at the Cowan's Auctions in Cincinnati for $35,000 (approx. 22,300).

    You can take a look at more of the collection through Cowan Auctions.

    www.cowanauctions.com

    • These are amazing!
    • Grace Posted 30 months ago · 69 Reply
    • you can buy these relatively cheaply on ebay. they were given out by the truck-full for any and every occasion.
    • keith Posted 30 months ago · 90 Reply
    • My Dad has a Zippo from his tour in Vietman, engraved Na Trang 67-68, with my Mom's name on the other side. Priceless and painful memories, something Ebay can't sell.
    • Lisa Posted 30 months ago · 49 Reply
  • The Makers of Carnival
  • 30 months ago · culture · 0 Comments · 3926 Views
  • The Makers of Carnival is a new initiative from Red Stripe which aims to hero the true creators of the Notting Hill Carnival - the people "who bring one of the world's most famous events." Citizens the campaign focuses on include Mick Johnson - a police commander who has been at...
  • Opening Ceremony Launch Magazine
  • 30 months ago · Art & Design · 6 Comments · 7180 Views
  • Now that Opening Ceremony have put their magazine available to buy online, we can have a first look at what to expect inside. Timed in nicely with the London 2012 Olympics, the inaugural issue of the annual focuses on sports and features text and images from up-and-coming photographers,...
  • Colouring Pencil Tree
  • 30 months ago · Art & Design · 2 Comments · 4710 Views
  • Artist and designer Dave Rittinger has proposed a new idea for a public art piece which would see existing (perhaps existing but dead would be more practical?) trees turned into art pieces by way of turning their branches into giant colouring pencils. So far, Rittinger has only experimented...
  • Video: Azealia Banks - Van Vogue
  • 30 months ago · music · 1 Comment · 6463 Views
  • Following from the sneak preview, vocalist Azealia Banks has released the full-length official video for track "Van Vogue" which will feature on her upcoming debut album. Like her last video, the visuals were shot by fashion photographer Rankin and feature the Harlem musician getting...
  • Video: The Lego Story
  • 30 months ago · Art & Design · 6 Comments · 16635 Views
  • To celebrate their 80th year, Danish company LEGO have created a short animated film which takes a look at their rich history, touching on everything from their iconic name came to the evolution of their colourful building pieces. Founded by Ole Kirk Christiansen and his son Godtfred...
  • The Cost Of A Logo
  • 30 months ago · Art & Design · 77 Comments · 423594 Views
  • With the highly controversial London 2012 Olympic logo soon to be gone from our billboards and television screens once and for all, we decided to take a look at some other well-known logos and find out exactly how much their respective creative agencies charged for them. Of course,...
  • Trailer Tuesday
  • 30 months ago · film · 0 Comments · 7554 Views
  • Over the past week new trailers have been released for Mike Newell new adaptation of Charles Dickens' novel Great Expectations, 3, 2, 1… Frankie Go Boom starring Irish comedian Chris O'Dowd, Trouble With The Curve starring Clint Eastwood, and I Am Big Bird - the story of puppeteer...
  • Music Video Monday
  • 30 months ago · music · 1 Comment · 6939 Views
  • New videos from Astronauts, etc., Twigs, Antony And The Johnsons, Alice Cohen and Summer Camp. Directed by XLVI, Grace Ladoja, NABIL, Stephanie Wuertz, and unknown, respectively. Enjoy!