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Banksy Threw a “Balfour ‘Apology Party'” at The Walled Off Hotel in Palestine

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Having sold a number of works from his latest installation “The Walled Off Hotel,” the mysterious artist Banksy recently held a special street tea event dubbed, “Balfour ‘Apology Party’,” outside The Walled Off Hotel in Bethlehem, Palestine, to acknowledge the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration.

On this day in November 1917, British statesman Sir Arthur James Balfour signed a letter promising the land of Palestine to the Zionist Federation, a recently established political movement whose goal was the creation of a Jewish state. In addition, he promised a land that was not his to promise, disregarding the political rights of those who already lived there.

The “Apology Party” was hosted by an actor dressed as Queen Elizabeth II for a British-style tea party, as notable pieces seen in the decoration consisted of bullet-riddled helmets with British flags on them, while tattered Union Jacks were flown.

The focal point of the party was the royal reveal of Banksy’s latest public work, a simple “Er, SORRY” text with a crown symbol chiseled on the notorious separation wall, which in many areas cuts through Palestinian territory.

While it’s known that Banksy protects his identity carefully, he was not in attendance for the event.

For more of Banksy’s work, check out his latest murals paying tribute to Jean-Michel Basquiat.

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manier x Embellish ?

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Brand new images of hand stitched and curated denim by manier  brand’s very own Maximillian Manier have surfaced!

Being the innovator of the renound- “self titled-seasonal wear” alone has mapped out a sure fire and trail blazing route to atop any list of up and coming designers.

His designs include reworked masterpieces which mainly consist of Levi’s Brand denim, although there has been verifiable accounts (as well as the D.S.D exclusive pictures we’ve featured below!) of Maximillian working on mock ups with what some have identified as Embellish Denim. Which may have surfaced on either’s social media accounts (links below).

Maybe it’s the ever-changing names, or maybe it’s the superior hand craftsmanship that will forever be synonymous with either brands. One thing is for certain is that regardless of the times or collab at hand, Manier is a force to recognize and reckon with. I’d keep a close look out for a chance to snag any limited production pieces for the up and coming 2020’s!

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Herschel Supply x Basquiat

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Following recent collaborations with Sankuanz and Teva, Herschel Supply Co. is back with another dope partnership that’s perfect for art lovers.

The bag brand has hooked up with the Jean-Michel Basquiat estate to bring fans a series of accessories showcasing some of the late artist’s most eye-catching sketches. The Herschel Supply x Basquiat collaboration not only looks sharp, but it’s super-functional too, boasting everything from travel pouches and cross-body bags to backpacks and holdalls perfect for a weekend getaway

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Get Inside the Mind of Gorillaz Legend Jamie Hewlett With Taschen

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From co-creating the iconic punk-inspired comic Tank Girl to working on live-action animations for Gorillaz and the 2008 Beijing Olympics, illustrator Jamie Hewlett releases his first major monograph with Taschen, featuring more than 400 pieces of work.

The designer has maintained a steady career since his emergence in the mid-1990s. After the success of his early comics, Hewlett, with then-roommate Damon Albarn, went on to create the unique cartoon band Gorillaz, designing the animated characters in print and for live stages. In conjunction with the band’s success, the polymath artist has conducted work for the stage, television, film, and even a collaboration with ABSOLUT vodka.

With a recent exhibition of his prints running at Saatchi Gallery, London, this exclusive Taschen print is a must-have for those looking to inspire and expand their creative horizons.

In case you missed it, Damon Albarn from Gorillaz announces potential album release. 

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