Monthly Archives: May 2009

Rebranding the Mercenary

Blackwater, the notorious private army, contracted by the Bush administration to protect “high value” military personnel, and accused of numerous crimes against Iraqi civilians, has recently undertaken an extensive brand repositioning.  The corporate name itself, Blackwater, had become a public relations … Continue reading

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Awesome show tonight in Portland

School of the Seven Bells are performing at Holocene tonight. It will sure to be a great show. See you there! — plazm blog has moved to http://blog.plazm.com — — plazm design studio: www.plazm.com — — plazm magazine & blog … Continue reading

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Scion Installation San Jose

I will be in San Jose, California for the Scion Installation tour stop there at Anno Domini. The opening is on June 5th and goes from 8PM to 12AM. If you are remotely near the Bay Area, come on down! … Continue reading

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Leonard Crowdog tomorrow / Leonard Peltier now

Back in 1996 Plazm published an interview with Leonard Peltier, the imprisoned Native American activist. At that time Peltier had been in prison for twenty-one years. We included a postcard in the magazine so folks could ask then-President Clinton to … Continue reading

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Goodbye Horses Mix

A 33 minute long mixtape of the very best of the jams I was bumping in the studio at the beginning of the year, much of it stolen from Sarah. A couple really great Portland bands on here. Click the … Continue reading

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Tara Jane O’Neil: A Vertiginous One

Tara Jane On’Neil with Zak Margolis and Corey Lunn = disturbing beauty. — plazm blog has moved to http://blog.plazm.com — — plazm design studio: www.plazm.com — — plazm magazine & blog are now published by new oregon arts & letters: … Continue reading

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Neutra Slab!!

House Industries just released a new slab serif family– a variant on their immensely popular typeface Neutra. Also out: shirts, totes, blocks, and new pillows! Hotness! — plazm blog has moved to http://blog.plazm.com — — plazm design studio: www.plazm.com — … Continue reading

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Kiyoshi Awazu R.I.P.

One of Japan’s leading graphic designers died last week. Read more about it here. — plazm blog has moved to http://blog.plazm.com — — plazm design studio: www.plazm.com — — plazm magazine & blog are now published by new oregon arts … Continue reading

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Itoshin

The Lesque dudes just uploaded Shinichi Ito’s segment of their latest video “One Year”. One of the sickest skate videos out of Japan this year. — plazm blog has moved to http://blog.plazm.com — — plazm design studio: www.plazm.com — — … Continue reading

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Hope in Heartbreak: An Interview with David Weissman

David Weissman is a filmmaker that splits his time between San Francisco and Portland. His 2002 film, The Cockettes, a documentary created with Bill Weber about a trailblazing performance group of hippie drag queens active in the late 1960’s to … Continue reading

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