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Tokyo artist Shohei (aka Hakuchi) Otomo(featured in Hi-Fructose Vol. 20). The only son of great manga artist Katsuhiro Otomo, the acclaimed writer and director of the anime cult classic Akira, Hakuchi carries on his father’s legacy with his own graphic illustrations that combine Japanese iconography with a dark, retro-punk edge and a healthy dose of sardonic humor. — ©ourtesy of Hi-Fructose feature –
Squeezing all 37 of these artists, visionaries, icons and iconoclasts into our September 30th anniversary issue was about the best birthday present we can imagine. (Shooting everywhere from Wyoming to Tokyo was a sweet party favor.) But as Patti Smith suggests in this feature, this is no exhaustive list. OGs are everywhere: some have already changed the world, some are building toward their moment and some are reading this magazine right now. So to the OGs featured here, and to all fierce, fabulous trailblazers out there, this one’s for you.
AZZEDINE ALAIA ★ PEDRO ALMODOVAR ★ SARAH ANDELMAN ★ ANDRÉ BALAZS ★ JOHN BALDESSARI ★ AFRIKA BAMBAATAA ★ KLAUS BIESENBACH ★ DANNY BOWIEN ★ RICHARD BRANSON ★ NICK CAVE ★ LARRY CLARK ★ JEFFREY DEITCH ★ DAVE EGGERS ★ HERBIE FLETCHER ★ HIROSHI FUJIWARA ★ KIM GORDON ★ JEAN-PAUL GOUDE ★ BETHANN HARDISON ★ DEBBIE HARRY ★ ANGEL HAZE ★ JAMES JEBBIA ★ MICHELE LAMY ★ GIORGIO MORODER ★ SHIRIN NESHAT ★ RICK OWENS ★ MARISSA PATERNOSTER ★ RUPAUL ★ JEREMY SCOTT ★ CINDY SHERMAN ★ JENNY SLATE ★ PATTI SMITH ★ SHANE SMITH ★ PAT TENORE ★ ALICE WATERS ★ JOHN WATERS ★ OLIVIER ZAHM
Where would you like to live? Eighteenth-century France, but with plumbing and plastic surgery.
How would you like to die? Coming offstage after a five-minute standing ovation, falling into the arms of my lover, and having the doctor look at me and say, “This is impossible! She looks much too young to go!”
If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be? Something small, like a flower … or an autumn leaf … or Jackie Chan.
What is your motto? I have two. The first is “Get on with it.” The second is “Don’t eat anything you pick up off the sidewalk.”
Read more here. | Illustration by Risko.
My movies, I made them just with my friends, the way every kid today makes a movie with your cellphone. I just started out doing it and they were basically made to startle people with their own values. People who thought they were open minded, I wanted to make fun of their limits and play with the boundaries of whatever was correct at the time. We were always making fun of the peace and love movement—and even though I certainly looked like a a hippie, I was more of a yippie. I would go to riots, but not so much for the political thing, I would go to get laid. Riots were a great place to make a date, you could always find people at riots. So it was always great cruising at riots. I tried to take that the spirit and make fun of it and make fun of myself by calling my films trash. Critics couldn’t say they were trash because I already said it.
For the past few months, New York City hairstylist Mark Bustos — who normally spends his days working at an upscale salon — has been volunteering on his days off to offer haircuts to homeless people he sees on the street. With a simple phrase, “I want to do something nice for you today,” he has been helping people get a fresh, uplifting makeover.
For people who have been trapped in a cycle of poverty, unemployment and homelessness, the makeover can also serve a useful function: looking presentable for a job. | See the Inspiring thanks he received from one man.
WOW! This Guy has got the Right Idea about Life in This World. Go Mark…! – – More pics – –
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