BAMIN NOTES | Trend: Musicians in Black, Godmother of Punk Patti Smith x Man in Black Johnny Cash

Traditionally, musicians and performers wear black so as to not detract from the music itself. Of course, black doesn’t have to be boring. Legendary musicians Patti Smith and Johnny Cash took wearing black to the next level, making the look an extension of their musical energy. We’re snowed in, and as a closer for our All Black Everything theme, we’re taking a nostalgic glance back at Patti Smith’s androgynous punk styling and Johnny Cash’s timeless “Man in Black” on-stage presence.

MOMENTS | Best of: 2014’s Remixes, Mash-ups, Collaborations, User-Generated Content, Multi-Disciplined Makers    

We’ve curated the best of digital age-inspired creativity—from user-generated content, mash-ups, and remixes to collaborations between multi-disciplined makers. 

It’s almost 2015, and to celebrate the end of 2014, we’ve put together a top 5 list of our favorite moments in remix culture.
1. BAMIN’s resident sound curator, Tyann Jackson, put together an All Black Everything playlist to go with our all black editorial theme. Listen to the moody trap tracks and gangster emo tunes for those who would rather catch flights than feelings. 

MOMENTS | Mash-up: Artist Zach Reini’s Semantic Algebra Blends Iconic Imagery With The Color Black


We’ve curated the best of digital age-inspired creativity—from user-generated content, mash-ups, and remixes to collaborations between multi-disciplined makers. 
Denver artist Zach Reini is known for his large black-on-black paintings, using the minimal nature of the color black to emphasize important visual information. His more recent work, Semantic Algebra, takes imagery like simple signs and rich, symbolic figures like Mickey Mouse and uses black to reduce these symbols to their most minimal meaning.

MOMENTS | Mash-up: Health Goth Is Goth x Streetwear x Gym Rat x Net Art


We’ve curated the best of digital age-inspired creativity—from user-generated content, mash-ups, and remixes to collaborations between multi-disciplined makers. 
Health Goth is a bit of Ghetto Goth and a bit of Cyber Punk, but it takes the internet-inspired aspects of its predecessors and cranks it up to eleven. It’s the “anti-nostalgic dystopian present… hyper-masculine on the surface, betraying a distinctively sus interior of body-mechanized cyborgian humanity within.” Confused? In simpler terms, it’s sportswear-meets-punk-meets-goth but with a hyperreal advert and Net art-inspired digital twist.