The Department of Illustration

Beautiful Losers

Posted in Collaborations, Documentary, Handmade, Historical, Site Specific, Visual Language by The Department of Illustration on August 8, 2009

Beautiful Losers celebrates the spirit behind one of the most influential cultural movements of a generation. In the early 1990’s a loose-knit group of likeminded outsiders found common ground at a little NYC storefront gallery. Rooted in the DIY (do-it-yourself) subcultures of skateboarding, surf, punk, hip hop & graffiti, they made art that reflected the lifestyles they led.

Shepherd Fairey “Freedom of the press is guaranteed to those who own one”

article on  Margaret Kilgallen in the guardian

Vodpod videos no longer available.

more about “Beautiful Losers film trailer on Vimeo“, posted with vodpod

Beautiful Losers is at the ICA until 24 August, when the documentary is released on DVD ( An exhibition inspired by the artists in the film – and including some of their work – starts on 17 August at Unit 11, The Market, London WC2 (

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