March 2008

Worth checking out is the Tokyo Bar in the Tribeca neighborhood of NYC. Not to be mistaken with the cheesy dance club of the same name in Montreal, is the upstairs bar to the B-Flat underground cocktail den. This hip bar sports manga covered walls and “new Japanese comfort food” served tapas style, by chef Kensuke Kuri from Lan.

Definitely pick up a pack of matches as a souvenir or as a nice conversation piece for your coffee table.

Even their sidewalk projected logo is cool.

Here’s their hard-to-find official website:”

– Anthony P. Munoz


Things of beauty as well as function, nearly every underground, light railway and tram network map in the world appears in this book. Transimit Maps of the World by Mark Ovenden claims to be the first of it’s kind.

— Anthony P. Munoz

Tools of Creation
Designed by Joe Mansfield
Take Time
Designed by Joe Mansfield

Under My Umbrella
Designed by Joe Mansfield

Custom Laser Engraving
Joe Mansfield is helping hipsters take customization a bit further. Custom Laser Engraved Moleskine Notebooks ($25 and up) are just one of the ways he’s doing this. Think that’s fun? Why stop with the analog accessory? He can engrave your laptop too.

— Anthony P. Munoz

Lauren Kalman, Tongue Gilding, 2007.
Digital print, 24 x 33 in.
Courtesy: Sienna Gallery

Homage to the Tunnel

Hosted by Amanda Lepore, Michael Musto,
and Screamin’ Rachel Cain
DJ Scotto Spins Tunnel Classics

The Waterfront, 269 11th Avenue
Thursday, March 27, 5–10pm

Bridge New York presents Homage to the Tunnel, a special opening-night event to honor the extraordinary history of the Waterfront’s previous identity as an icon of Manhattan’s creative cultural nightlife. The evening is hosted by the legendary Amanda Lepore, the fabulous Michael Musto, and the Queen of House Screamin’ Rachel Cain. Music and media mix by DJ Scotto, spinning Tunnel classics. Archival video courtesy of Screamin’ Rachel. Special performance by Amanda Lepore at 7:30pm. Enjoy the party while getting an early look at the more than 50 international exhibitors representing the best in emerging contemporary art. Complimentary Pernod Absinthe fountain drinks. Specials on Carlsberg Beer and Pernod cocktails.

Glass Lounge
287 10th Avenue—two blocks from the Waterfront
Thursday, March 27, 10pm
Voted one of the top 220 hot spots in New York by Zagat. Free admission for all Bridge exhibitors and attendees.

After-After Party
Mansion Nightclub
530 W. 28th Street—minutes from Glass
Thursday, March 27, 12:30am
The posh, newly opened Mansion nightclub makes its New York debut just in time to host this special reception for guests of Bridge New York. Free admission for Bridge exhibitors and attendees.


530 W. 28th Street—minutes from Glass
Friday, March 28, 11pm

Free admission and drink specials for Bridge exhibitors and ticket stub holders.

co-presented by the Williamsburg Gallery Association and Bridge Art Fair
Supreme Trading , 213 N. 8th St. , Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Saturday, March 29,11pm- 3am
Admission is Free. Cocktails by Pernod.

Bridge Art Fair attendees are invited to this special after-hours event curated by The Danger, famous for their outlandishly devilish and soul-satisfying parties. Special guest Vintage DJ will sample a mouth-watering selection of vintage Jazz, Latin, Soul, R&B, Rock, and much more. Professional stilt dancer Kae Burke of the Lady Circus, a high-flying spectacle of class, will perform. Be sure not to miss the sexiest part of the evening when the provocative temptresses known as The Bambi Killers make their Williamsburg debut fusing dance, theater, cabaret, and magic.

Thursday March 27–Sunday March 30, 2008
The Waterfront, 222 12th Avenue (between 27th and 28th streets)
& 269 11th Avenue, New York

PREVIEW: Thursday, March 27: 12–5pm
RECEPTION: Thursday, March 27: 5–10pm
SHOW HOURS: Friday, March 28 & Saturday, March 29: General Admission 12–9pm
Sunday, March 30:
General Admission 12–7pm
General Admission: $10
Opening Night Reception: $25

Official Media Sponsor: The Village Voice
VIP Lounge: Shu Uemura Art of Hair VIP Lounge

— Anthony P. Munoz

Kweichow Moutai liquor(Five-Star)
Maotai, or Moutai (spelling used by the producing company), is arguably the most famous Chinese liquor, or baijiu. It is produced in the Guizhou province of southwestern China. Maotai, which classifies as “sauce-flavoured” (酱香, jiangxiang), is distilled from fermented sorghum and now comes in different versions ranging in alcohol content from the standard 53% by volume down to 35%.Kweichow’s brand comes in the above shown, lighter fluid bottle. You have to respect a beverage that tells it like it is.Maotai is named after the town with the same name near Zunyi in Renhuai, Guizhou Province, where winemaking has a very long history. The Maotai of today originated during the Qing Dynasty and first won international fame when winning a gold medal at the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco. Maotai received additional exposure in China and abroad when Zhou Enlai used the liquor to entertain Richard Nixon during the state banquet for the U.S. presidential visit to China in 1972. It is one of China’s official state banquet wines and claims to be one of the world’s three best known liquors (together with whisky and cognac).

Here’s one of the logos I did for the band, The Most Serene Republic’s website. They had a contest to design the banner for their fan club section. I won.

If you haven’t heard of this amazing band out of Milton, Canada, I encourage you to look into them right now. They are on a North American tour in support of their third release on the Arts & Crafts indie record label. You should catch them while you can.

Wednesday March 5th, 2008: Grand Rapids, MI – Ladies Literary Club @ Calvin
Thursday March 6th, 2008: Chicago, IL – Schubas Tavern
Friday March 7th, 2008: Minneapolis, MN at – 7th Street Entry
Saturday March 8th, 2008: Iowa City, IA – Picador
Monday March 10th, 2008: Lawrence, KS Jackpot
Wednesday March 12th, 2008: Fort Worth, TX Lola’s
Thursday March 13th, 2008
: Austin, TX Emo’s
Saturday March 15th, 2008: Austin, TX The Parish

Monday March 17th, 2008
: Atlanta, GA 5 Spot
Tuesday March 18th, 2008: Raleigh, NC The Pour House
Wednesday March 19th, 2008: Washington, DC DC9
Thursday March 20th, 2008: Philadelphia, PA North Star Bar
Friday March 21st, 2008: New York, NY The Mercury Lounge
Saturday March 22nd, 2008: Cambridge, MA Middle East Upstairs
Sunday March 23rd, 2008: Buffalo, NY Big Orbit’s Soundlab
Wednesday April 2nd, 2008: Winnipeg, MB Pyramid Cabaret
Thursday April 3rd, 2008: Saskatoon, SK Amigo’s
Friday April 4th, 2008: Edmonton, AB The Starlite Room
Saturday April 5th, 2008: Calgary, AB The Republik
Monday April 7th, 2008: Medicine Hat, AB Silver Buckle Inn
Tuesday April 8th, 2008: Kelowna, BC Habitat
Wednesday April 9th, 2008: Nanaimo, BC The Queen’s
Saturday April 12th, 2008: Vancouver, BC The Media Club

— Anthony P. Munoz

Thursday, March 13, 6-9pm
Country Club Chicago
1100 N. Damen, Chicago, IL
RSVP mandatory to by March 12

Friday, March 14, 6-10pm
Country Club Chicago
1100 N. Damen, Chicago, IL
This Friday night event is open to the public

Book Band is a periodical publication curated by graphic artist, Ryan Maconochie, who invites various creative thinkers to submit ten pages each of content on the topic of their choosing. Band members enjoy total creative freedom. Each is responsible for supplying their content exactly as they would like it to be published, and their submissions are not altered or edited in any way. The collective efforts are compiled into a full color, perfect bound, published work available for purchase at Issues 2 & 3 will be released at the party and available for purchase for $20 each, and complimentary beer and wine will be served.

Featuring the art, design, photography and writings of:
Dan Capuli
Sean Duffy
Justine Harlan
Travis Klingberg
Anthony Robert La Penna
Bob Martus
Myra Mazzei
Mark McGinnis
Jessica Murnane
Stephanie Serpick

Music to be provided by Dan Jividen

— Anthony P. Munoz

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