Thursday, December 8, 2011

Ice Cube on Eames

In case you haven't heard, Southern California is currently playing host to Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945 - 1980. This ambitious six-month long exhibition celebrating mid-century design and post war art opened in late September and runs through March 2012. More than 60 institutions in Southern California are participating in the event, which will also include a ten-day Performance and Public Art Festival in January. Their latest promotional video features rap artist Ice Cube (confession time - I think 'Straight Outta Compton' is one of the best records of the '80s) who briefly talks about studying architecture drafting before he turned his attention to music and discusses L.A. landmarks. Ice Cube's sincere appreciation for the design of Ray and Charles Eames is apparent in this great video.

If you happen to live in Southern California or are planning to visit there soon stop by the Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945 - 1980 website for information on where you can see some of the exhibits and attend events.


  1. Great post! I love the other videos in PacificStandardTime campaign too. Boy, has Anthony Kiedis redefined himself since the early, early days of the Red Hot Chili Peppers or what?

  2. His line: "This is going green 1949 style, bitch!" kills me.

    The other videos are fun too but this one was really unexpected.

    As for Anthony, he sure has evolved over the years but I suppose we all do to some degree but I kind of miss the 'wearing socks and nothing else' days. ;)

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