HELP! Robert Freeman is a Legend, and His Life’s Work is in Danger of Utter Ruin

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P.I.G. director Dean Freeman’s father Robert Freeman was a trailblazing photographer, best known for the portraits and album covers he shot for his good friends, The Beatles. Beatles beatles-for-sale (1)

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That’s right, Robert shot THIS one.

Tragically, Robert is currently in ill health, and unable to personally protect his portfolio—a photograph collection of tremendous cultural value, featuring the first ever Pirelli Calendar: Pirelli Plus canonical stills of the 20th Century’s greatest icons, from Muhammad Ali to John Coltrane to Andy Warhol. Screenshot 2015-04-03 17.57.52 Robert’s son Dean, with some assistance from Robert’s friend Sir Paul McCartney, is raising money here to help preserve Robert’s life’s work: pmtweet Dean is selling a piece of very rare Beatles memorabilia: a limited batch of prints of the exclusive above photo of John Lennon, taken by Robert inside Lennon’s home in Surrey. The high-quality, C-type metallic paper prints of this photo will be scanned from the original photograph directly and only upon order, and no more of these expert reprints will be made after May 15, 2015. Buy soon, to help the great cause of protecting both Robert’s and the world’s pictorial legacy.

Adidas Releases Amazing Chinese New Year-themed Shoes [P.I.G.Year of the Goat]

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     We here at P.I.G. love our base in the city of Shanghai, China. As we specializes in producing fun, eye-popping, innovative work, our staff love keeping abreast of all new happenings in art and design in China. Here on our blog, we share our favorite findings with you:

Every Chinese New Year, Adidas releases a line of shoes inspired by Chinese art and design. The footwear giant follows that tradition in 2015, The Year of the Goat.

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     The sneaker giant has launched six new versions of their Adidas Originals, adorned with traditional Chinese aesthetics, and of course goats. Wear these at your next Chinese New Year Banquet, and impress your distant cousins and great-grandparents! See if you can pull them off with a traditional Chinese qi pao! Each shoe now available online in red or black:

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Additionally, on February 19, Adidas is rolling out 3 Year of the Goat editions of their basketball shoes: the D Rose 5 Boost (Green), D Rose Lakeshore Mid (White) and T Mac 3 (Red):

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And finally, a preview of the best Chinese New Year-themed Adidas of past years:

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Stay tuned for more interesting content celebrating Chinese New Year!

Chinese families’ goods in Huang Qingjun’s pictures

The idea for the series about people’s material goods, now called Jiadang (Family Stuff), came in 2003 with some photos he took for the magazine Chinese National Geography. But the project didn’t really get under way until three years later, when Huang started travelling around China looking for suitable places and people.

“Most people thought what I was proposing was not normal. When I explained I wanted to set up a photo, that it would involve taking everything out of their house and setting it up outside, that took quite a lot of explaining,” he says.

“But almost all of them, when they realised what I was trying to do, they understood the point.”