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It’s been 40 years since our beloved A’s brought home their first Oakland World Championship.

Reggie, Vida, Rollie, Sal, Joe, Catfish and the rest of the boys put Oakland in the MLB history books.
The Athletics hadn’t won a World Championship since 1930 when the team was in Philadelphia.
In just their 5th season in Oakland they brought home the Commissioners Trophy, making Oakland
a city of Champions.

This new t-shirt, ’72’, by EBX Loakal celebrates the team who put Oakland on the map 40 sweet years ago.

’72’ is available for purchase at ebxloakal.com

On May 27, 2012 fiftyseven-thirtythree turned 5 years old! We’re very proud of the hard work and diligence we put into everything, but we would be nothing without you guys!  So. as a thank you, for all of your support, we are having a HUGE SALE!

On Monday, June 4th, starting at 12:05 pm pst, we will be rotating styles on sale for an hour, every 5 minutes after the hour. All selected styles will be 40% OFF on our website, fiftyseven-thirtythree.com!

For example, at 12:05 pm pst, we will announce, all Ambition items will be 40% off for 1 hour.  For the next hour, it is your chance to purchase anything “Ambition” till 1:04:59, because at 1:05 pm pst, a new style, maybe “Protection” will be 40%.  This will continue for the rest of the day.

In closing, we here, at fiftyseven-thirtythree, would like to thank everyone for their constant support.  We wouldn’t exist without you.

So let all of your friends know, next Monday is going to be a big day!

LOS ANGELES — One of my favorite music videos of all time is Röyksopp’s “Happy Up Here,” featuring a bevy of space invader creatures attacking a real-world city. They glow and pulsate, and while it’s strangely incongruous to see two dimensional creatures doing damage to a three dimensional space, the results are incredibly addictive to watch.

 

A new post from Design Taxi tipped me off to pop-up card designs by Kate Lilley. These 8-bit cards feature a skull and a space invader and will require a bit of work — colored paper, an X-acto knife and a steady hand are essential. But when you put them together, you’ll get fantastic 8-bit shapes that look a little like the Röyksopp video come to life (albeit on a smaller scale).

What’s cool about these cards is that they’re essentially open source. You can download the templates for free online, which means you can remix them, too, and try your own shapes and creatures or simply mix it up with larger paper and different colors. I could see someone creating an actual space invaders installation designed to look like the original game.

Is it New Aesthetic, or just nostalgia? I remember seeing street artist Invader’s work in different parts of LA, long before the New Aesthetic debate began, and I kept thinking, wow, wouldn’t it be cool if those things came to life?

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