ESPN's New 30 for 30 Examines Mugsy Bogues & The Greatest High School Basketball Team Ever

ESPN‘s 30 for 30 continues to roll out some of the most intriguing stories in sports. For its next feature, co-directors Sheldon Candis & Marquis Daisy explore one of Baltimore’s greatest high school basketball teams ever. The setting was in the early ’80s and the school was Dunbar whose b-ball team went 58-0 for over two seasons. They also had four players make it to the NBA, one of them being the great 5’3″ Mugsy Bogues.

According to Co-Director Sheldon Candis:

This film is the untold story of arguably the greatest high school basketball team ever within the great City of Baltimore. In the early 1980’s, the Dunbar Poets under the ‘brick tough’ philosophy of Coach Bob Wade became one the most inspiring underdog stories in the history of American sports folklore.

“Baltimore Boys” premieres Tuesday, August 8 at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN and also on ABC Sunday, August 13, at 3 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT. See the trailer below:

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PORTER Draws Inspiration From American Firefighters In New Collection

Today, PORTER released a comprehensive bag collection inspired by American firefighters and their garb. Available in black, beige, and navy, each bag is constructed from a durable, yet lightweight denier nylon material, and features reflective taping to complete the firefighter look. The abbreviated range is currently available at select PORTER stockists around the globe, and can be seen in its entirety at www.yoshidakaban.com.

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'Despicable Me' Is Officially the Highest-Grossing Animated Franchise Ever

Following the success of its recent third installment, the Despicable Me series is officially the world’s highest-grossing animated film franchise, kicking out previous contender, Shrek. The series’s debut film brought in over $543.1 million USD ($251.5 million USD domestically, $291.6 million USD overseas) against a $69 million USD budget, followed by two more direct sequels and a Minions spinoff film. Despicable Me 2’s ticket sales clocked in at $970.7 million USD ($368 million USD domestically, $602.7 million USD in foreign territories), and Minions broke even greater box office records with $1.159 billion USD ($336 million USD domestically, $823 million USD worldwide).

Even streetwear loves the Despicable Me franchise. Check out BAPE’s capsule collection with the film’s beloved Minions.

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Miniature Sculptures, Paper Cameras, & More Unconventional Artwork You Need to See

Art has never been shy to take on various forms. Now more than ever, creatives across all genres are ditching the traditional canvas to produce mind blowing works out of cement, paper, and even bed sheets. This week’s roundup highlights the work of five acclaimed artists from across the globe. From Isaac Cordal’s miniature public sculptures to Walter Robinson’s bedlinen-based artwork, check out our list of unconventional pieces below.

Isaac Cordal Kicks off Nuart Festival 2017 With New Miniature Sculptures

Isaac Cordal

The annual Nuart Festival in Norway is set to launch on August 31 and will last until September 3. To mark the occasion, Spanish artist Isaac Cordal installed a total of 21 sculptures from Frysja in the north to Grønland in the south. The miniature cement figures were placed in wall gaps, street lights, as well as flag poles. The pieces celebrate the diversity of locals in the aforesaid regions while raising awareness for socioeconomic issues. Head over to Nuart’s official website to learn more.

Lee Jihee Creates Intricate Paper Sculptures Inspired by Vintage Cameras

Lee Jihee

Lee Jihee

Lee Jihee

Seoul-based artist Lee Jihee meticulously creates paper sculptures inspired by vintage cameras. The artist’s latest creations consist of a 1952 Leica IIIf Red Dial, a 1948 Vidmar Camera, and a 1927 Tropen Adoro. Jihee uses vibrant colored paper to assemble these life-sized artworks. Visit Jihee’s official Behance account to view more projects.

Federico Tobon Uses a Power-Drill to Bring Hand-Drawn Illustrations to Life

Los Angeles-based artist Federico Tobon used a very unconventional technique to animate his latest flipbook. Tobon inventively utilized a power drill to animate 24 hand-drawn pages of artwork. The pages were attached to the chuck of a drill and once the tool was turned on, the still frames began moving. The result is nothing short of fascinating. Check it out above.

Walter Robinson Paints Pulp Fiction on Bedsheets

Walter Robinson

Walter Robinson

Walter Robinson

New York-based artist and art critic Walter Robinson painted on a handful of patterned bed sheets to develop his latest project. The paintings depict ’50s starlets, Lichtenstein-esque characters, and other pop culture fauna. The artwork is part of his new exhibit called “The Americans” at the Vito Schabel Gallery in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Take a look at select paintings above and then head over to the gallery’s official website to learn more.

Vito Schabel Gallery
Via Maistra 37
7500 San Maurizio
Switzerland

Tom Bob’s NYC Street Art Will Make You Do a Double Take

Tom Bob

Tom Bob

Tom Bob

American visual artist Tom Bob has invaded the streets of New York City with his whimsical creations. Bob ingeniously uses street furniture, sewer plates, as well as electrical terminals to produce playful characters, animals, as well as popular cartoons. Take a look at a few favorites above and then check out the artist’s official Instagram account to view more.

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