Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Undrcrwn friends over at FREEDARKO.BLOGSPOT.com (is Darko still in the league?) have just launched a book based on the way they see basketball. The are is amazing! I pre-ordered my copy here. Hopefully they will sell prints of the art. Or can you say t-shirt collabo? Get at me!
The Macrophenomenal Pro Basketball Almanac functions simultaneously as the ultimate basketball book for the ultimate NBA fan as well as the ideal sports book for the person with no interest in sports. This book will satiate the passionate sports fan's desire to see athleticism legitimized as a cultural element extending beyond mere cro-magnon brawn.
Within the pages of this tome, NBA hoopery collides with Japanese noise-rock, municipal politics, experimental zoology, Belgian surrealism, and behavioral economics like never before. The mystical deities of this hallowed league of professional basketball are finally given the treatment they deserved, as they are scrutinized not as men, but as embodiments of our own core cultural values and insecurities.
Whereas past sports-literary endeavors have attempted to paint sports as a metaphor for life or life as a metaphor for sport, we depict the National Basketball Association as a universe unlike any that one would encounter in daily existence. The NBA is a sphere in which Indiana farmboys, housing project messiahs, African tribesmen, and escapees from war-torn Eastern Bloc countries, coalesce by the nature of their superhuman physicality. Free Darko was born to make sense of it all.
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