New Kid on the Block: An Interview with Mer+ge Founder Victoria Jones

Victoria Jones

When you think of graphic T-shirt companies, what comes to mind? BustedTees? How about Snorg Tees? Maybe Johnny Cupcakes? Or even Karmaloop? Well, it’s time for them to step aside, because there’s a new kid on the block — or company I should say. Boston based Mer+ge, founded by former NCAA basketball player and bio/premed major Victoria Jones, helps break the monotony that seems to have accumulated within the graphic t-shirt industry. By doing the unconventional Mer+ge has begun to make quite a name for itself.

Our goal at Mer+ge is simple… we provide clothing that stands for something. Our original designs and graphics promote self-expression and unity and strive to eliminate arbitrary separations among social groups. Mer+ge designs use political, social, and biological messages to merge science with art and demonstrate that gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, etc. are things that do not necessarily define us, but are rather just one part of who we are. More than a business, Mer+ge is dedicated to freedom of self-expression and unity. So now it’s your turn to make the Mer+ge.
Recently, Jetcomx’s head writer was lucky enough to sit down and chat with the budding entrepreneur/renaissance woman.

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A Glimpse into the Life and Work of DILLON

April has been a busy month for the artist known as DILLON, and he likes it that way. The American-born artist living in Italy has recently finished a new batch of work, done with some provocative concepts over some eye catching patterns (using aerosol over stencils and acrylic on canvas of course). He has also been showcasing his art at various shops and cafes around Italy, as well as embarking on a book signing tour.

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Termanology Let's His Skill "Circulate" On Latest Track

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After a whirlwind of a year that included various press and media mentions, the filming of his music video by esteemed director Rik Cordero (that featured UGK’s Bun B) and wrapped up with a spot on Method Man & Redman’s “Still High” tour, one might assume that hip hop hopeful, Termanology would be ready for a little rest and relaxation. The average person would be kicking back, thinking about where to celebrate New Year’s Eve, making mental notes of all the resolutions they won’t stick to in ‘09.

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Joshua Allen Harris and his Amazing Inflatable Garbage Bag Street Art

Who ever would have thought that a combination of garbage bags, subway grates, and tape would be capable of creating some of the coolest street art that we’ve ever seen? The installations of Joshua Allen Harris, a New York City based artist, have made waves within the street art community. Using the aforementioned items and a dash of creativity, Harris amazes New York City pedestrians with his inflatable garbage bag sculptures. When securely fastened to a subway grate, the bags (which look like trash) fill with air from the passing train below and take their shape. A few of his past creations include a polar bear, giraffe, ape, loch ness monster, a zoo, and something that closely resembles the creature from Cloverfield. Be sure to check out his interview with NY Magazine below.
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M.I.A. Sits Down for an Interview with Pitchfork TV

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In these two video clips, performer M.I.A. takes time while at Diesel’s XXX party to sit down with Pitchfork‘s Michelle Suarez and discuss everything going on in her life, including the success of her hit single Paper Planes, her recent pregnancy and engagement, her being embraced by the hiphop community, and much, much more. She even mentions the upcoming release of a remake of Tom Waits’ Way Down in the Hole with DJ Blackstarr.

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