by Latoya Peterson
As of late, I’ve been sent or stumbled upon a few interesting images. Here they are, presented with as much background information as available.
The image on the left is a tote bag handed out by designer Phillip Lim to customers. Fashionologie notes that the image is eerily reminiscent of blackface/darky iconography. Your take? (Thanks to reader Tommye for sending this in.)
Reader Paige sent in these ads:
I read your blog and I was in Berlin the other day when I saw this billboard. The German text says ‘Japan is still whaling’. It’s hard to see from this angle, but the corner of the eye is made up to resemble a fish-tail. I’m with a group doing some anti-racist stuff and we all thought it was very troubling, so I thought you might be interested. [...]
The second photo is just the same ad with some graffiti on it.
Your thoughts, readers?