Mihara Yasuhiro Got a Rough Beat

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Published January 25, 2010

 

 
The 1950s Beats inspired Japan’s Miharayasuhiro to cover the lapels of his jackets with typewriter parts turned into jewelry by Husam el Odeh.  This is apparently a reference to William Burroughs’ classic Naked Lunch, and Allen Ginsberg’s obsessive relationship with typewriters in his poem “Howl”: “We are great writers on the same dreadful typewriter,” he wrote. This makes one wonder what Ginsberg and Burroughs would have made of computers and Twitter, but I digress. I think they would have liked Mihara’s mix of pajamas, unraveling cardigans and dirty, patched tailoring with the occasional Western down vest thrown on top.  

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