Stanley Owen Green (22 February 1915 – 4 December 1993), known as the Protein Man, was a human billboard who became a well-known figure in London, England, during the latter half of the 20th century.
For 25 years, Green patrolled Oxford Street in the West End, carrying a placard that advocated “Less Lust, By Less Protein: Meat Fish Bird; Egg Cheese; Peas Beans; Nuts. And Sitting,” though the wording—and punctuation—changed slightly over the years. Arguing that protein made people lustful and aggressive, his solution was “protein wisdom,” a low-protein diet for “better, kinder, happier people.” For a few pence, passers-by could purchase his 14-page pamphlet, Eight Passion Proteins with Care, which reportedly sold 87,000 copies over 20 years, its front cover observing, “This booklet would benefit more, if it were read occasionally.”
Green became one of London’s much-loved eccentrics, though his campaign to suppress desire, as one commentator put it, was not invariably popular, leading as it did to two arrests for obstruction and the need to wear green overalls to protect himself from spit. He nevertheless took great delight in his local fame…
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Jürgen BERLAKOVICH, Nikolaus GANSTERER, Susanna GARTMAYER, Barbara KAISER, Matthias MEINHARTER, Jörg PIRINGER, Ernst REITERMAIER, Richard REPEY, Ingrid SCHLÖGL, Marie STEINAUER, Ulrich TROYER, Tamara WILHELMSound: Christina BAUER, Lutz NERGER Booking: Denice FREDRIKSSON
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“An inquiry as to whether birds would eat bread in the shape of their own. In this case, Chicago pigeons would not.” -Dayton Castleman
The life of a mariner is one given over to wanderlust—the quest for adventure, crossing unseen horizons to secure precious goods—only to bring them back to their home port. This same love of adventure and curiosity defines the brotherhood of Rick and Michael Mast. They share a fiercely independent spirit, leaping into the unknown and trusting that they’ll find the answer through endurance and dedication to their craft.
They began their voyage in their apartment, using a homemade machine to process cacao beans. Over time they cultivated their creation, sourcing beans from family farms in Madagascar, Venezuela, the Dominican Republic, and Ecuador. Each bar is handmade with incredible reverence for the process and history of chocolate. They are bound in ornamental papers and golden foil like a collection of rare books. Each bar offers its own story of flavors, and no two are exactly alike.
The Mast Brothers are now planning to navigate the mighty Atlantic, sailing to the Dominican Republic in search of beans and a deeper connection with the folks who grow them. Before they begin the next chapter, The Scout spent time with Rick and Michael documenting their story. Photo by Mindy Best.
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Project M, the graphic design and communication “boot camp” for the greater good led by John Bielenberg, has conceived of the Pie Lab as a brick-and-mortar node for community engagement in rural Hale County, Alabama. Through the act of simply bringing people together, Pie Lab is a design idea with a real stake in a community’s co-creation. (Emily Pilloton)
PieLab is a pie shop meant to gather communities together. It’s founded on the idea that simple things, like delicious pie and good conversation, can bring us together and spread joy.Pie+Conversation = Ideas.
Greensboro, AL, 36744
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Liz Hickok is a San Francisco-based artist working in photography, video, sculpture, installation, and currently, Jell-O.