always read the manual
From www.yewknee.com; You may recall some time ago when The Manual was looking for funding. Well, they reached their goal, put their heads down and now have the first issue complete with articles from Frank Chimero, The Standardistas and many many others. The site, by Weightshift, is gorgeous in and of itself. I can only imagine the actual product being equally gorgeous....
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Forentijn Hofmann for the Openart Biennale in Orebro, Sweden @ www.honestlywtf.com.
Helsinki-based sculptor Miina Äkkijyrkkä’s @ www.thisiscolossal.com.
living as form
Artist have always challenged and provoked thought surrounding social issues throughout history. But in the last decade, coupled with the increase in mass activism, socially engaged art has risen. Creative Time’s new exhibition, Living as Form, surveys this type of art from the past 20 years. For three weeks starting on September 23rd the show will take over Essex Street Market along with...
From French illustrator Blexbolex — whose poetic meditation on time, impermanence, and the seasons you might recall — comes People, a continued exploration of the world that builds on Seasons. Each charmingly matte and papery double-page spread features a full-bleed illustrated vignette that captures the human condition in its diversity, richness, and paradoxes. From mothers...
beautiful - rebecca oshea
This is by student designer Rebecca O’Shea (who also happens to be a very talented illustrator)… from www.newzealanddesignblog.co.nz.
hot hot air
Inspired by the 1973 French film, La Bonne Année, this custom balloon skirt was designed by Janine Trott paired with a Givenchy top for Vogue UK. From www.honestlywtf.com
in the navy
From The Standard Edition; Initially intended to reinforce cigarette packaging during the late 1800′s, cigarette cards gained quick popularity and were soon collected and traded. The Virginia based tobacco manufacturer, Allen & Ginter are credited with being the first to incorporate cards, not long after, several companies in the UK quickly followed suit. Some of the first cards featured...
This from itsnicethat on the wonderful McSweeney’s recent 38th print edition; Well, I remember when it was McSweeney’s 13. Now I feel old (or just six and a quarter years older). The inimitable literary anthology returns with written contributions from Ariel Dorfman, Roddy Doyle and the man himself, Dave Eggers. Also, and quite lovely it is, is a comic insert (but you can’t take it out)...
take picture dont steal
Take Picture Don’t Steal is a public art project started by a guy named Matt. He started leaving disposable cameras around Toronto, Canada with a simple sign saying: Take a picture, don’t steal. Now he’s looking to conquer the world. So far along with Toronto they’ve made it to NYC, Madrid, London, Manchester, Barcelona. www.takepicturedontsteal.com From...
Otto Neurath at Slang from chaos
From www.slangfromchaos.wordpress.com A couple of years ago I got a book on early 20th century information designer Otto Neurath and often have it sitting by my computer. Infographics have become ridiculously popular of late, but during the 1920s Neurath championed the idea of using pictures to represent complicated statistics and information — not just because they look cool, but as a genuine...
Salon.com have run a gorgeous piece on the magic of rubber stamps and a San Fransisco couple who are keeping the art alive; In 1974, while working at a garment company in San Francisco, a native New Yorker named William “Picasso” Gaglione walked up to Darlene Domel, a Chicagoan working at the same company, and said, “Close your eyes and put out your hand.” With...
keep it simple - el grio
From www.brownpaperbag.com; I grew up drawing everyday objects around my house, so I have a certain affinity towards paintings that depict just that. El Grio has painted a variety of ubiquitous subjects, some more dangerous than others. I enjoy the simplicity of El Grio’s paintings, and personally love shapes of bottles, vases, and other things that he has chosen to make ...
A great read at The New York Times; http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/14/fashion/maybe-its-time-for-plan-c.html?_r=1&ref=style Plan B, it turns out, is a lot harder than it seems. But that hasn’t stopped cubicle captives from fantasizing. In recent years, a wave of white-collar professionals has seized on a moribund job market, a swelling enthusiasm for all things artisanal and the...
bunnies on film
The British Pathé, one of the world’s oldest media companies and home to one of the largest video archives recently shared some footage from London’s Playboy Club, capturing the bunnies during the 1960′s. A bunny, as described by the commentator, “is an American creation. She’s a cross between a hostess, showgirl and bar maid waitress, well versed in the art charming cash customers in a ...
watch the throne/ physical space
Watch The Throne, the collaborative album from Jay-Z and Kanye West which is available in physical form from today, is now for sale through a pop-up store on Mulberry Street in New York City’s SoHO neighbourhood. The store’s façade is covered in the album’s artwork, designed by Riccardo Tisci, and the inside of the space features the modified Maybach 62S they drive...
found at www.behance.net
salvador dali / playboy
Featured at www.thecitrusreport.com
chris buck x life magazine
A great selection compiled at www.coltandrane.com
grime tattoo doco
In the first installment of Grime’s series we hear from tattoo luminaries, Civ and Chris O’Donnell, as they try to put in perspective how revered and unique Grime’s style is. We meet the other tattooers at Grime’s shop, Skull and Sword, and learn how they too strive to be constantly evolving in their tattooing.(www.fecalface.com) Watch it here;...