Archive for the ‘Books’ Category
Band logos are plenty powerful. The mere glimpse of the tongue-and-lips trademark recalls many Rolling Stones concerts of our youth (those were the days). This design book captures 1,000 of the coolest, most influential rock, hip hop, metal, pop, reggae, and country music graphics spanning the 1960s to today. Bonus features include interviews with artists and presenting the extra large graphics over extended gatefolds. It makes a great gift for your music-loving peers.
Arkitip (one of our favorite art magazines) Issue 043, in collaboration with artist Parra and Loomstate has been released. An Arkitip + Parra + Loomstate Organics reusable tote bag has been produced exclusively for this issue. Inside the issue you find the works of Parra, Robin Cameron, Nieves Pick, Rasmus Norlander and many others. Once again an outstanding issue, limited to 1500 copies. Grab it now here.
The latest issue of Wallpaper magazine is a very interesting one. For this issue they brought 3 guest editors on board – Jeff Koons, Hedi Slimane and Dieter Rams. Not only there are 3 guest editors, but each one of them also designed a different cover for the issue. Besides the usual interesting content there are extensive interviews with all three in the issue, pictures of their work and also a couple of Hedi Slimane posters. Definitely worth picking up and collecting.
What Marc Jacobs did for the Louis Vuitton Monogram when he partnered with Takashi Murakami, the designer has now done for Visionaire. Jacobs, who serves as guest art director on Private, the 52nd installment of the fashion-forward quarterly, collaborated with photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott on a series of intimate portraits reflecting today’s most contemporary icons from New York, London, and Paris. Drew Barrymore, Selma Blair, Lil’ Kim, Scarlett Johansson, Stephanie Seymour, Gisele Bündchen, Vivienne Westwood, Stella McCartney, and even New York City Ballet principal dancer and choreographer Benjamin Millepied are featured in the 192-page collector’s book, which debuts October 1 for $375 and will come housed in a limited-edition Louis Vuitton gold Monogram Miroir case. This is the second time that Louis Vuitton produces custom packaging for Visionaire.
Meanwhile, Visionaire 53, sponsored by British car manufacturer MINI, is dedicated to the theme of sound. The 34-page issue consists of five 12-inch vinyl records, each imprinted with images, or picture discs, that together contain more than 100 minutes of sound content-ranging from unreleased songs to spoken word pieces. Also included in the custom domed case is a MINI Clubman “Vinyl Killer” record player, a battery-operated toy car that features speakers and a needle. As the car moves along a record’s groove, it plays each track, acting as a fully portable record player and sound system. The $250 issue comes packaged with two CDs with all of the sound content gathered digitally from such musicians as David Byrne, Courtney Love, Kim Gordon, Nick Rhodes of Duran Duran, and Cat Power’s Chan Marshall; artists Robert Wilson, Yoko Ono, Doug Aitken, and Sylvie Fleury; deejays Trevor Jackson, Towa Tei, and Michel Gaubert; and designers Alexander McQueen and Helmut Lang. Via Fashion Week Daily.
As usual very impressive what Visionaire is putting together. It might seem expensive at first, but at a closer look, the innovation, line-up of people involved and limited amount of copies, demand this publication to be priced the way it is.
One of our favorite art publications has a very special collaborative project waiting for you. Arkitip has partnered with Puma AG, Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro F1 Team’s official supplier, to create a special custom designed pair of driving gloves as the collector’s item to be distributed in every issue.
The cover feature highlights the design, performance and technological competence of the Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro F1 Team, focusing mainly on the design of the F1 car. It will highlight the car’s sculptural elements, curves, and their relationship with its aerodynamic performance.In addition to the unique F1 feature, this issue will also celebrate Italian design and art by curating the issue with an all Italian roster of contributing artists.The release event will coincide with the Gran Premio d’Italia F1 race in Monza September 2007.
As reported by us earlier on Uniqlo has launched the UT Project, a limited-edition collection of t-shirts designed by renowned artists, designers, photographers and musicians including Terry Richardson, Nobuyoshi Araki, Kai Khüne, Bjorn Copeland of Black Dice, Kim Jones, Peter Saville, Gareth Pugh, Solve Sundsbo and many more. With approximately 1,000 unique t-shirt styles being delivered each year as part of the UT Project from these artists as well as other collaborative efforts such as ECM Records, the Evolution Store in Soho, NY, and many, many others, there is sure to be a style for everyone.
Acclaimed photographer and visionary Terry Richardson shot Uniqlo’s UT campaign featuring recognizable personalities such as model Missy Rayder, actor Michael Pitt, musician Alison Mosshart, and Japanese photographer Keiichi Nitta as well as a group of New York-based up-and-coming artists and future visionaries wearing their favorite Uniqlo t-shirts.
The complete collection of Richardson’s photographs will be featured in a limited-edition hardcover book and is currently being sold at Uniqlo stores worldwide for $49.50 since beginning of this week.
With fixed gear biking becoming ever more popular around the trend savy people in the worlds metropoles this might be interesting for you to read through. The New York Times has just posted up a new article on fixed gear biking. If you do not know too much about it yet, it’s the perfect article to find out more about it. Not only is it a good article, but they also have an excellent interactive feature coming along with it, where they show fixed gear bike shops, fixed gears on the race track and on the street.
Most interesting was the history of the fixed gear bike, that actually goes way back and is not something that just recently became the new trendy thing to do, which it sometimes feels like lately.
Check it out here.
Stussy worked together with photographer Josh Cheuse. On April 21rst Stussy Books will drop a book featuring Josh Cheuse pictures called Rockers Galore. The book will feature never seen before images of Joe Strummer, Beastie Boys, The Specials and more.
Many of you have heard of the already legendary NYC graffiti queen Claw Money. Either you know her from her writing or from her clothing that we have also presented to you several times already. This coming April Bombshell, her first book will be released by powerHouse.
“…her first book, explodes all preconceived notions about the icon many have seen but few have known. From the deepest recesses of her shoeboxes comes this incredible compendium of photographs, designs, personal letters, and other ephemera collected throughout her life. Whether it’s shots of spots she bombed in the Bronx or Grandma Baba’s recipe for latkes, fashion shoots or candid snaps, Bombshell redefines the graffiti monograph, taking you beyond the icon and into the realm of Claw Money.
Claw Money was born in Queens and raised in Long Island. After dropping out of the Fashion Institute of Technology, Claw began bombing with legendary writers and founded graff crew PMS. Claw has worked as a fashion stylist for Korn, Ice-T, Ice Cube, and Guns N’ Roses, and has styled for Nike, adidas, Sector Watches, and Guiness. She launched Claw Money, her signature clothing line, in Spring, 2002. Fashion editor of Swindle magazine, Claw is also co-branding with Ecko Red International, Kid Robot and Hasbro, and BPMW. Featured in the 2005 documentary Infamy, Claw has also been seen in Autograf: New York City’s Graffiti Writers by Peter Sutherland (powerHouse Books, 2004), Supreme Quality and Enamelized by Roger Gastman (Gingko Press, 2005 and 2004, respectively), as well as countless magazines around the world. She lives and works in New York City.”
lowing from the successful publication Vinyl Will Kill!, the first book in the world on the designer toy phenomenon (featured in Wallpaper magazine’s book of the month), Jeremyville and publishers IdN have joined forces again to create ‘Jeremyville Sessions’.
Collaboration is the new art movement of our times. It is part of the zeitgeist of the 21st century; a very modern phenomenon bringing disparate designers together who would otherwise never have worked with each other. This is the first book to dissect the process of collaborations, by showcasing over 300 artists and companies and their collaborations with Jeremyville.
Jeremyville Sessions examines the collaborative process through the mediums of toys, tees, accessories, sketchels, art shows, animations and much more.
The book shows why collaboration is fast becoming the number 1 vocabulary in today’s design movement, and why the process is more complex and subtle than it may at first seem.
You can now get this great publication here. It comes along with a fold out poster, die cut sticker sheet and a DVD featuring toy templates, animations, wallpapers, screensavers, a game, interviews, art shows and short movies.