One day way back in March of 2007, the creative director of Imaginary Foundation showed up at Digital Gravel with a copy of T-world #02 in hand. I’d heard about the Australian T-shirt culture journal from friends in the industry and was glad to finally get my hands on a copy. I soon emailed Eddie, [...]
I’m not familiar with UK publication Bonafide, but I’m very jealous of them, as they’ve got an interview with the talent behind much of the art direction and packaging design at LA’s own Stones Throw records.There is an excerpt from the interview on the Stones Throw site.
While the cost of living only ever goes up, the cost of Living Proof has remained constant, at the friendly price of absolutely free. It’s an incredible small-format art magazine from Philly, published by Nikolas Greenblatt in his spare time. The roster of artists he’s interviewed is pretty much a who’s-who of my favorite artists, including [...]
Today I have an interview with the very talented Hannah Stouffer. I’ve featured her work here several times, mostly because I’m an unabashed fan of her stunning personal work, as well as the staggering amount of commercial work she produces. There is so much I like about her work, from the incredible colors, to the [...]
Another great book due out soon from Rizzoli New York has just arrived here, a monograph entitled BARBARA KRUGER, which documents the thought-provoking, Futura Bold Oblique-driven work of the world famous contemporary artist. She is currently a professor at UCLA, but her work has been making waves since the early ’80s, blurring the lines between [...]
Streetwear pioneer Rick Klotz has been documenting some of the rare books available at his Reserve LA retail space, including this vintage American Poster ’63 book, about advertisement and poster design, along with his thoughts on what makes the book special. Crucial.
If you read the interview I posted yesterday with George Lois, you might have taken note when he said, “You should just understand everything there is to understand.” A tall order perhaps, but certainly an admirable one, and not something to scoff at, coming from the likes of such an accomplished man. While I consider [...]
This week I was lucky enough to spend an hour on the phone with George Lois, a veritable legend in the worlds of design, art direction, and advertising. A New Yorker of Greek heritage, in 1959 Lois worked for the Doyle Dane Bernbach advertising agency for just a year before branching out to found one [...]
Here’s another book, one I’ve been meaning to write about for several weeks now. This new hardcover from Upper Playground is impressive in more ways than one. It weighs a ton, and it’s 600+ pages, and it contains ten years’ worth of amazing T-shirt graphics – graphics by some of the most talented contemporary artists [...]
If you read my recent interview with Benjamin Escobar, you might have noticed he said he was preparing for a trip up to SF. This is a little gem he uncovered in a used bookshop up there, which he was kind enough to share with me. Apparently this title is a best-seller for Lars Müller [...]