Here’s an interview by PrintIs.In with Eddie Zammit, the founder of T-world (the world’s only T-shirt journal). Aside from being a big fan, I’ve written for several issues of T-world, interviewing Jeffstaple, Greg at Mishka, Mr Cartoon, Estevan Oriol, Joshy D. from REBEL8, and many more streetwear bigshots. It’s been a pleasure to be involved with such a quality publication. I interviewed him for this site a while back too. This portrait is by the amazingly talented Nicole Reed.
The nice people at Complex magazine invited Jeff Staple to come up with a list of The 50 Most Influential People in Sneaker History. It’s a great read if you’re interested in this sort of thing – it includes athletes, musicians, designers, marketing gurus, the whole nine. It’s a brief synopsis of sneaker culture, told from Jeff’s perspective. I actually got my introduction to sneaker culture from him, many years ago.
I just got my hands on the latest from ACCLAIM, out of Australia. #27 is called The SAVIOUR Issue, and features Mark McNairy, Party Supplies, Roger Gastman, and much more. It’s nice to see that this publication is growing (literally) while most other magazines seem to be steadily shrinking. Pre-order available at their online store.
Looks like British publisher Unit Editions is taking pre-orders on their upcoming Herb Lubalin monograph. Herb Lubalin was one of the original Mad Men of the 50′s and 60′s, and went on to become one of America’s most influential typographers and graphic designers. According to Unit Editions, “Along with Saul Bass and Paul Rand, Herb Lubalin forms a trio of American graphic design greatness.” Head to their site for preview photos of the numbered & boxed monograph set. Via grain edit.
Here are two very different post-apocalyptic novels I’ve read recently. In spite of sounding like a Futurama episode, Daniel H. Wilson’s Robopocalypse, is a gripping account of the collapse of modern civilization, at the hands of one very angry computer program. For lack of better literary comparisons, it’s something of an action flick; all one-liners and heroics and somewhat unexpected explosions. [Read More]
Living Proof Magazine are doing a really good thing for Philly artist and Infamous Magazine founder MAD. He’s undergoing treatment for an aggressive type of cancer, and they’ve put together an auction to help raise funds for his treatment. 100% of proceeds will go towards this effort. Contributors include some incredible artists like Cody Hudson, Claw Money, Estevan Oriol, Curtis Kulig, Jim Houser, Aaron De La Cruz, Hannah Stouffer, JK5, and Patrick Martinez. Hit the link to score some great art for a good cause. Auction ends Friday, 8pm.
Charis Tsevis makes some pretty incredible editorial illustrations. His “mosaic illustrations” are essentially collages constructed out of smaller elements which relate to the subject in question. For example, the Shaq portrait is made with the logos of the brands which he represents. InspireFirst have put together a nice selection for a quick snapshot of the Greek designer’s work.
Here’s the latest coffee table must-have from Rizzoli New York. It’s an eponymous hardcover featuring the unmistakeable work of New York-based portrait artist Kehinde Wiley. If you’ve never had the pleasure of viewing his work in person, allow me to put the impact in context. First of all, his works tend to be big. Massive, even. And his signature pairing of flashy, young hip-hop type dudes, often seen in somewhat unlikely, historic upper-class haughty aristocratic portrait poses, flanked by over-the-top ornate Rococo detailing, is nothing short of attention-grabbing. [Read More/View Images]