Consensus says Paul Rand (1914-1996) is one of America’s, if not the world’s, most important graphic designers. He famously developed posters, corporate identities, and logos for the likes of IBM, UPS, and ABC. He also taught at Yale for 30 years. The good people at Princeton Architectural Press have just published this new edition of Rand’s critically-acclaimed, and long out-of-print hardcover monograph, which is the best account of his important work. A Designer’s Art includes two hundred illustrations, twenty-seven essays, and a new afterword by Steven Heller. [Read More]
Check out the beautiful new Moksha pin from Los Angeles art phenom CRYPTIK and the good people at Lil Bullies Club. Moksha is the Hindu concept of transcending reincarnation and achieving liberation, release, and emancipation from the cycle of rebirth. Available via CRYPTIK’s online shop and also the Lil Bullies online shop.
Sad to say it’s President Barack Obama’s last day in office today. Lots of people will be very sad to see him and his lovely family leave, myself included.
Sorry, no time for blogging! Capitalism demands that we work really hard all year so we can afford to buy nice presents for the people we love (instead of say, just hanging out together, you know). And it was good. If you’re in the mood for some obscure reggae t-shirts, hoodies, hats, and things of that nature, I GOT YOU FAM! Ok, back to shopping…
‘Tis the season for buying nice gifts for loved ones, so you might be glad to know my talented buddy Benjie Escobar is holding a Holiday Pop-Up Shop in his office/studio space here in East LA this Saturday. 11AM – 7PM. 105 S. Rowan Ave, STE 101A (on the second floor).
Here are some photos from the Kat and Roger Open Studio in Verdugo Village yesterday. I got there quite late in the day so they’d been all but wiped out of stock, which is amazing and well-deserved to boot. Absolutely incredible work, and I was stoked to take a peek inside their workspace too. [See More]
Apologies for the shameless side project self-pluggery, on a Wednesday no less, but hey, Selector is having its biggest sale of the year right now. Good time to get some obscure reggae gear on the discount! Get 45% OFF with promo code FORTYFIVE. Sale ends midnight on Monday 11/28.
I’m happy to present the latest T-Files interview with accomplished Angeleno artist Francisco Reyes Jr., a/k/a Never Made. Francisco is an accomplished artist/illustrator, and he also works at Studio Number One, alongside talent like Shepard Fairey and, formerly, Cleon Peterson. With Never Made, Francisco presents his creative vision across a wide range of items, including lapel pins, T-Shirts, sculptures, and limited edition screen prints. He has also worked with brands like REBEL8, Hurley, Primitive Skateboards, Epitaph, Hellcat Records and Urban Outfitters. Big thanks to our mutual friend Eddie Zammit, Melbourne’s own tee game Godfather, for connecting us earlier in the year. I’ve really enjoyed following Francisco’s art and design work, and was eager to learn more. [Read More]