Is Reykjavík in the house? Without a doubt. The weirdos at Stay Weird Forever have been busy staying weird, and now they’re back with another great T-shaped garment for your weird consideration. It says “Iceland” and features the country’s most famous export on it too.
What’s cooking? If you’re like me – you love Italian food, and you are also keen on design – then this new title from Electa is a total no-brainer, right? What’s not to love about a thorough documentation of all the wonderful ways that Italians have branded, advertised, packaged, and marketed their delicious cuisine over the last century or so? The author, Alberto Bassi, is an associate professor and director of Industrial Design at the University IUAV in Venice (Italy, not SoCal, duh!). The thick paperback tracks no less than 80 beloved Italian food products, from the initial concept through to packing, communication, and advertising. The impressive visual assets within FOOD DESIGN IN ITALY include drawings, posters, magazine ads, stills from T.V. commercials, and more. The lineup is mouthwateringly familiar for the most part, including the likes of Barilla pasta, San Pellegrino water, Campari aperitif, Bacci chocolates, Nutella spread, Illy coffee, and, I’m getting super hungry right now…gotta run. Ciao! [See More]
Another fun lapel pin design from my talented friend artist/designer Benjie Escobar which is kinda snarky and reps East LA culture nicely. Benjie has coined the new “tacos before vatos” type catchphrase here, and in all honestly it’s probably slightly healthier to go with the frutas anyway. Get it in Benjie’s online store.
LA’s own Bleu & Cream mash up some iconic Keith Haring style artwork, with the classic ATCQ red/black/green pattern, for an incredible T-shaped tribute to the Trini Gladiator, the gifted emcee Phife Dawg, who unfortunately passed away last year. Hutch Exclusive!
My friends at Verdugo Village boutique & online store Hutch are throwing their first ever sample sale this weekend. 10am – 6pm at 4169 Verdugo Rd.