Gift Us: The New "Criterion Designs" Book

Design // Friday, November 28, 2014
The Criterion Collection is the argument for owning "things," and by "things" we mean a library of DVDs that act like an art book collection or vinyl LP collection. They make the best films better, take forgotten cult classics and illuminate their importance, and put their carefully edited films in a historical perspective. And now, after years of preserving the concept of film, there is a new "Criterion Designs" book to capture the art behind the archival products. 

Anthony Burrill: The Sun Shines Here Everyday

Design // Friday, November 28, 2014
Anthony Burrill is the good communicator. In a world of stealthy signs, slogans and messaging that relentlessly try to convince you to commit to certain lifestyles, Burrill has stripped down graphic design to its simplest form with profoundly straightforward phrases that can mean everything and something at the same time...

A'Design Award: Lighting Products and Lighting Projects Design Competition

Design // Thursday, November 27, 2014
Last week, we showed you a broad overview of some of our favorite competition picks for the A' Design Award. Simply put "In a world where there are millions of products and designs launch each year, the award was born out of the desire to underline the best designs and well designed products." Today, we want to showcase some of the highlights from the Lighting and Lighting Design category. Trust us, you will want these in your house or in your neighborhood.

Jean Jullien @ Kemistry Gallery, London

Design // Wednesday, November 26, 2014
One of our favorite artists and graphic designers, Jean Jullien, is getting ready to open a solo show at London's Kemistry Gallery on December 4, 2014. We are going to be in Miami Beach at that time, but if we lived the cross-continental life. we would be cruising over to England to check it out. Well actually we do live that sort of life so someone on staff will check it out. Stay tuned for a Juxtapoz print edition feature with Jullien in the coming months!

JEAN ANDRÉ & KEVIN LYONS "ALL DAY I DREAM ABOUT STRIPES" @ HVW8 Gallery, LA

Design // Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Celebrating the intersection between fashion, art, and music, Adidas and HVW8 just opened an exhibition tokick off the release of new artwork on Seeley and Adi Ease styles from two of the designers Kevin Lyons and Jean André.The show is now open at HVW8 in LA through December 28, 2014.

Peter Shire "Public Work, Lines Of Desire" @ A+D Museum, Los Angeles

Design // Monday, November 24, 2014
PUBLIC WORK is the first exhibition to focus exclusively on L.A. based artist Peter Shire’s public and private architectural commissions. Executed over the course of three decades, the architectural works demonstrate Shire’s understanding of the formal principles of twentieth-century art and architecture collided with his interrogations of popular culture and the vocabulary of visual design. Stay tuned for an article on Peter in an upcoming issue of Juxtapoz.

A' Design Awards & Competition - Winners

Design // Thursday, November 20, 2014
A' Design Award & Competition is the Worlds' largest annual juried design competition that honors best designers, architects, and design oriented companies worldwide to provide them publicity, fame and recognition. The A' Design Accolades are organized and awarded internationally in a wide array of categories ranging from industrial design to architecture. Every year, projects that focus on innovation, technology, design and creativity are awarded with the A' Award to push them further for success.

Living off the Wall: "Aaron Draplin & The Art of the Side Hustle"

Design // Wednesday, November 19, 2014
In this video from Vans' #livingoffthewall series and director Jared Eberhardt, we meet Aaron at his day job as a designer at his his studio, Draplin Design Company in Portland, Oregon. The tour quickly devolves into a discussion of his vast collections of well-organized junk, and includes a trip to an estate sale where Aaron picks up an ancient bag of peanut butter chips.

Hideya Kawakita's 70s Tokyo Subway Posters

Design // Tuesday, November 18, 2014
During the mid-70s there was a series of posters in Tokyo that featured appropriations of iconic western icons and promoted proper subway etiquette. The posters ran from 1974 to 1982 and were the work of Hideya Kawakita, a graphic designer who had a huge imace on the image of Tokyo's subway.

Knits vs Wovens

Design // Friday, November 14, 2014
Our fashion and design contributor Greg Cordeiro of New England Outerwear presents the following comparison: Knits vs Wovens: "There are endless possibilities when designing, buying, or choosing a textile. Two of the most common textile constructions and most often referred to in apparel today are knits and wovens. You may be thinking, 'so what are the advantages and disadvantages?' or 'How can I tell the difference?'"
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