Pick Me Up 2014 @ Somerset House, London

Design // Friday, April 25, 2014
It seems about right. We noticed on April 2014 cover artist Andy Rementer's Instagram that he did a t-shirt for DC Shoes and Pick Me Up 2014, one of the best if not THE BEST graphic arts festivals in the world. And what seems right about it is that we learned about Rementer's work at the festival a few years back. Pick Me Up is held annually at the Somerset House in London, and basically get the right people together to show the right kind of graphic and illustrative and design arts.

Corita Kent "but, there is only one thing that has power" @ Galerie Allen, Paris

Design // Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Galerie Allen in Paris has extended the exhibtion, "But, There is Only One Thing That Has Power," the works of Sister Corita Kent through May 3rd, 2014. If you don't know Corita Kent's amazing silkscreen works, she used her distinct style for many social causes in the 1960s and beyond. As her Wiki page states, "In 1962 Corita began using popular culture as raw material for her work.Her screen prints often incorporated the archetypical product of brands of American consumerism alongside spiritual texts. . . "

The Works of Straight Line Designs

Design // Monday, April 21, 2014
Straight Line Designs works with a variety of clients to create custom, one-of-a-kind furniture pieces and installations. Always keeping functionality in the forefront of his work, designer Judson Beaumont can add personality and life to any space.

The Work Of Ash White

Design // Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Creative Ash White from the UK specializes in design, illustration, web development, and collage work. Today we take a look at White's playful collage and fine artwork. Although White wants to be an F1 Driver when he grows up we'll happily enjoy his creative work until his dream comes true.

Leif Podhajsky for Kelis' "Food" LP + Singles

Music // Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Leif Podhajsky has been one of our favorite art directors and artists for music album covers in recent years, having worked with Foals, Lykke Li, Tame Impala, Grimes, Mount Kimble, and Youth Lagoon amongst others. Leif does the new wave psychedelia very well, combining photography and collage in a way that seems both futuristic and vintage. Leif just did the packaging and cover design for Kelis' new LP, "Food," and the accompanying singles.

Watch: CMYK by Marv Newland

Design // Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Created by Marv Newland, this short animation is a dizzying observance of sound, color and movement. Newland has collected multitudes of CMYK symbols, moiré patterns, and registration marks, all pulled from cereal boxes and other common printed materials. Newland then isolated and assembled all of these different marks into this short film, titled CMYK.

House Industries X Heath Ceramics

Design // Saturday, April 05, 2014
Famed typography foundry House Industries and Heath Ceramics teamed up to create a series of wall mounted clocks. Boasting House Industries's bold typography and Heath's classic ceramic style, these are a great moment of two American brands coming together.

Interview: Aaron James Draplin, March, 2014

Design // Tuesday, March 25, 2014
The following interview first appeared in our March, 2014 issue: The best way to stay inspired and current in any creative field is by keeping tabs on your peers. For any of you designers, Aaron James Draplin better be on the top of your list, and not because his name starts with the letter A. In addition to Aaron’s impressive list of clients he is also behind those cult-like notebooks you see being jotted in all over the world, Field Notes.

Geoff McFetridge Drawings from "MEDITALLUCINATION" @ V1 Gallery, Copenhagen

Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 20, 2014
As we noted on the site earlier this week, September 2013 cover artist Geoff McFetridge is to open a solo show, "Meditallucination" at V1 Gallery in Copenhagen on Friday, March 21st. The first round of previews centered around the Los Angeles-based artist's paitnings, and today we have a look at the fantastic drawings and studies McFetridge created around the show, which are arranged in an installation piece at the show. Take a look! And if you are feeling saucy, take a look at Geoff's board he handpainted as part of our Jux x Univ x Chandran Gallery benefit for Waves for Water. 

Wes Anderson // Centered

Design // Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Two-thirds of our office has seen "The Grand Budapest Hotel," and we all agree it was one of Wes Anderson's strongest stories to date, right up there with "The Royal Tenenbaums" in terms of originality and overall filmmaking. (We like every film, "Darjeeling Limited" has a special place in our hearts as well). Somebody very clever, kogonada, who also created the awesome Kubrick "One-shot perspective" cut, has taken all the Wes Anderson films and shown the filmmakers knack for being "Centered."

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