The Type Fight

Design // Thursday, January 23, 2014
In the design world competition is a constant, you're always competing with your peers and even yourself to do better. The Type Fight took a more light hearted approach to competition by pitting designers against each other and letting you decide who is best. The only constants are the letterforms each designer must turn into a typographic master piece. The Type Fight's counter part, aptly named the Heavyweight Print Shop, sell each of the master pieces that are chosen for cool 20 bucks, which isn't bad because they're only producing 25 of each. 

FOG Design+Art x SFMOMA @ Fort Mason, SF

Design // Friday, January 17, 2014
We stopped through FOG Design+Art at the Fort Mason Festival Pavilion last night in San Francisco. Presented in collaboration with the SF Museum of Modern Art, the fair featured important 20th-century and contemporary design dealers from across the country and beyond as well as a selection of leading modern and contemporary art galleries. Furniture, fine art, and design objects representing design movements from the last century to today are presented throughout the space. Along with a series of special events, the pavilion will be open to the public this weekend so make sure you check it out!

"Binding Desire: Unfolding Artists Books" @ Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art & Design

Design // Thursday, January 16, 2014
One of the beautiful things about appreciated art is that they have a book or exhibition catalogue for almost every genre or artist you love. This office in particular, although we receive a lot of books from wonderful publishers, spends a lot of times, on the road and at home, treasuring and searching for great and unique art books. Not to be redundant, but there is an "art" to the art book, and we are so excited to see the next exhibition at Otis College of Art & Design's Ben Maltz Gallery, "Binding Desire: Unfolding Artists Books."

Interview: Land, October, 2013

Design // Wednesday, January 15, 2014
With an enthusiastic email off to our editor a few months ago I suggested doing a piece on who I thought was "Work By Land" based somewhere in the North West. A few months later I've come to know the dynamic design team Caleb Owen Everitt and Ryan Rhodes who together make LAND, who are actually based in Austin, Texas. Being a not-so-secrete admirer of LAND I could not have been happier to grab their ear for a brief moment in their hectic schedules. 

Best of 2013: John Wesley "Objects and Paintings" (NSFW)

Erotica // Thursday, December 26, 2013
Originally published on July 10th, 2013: Even though this show closed last week at David Kordansky in Los Angeles, John Wesley's work, as always, looked fantastic. "Objects and Paintings includes paintings and sculptures from several periods in Wesley’s career; all of them point to the “eccentric precision,” as Dan Flavin described it in the show's catlogue, that has made him one of the indispensible American artists of the post-war period.

Illustrations, Installations, and Design by Neasdon Control Centre

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 19, 2013
We have always been huge fans of London-based studio Neasdon Control Centre, aka, the works of Stephen Smith. We gathered a bunch of his work for you today, spanning illustration, typography, design, motion works, and various other projects he has done in publishing. And if you are looking for some last minute gifst ideas, the Neason Control Centre "Lost Control" book is absolutely fabulous. 

Breaking Bad: The Chess Game by Known Unknown Design

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 17, 2013
It could be called one of the most talked about television shows of the last decade, and seeing that it ended this year, we love that Known Unknown Design took the time to create the Breaking Bad Chess Game. The entire set is available on Etsy, and features hand-drawn characters, allowing you to manipulate and play the drug game to your liking. With friends. Go get it. 

Rough Sketches Turned into Real Furniture

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 12, 2013
For his senior thesis exhibition at Tokyo University of the Arts, student Daigo Fukawa created this collection of "rough sketch products," a very clever set of furniture that, well, look like scribbles of...furniture! At first glance they look like digital renderings but they are actual, probably fairly uncomfortable, chairs, tables, and couches.

Yayoi Kusama for W Magazine + George Clooney

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Don't worry, we are not going to start covering the photoshoots involving George Clooney now on the site, but if they involve the great mind of Yayoi Kusama, and Clooney is releasing a film dedicated to art in "The Monuments Men," we will do it this time. W Magazine just ran a cover story on Mr. Clooney, presumably to chat all things "Monuments," and they smartly had Yayoi art directed the shoot with her signature polka dot patterns, while being capture by photographer Emma Summerton. 

KAWS' Art on Candice Swanepoel for iD Magazine

Erotica // Tuesday, November 26, 2013
KAWS is everywhere at the moment. Museum show in Philadelphia, two major exhibitions in NYC, and now the Brooklyn-based artist has lent his artwork to the cover of iD Magazine and their story on Supreme, KAWS, and how the super-but-not-super-big brand Supreme has conquered a portion of the fashion world. And model Candice Swaneepoel is the benefactor of KAWS art and some cleverly placed Supreme decks... 

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