Art

As the year moves into autumn, the leaves give over to gold and brown, and the calendar drops its last pages. And so, in preparation of the year’s end, Taschen expands its libraries from the bookshelves to the calendars on your walls and desktops. With month-tracking motifs ranging in everything from the arts to the [...]


Keith Haring, street artist and beloved social activist, was the mind behind the legendary “Crack is Wack” street mural that has been lighting up the park in East Harlem since 1986. And now its iconic images go to Reebok footwear, who also has its roots to popularity tied deeply to the 80′s. In fact, Reebok [...]


Sal Babier, revered street-skater of the 90′s and tastemaker of the here-and-now, has curated a collection of custom-made, special-edition BMX bike frames, gadgets and gear to showcase both the the history and habits of BMX subculture that kids went apeshit for in the 1980′s. The Scion Audio Visual’s BMXPert installation is more than just a time [...]


3 Sep
Geoffrey the Giraffe could be the greatest threat to our children

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder is clearly the greatest thing to clean up the filthy streets of New York City since Mayor Ed Koch was chemical-dowsing trains back in Style Wars. Concerned that stores such as Toys ‘R Us are churning out a future generation of not just vandals but drug-dealing junkies, Assemblyman Goldfeder composed a letter to the [...]


18 Aug
Street-art spritz for sneaker freaks & graf heads alike

Take off like a real aeroesol aeronaut with this mashup created by spray-art chieftains Montana and shoe lords Sneaker Freaker. The new “infra-red” is tone is deliberately reminiscent of old-school Nike’s “radiant red” color, referring to the interests of both parties involved. Keep an eye out for release dates on the limited-edition Infra-red spraycan.


5 Aug
Combining elements of traditional Chinese painting with pop art

Jackie Tsai is a Shanghai-born and London-living mixed media artist who seems to have added flowers and bones, or at least their likeness, to the artist’s arsenal. Most known for his flower skull art done for the late fashion designer Alexander McQueen — whose many fashion bits you’ve seen around these parts before — Jackie Tsai’s detailed work combines [...]


This is a project of great interest to us here at LIAS. Mike Brodie, also known as “the Polaroid Kid”, left home with a camera and spent the next several years hopping trains all over America. The collected photos of the era have since toured the country in exhibits, ultimately settling down into the 104-page book [...]


Five volumes deep in commemorating the world’s most innovative and noteworthy illustrators, Taschen now publishes their latest Illustration Now! book. This compilation of visual genius contains the work of 150 artists from 30 different countries across the globe, with artwork ranging from personal collections to the high-profile work belonging to the likes of The New Yorker and Time. Artists include Craig&Karl, Sue [...]

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