In the time spent documenting the war to end all wars, colored autochrome photographs that number in the thousands have since been found, collected and archived. And given the long-exposure nature of the autochrome process, the careful composition of the photographs — often occurring amidst line-of-fire scenery — they form a particular depiction of the Great […]

23 Sep
Layers of classic materials, looks & colors this season

Japanese high-fashion designer Junya Watanabe, who is well known for his intellectual approach at reinventing classics, has released a second volley to his MAN Fall/Winter lineup. Coming through with an expected focus on the understated, sophisticated and functional, some of the outerwear pieces are especially worth noting — like the taffeta quilted long parka, for […]

17 Jan
Original art by Belin, Mistery, How & Nosm, Kofie, & Roid MSK

Engineered specifically for graffiti writing purposes, Montana Colors continues its vandalism artistic arsenal with a limited edition series of spraycans featuring art by some of the top names in the field. Only 500 cans in total will be made by Montana Colors, each emblazoned with custom art from the likes of Belin, Mistery, How & Nosm, […]

26 Mar
A classic gets bright & bold for Spring/Summer 2012 Collection

One of the more iconic pieces of outwear for men are Barbour’s biker jackets — heavy duty, reliable and comfortable. For their upcoming Spring/Summer 2012, the Barbour International Collection takes inspiration from motorcross and releases a seriesv of brightly colored jackets, both its classic waxed version and its nylon options. Much like its Steve McQueen Tribute […]

18 Oct
Collaborative winterized version of the iconic 574 running shoe

Japanese retailer atmos and New Balance have joined forces yet again in developing the winter version of the 574 running shoe for their Fall/Winter 2011 collection. Dubbed the H574, the mid-top sneaker features bright colors on premium suede with perforated detailing. Get your pair for $120.

We previously mentioned the capsule collection collab between the Keith Haring Foundation and Uniform Experiment, but the accessories for the collection — in particular the pop art bow tie — is the focus of this post. The bow tie prominently features Haring’s distinctive pop art dancers in a multitude of colors, and is made from […]

21 Jun
The discovery of classical modernism in current graphic design

The Modernist is another edition to Gestalten’s collected body of books that “document and anticipate vital movements in design, illustration, architecture, and typography as well as urban and contemporary design.” The book is a collection of work in contemporary graphic design and illustration that is heavily influenced by classic modernism, usually created with a limited […]

3 Feb
Security sealed to keep those Vegenaise-eating, Salem-listening art miscreants from touching your tools

In 1761, German Faber-Castell launched the first branded pencil, and in a sense launched the entire industry of art material manufacturing. By now, Faber-Castell’s high quality pencils are standard issue artillery in every artist’s arsenal. To celebrate the company’s two hundred fiftieth anniversary, Faber-Castell has created a “Birthday Box” set worthy of its heritage. The […]