16 Jul
Norway's famed modernist artist's ultimate retrospective

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Edvard Munch, Norway’s most celebrated artist. To celebrate the occassion, the Oslo Munch Museum and The National Museum (aka Nasjonalmuseet) for the most comprehensive retrospective every assembled of Munch’s artistic creations. The centennial exhibition Munch 150 for the first time brought together an unusually high number […]


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 […]


4 Feb
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich's modernist classic

Although legendary Bauhaus architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was originally given sole credit for designing the Barcelona Chair — one of the most famous and timeless icons of modernist furniture — only recently has co-credit been given to his longtime partner, the architect/designer Lilly Reich. Designed specifically for the German Pavilion in the 1929 […]


7 Jan
Namechecking Eames, Terry Gross, Evan Williams bourbon and Clark Grizwold...New Orleans style

By all accounts, Generationals seem custom made for Lost In A Supermarket. First off, before forming Generationals Grant Widmer and Ted Joyner were in a band called the Eames Era. While naming your band after a Mid-Century Modernist legend would be enough to prick our ears, there are the additional points that he loves bourbon […]


24 Aug
Petrol Pumps from Van der Rohe to Lloyd Wright

Oobject collected 15 modernist gas stations, including the Jack Colker Union 96 station on Crescent Drive in Beverly Hills below and the Norman Foster Repsol gas station above. A longtime testing ground for architects, petrol stations have challenged some of the best to have ever walked the Earth, including Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies Van der […]