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No Static

No Static

Letting our guards down extends permission to others to be open in return. “I’ll tell you my secret if you tell me yours.” Trading truth for truth is one of the oldest tricks in the book‚ and although the game has changed‚ it remains the most effective approach for being truly understood. Ultimately‚ we all want […]

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Drive On

Drive On

If you live on one of the U.S. coasts‚ you’re no doubt familiar with the idea of “flyover states.” For the uninitiated‚ that’s the dismissive blanket term for the vast expanses one skips over while jetting between important places like L.A. and New York. Other than momentary hotspots—Austin‚ Nashville‚ Denver right now—the popular coastal notion […]

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India Salvör Menuez

India Salvör Menuez

India Salvör Menuez graces the cover of Supreme Love‚ thanks in no small part to her human beauty and heaps of young art world cred. She’s something of a synthesis of other women for the ages‚ too: New York pedigree‚ intensely of-her-generation‚ and possessed of the finesse to move between worlds with aplomb. She represents a […]

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Mary Jane

Mary Jane

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Getting Off

Getting Off

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Virgil Abloh

Virgil Abloh

Virgil is the image machine behind the image machine at the center of what will doubtless go down as this decade’s biggest pop culture phenomenon: the West-Kardashian-Jenner chain that is on the cusp of every news cycle. If anyone might be called Kanye’s wingman‚ it is Virgil‚ and he is no doubt the fount that […]

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Neighborhood

Neighborhood

Back in Tokyo, Takizawa ran with the crew at Major Force records, at one point finding himself on tour with Public Enemy. He founded NEIGHBORHOOD in 1994, and has been running the wildly successful streetwear label from Tokyo ever since. Though the common thread of good fortune runs through anecdotes of Takizawa’s youth, the notion […]

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Commune

Commune

Commune is fresh off a well-deserved win at the Cooper Hewitt National Design Awards‚ receiving this year’s highest honor for interior design. Its recognition signals at least one important shift in the way we think about interiors: dogmatic‚ high-minded minimalism is no longer seen as the only pinnacle of good taste. Commune may be the […]

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Paloma Elsesser

Paloma Elsesser

When authenticity is trendy‚ it becomes doubly elusive: to generate it self-consciously is impossible and to seek it out for your Instagram feed destroys it. Indeed‚ it has become the most meta of Catch-22s. Amidst the legions of poseurs‚ however‚ Paloma is resoundingly the real deal. She is an unlikely fashion icon for a totally […]

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Herb Lubalin

Herb Lubalin

For all the rhetoric in design about using type expressively and emotively‚ deliberate attempts to inject typographic work with sentimentality almost always come across as cheesy or contrived in practice. Herb Lubalin’s work‚ on the other hand‚ punches straight at the gut. Using only letterforms‚ this mark perfectly personifies a quote from writer Caskie Stinnett: […]

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Martiniano

Martiniano

The young brand is Argentinian‚ and was founded in Buenos Aires by Martiniano Lopez Crozet. Martiniano was born in Bahía Blanca and studied art in California before inadvertently setting off on a two-decade pop career as half of the musical duo Los Super Elegantes—even if you don’t live in a Spanish-speaking country‚ you’ve surely heard […]

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Flavin Judd

Flavin Judd

His namesake bears no introduction: it is the synthesis of two of the most original artists of the 21st century‚ his father‚ Donald‚ and Don’s good pal‚ Dan Flavin. Together with his sister Rainer‚ Flavin runs the Judd Foundation‚ which perhaps most famously acts as a steward for Don’s legacy in Marfa alongside the Chinati […]

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Monte Carlo

Monte Carlo

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Virtual Dimensionality

Virtual Dimensionality

Artist Olivier Demangel has made a bold prediction about virtual reality’s impact upon design in the near future. He envisages that soon every architectural firm will be equipped with a dedicated VR room with motion tracking design tools. And he believes that, within a half-decade, virtual architecture will be of such high quality that it […]

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Oroma Elewa

Oroma Elewa

Oroma is one new wave feminist who wears her politics especially well‚ and we’ve long admired her from afar for her work‚ which includes one-time print mag Pop’Africana and a contemporary take on the classical intellectual salon.

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Graphics Standards Manuals

Graphics Standards Manuals

Jesse Reed and Hamish Smyth are two young designers at Pentagram working in the studio of Michael Bierut. In 2014‚ they launched a Kickstarter campaign to reprint—in the highest quality possible—a rare but pivotal piece of graphic design history‚ the New York City Transit Authority Graphics Standards Manual. The original manual was the result of an exhaustive […]

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Heavy

Heavy

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Richard Haines

Richard Haines

It only takes Richard a few flourishes of the brush to lay an image down on a page. Despite its outwardly simple style‚ his work is rigorous and technically sophisticated and has helped make him into one of the best-known illustrators working today.

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Fondue

Fondue

Fondue’s highly communal nature made it the swingingest of foods around. With its warm, welcoming caquelon to be gathered ‘round like a campfire, and the bourguignonne’s long cook times, fondue made space for getting better acquainted.

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My Mother is a Contemporary Artist

My Mother is a Contemporary Artist

Any major art institution on the planet would be foolish to think that the essential nature of love between a mother and her child had ever been articulated so fully, so bizarrely, and so completely in a work of art.

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