Thursday, March 24, 2011
Do you know who Massimo VIgnelli is, isn’t it? If no, shame on you! Maybe you’ve seen million of times the infographic of the NYC subway and you haven’t never realized that a genius from Italy designed it! Now you know! Anyway, last March 8, The Architectural League gave its President’s Medal to Lella and Massimo Vignelli “in recognition of a body of work so influential in its breadth that it has shaped the very way we see the world”. The gala party was set i Manhattan and invitations and poster were especially designed by Pentagram‘s Creative Director Michael Bierut that started his brilliant career more than 30 years ago, working as Junior Designer at Vignelli’s Studio.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
It is needless to say that what happened last 11th of March in Japan made us feel so sad and let us feel absolutely helpless in front of that devastation and tragedy. The only thing that we can do is give our solidarity to all the Japan people! We pray for you all and we hope everything will be back normal really soon.
Just seen on Jun Takahashi's blog this website that is raising funds for help people in Japan. We'll give our donation, hope you'll do the same.
ps: You can find here the english guide.
Friday, March 04, 2011
Lately we've been following the blog runned by Chris Gibb (UNION) that we've been lucky enough to meet last January at Pitti79. We've found one of his last post, about a rush-trip to Tokyo, really nice. We love that Mercedes G Wagon (apparently the Hiroki Nakamura's personal car) in that particular color. Check here for the rest of the entries. It def worth a look!
Toilet Paper is a “new generation” magazine that combines commercial photography, twisted narratives and surrealistic imaginary to create a series of powerful visual tableaux. Maurizio Cattelan – a strong and provocatory artist – is challenging again the limits of contemporary value system of which he is part. This time he teases the ambitious world of magazine publishers and serious art critics. He is not afraid to build a bridge between the commercial photography an art – the bridge that in Poland is considered not existing or taboo. All photographs visualize the ideas of the artist and are created in collaboration with a well-known Italian photographer Pierpaolo Ferrari. In an interview for the Italian edition of Vogue Ferrari comments on the new magazine: The magazine springs from a passion/ obsession that Maurizio and I have in common. Each picture springs from an idea, even a simple one, and then becomes a complex orchestration of people who build tableaux vivants. This project is also a sort of mental outburst.
Click here for more info.