Posts Tagged ‘Design’

DESIGN///THE INSA x ROUSSEAU BUBBLE CHAIR

September 23, 2008  |  Art & Commerce, Design, London, News  |  Comments Off

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Something tells us she looks better in the chair than your hairy, drunken roommate... 

Paying homage to the bubble-shaped behinds so beloved by English street artist INSA, this new collaborative edition by UK design house ROUSSEAU adds an innovative twist to the iconic Pop furniture staple. Featuring his iconic spiraling high-heeled graphics, the limited edition Lucite chair was unveiled at last week's DESIGNERSBLOCK LONDON and is set to hit retail this fall. The unexpected added bonus? In this real estate market, it's the perfect time to go shopping for the perfect mod crash pad to put the chair in...

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DESIGN///THE POLISH MAKE GOOD MOVIE POSTERS

September 11, 2008  |  Design  |  Comments Off

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The Polish version of ALIEN pops...

It's a little-known fact that in addition to great potato wine, the Polish crank out some incredible movie posters that put their American counterparts to shame. When Western movies are released domestically in Poland, the original poster imagery goes straight out the window and a legion of unsung resident artists like Andrzev Klimowski, Jerzy Treutler, Wojciech Zamecznik, Jacek Neugebauer, Andrzej Pagowski, and Bronislaw Zelek were brought in to create incredible works of art specifically for the domestic market, proving beyond the shadow of a doubt that good design is alive and well in some part of the world. HAVE A LOOK: Read More

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NEWS///ART + DEISGN///JOHN PASCHE’S ORIGINAL ROLLING STONES LOGO ART ACQUIRED BY V&A MUSEUM

September 4, 2008  |  art, Art & Commerce, Design, London, News, Rock of Ages  |  Comments Off

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Pop/graphic artist JOHN PASCHE’s original artwork for THE ROLLING STONES' iconic lips & tongue logo—based on Mick Jagger's big mouth—has just been bought by the VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM in London for $92,500 USD. The acquisition funds were secured with the help of The Art Fund charity, which donated 50% of the cost. The 14-inch square color separated, handpainted artwork comes with a color print. Paid just paid £50 for creating the artwork in 1970 while still an art student at the Royal College of Art at Jagger’s request, Pasche’s enduring image has since become one of the most recognized pieces of graphic art in the world and an icon of an era. The logo’s first use was on the inner sleeve of the 1971 Album “Sticky Fingers” featuring cover art by Andy Warhol, a fact that led to the Pop artist being erroneously credited for the image since its inception. The newly acquired piece will be housed in the V&A’s permanent collection, which represents largest assemblage of decorative arts and design in the world. The fact that Pasche used to wander the halls of the museum as an art student is a particularly fitting bit of irony. To read the full story of the logo’s creation, READ ON: Read More

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