Although Fulton Center station eases a lot of commuter pain and presents the city of New York with a grand new standard in subway station design, it seems that the station needs more time to grow into its superlatives.
The future is looking brighter for mobile payments, but that doesn’t mean banknotes are nearing extinction. Far from it: As of October 1 there was $1.29 trillion worth of currency in circulation. It was just one year ago that the Federal Reserve began circulating the newly designed $100 bill, and on average Benjamins stay alive […]
Hard as it is to fathom in this age of Prada, Armani, and Versace, before World War II, Italians, like pretty much everyone else, took their fashion cues from Paris. Wealthy Roman women could afford to buy Diors and Balenciagas fresh from the maisons, while the rest of the country subsisted on imitations.
Jacques-André Boiffard Exhibition at Centre Pompidou The Centre Pompidou is opening a new area devoted to the exhibition of photography. This new photography gallery will provide free access to viewers, with three exhibitions dedicated to historic or contemporary photography each year, thus revealing the wide-ranging variety of the Centre Pompidou‘s remarkable collection of 40,000 photographs: […]
I’ve been invited to be part of a really cool conference happening March 20—22, 2015, in Barcelona (I’ve never been before)! Organizers of the Internet Age Media Weekend want to celebrate the randomness of Internet culture, and they’re bringing a really interesting mix of people out to be part of it!
If your list of early 20th century and modernist design heroes is confined to the usual suspects – Rand, Lustig, Sutnar, and such – you probably haven’t heard of Dorothy and Otis “Shep” Shepard. These pioneers of populist American Modernism have unjustly escaped mainstream critical recognition for well over a half-century. But a new book […]
In preparation for next years 15th Anniversary of the OFFFest in Barcelona we are giving you no less than 15 great reasons to book your tickets and a flight to sunny Spain.
Last month, UK-based artist Nick Walker metaphorically set his name on fire with his solo exhibition in New York City. That excellent show featured a new body of work that impressed visitors indoors at a Soho pop-up gallery space. To follow that up, Mr. Walker made sure the good folks of NYC also got a […]
The Tate Modern’s new photography show, Conflict, Time, Photography, focuses on the lasting impact of war, as told through a series of photographic images seldom seen in the newspapers.
Mattis Dovier has created a ‘gif novel’, set to the soundtrack of two unreleased songs by Wild Beasts. He has collaborated closely with the band to create the work, which is released online next month. We talk to Dovier about the project, and share four exclusive gifs from it here…
John Rushworth, diseñador asociado en el estudio Pentagram, ha desarrollado la identidad y las diferentes aplicaciones para redefinir la imagen de Café Royal. Un trabajo que nace desde el respeto y la admiración por la historia de este espacio simbólico, pero que a su vez combina con una actualización de su imaginería acercándose a las […]
Foster + Partners has teamed up with building contractor Skanska to pioneer the use of 3D-printed concrete in the construction industry. Norman Foster’s architecture firm is part of the team working with Swedish concrete manufacturer Skanska to develop the technology to robotically 3D print high-performance concrete, which could be used to build architectural structures.
If you were wondering what to do this Friday, wonder no more: the V&A is on hand with an evening of typographic delights. There really will be something for everyone.
Founded in 2005 by an ever growing group of designers, illustrators, coders and makers eager to collect and share the best design work they came across, FormFiftyFive soon became an international showcase of creative work. We scour the world’s best creative talent to keep FormFiftyFive a foremost collection of current design from both the young […]
Phaidon is the world’s leading publisher of the visual arts. For ninety years Phaidon has worked with the greatest artists, writers, and thinkers to deliver inspiring and innovative books. We publish books on all aspects of creativity including art, design, photography, fashion, architecture, gastronomy, marketing, children’s illustration and the decorative arts. The enduring success of […]
Booooooom is an art blog with a soft spot for hand-made work by unknown people. Booooooom was launched in 2008 by Vancouver-based artist Jeff Hamada, with the hope that it would foster a community of people excited to go out and be creative. It has quickly become one of the largest blogs on the internet, […]