Why Public School's Fall/Winter 2014 Collection is Just. So. Good.

Curator: Alex Mustonen
date: July 22, 2014
Categories: Experience Design
Tags: Fashion
The experience of seeing Public School's Winter 2014 show in New York this past February was a little unreal. The excitement in the room was electric, like watching your hometown team move up to the majors. 

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Gridlock by Philippe Malouin for Roll & Hill

Curator: Alex Mustonen
date: July 21, 2014
Categories: Environmental Design, Product Design
Tags: Lighting, product design
When we worked with Roll & Hill to design their exhibition for ICFF in May, I got to see one of the early prototypes from the Gridlock lighting collection at their shop, and I was really impressed. These pieces are incredibly intricate, yet with just a single bulb at the center they're incredibly simple, too. There's also a nice relationship between the industrial aspect of the structural grid and the ancient form of the stepped pyramid. It's another example of a piece that really transforms when you see it in person depending on how the light reflects and diffuses through it.
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Alex Trochut's New Binary Prints Glow in the Dark

Curator: Chris Rubino
date: July 18, 2014
Categories: Illustration, Poster Design
Tags: chris rubino, illustration, Poster, printmaking, screenprint

Following the publication of his monograph “More is More,” designer and illustrator Alex Trochut became interested in how the duality of objects could be represented in two-dimensional works on paper. To do this, he invented binary printing, a screenprinting technique through which two completely separate images can overlap on the same surface–but one appears only in the light, and one appears only in the dark. 

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Reasons to Read the Latest Tidal Magazine

Curator: Chris Rubino
date: July 17, 2014
Categories: Book & Magazine Design
Tags: art direction, chris rubino, Design, Magazine
Tidal magazine, a recent effort from designer and art director Mike Perry and photographer Anna Wolf, focuses on fashion, lifestyle and culture, and mixes New York sensibilities with a laid-back So-Cal vibe. It’s a place where you can see something beautiful on every page: fashion that’s approachable, entertaining stories that are fun and not too precious, and celebrity profiles that make you feel like you’re reading an interview with a friend. And there’s also a hint of the mystical, ’cause that’s how they roll.

You can buy the latest copy here.
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See Josh Cochran's New York Inside and Out

Curator: Chris Rubino
date: July 16, 2014
Categories: Book & Magazine Design, Illustration
Tags: books, chris rubino, Design, illustration
See New York unfold in this stunning new book from Josh Cochran, a series of double-sided wall charts that open out to more than two and a half feet. Take a stroll past iconic buildings and spot more than 80 objects in a compelling game of "search and find." Then flip the chart over to see cutaways that reveal the hidden city behind the scenes. 


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