Prominently featuring the Chinese Fú character (福) for good luck and good fortune, this limited edition Moleskine notebook features many nods to Chinese tradition. From the red and gold endpapers to the knot motif, as well as the two enclosed lucky red envelopes, Chinese culture is celebrated here, but beyond that, it’s up to the user as to what goes on the acid-free pages within—be it recipes or sketches, shopping lists, letters or dreams.
Montreal-based Maurèle meticulously crafts notecards using more sustainable materials and manufacturing processes. Their paper is from North American mills that use recycled pulp and wind-generated electricity, and all inks used are environmentally friendly. The result is sophisticated and stylish, with many personalized options available. Our favorites are the Taliesin Notecards, which can be printed in 10+ different fonts, different colors and type sizes. Available in sets of eight or 24, each notecard comes with a matching envelope.
First published to accompany Jason Moran’s exhibit at the Walker Art Center in 2018, this 272 page book marks the first in-depth exploration of his work and practice. A pianist, composer, visual artist, and frequent collaborator, Moran abides by no rules with regard to the confines of medium—resulting in work that teeters somewhere between jazz history, performance art and sculpture. Fit for music fans and art lovers alike, the Whitney Museum store is selling copies to coincide with his fall 2019 exhibition there.
Made by artist Seth Bogart, this ceramic piece is both an objet d’art and a functional pipe. An ode to what is perhaps the most recognizable mascara ever, each Great Lash Mascara Pipe is handmade in Bogart’s California studio, and is therefore unique. Each piece measures approximately four inches tall.
Oakland-based Jeffrey Cheung’s artworks are playfully lowbrow and entirely charming, with a strong focus on cheerful nudes taking part in activities of varying NSFW levels. This 16 by 20-inch piece, “Tangle II” has been printed in a limited edition of 100, each of which is signed and numbered. Available on its own or framed (black or white) from Hashimoto Contemporary, it’s a delightful gift for a loved one—or yourself.
Topping out at 24 pages, Jo-Jo Sherrow’s Garden Girls is a zine about “the plant fairies who live amidst the green world.” The zine blends the mystical fairy tale world with our real life one, where our relationship with our environment has never been more crucial. Each page features a black-and-white illustration of one of Sherrow’s characters. Limited to an edition of 100, this staple-bound zine was published in 2015.
German artist BD Graft’s debut book, Living Things is full of collages and paintings of plants and fruits—some minimal, some colorful and complex, all utterly charming. Published by Zioxla, designed by Affaire, and printed and bound in Barcelona, the softcover book is composed of FSC-certified paper sourced from responsibly managed forests. Further, for every book purchased, one tree is planted.
After the success of his first “Abolish ICE” print (which raised $2000+ for RAICES) Ben Sanders has released a second edition. The design is identical, except for the colors. Released in an edition of 100, this poster measures 24 by 36 inches and is printed on high-quality gloss book stock. Of course, 100% of the profits are given to RAICES, an initiative that offers free and low-cost legal aid to refugees at the southern border of the USA.
Crafted in Italy from a blend of silk and cotton, Slow factory’s Carolina Parakeet scarf features an eclectic and intergalactic collage work by artist Céline Semaan. With an image of the Carolina parakeet—an extinct bird that was one of only two parrots native to the United States—atop a cosmic scene, this stunning 54-inch silk square can be worn or framed and hung. Committed to the UN Global Compact (the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative), Slow Factory is dedicated to the demanufacturing of textiles and plastic, and turning waste into new, usable materials.
The Skateroom and beloved artist Judy Chicago collaborated on this skateboard triptych—a limited edition printing of the artist’s “Return of the Butterfly” lithograph, courtesy of the Jessica Silverman Gallery. Made in an edition of 50, the three boards are seven-ply Grade A Canadian maple. Best of all, 5% of the proceeds will be donated to the Athens-based women in skateboarding non-profit, Free Movement Skateboarding; and an additional 5% will go to Chicago’s arts advocacy non-profit, Through The Flower, thanks to the artist waiving her royalties.
Jonas Wood’s gloriously lush paintings have garnered him plenty of praise throughout the years, but this paperback is the first monograph dedicated to the LA-based artist. With 200+ photos and illustrations, ranging from family photos to baseball cards and other artists’ work (including his wife, Shio Kusaka), the book offers insight into his many influences, inspirations and nuances. With contributions from curator and writer Helen Molesworth, curator Ian Alteveer, and a conversation between Wood and fellow artist Mark Grotjahn, this book is a delight both visually and mentally.
This all-black cap hides its positive message in plain sight: “ART” is embroidered on the front, while on the back, the words “every day.” Made from 100% cotton, the Poketo six-panel cap is available in black on black, white on white, or white on royal blue and serves as a reminder to see beauty in even the ordinary.
First designed in the 1930s, Champion’s hooded sweatshirt is synonymous with sport, but for this limited edition version it’s adorned with an appliqué MoMA logo. Initially made to for the museum’s 2017 exhibition Is Fashion Modern?, the sweater has been made in more and more colorways since the original. Our pick is white on black, but there are three other options.
Available in seven colors, Public Supply’s latest limited edition five-by-eight-inch softcover notebook features a velvet cover with crisp type produced through a copper debossing die that’s pressed using a windmill 10,000-ton press. Printed in New Jersey, it’s composed of FSC Certified, Green-E Certified, acid-free, and 10% post-consumer waste 60# natural cream paper. Further, 25% of net profits go to high-need classrooms that focus on creativity.
With 100% of the proceeds going to benefit Imazon, a Belém, Brazil-based nonprofit dedicated to Amazon rainforest conservation, this numbered, limited edition photographic print, entitled “Leaf,” blends several notable aesthetic values of São Paulo-born artist Vik Muniz. Commissioned by the champagne house Ruinart as part of Muniz’s Shared Roots series, the sculptural work the photo portrays is composed of fresh Chardonnay leaves and branches collected from the brand’s vineyards. Only 30 of the beautiful ampelographic images will be produced.
Carry on where artist Ray Geary left off using this art starter kit from the Whitney Museum of American Art. The set includes one partially done canvas and a set of supplies to finish off the piece as you wish. Each canvas features an unique (incomplete) work, which draws inspiration from influential women artists in the Whitney’s collection, as well as influential women in Geary’s life. It’s a stress-free way to take up art.