Writer Katya Tylevich’s Barry McGee, which examines the beloved multidisciplinary artist, is the accompanying catalogue and essay from McGee’s show at Cheim & Read earlier this year. With sketches, photos and more, the 72-page book traces his delightfully uncategorizable work—and thankfully doesn’t attempt to explain it.
This vintage-style map is a geographically accurate guide to songs that reference cities, landmarks, rivers, mountains and more across the United States. With 1,000+ songs in total, it’s easy to become a little entranced by the print—from “Under the Bridge” (an undisclosed location in downtown LA) to “Harlem Shuffle” to “Space Oddity” which name-checks Cape Canaveral. Measuring 60cm by 80cm, it’s printed on 120gsm uncoated art paper. Price in British Pounds.
One of her many “B-Sides,” this white and gold vase by LA-based artist Meegan Barnes is just as eye-catching without any flowers inside. Made from slipcast porcelain with ceramic decals, it stands at 10 inches tall and cheekily celebrates empowered women.
Where the pooch-lover meets the design enthusiast, one will find The Gourmand’s 2019 Dog Eat Dog calendar. With 12 portraits of “culinarily-named canines” (including Marzipan, Radish, Beans and more), the calendar’s creative direction was helmed by The Gourmand team. In addition to the visual delight, 100% of the proceeds go to Mayhew—a British animal welfare organization that’s been doing good things for over 100 years.
This set of 15 two-toned crayons are a playful take on the traditional version, thanks to their octahedron shape, which features multiple points and edges to allow for endless combinations and textures. Kid Made Modern has, of course, ensured that these are non-toxic and small enough for learning hands.
Kimberlie Birks’ Design for Children is a 536-page history lesson on child-oriented design—from furniture to toys, accessories, vehicles and more. Inside, there are 650 illustrations that preserve the timeless designs of yesteryear and promote the quality ones that still exist today; they’re stylish, functional and thoughtful products that serve (or served) a significant purpose in children’s lives.
The Perpetua Pencil, made from 80% recycled graphite, is non-toxic and additive-free and even writes without a tip. Therefore, when users are finished with it, it can be recycle it in its entirety. Perpetua says that the graphite this pencil is made from material “recovered from industrial processes and that would otherwise be buried underground, in a landfill.” Price is in Euros.
In a limited edition run of 50, Guy Overfelt has created near-exact replicas of Picasso’s ceramic work from the 1950s—and made them functioning bongs. This one, dubbed “Picasso,” was made in Jingdezhen in southern China—a region known for its porcelain production. Whether used as a bong, displayed as an objet d’art, or even a vase, it’s a playful take on an artwork originally made by a man notorious for having very little sense of humor.
Lithuanian artist and illustrator Egle Zvirblyte creates super-bright, dynamic, and playful artworks that run the gamut of mediums. Oftentimes focused on sassy and curvy women characters, Zvirblyte’s work also includes plenty of female friendships and girl gangs. This “ALWAYS TRUE, NEVER SORRY” giclee print is part of her “Life Advice” series and is available in a limited edition of just 50 (each is signed and numbered). It measures 61cm by 91cm. Price is in British Pounds.
Limited to an edition of 100, this “Abolish ICE” print by Ben Sanders doesn’t just look good, but all profits are being donated to RAICES—an organization that free and low-cost legal assistance to those facing detention at the US border. Measuring 24 by 36 inches, it’s printed on 80LB gloss-book stock, and is signed and numbered by the artist.
LA-based bfgf has joined several other artists and collectives for Debbie Carlos Shop’s series Democracy Prints. All proceeds from the collection’s sales will go to RAICES Texas Family Unification Bond Fund—whose mission is to reunite families separated at the US border. This particular print measures 13 by 19 inches, and is on matte heavyweight photo paper.
Conceptual, video and installation artist Jeremy Deller’s “I Blame the Internet” print combines relatable sentiment, comedy, charm and perhaps a legitimate tech-fear. The piece, screen-printed on mirrored card-stock, was part of an edition of 150 and measures 17.7 by 25.2 inches. A divergence from his oftentimes political works, this piece comments on mass communication, connection and popular culture. (Price is in British Pounds.)
Available for pre-order now, the Selby’s Box of Wonders contains 12 cards and envelopes illustrated with all kinds of bits and pieces—from aliens to tombstones, ramen noodles and more. Along with the watercolor pictures on the cards, there are two sticker sheets with some of the same imagery. Nothing is quite as touching as receiving a hand-written note, and this is a cute little box that may motivate you in your correspondence.
In her signature bold and bright style, Shawna X’s “Stay Together” print features three people embracing. Echoing the sisterhood sentiment, the artist is donating 100% of the proceeds to Planned Parenthood—an organization she feels personally grateful for. This full-bleed print measures 13 by 19 inches.
Inspired by Swiss fragrance and candlemaker Mizensir’s “Bois du Tibet” aroma, Caran D’Ache’s N°6 Scented Pencils offer elegant patchouli, incense and tonka bean notes. The carefully selected, high-quality wood is both FSC- and OLB-certified. Even the pencil lead has been manufactured from 100% natural products. This isn’t an average pencil set, but then again nothing from this Swiss brand is average.
Simple design and an even more simple message: The Outrage’s “Believe Women” postcards can’t be clearer. Measuring 5.83 by 4.13 inches, these matte postcards are especially useful for writing to your reps. NARAL Pro-Choice America—an organization that fights for the reproductive freedom for everybody in every state—will receive 100% of the profits.
This color tarot deck by Small Spells (run by Rachel Howe) is a charming set of cards featuring Howe’s illustrations. While delightfully mystic, the pictures are also inspired by cartoons, tattoos, low-fi graphic design and more—the result is a delightful, colorful style of its own. Positive vibes, healing powers and artistic inspiration permeate these cards. (Also available with a guidebook.)
After the tremendous demand for the “NASA Graphics Standards Manual” book (released in 2015) come three limited edition prints taken from those very guidelines, done in collaboration with Best Made Co. Printed on Stochastic Screen Press matte paper, these are four-color prints—one hue of course being custom NASA red ink. Sold separately or as a set of three.
Almost all Stephen ESPO Powers’ works contain terms of endearment or sweet messaging in his immediately recognizable style. This “Leave and Return” print (in a signed and numbered edition of 50) centers on one of Powers’ favorite themes: home. The two-color screen print measures 24×24 inches—and the window is embellished by hand.
The limited edition nude version of the Photodarium is free of pornography cliches and stereotypes, but full of contemporary artistic takes on eroticism. Not safe for work (or kids, or conservative friends) it features several artists’ work across its 380 tear-away pages. Price is in Euros.
Be it a tidal wave or a banyan tree, a “space container” and more, the hand-drawn and painted works of Jerry Garcia come to life again in Terrapin Stationers’ new limited edition coloring book. There are eight Garcia works that can be colored any which way—and all of them leave substantial room for the imagination. Printed in West Haven, CT, it’s an adult coloring book for a Grateful Dead super-fan or anyone looking to expand their mind. Matching colored pencil set also available.
Fragrance design studio Joya and artist Camilla Engstrom—NYC neighbors—have collaborated on a candle for enhanced Zs. To avoid a common, on-the-nose traditional lavender scent, oak moss, smoky incense, cedar leaf and a hint of burnt sugar complement the main ingredient for a sophisticated, intricate fragrance. Within the series of three, choose which napping position (portrayed by Engstrom’s alter ego, Husa) you like best: back, side or front.
Designed by the team at Behance and based on the Action Method (which is, in essence, breaking down projects into their primary components), the Action Book is more than a typical notepad. Sections exist on each page for dates, times and notes, but there are also defined areas to write down your action steps and even items on the back burner. Printed on 80lb via vellum cool white, the spiral bound notebook has 50 pages to help users tackle their future projects.
Ever-sincere and absurd at the same time, Steve “ESPO” Powers has put up a new print for sale on his site. “My List of Demands” features Powers’ familiar lettering and the demands range from reasonable to vain and ridiculous: cool demeanor, good hair, perfect credit, and more. Measuring 14 inches by 20, this is a signed open edition made in collaboration with Hatch.