The Brooklyn Museum teamed up with Only NY for merchandise that’s inspired by the museum’s collection. One such item is the Stencil T-Shirt influenced by a specific piece from the printed ephemera archives: a 1978 flyer advertising a “new and different” open house which included two shows, Africa in Antiquity: The Arts of Ancient Nubia and the Sudan and Haitian Art. This boxy T-shirt is available in blue with white lettering and vice versa, and comes in sizes small to XXL.
Shot by Ruvan Wijesooriya, this image taken at the DFA + LCD Soundsystem party at midtown NYC’s Downtime club perfectly captures a moment in 2007, a year when both the label and band felt omnipresent. The photograph was used as a poster insert for the European seven-inch version of “Disco Infiltrator” (from the band’s debut self-titled album), and now is being printed in a limited edition of 150 on archival 305 GSM 100% cotton white photo paper. Each print is signed and numbered.
With the work of 400+ artists from all over the world, Great Women Artists spans five centuries of glorious creations—from the Renaissance to Rococo, Surrealism, to street photography and beyond. While there are plenty of household names like Kara Walker, Barbara Kruger, Yayoi Kusama and Elaine de Koonig, hundreds of lesser-known artists are given the same amount of space in this comprehensive tome. Organized in alphabetical order, each artist (be it Anna Waser or Xiao Lu) is illustrated with an image of their work and a short introduction. A wonderful jumping off point for readers to begin exploring many of these artist’s careers, the book—by PHAIDON and in conjunction with Kering’s Women In Motion program—serves as a reminder that while oftentimes undervalued and underrepresented, there have been many, many great women artists.
The Signatur Sketchables watch set comes equipped with a marker for writing and drawing on leather, allowing you to personalize the accompanying blank white strap. Available in a 45mm or 38mm case, the face also looks handwritten with time markers, numbers and Skagen’s type logo all in a doodle-like font. Fun for artists of all skill level, the set also comes with a brown leather strap (and there is a selection of pre-made ones for sale) to use on occasions when homemade art won’t suit.
Printed in A3 format on 100 g/m2 white uncoated paper, this Flamingo Press 2020 calendar shines brightly, courtesy of the risograph printing process. Utilizing three colors—blue, fluorescent orange and white— each month’s image is different, from beach scenes to still lifes and text-driven prints. Price is in GBP.
Covering the years 1950 to 1999, Do You Compute? Selling Tech from the Atomic Age to the Y2K Bug compiles the most memorable tech (specifically computer) advertising of the 20th century. A survey of the advertising industry, study in graphic design and type, and a look at how computers have changed over the years, the book contains images pulled from museums, university archives, and private collections to showcase just how far 50 years got us. Also inside are two essays—one by anthropologist Ryan Mungia and another by graphic design historian Steven Heller—that complement the visual assets. Mungia. along with J.C. Gabel, also edited the book which is an essential for design and tech enthusiasts alike.
Featuring a design by Guadalajara-based artist Daniel Barreto, Slowdown Studio’s 100% cotton Spencer Throw measures out to 54 by 70 inches—meaning it’s big enough for a couch or bed, or as a wall-hanging. Featuring Barreto’s wavy, organic plants, the blanket’s palette is subtle but with pops of jewel tones. Spun and woven in the USA, it’s manufactured from yarn made from 70% recycled cotton.
From award-winning production studio A24 comes a book treatment for their 2016 film Moonlight (written and directed by Barry Jenkins). The 224-page book features the full screenplay, a foreword by Frank Ocean, an essay by Hilton Als, transcripts from the team’s Academy Awards acceptance speeches, stills and more. Far more than a collector’s item, this book gives the story yet another life: first a novel, then a film, and now as an artistic fusion of art-book and playbill.
This authorized reproduction of Gunta Stölzl’s Bauhaus bedspread comes from Wallace Sewell, in celebration of 100 years of the German design school. Part homage, part reimagining, this throw harkens back to those available to at the student accommodation at Bauhaus Dessau. Crafted from 100% merino lambswool, it’s available in two subtle colorways and measures 245 by 142cm. Price is in Pounds.
By author and architecture journalist Dominic Bradbury, Atlas of Mid-Century Modern Houses profiles 400 glorious homes designed by 290+ architects in locations from Sydney to Sao Paolo, Chandigarh to Sheffield. With some 250 full-color images, the book showcases just how differently the style can be interpreted—as evidenced by stunning structures designed by Marcel Breuer, Alvar Aalto, Oscar Niemeyer and many others.
Knitted from a blend of recycled cotton (80%) and polyester (20%), DittoHouse’s eponymous Ditto Throw blanket doubles as art with a pattern that references the De Stijl art movement. The bold piece measures to 50 by 60 inches and is machine washable.
From CH favorite the Standards Manual (founded by Jesse Reed and Hamish Smyth), comes From Pictures to Words: Persuasion and the National Parks—a glorious exploration of branding, design, illustration and type over some 100 years. This is the imprint’s second project with photographer Brian Kelley, and the tome includes everything from brochures to maps and other National Park-related ephemera—including examples of Massimo Vignelli’s Unigrid System, which was designed for the National Park Service in 1977. With visual assistance from Order (also run by Reed and Smyth), the book provides readers with some 384 pages of design delights.
Assembled by Roberta JM Olson and Jay M Pasachoff (curator of drawings at the New-York Historical Society, and the Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy as well as the director of the Hopkins Observatory, respectively) Cosmos: The Art and Science of the Universe is an in-depth visual look at our collective obsession with the night sky. Via art that addresses astronomy, our passion for space is traced from woodcuttings and diagrams to paintings, sculpture and satellite photography. With 306 illustrations, many in full-color, this hardcover is a celebration of celestial treasures.
Despite the title, UK-based It’s Freezing in LA! focuses on climate change on an international level. Their third issue, titled “Protest,” covers global strikes, marches and walkouts that have been initiated in opposition of fossil fuels, mining, and much more. But, this issue also addresses potential solutions, how new construction adheres to recent legislation and the challenges companies face when switching to electric vehicles. It’s Freezing in LA! is edited by Martha Dillon and art and design are handled by Nina Carter and Matthew Lewis respectively. Price is in Pounds.
British mixed media artist Joe Webb combines found images to make otherworldly, cosmic scenes. For “Controllers” (a four-color screenprint made in an edition of 75 with Jealous Gallery), Webb plays with proportions and skews the viewer’s perception, placing an astronaut high above Earth but in the sightline of suited men behind a control board. The sky is covered in a black diamond dust overlay—replicating millions of stars—and the piece is printed on 410gsm paper stock. With each purchase, a tree is planted in Madagascar, thanks to a partnership with Eden Projects. Price is in Pounds.
Issue #2 of Honolulu-based, artist-led Tropic Zine focuses on the Filipinx diaspora—aiming to “decolonize, deconstruct, and reimagine” what it means to identify as such. The publication has been printed in an edition of 500 and includes contributions from Leah Danze, Catalina Africa Espinosa, Jasmine Wenzel, Calla Camero, Taissa Fromme, Azuré Keahi, gentofish and many more.