Made in collaboration with the Moscow Design Museum, Alexandra Sankova’s Soviet Space Graphics: Cosmic Visions From the USSR (out 1 April on Phaidon) chronicles the Cold War-era graphics that accompanied ambitious plans for outer space exploration—most notably the race to the moon. While some images were pulled from popular-science magazines, others take creative liberty in depicting extraterrestrial visits, life found outside of our solar system, and the lofty infrastructure we’d need to inhabit Mars. At 267 pages, this book services both the design-minded and the space-obsessed.
Though the late Keith Haring’s work adorns everything from T-shirts and desk objects to posters and plates, a first-ever for the licensing foundation comes in the form of a glass pipe featuring his iconic motifs. The accessory launched as part of a larger collection of smoking tools and trinkets—which includes lighters, a pair of trays, bubblers, and spoons. This black-and-white iteration of the water pipe features a band of Haring’s work at its stem, a removable diffused downstem, an ice catcher and splash guard, a fat lipped mouthpiece, and a body crafted from thick borosilicate glass. Not only is this authorized artist merchandise but it’s also one of the most well-made glass water pipes available at this price point.
From Honor The Gift’s Art Department collection, these painter shorts reference the range’s tagline “Don’t Mind the Mess” as the heavyweight duck canvas is decorated with custom, hand-treated splashes of paint. The shorts sit above the knee, feature custom hardware, and are intended to match a splattered kimono-style top. The brand was founded by Russell Westbrook (NBA player for the Houston Rockets) and has a playful, DIY approach that’s reminiscent of Westbrook’s on-court attitude.
This special collaboration between Parisian perfume brand Ex Nihilo and LA-based visual artist Reine Paradis is a reimagining of the glorious “Lust in Paradise” fragrance. Each 100ml bottle of the refreshing, radiant perfume comes in bold, limited edition packaging, along with a signed and numbered A4 print from the artist’s 2019 series called Midnight. The perfume’s notes include white peony, lychee and solar blossom, balanced by pink pepper and woody undertones. This lovely set is limited to 10 pieces. Price is in Euros.
One of three bowls in Case Studyo’s collaborative collection with French artist Jean Jullien, this Skate Bowl features skaters in various positions on the inside, while the exterior is a plain, muted, concrete gray. The limited edition piece is made from porcelain and measures 23cm in diameter, and holds approximately three liters. The other two serving bowls in the collection are decorated with Jullien’s illustrations of fish. Each comes in custom packaging. Price is in Euros.
Published by New York’s Printed Matter, Kameelah Janan Rasheed’s No New Theories is a careful curation of essays, images, unfinished phrases, and in-depth conversations. Using her own writing, works by writers past and present, autocorrected words and phrases, personal images, pop culture references and more, Rasheed formulates a cohesive statement about blackness—and its vastness. While some pages are left open for interpretation (specifically about a dozen Xerox scans) others pose particular questions or address spiritual, socio-political and ecological issues. Limited to an edition of 1,000, this book is available in-store or online.
Intended for artists, photographers, architects and any other creator that depends on dozens of tiny tools for their work, Osuza’s canvas backpack opens out flat to four distinct numbered panels, granting uninhibited access to what’s inside. Its unique folded closure system, which is aided by velcro, lets the wearer adjust the interior capacity from 20 to 40L depending on what’s in tow. Plus, an easy-access laptop sleeve (for up to 17 inch computers) offers assistance in moments when undoing the entire ensemble isn’t possible. For a full list of the interior accessories, pockets, pouches, zipper, hooks, and loops, see the product page.
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.
For anybody interested in analog technologies and music, Gideon Schwartz’s Hi-Fi: The History of High-End Audio Design offers a deep dive into the history and renaissance of lo-fi audio. From Bang & Olufsen’s glorious wire recorder from 1947, the Beocord 84U, to the stunning Clearaudio Statement V2 turntable from 2008, and so many more, the products highlighted within this 272-page book are some of the most beautifully designed devices in the world. Audio fans will be delighted by the countless turntables, reel-to-reels, vacuum tubes, amplifiers, speakers and more.
Featuring work by talented women and non-binary writers and artists, the newest edition of the Dope Girls Zine explores the theme ENDINGS, but the publication isn’t folding. Issue 7 (which is available for pre-order now) includes pieces by Kristen N Arnett, Chynna Jenkins, Peyton Fulford, Mattiel, Audra Melton, Amber North, Chelsea G Summers and many others. The zine was founded back in 2016 by Beca Grimm and Rachel Hortman with the mission to create a space within the 420 community that was less centered on men, and a portion of sales is donated to Planned Parenthood.
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.
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.
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.