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.
Limited to an edition of 100, Devin Troy Strother’s Reparations Now! Part Deux features collages, quotes, photos, meme-format works and more, all packaged into a 32-page zine. As the title implies, a case for reparations is formed, using art and popular culture references as evidence. Price is in Euros.
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.
Spotlighting 30 artists, entrepreneurs and creatives, Made in Cuba conveys the unique spirit of the nation. The individuals profiled within have all faced their homeland’s limited ability to trade internationally, culminating in some very creative and innovative thinking and a strong DIY culture—the results from which are complex and clever. Written by Molly Mandell and photographed by James Burke, Made in Cuba proves educational and thoughtful.
With 12 of David Shrigley’s inimitable artworks, this 2020 calendar will keep your the mood elevated (and sometimes hilariously perplexed) all year. With months and days labeled in English, German, Spanish and French, the calendar marks most worldwide holidays and leaves plenty of room for you to add important reminders. Price is in Pounds.
From the Democracy Prints collection, “IHRAM” by Khalid Ibrahim (a scientist and photographer living in Michigan) poses a powerful but tranquil response to the USA’s legislative Muslim ban. Of Ihram clothing, the artist says it’s “a garment of equity and peace; it sheds the wearer of any class or social status. Every year during Hajj, millions of Muslims wear Ihram on their religious pilgrimage to Meccah. Whether you are a rich or poor, everyone wears the same two simple white pieces of cloth.” This peaceful simplicity is reflected in his serene image. Profits from the sale of this print (on matte heavyweight photo paper) go to RAICES, an organization that works to reunite families separated at the US border.
Published by Putinki with the recognizable artwork of Tom of Finland, this 2020 calendar pairs a delightfully suggestive homoerotic illustration with each month. Printed in Finland, the calendar measures 33cm by 23cm and will ship in mid-December. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Tom of Finland Foundation, which works to preserve, protect and promote erotic art.
Since 2001, HAMBURGER EYES has been independently publishing zines full of black and white photographs depicting everyday moments. Sometimes provocative, sometimes personal, but always insightful, the publication has a distinct look, despite its vast roster of photographers and diverse themes. This 120-page release (issue #14) is called The Continuing Story of Life on Earth and features work by Cory Evans, Nikki Greene, Matthew Shaw, Sal Hernandez, and others.
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.
Comprised of 24 pages full of photographs, Benjie Escobar’s Vamos a Japan! spotlights scenes the creative captured during trips there (specifically Tokyo and Kyoto) in over the past few years. Based in LA, Escobar is a designer by trade, and his photographs are evidence of his broad skills and artistic talent. This first edition of the zine is printed by Buenas Vibras DC.
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.
Part journal, part organizer, Adam Kurtz’s Unsolicited Advice Weekly Planner includes all of the usual dates and holidays—as well as some unexpected activities and check-ins. Whether reflecting on challenges from the past month, rating pizza toppings, listing irrational fears or noting some positive personal growth, there’s plenty to keep you inspired to continue using this planner. Kurtz’s contrasting bleak humor and earnest positivity, along with his familiar type and illustrations, come together over 224 coil-bound pages.
Part art book, part cookbook, part biography, Mirka & George: A Culinary Affair documents the life of Mirka and Georges Mora, Melbourne-based couple by way of Paris. Their apartment became a hub for the artistic community and their restaurants accommodated the overflow. This book—through photos, prints of their art, recipes and more—explains why the pair were so beloved and became icons of the Australian city.
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.