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.
Made in collaboration with artist Amanda Wall, EACHXOTHER’s Horse T-shirt features a digital print of one of Wall’s charming painted works. The white 100% cotton shirt is the canvas for the image, which depicts a horse mid-stride. Part of the proceeds from this collaborative product will be donated to the Free Arts Organization, an art program specifically for LA youth who previously were victims of abuse or trauma.
Published to accompany the hugely successful, first major exhibition of the Hilma af Klint’s work in the US, Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future spans the artist’s career, parsing through decades of work dating back to 1906. This publication is incredibly comprehensive and includes various essays and notes to better explain one of the Western world’s first abstract artists. Beyond being a beautiful book, this tome reaffirms Klint’s significance and legacy long after her death.
By skateboarder and artist Jerry Hsu, The Beautiful Flower Is The World is a photo book filled with chaotic and clever shots taken on lo-fi cellphone cameras. In his spare time, Hsu would snap everything from portraits of friends to bathroom graffiti, bedazzled cowboy boots and everything between. He uploaded these shots to a blog, and published his favorites in this 288-page book.
Printed on heavyweight, dimpled matte paper stock, this A1 print “The Path” by multidisciplinary artist George Greaves is entrancing. The image draws the eye in and down its checkered path, lined by palm trees. Contemporary but with a decidedly retro tinge, this is a whimsical piece to hang in your home. Price is in Pounds.
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.
Coinciding with the opening of Judy Chicago’s Los Angeles show at Jeffrey Deitch Gallery, the beloved artist has released a collection of 36 postcards in collaboration with Prospect. The set is adorned with images of Chicago’s artworks made from 1965 to 1972 in LA, a city where she founded several feminist art programs (at Cal State Fresno and later at California Institute of the Arts) and initiatives. With images including the early sculpture “Zig Zag,” minimal pieces from Flesh Gardens and more, this collection of postcards is a colorful celebration of some of Chicago’s best work.
Swim and lingerie brand Araks has teamed up several creatives (from Maggie Gyllenahaal to Samira Nasr and Pamela Love) for their Lingerie On Film project. This year’s collection of photographs includes this image by Miranda July. Measuring 11 by 17 inches, the limited edition print is available at six different prices (from $100) and all proceeds are donated to Planned Parenthood. Ultimately the brand will donate a minimum of $5,000.
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.