Interview: FUTURA’s Decades of Kinetic Art + Meaningful Collaborations

From the "BREAK" train in the '80s to today's BMW M2, the artist's work continues to move people

In 1980, a subway car sped through the Bronx completely covered in the work of Futura (the pseudonym of graffiti writer Lenny McGurr, formerly Futura 2000). It was another breakthrough for the artist—and the art form, as it was an exploration of unmatched proportions, all the while void of a traditional tag. Futura eschewed the medium’s font-forward styles for abstraction and, in doing so, helped …

adidas Skateboarding Honors 30 Years of Iconic NYC Dive Bar Max Fish

On the heels of a thoughtful collaboration with the estate of Keith Haring, adidas now celebrates iconic NYC dive bar Max Fish with an ultra-limited edition sneaker drop. “The Fish,” which opened on Ludlow St in 1989 and shuttered temporarily only to open nearby on Orchard St in 2014, was a well-known watering hole for downtown skateboarders. adidas Skateboarding’s collaborative sneaker, the Max Fish Campus …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

The end of the VW beetle, celebrating iconic NYC dive bar Max Fish, robots, rockets and more

Eight Frank Lloyd Wright Works Added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List In a serial nomination, inscribed as “The 20th-Century Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright,” eight major works of the beloved architect join UNESCO’s World Heritage List. This is the first recognition of modern American architecture by the cultural organization. To coordinate the conservation efforts, the Frank Lloyd Wright World Heritage Council has been formed. The …