For True Fans Only: Merch Junkies

One-off vintage pieces dressed up with the names of rock'n'roll stars and glam rock legends

It started out with a Bowie jacket NYC-based stylist and photographer Zara Mirkin made for herself. “I was always painting on the back of jackets and jeans,” she tells CH. “The idea came about after I had so many people take photos of my Bowie jacket and ask for one. I concepted this idea with my best friend to make bootleg homemade one off band …

GLOSS: The Work of Chris von Wangenheim

Flip through the pages of this stunning, sexy photo book

Berlin-born fashion photographer Chris von Wangenheim had an innate knack for capturing images that were arresting, provocative and sexy. In Rizzoli‘s ultra-glam hardcover “GLOSS: The Work of Chris von Wangenheim,” readers can explore some of his most page-stopping photographs, from topless women with giant guard dogs, babes diving into money, to the ever-iconic Grace Jones posing powerfully next to taxidermy cheetahs and panthers. Von Wangenheim …

NASA Graphics Standards Manual, Reissued

The 1975 rebranding presentation gets resurrrected in hardcover form, exclusively on Kickstarter

The tale of NASA’s two logos recently resurfaced, bringing to light a battle won, or lost—depending on who you speak to. During the Nixon administration, US government agencies were pushed to undertake visual makeovers through the “Federal Design Improvement program.” This eventually led to NASA’s rebranding, with a minimalist red logo (nicknamed the Worm) created by designers Richard Danne and Bruce Black­burn. If the sleek …