Bill Gold’s Seminal Film Posters

While many might not be immediately familiar with the name Bill Gold, his work will be recognizable to just about any film enthusiast. The creative passed away yesterday at 97 years old, but his artwork lives one in his countless seminal film posters. The mind behind iconic movie posters for legendary films like A Clockwork Orange, Casablanca, Barbarella, The Exorcist and so many more, Gold’s …

Italian Fashion and Logomania

Whether viewed as “an ironic subversion of consumerist society, or disregarded as an epitome of ‘bad taste,’” logos were (and remain) a significant factor in fashion. In a new exhibition at Milan’s Palazzo Reale, this culture—in Italian fashion design specifically—is explored in a cohesive and fascinating manner by two guest curators, critic Maria Luisa Frisa and W Magazine editor Stefano Tonchi. The show “ITALIANA: L’Italia …

Fender’s American Original Series

We speak with Fender Senior VP Justin Norvell about the nostalgic range of guitars

by Michael Raver Fender has unveiled a new line of guitars with a super-slick take on classic guitar design: the American Original Series. Inspired by their most iconic models from the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s, the collection of 11 new electric basses and guitars are all made in America. This nostalgic collection boasts all of the muscularity and elegance that has kept Fender at the …

Feminist Comic Books That Changed the Industry

“The history of comics—like all popular art forms—is littered with chauvinism,” explains Artsy, but as the Women’s Liberation movement began to swell in the USA during the 1970s all-women underground comic books began popping up. Countering the misogyny in the industry (both in the pages and off) titles like It Ain’t Me Babe were about, and created by, women. While some of the themes covered …

Jay Wolke’s Images of Casinos in the 1980s

During the 1980s, the only places one could legally gamble in the USA were Atlantic City, Las Vegas and Reno. Photographer Jay Wolke was “fascinated by the intersections of people, artifice, architecture and landscape” and photographed the rapidly expanding cities. From wedding parties to beauty queens, builders and (of course) gamblers, Wolke’s subjects are both ordinary and extraordinary—and his photographs act as a time capsule …