Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Naming space objects, a new design for Rockefeller Center Plaza, the history of pink and more in our look at the web

1. Help NASA Nickname New Horizons’ Next Target A small, frozen world known as (486958) 2014 MU69 is the next flyby destination for NASA’s New Horizons. Understandably, the space agency thinks it needs a snappier name. Some billion miles past Pluto, MU69 is located in the Kuiper Belt and is now in the market for a nickname. Hosted online, there’s a contest where the public …

Cindy Sherman To Collaborate With Supreme

Perhaps an unlikely collaboration but one that we’re notably excited about, artist Cindy Sherman will be working with Supreme on two limited edition skateboards. The decks will feature works from Sherman’s 1987 “Grotesque” series of photo stills, for which she moved away from self-portraits. Featuring “Untitled #181” and “Untitled #175,” the artworks are glossy and as the title might lead one to believe, also a …

Jim Krantz Projects’ The Way Of The West Collection

Images of cowboys merge with classic mid-century modern design for this range of chairs

Collaborating with LA-based furniture design company Modernica, photographer Jim Krantz has taken his enthralling images of western landscapes and cowboys and applied them to an entirely new medium. Blending Krantz’s signature style with mid-century modern design, The Way Of The West Collection is made up of eight pieces—each a slight variant on the theme. With black and white image rendered as negatives, the chairs boast …

Real Stories Behind Recognizable Streetwear Typefaces

If you have your finger even slightly on the street style pulse, you’d have no doubt seen the Life of Pablo, Thrasher and Supreme logos all over the world—on everything from T-shirts to doormats. While it’s common to know the brands and even their CEO’s names, it’s rare to know exactly who designed the well-known typefaces. Noah Lehava of Coveteur has delved deeper into Gothic, …