Studio Visit: Prinkshop

Kate Spade co-founder Pamela Bell taps the potential of a well-designed T-shirt to empower and engage

“Wear what you care about.” That’s the motto of NYC-based Prinkshop (short for “printed ink”), a new graphic design and production studio that’s leveraging the underused potential of T-shirts (and totes) to spark action and discussion. Each piece—dedicated to a different cause like child abuse prevention or bringing local, organic food to public schools—bares a simple, bold phrase that invites friends and passers-by to ask, …

Ai Weiwei: @Large

The Chinese artist's expansive exhibit on Alcatraz explores political dissidence and pays homage to activists around the world

The throng arrived early and in large groups for the first departure of the day to Alcatraz Island from Pier 33 in San Francisco. After ferry-goers disembarked boat, it was clear who was there to see political dissident Ai Weiwei’s new show, @Large, and those who were tourists—excited Weiwei fans who had already scoped out the exhibit map made a beeline directly to the far …

Studio Visit: Ai Weiwei

A conversation with the multi-talented man about the internet, activism and art

The upcoming exhibition (opening 3 April 2014 at Berlin’s Martin-Gropius-Bau) by the multi-talented and outspoken Ai Weiwei promises to be his biggest solo show yet. Spanning over 3,000 square meters in 18 rooms, a huge variety of the Chinese artist’s works will be on display, many of which have been especially created for the Martin-Gropius-Bau. The exhibition—whose pieces are yet to be revealed—is called “Evidence,” …