Converse by John Varvatos Spring 2009

From the casual distressing of the Slip-On Chucks to Crazy Laces and its 19 eyelets, Other minute adjustments, including light staining and tinting, printing on the reverse side and using a dremmel to grind edges, adds to the perfectly broken-in appearance. But our newest favorite item to come from the partnership has to be the Bosey Boot, inspired by a utilitarian shoe from the Converse …

Illustrator Justin Gabbard

I'd been trying to figure out who the illustrator was who had done a few of the beautiful pieces for this year's Kiehl's holiday display for awhile when I was serendipitously pointed toward a certain rep's website to check out some of their illustrators. I discovered it was Justin Gabbard. Score! Since finally coming upon Gabbard's site, I've been back more than a few times …

Mühlbauer Campaigns

Among felt molds, colorful ribbons and other bits of visual stimuli found at the Viennese workshop of Spanning the decades with smart depictions of stylish women wearing hats, the colors, compositions and aesthetics of the vintage ads are like a walk through a history of illustration. The highly-stylized imagery represents a bygone era of graphic arts, one that, like Warhol's illustrations, border on fine art. …