Remembering Trailblazing Fashion Icon André Leon Talley

Fashion industry icon André Leon Talley has passed away at the age of 73. As a fashion journalist and former Vogue creative director—the first Black person to occupy this position—Talley pushed for a more diverse industry, helping to pave the way for designers and models of color to gain more visible, prominent and numerous positions within the industry. His pioneering eye, extravagant style and flamboyant …

Deem Journal Amplifies Marginalized Voices in Design

The biannual LA-based print magazine positions design as a "social practice" accessible to all

Co-founded by a trio of Black creatives, print publication Deem Journal presents design as a “social practice,” challenging its readers to reconsider its traditional boundaries. Each founder—Nu Goteh (a multi-disciplinary designer and co-founder of strategy and design studio Room for Magic), Alice Grandoit (a cultural researcher, non-profit developer and co-founder of Room for Magic) and Marquise Stillwell (the founder of Openbox, a NYC-based design studio and …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

An alien probe, ancient bathroom humor, the mistaken history of chocolate and more

Ancient Bathroom Humor Discovered Uncovered this week in Turkey, inside what was once a Roman latrine, are a bunch of dirty jokes that date back to the second century. Two mosaics depict well-known Greek and Roman characters, Narcissus and Ganymede—only the scenes are a little different than the myths we know. In one, Narcissus is staring down at his penis, obsessed; in the other, Ganymede (who was …