EVENPRIME Skincare’s Comprehensive Future-Forward Design

From rigorous Korean beauty product standard adherence to anime-inspired branding

When Koh Kim and Rickie Ashman began to develop EVENPRIME‘s new line of vegan-friendly Korean beauty products they sought out more than the standard dermatological approval. Their target was scientifically formulated, environmentally friendly and honest skincare, produced in partnership with Korean chemists—with design handled from the brand’s Los Angeles home. Concerns over ocean pollution and falsely advertised wellness benefits power their mission to help young …

Tracing the Influence of Early Black Designers

In a new exhibition at the Chicago Cultural Center, titled African American Designers in Chicago: Art, Commerce and the Politics of Race, the influence of black designers is traced, from 1900 to 1980. Jackie Ormes’ highly sought-after Patty-Jo Doll, based on her cartoon character, is on display. As is work—for Coca Cola and more—from the country’s first African American-owned advertising agency, helmed by Emmett McBain and Thomas J Burrell. “It’s …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Travel-friendly Shabbat kits, contemporary protest art, dinosaurs, rituals and more

1. Farewell, Anti-Apartheid Campaigner Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Activist and icon of the anti-apartheid movement, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has passed away at 81 years old. Married to Nelson Mandela for 38 years (and separated for 30 years because of his imprisonment), Madikizela-Mandela became an “international symbol of resistance to apartheid and a rallying point for poor, black township residents who demanded their freedom.” Later, however, her reputation was …