The Pastel-Hued Digital World of Rose Pilkington

An exclusive preview of the sparkly London artist's new piece for MTV, premiering this Saturday

“Pinks, purples, turquoises, oranges—sunset colors.” Thrse are artist Rose Pilkington‘s favorites; something that’s immediately evident when you see her cool, pastel-hued graphic designs. Pilkington has had her hands full since graduating from London’s legendary Central St Martins college in July of this year. Recently, she won one of four Lowe Nova Awards for her degree work, and was also the woman behind the hypnotic video …

CH Book Giveaway

Tweet to win a book and iPhone case in our giveaway

Spanning indie zines to extensive cookbooks, the plethora of books sourced for our holiday pop-up with the Gap last year are all penned by NYC-based authors. Our city’s literary bounty can now be yours—we’re giving away the backstock to a handful of lucky CH readers along with our special-edition Cool Hunting iPhone cases. To win, tweet @coolhunting with the link to your favorite Cool Hunting …

Sympathy For The Unusual Spring/Summer 2010 Collection

A new Italian label collaborates with international artists on limited-edition tees

Up-and-coming Italian design brand, Sympathy for the Unusual recently unveiled their second collection of slim-cut tees for Spring/Summer 2010. Designed in collaboration with Italian and international designers—such as Luca Laurenti , Vanessa Teodoro and the Unusual Design Movement—they make the 100% cotton shirts in limited quantities. From the romantic details of Alvvino‘s large-scale skull (pictured top) to the vector graphics illustrating a dream desk by …

Impure T-Shirts

Italian t-shirt label Impure's graphics poke fun at the concept of an icon

In just a few short years, the small t-shirt brand Impure has become immensely popular among Italians and collectors alike. The graphic concepts revolve around living and imaginary icons, but the treatment of them speaks to the belief that no cultural phenomenon is pure anymore—an idea clearly underlined by the slogan, “pure clothes for impure people”. Impure (also to be intended as “I’m pure”) finds …

Geometry Lessons T-Shirts

An Australian artist turns conventional shapes into an unconventional tee-shirt line

by Anna Carnick For artist Lincoln Mayne shapes don’t get any better than geometric ones, a theory he recently put to the test with his debut t-shirt collection Geometry Lessons. His designs center around three ubiquitous shapes—the circle, the square and the diamond—but his treatment of them looks more urban-tribal than grade school. Mayne’s unconventional approach comes thanks to the Australian’s fine art background, which …