Farewell to the Plastic Bags of NYC

While the single-use plastic bag ban in New York (instated 1 March) is undeniably necessary, the bags’ kitsch designs have become synonymous with the city. Graphic designer Sho Shibuya collected more than 200 different types of bags over several years and photographed some of his favorite designs, sharing them with The New York Times. “In treasuring things other people consider trash, Shibuya cites a Shinto …

NASA Enlisted Artists to Envision the Future

In 1975, NASA began to conceptualize living conditions in space—hiring freelance illustrator Rick Guidice to bring the ideas to life. The resulting works actively shaped the public perception of life off Earth, and do so to this day. Guidice’s illustrations influenced synth-drenched soundscapes, runway shows and popular film—all while being quite literal guides for NASA’s potential population relocation plans (which could house nearly one million people). …

Maison Kitsuné + Toiletpaper’s Collaborative Collection

Kittens, brains, toothpaste and more from the French and Italian names

Following collaborations with the likes of ADER Error, Eastpak and more, Maison Kitsuné teamed up with Toiletpaper (aka artist Maurizio Cattelan and photographer Pierpaolo Ferrari) and the results are a perfect blend of each brand’s identity. Combining the publication’s sometimes kitsch, oftentimes retro style to the brand’s signature straightforward style, there are kitten-covered hoodies, T-shirts emblazoned with brains being chopped in two, sweaters with dripping …