Takenobu Igarashi Playing Cards

These playing cards by Takenobu Igarashi, which were first commissioned from the artist by MoMA in the late 1980s, have never lost their charm. Igarashi—a Japanese-born educator and graphic designer who founded and taught programs at Chiba University and Tama Art University in Japan and the University of California, LA—plays with negative space to create elegant and timeless designs. Piatnik produces these reproductions of Igarashi’s …

Sophie Taeuber-Arp: Living Abstraction

To celebrate the first retrospective of Swiss artist Sophie Taeuber-Arp’s work in the US in four decades, Sophie Taeuber-Arp: Living Abstraction traces her immense career—which has largely been omitted from the history of Constructivism, Dada and Modernism. Taeuber-Arp worked from 1906 to 1943, and this extensive catalog illustrates her contribution through 400 artworks spanning sculpture, textiles, beadwork, stained glass windows and even marionettes.

Faith Ringgold Era Sneakers

For their latest Vans collaboration, MoMA worked closely with multi-disciplinary artist Faith Ringgold to create a bold all-over print. One sneaker displays a collage-style take on Ringgold’s “Woman Free Yourself” (1971) while the other represents “Woman Freedom Now” (1971), pieces that are both a part of Ringgold’s larger collection of Black feminist protest posters from the era. The former educator (whose art spans quilts, painting, …