10.30.2011

Trick

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10.26.2011

Bentwood Baby Chair at Design Research, 1968

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with either a cane or elm seat, $18
From Esquire Magazine's Holiday Gift Guide, 1968. Time machine please.

Related:
Design Research: The Company That Brought Modern Living to American Homes.










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Random things in the back hallway

old bear skin, radical lamp, and giant letter P.
A bear rug from 1905, our version of an Italian radical lamp, and a giant letter P (upsidedown).

related:
an ambitious project from the book Wary Meyers' Tossed & Found :

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10.24.2011

Couldn't decide between Debbie Harry with Stephen Sprouse, and Debbie Harry on the Muppets- so here are both









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10.21.2011

New Yorkers in Their Favorite T-Shirts, 1979

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By Their Fruits of the Loom Ye Shall Know Them. But if you don't, there's Andy, Debbie, Grace, Patti, The Smothers Brothers, Meat Loaf, Glenn Close (loving mutts even back then!), Legs McNeil, Suzy Chaffee, and a bunch of Broadway people, Punks, Penthouse Pets, and New York Rangers. All wearing their favorite t-shirts and shot by Jean-Paul Goude for Penthouse Magazine, July 1979. Gotta love Karla de Vito's classic "If it ain't Stiff...", but I think my favorite is Debbie Harry's Glaser-esque, Chwastian "Telluride Film Festival".


related:
Published!
from a Salvation Army in Bay Ridge Brooklyn a few years ago.

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10.20.2011

"Hey you! you can't tape that You're under arrest 'cause it's illegal!"

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Innersleeve of Genesis' lp Foxtrot, 1972, Great Britain.

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10.18.2011

In Which We Take The Seven Mile Bridge to the Hundred Acre Wood

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Slim pickins at a yard sale in Marathon, but you can never go wrong with E.H. Shepard and A.A. Milne.- in this case the 1957 book The World of Pooh- The Complete Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner. With new illustrations in full color.
If you didn't know the back story of these furry friends, here's the back cover:

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And here they all are- still sans Roo- in their home at the New York Public Library:
photo via nycscout's flickr
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*and sorry Andy but the bumper sticker got stuck on my computer. Next time!






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10.15.2011

In and around the street with Richard Serra

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Top: Richard Serra's To Encircle Base Plate Hexagram, Right Angles Inverted (1970), in its original middle-of-the-street location in The Bronx, where it looked a million times cooler than its current location at the St. Louis Art Museum. And I know it probably has deeper meaning, but doesn't it look like an Oldenburgian King Kong-sized manhole? How wild would it be if it opened up and all the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Balloons emerged from it?

Above, the Serra Suburban, from somewhere on the Internet a few years ago.

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10.14.2011

Al Jaffee's Architectural Triumph

Al Jaffee: An Architectural Triumph

Al Jaffee: An Architectural Triumph

From Mad magazine, January 1974. As with Al Jaffee's "If Kids Designed Their Own Xmas Toys", this is one of his genius spreads that I saw in my formative years and always think about when some new project comes along. It was reprinted in a Mad Special in 1980, but other than that I don't think it's anywhere, and it's too awesome not to share.
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10.12.2011

The Stevie Nicks of tables, and other things....


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Including, from top:
The Stevie Nicks of tables,
a 1970's David Gil Bennington fish dish,
a totally 80's Post Modern Fujimori Tea/Coffee set,
a totally Hollywood Regency pair of candle holders,
and a fantastic 1960's handmade tile lamp.
and much more!








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10.08.2011

Cut and Paste

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Collages we made recently for a client. Cut and pasted from mostly pre-1980 photo magazines, Playboys, Scientific American, American Home, Zoom, Mad, Abitare, ...with some I-D and The Face thrown in for good measure. And a nod to Superstudio in the one below.

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10.06.2011


NeXT

In 1985 Steve Jobs hired Paul Rand to create the identity of his new company, NeXT.
Above is a page of final logos- black boxed and pitched 28ยบ - from Rand's presentation package. The project is showcased- with thoughts, reasoning, diagrams, and ultimate choices- in his book Design, Form, and Chaos

(available in our shop, as it happens.)







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10.05.2011

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

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Here's to the crazy ones.
RiP Steve Jobs,
thanks for everything.








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10.02.2011

Here come the judges

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Quite an impressive list of judges for this anti-war poster competition from a 1968 Avant Garde magazine. Could you imagine winning?
A couple issues later the winning posters were shown, but nothing was as impressive as Herb Lubalin's announcement. (above)





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