Qompendium is an evolving and ever-changing platform for art and culture, represented by a series of print publications: magazines, books and monographies developed by Kimberly Lloyd. Qompendium has introduced Qompendium Print Publication Volume 1, a perfect complement to the site which contains ‘a selective journey through the multiverse of intentional and unintentional time capsules featuring an array of exceptional pictorial essays, unabridged interviews and supplementary brand editorials.’ Beautiful.
Major Lazer is a Jamaican commando who lost his arm in the secret Zombie War of 1984. The US military rescued him and repurposed experimental lazers as prosthetic limbs. Since then Major Lazer has been a hired renegade soldier for a rogue government operating in secrecy underneath the watch of M5 and the CIA. His cover is that of a dancehall night club owner from Trinidad and he enlisted the help of long-time allies and uber-producers, Diplo and Switch, to produce his first LP. His true mission is to protect the world from the dark forces of evil that live just under the surface of a civilized society. He fights vampires and various monsters, parties hard, and has a rocket powered skateboard.
Schwartzco is the studio of Christian Schwartz, a type designer and typography consultant based in New York City— and one of my favorite typographers. A graduate of the Communication Design program at Carnegie Mellon University, Schwartz first worked at MetaDesign Berlin, developing typefaces for Volkswagen and logos for a number of corporations. He then returned to the US and joined the design staff at The Font Bureau, Inc., working for a wide range of corporate and publication clients.
He has released commercial fonts with Village, FontFont, and digital type pioneers Emigre. Schwartz also designed the widely-used Neutraface family, based on the work of modernist architect Richard Neutra, for release by House Industries, who reissued Orange Italic’s infamous Luxury Collection in 2006. Schwartz has also released a number of typefaces through Font Bureau, including the popular Farnham, used in Sports Illustrated and Rolling Stone, and Amplitude, which was first seen in the pages of Wallpaper*.
It’s a well-known fact that I’m obsessed with vivid colors, but I have to admit—I’m in love with this series of images by Daniela Glunz, a Hamburg-based photographer. Although I haven’t been able to locate much information about the photographer, it’s obvious that these images were created in tandem with a talented makeup artist.
Lab Partners is a design and illustration team featuring the collaborative work of Ryan Meis and Sarah Labieniec. They live and work in the beautiful Bay Area with their orange tabby cat Wes. Shown here are a collection of limited edition Gocco prints for the Hunt & Gather show at Outre Gallery in Melbourne and Sydney. Hunt & Gather is a series of works drawn from a mishmash of experiences at flea markets.