One Year of White Pages
One Year of White Pages is a set of 12 monthly notebooks that were designed by Alessandro Esteri, photographer and head of creative agency Hand Made Group, an international, multidisciplinary studio specialising in luxurious and bespoke design surrounding the world of graphic, packaging, web, interior and furniture, photography and art.
Via Mr Hobday.
Felissimo 500 Pencils
Felissimo together with Social Designer has introduced 500 pencils, a unique subscription idea that is sure to satisfy your thirst for color and art supplies all at once. Beautifully curated and selected, the best aspect of 500 Pencils is that you don’t receive all of them at once, but over the course of 20 months.
The Lost Poster
When we were designing the Objectified film poster, the choice for the final design came down to two versions: one had a metallic silver background with white objects and text, the other had a white background with silver objects and black text. We (Gary Hustwit & Build) thought both were beautiful, and we couldn’t make up our minds which one to go with. So after much deliberation we decided that we’d print the silver version first for the United States premiere, and do the white version for the UK and Europe events.
Well, the silver colorway sort of took over as the identity of the film, appearing on postcards, adverts, t-shirts, the DVD cover, etc., and we never ended up printing the white version. So we’ve decided to do a limited-edition letterpress print of the “lost” white colorway: metallic black and metallic silver ink, A2 size (16 1/2≤ x 23 1/2≤) on Crane’s Lettra 300gsm paper, in an edition of 100 numbered copies, $125. Buy one here from the Objectified shop.
Via Build’s Blog.
The Hundreds x SE Bikes
When I was a kid, the PK Ripper was my dream bike and that dream has been reignited by the The Hundreds x SE Bikes PK Ripper. SE Bikes built this bike from scratch exclusively for The Hundreds, which boasts an all new 6061 aluminum tubing, looptail rear end, and retro dropouts. Limited to a release of 350 pieces worldwide, each bike is individually numbered and features signature The Hundreds JAGS design throughout, including seat and padset. The Hundreds x SE Bikes 26” PK Ripper will be available August 13th.
Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co.
Playful and intelligent, The Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company is a wonderful project that was created by 826 National, a network of youth tutoring and writing centers with locations in seven cities—San Francisco, Los Angeles, Brooklyn, Boston, Chicago, Ann Arbor and Seattle. At the core of the organization is a dedication to helping students 6–18 with their English and writing skills. The idea when the organization started, back in 2002, was a simple one—provide one-on-one tutoring for students falling behind—but along the way there were some strange detours. Those detours led us to create odd storefronts that sold odder products—peg legs, robot emotions, caveman food, and space-travel underwear, among hundreds of other semi-useful things. The Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company was designed by the ever diligent Sam Potts.
Armed with a few thousand dollars, a digital camera, and a couple of lights, Nigerian directors have created a $236 million industry and now Nollywood is the world’s third largest producer of feature films. Distributed solely by video cassette, the movies are a rare instance of self-representation in the mass media in Africa. Photographer Pieter Hugo assembled a team of actors and assistants and asked them to recreate Nollywood myths and symbols as if they were on movie sets. The resulting images are raw yet hauntingly beautiful.
Art, Fashion and Architecture
Luxury and art have never been more closely linked than they are in these early years of the twenty-first century. Virtually all the world’s major luxury houses have associated themselves with contemporary art through sponsorships, commissions, or foundations, and these points of exchange nourish the increasingly symbiotic relationship between fashion, art, and other design disciplines. Of all modern luxury brands, Louis Vuitton can claim to maintain the richest and most varied associations with the world of art. Included in this volume are Louis Vuitton’s important collaborations with an elite group of artists, architects, designers, and photographers, such as Jun Aoki, Shigeru Ban, Vanessa Beecroft, Olafur Eliasson, Zaha Hadid, David LaChapelle, Jean Larivière, Annie Leibovitz, Takashi Murakami, Richard Prince, Stephen Sprouse, James Turrell, Inez Van Lamsweerde, and Vinoodh Matadin. Louis Vuitton: Art, Fashion and Architecture is structured as a seductive anthology of the house’s most visible collaborations. Critical essays examine and position Louis Vuitton’s patronage—under the guidance of Artistic Director Marc Jacobs—during one of the most fertile periods of contemporary art and design.