Gallery Libby Sellers will be participating in the second annual Design Days Dubai fair in a booth organised by the UK Craft Council. Works presented from GLS will be by designers including Fabien Cappello, Simon Hasan, Max Lamb, Peter Marigold and Rolf Sachs.
Julia was born in Germany and has been living in New York for 15 years. She’s creative director at MoMA design studio as the head of the in-house design team of 6 designers and some freelancers, responsible for the institution’s consistently powerful visual communication. She’s been Vice President at American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) NYC and is a part-time faculty member at School of Visual Arts. Julia joined MoMAin 2008 after working as an art director at the Colorado-based agency Crispin Porter + Bogusky. She had previously worked with the New York design firm Pentagram, where she designed identities and branding systems, packaging, and publication designs for clients including The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Target, the Public Theater, and The Criterion Collection. She also helped to develop the redesign of The Metropolitan Opera in New York, and was the lead designer on the award-winning bestseller The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents America (the Book): A Citizen’s Guide to Democracy Inaction.
Kelly Tucker draws and makes many things, including Cosby Sweaters. She started The Cosby Sweater Project in March 2011, and has kept up with it admirably ever since. This Tumblr takes an episode of the iconic 1980s American comedy, picks out one of Bill’s eye-melting jumpers (or sometimes another character’s knitwear), and does a nicely naive illustration of the pattern.
This incredible installation at Patria Restaurant was created by Commute Home, a Toronto firm. The cross-stitch portion is actually a screen, created by Laura Carwardine and Marlo Ornilla. This mixed media wall is comprised of a custom wallpaper image of a flamenco dancer, mounted behind a cross stitched screen. The cross stitch pattern is embroidered using cotton jersey on copper-coated steel grid. The full process took over two months to complete, totaling 485 hours for everyone involved. There are over 17,000 stitches in the installation, spread over 21 separate 4′x8′ panels. Commute created this awesome time-lapse video of the project so you can see the hard work that went into it.
Julia Hoffmann is Creative Director of the MoMA’s advertising and graphic design department, together with her team are responsible for the institution’s consistently powerful visual communication. This special two-day workshop is for graphic designers who want to extend their knowledge in communication design, typography, exhibition design, and signage systems. Hurry up this workshop is limited to 20 participants! Head to Gestalten website for full infos, terms and conditions.
Prunella is vegan cold process soap made with organic ingredients in Portland by Janell Anderson. It is made utilizing the old-fashioned method of soap making and cures for a minimum of four weeks from the time it is made until it’s available for sale. Eco-friendly, super sudsy and wonderful for your skin!
Designer Hisorian Emily King edited a 528-page monograph presenting for the first time twenty years of works by M/M (Paris), one of the most emblematic and influential design practices and art partnerships of the twenty-first century. M to M of M/M (Paris) comes with a foreword by artist Hans Ulrich Obrist, is designed by Graphic Thought Facility and published by Thames & Hudson.
Amy Ng the founder and editor of Pikaland blog also manages Camp Pikaland, a collaborative effort in bringing together the best of art, craft, illustration and small-business based online classes to people all over the world. Armed with a computer and an internet connection, you’ll be able to connect with students and teachers while turning your workspace into a classroom, becoming part of the idea of art education beyond borders.