Friday, June 23, 2017

American Politics Hits the Fashion Runway

The Italian fashion house of Dolce and Gabana has generated controversy for their embrace of political positions.

GQ Article: Raury Protest Fashion Design House


Magazine Cover Design

The New Yorker magazine riffs on a classic film to draw a parallel with the current political administration.

Article

Charlie Chaplin's film Modern Times one of the last silent movies depicts a protagonist who constantly undermines himself by not grasping the mechanisms that frames his environment.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Obama Library Center Plans Revealed

This is the first look at the plans in the works for the 44st President's library. It is described as transformational for the south side of Chicago neighborhood where it will be located.


Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Up and Coming Designers: Virgil Abloh and Dozie Kanu

A creative voice that you may not know, Virgil Abloh...

What will be the moniker that will be assigned to this era of design where an urban aesthetic is formalized into a language embraced by the "high society" taste makers?


Virgil talks about his retail store and collaborations with Levis..



Virgil discusses his design inspirations and philosophy:




Another Up and Coming Designer - Dozie Kanu



Saturday, June 03, 2017

Matrixx the Movie: A Metaphor for the Virtual World of the 21st Century

The decision to know the truth, the blue pill or the red pill...



Is what you think is real, real or a construct of your imagination...



The Matrix is the system...



Design Ethics -Tristan Harris


Design in the digital era is focused on attracting the human mind and holding its attention, this manipulation of people is the goal of many social media companies.

Tristan Harris points out that this is not in the best interest of the user, but the advertisers.

Tristan Harris website