Sunday, 26 April 2009
_Posibly one of my favourite book spreads EVER. I wish so badly that I had this publication, because everything, and I mean everything about it safisfies me - Colours, print, wording, layout, stock, form and dont even start me on the glorious little modernist illustration at the bottom of the left page.
If you do nothing else today, I beg of you, please, breathe the full glory of this image in.
Posted by _RBPM at 15:19
_So go and buy it and make you lives better - Acne Paper, Issue 8: 'Eroticism'. Featuring contributions from Carine Roitfeld, Mario Testino, Azzedine Alaïa, Malcolm McLaren, Sarah Moon, Daniel Jackson, Glenn O'brien and many more.
FYI: Stay tuned on the update for when the RBPM interview goes up on ACNE online (I hear it will be going up this week) - All very exciting ;)
Posted by _RBPM at 15:10
_I took this close up of a bit (about 8%!) of my wardrobe last night and genuinely suprised myself as to how bright and patterned my wardrobe is (aswell as stupidly organized) - from vintage 1980's pink knits, to 1940's blue beaver fur, shredded grunge plaids to leopard print Westwood bombers, Comme Des Garcons polka dots under acid wash denims and 'Tut TV' prints over Dries van Noten tailoring - Its all very satisfying!
Posted by _RBPM at 15:02
_Such a fun website at the minute. The promo for the new Stephen Sprouse Louis Vuitton range, Everything from movies to music, the collections and just some strange games and stuff. None the less I love how simple and playful it is.
Check it: www.welovesprouse.com
Posted by _RBPM at 13:26
_When I was back home last week, I made a conscious effect to go to one of my favourite places in Yorkshire - The Hyde Park Picture House, just on the outskirts of Leeds - I've blogged on the 19th century, one room, one screen cinema before. But I just wanted to mention how great it is again. I how important it is to support independant business' (After this thought - I now make the effort to buy ALL of my magazines from independant London outlets)
Memo: The above image is the opening credits to the movie I went to go and see - Glorious.
Posted by _RBPM at 13:00
_Just some glorious bits of Punk Graphics for a Sunday night. I've been doing so much 'corparate design' at the minute (well, corporate to me means having to use a grid!) so a nice bit of black photocopy cut and paste is a welcome break to clean lines and open minimal space bullshit.
Posted by _RBPM at 12:56
_The freaking Chanel guitar!
Lagerfeld was quoted commenting the instrument: “Coco Chanel had an affair with Stravinsky, mine was with a guitar.” It was launched in the SS09 fashion show with models strutting rock inspired garb. No word on who produced the instrument for Chanel. The instrument and case’s ticket price is £2800. Bargain.
Posted by _RBPM at 12:54
Thursday, 23 April 2009
_This glorious bit of genius landed on my doorstep this morning - The S/S09 A.P.C catologue - photographed by Bruce weber and Art directed by M/M Paris - Pretty much an envelope of perfection in my eyes. and, a Freakin' double sided Poster wrap! - Too Good.
Memo: Yeah, the cropped orange cover to the book is thick waxed canvas (I'm hard)
Posted by _RBPM at 08:24
_Last Wednesday (April 15th) iconic 90's photographer SHAWN MORTENSEN, sadly passed away - A kinetic force of optimism and seemingly limitless positive energy, Shawn’s hearty career as a photojournalist and artist took him around the world several times over, unselfishly spreading his endless supply of good vibes as he went. Particularly renowned for his portraits of musicians, artists, and entertainers, Shawn photographed a stunning array of pop culture demigods in his 20+ year career including Keith Haring, Tupac, Henry Rollins, James Brown, The Notorious BIG, Bjork, Jun Takahashi, Leo Fitzpatrick, Christopher Wool, Mark Gonzales, Ed Ruscha, Vivienne Westwood, The Bad Brains, Dash Snow, Grandmaster Flash, Neil Young, MIA, John Lee Hooker, Nigo, Sofia Coppola, Agnes B., Sonic Youth, The Beastie Boys, Keith Richards, Chloe Sevigny, The Foo Fighters, Everlast, Kraftwerk, Wu Tang Clan, and The Sex Pistols, to name but a few. Shawn was also a successful commercial photographer who worked with clients like SUPREME and NIKE, and publications like VIBE, and I-D Magazine, where his streetwise eye was a highly prized commodity. Within the artistic community of his homeland of Los Angeles, Mortensen was a local legend whose constant presence at weekly art openings was a staple of the scene, his favorite Polaroid camera always in hand. At the time of his death, 43-year-old Mortensen was working on a series of new artwork titled “M.O.R.= Monsters!, Outlaws, & Renegades” set to debut at SPACE15TWENTY in Los Angeles in June of this year, and a collaborative photo-based T-Shirt line with Hollywood fashion brand BARRACUDA. Our hearts go out to Shawn’s family during this difficult time. Needless to say, Shawn may be gone, but he will not be forgotten. For newcomers to Shawn’s work, his excellent book, “Out of Mind” is a must-have photographic reference point.
Above are just a few of my favourites of his incredible body of work.
Posted by _RBPM at 07:45
Tuesday, 21 April 2009
_Thanks to my 'Industry Gossip Girl' here's next months cover of interview Magazine. The First issue done entirely by M/M Paris, no Baron / M/M tranistion period like last months Zack Efron cover. This is the one that will tell. And from the cover I think I like it - It looks like its straight out of 1987, which makes me love it. BUT, is that a good thing that it looks like an old design and not a new one? - We'll see.
Posted by _RBPM at 09:57
_One of my favourite interiors ever - Diana Vreeland's 'Parlour' - She told her interior design she wanted it red, but no normal red, "The red of the Garden of Hell" - A ballsy room, for a ballsy woman. Incredible. I love all the different patterns in the the same tone of reds.
Posted by _RBPM at 09:53
_'We Love White Tee' the new T-shirt project / collab by Topman - its actually quite nice. Some lovely designs by JW Anderson, Juun J, phillip Lim, Christopher Shannon (I bet you'd never guess which was his!?), Richard Chai and Henry Holland (an 'H' collar Henry?! - come on). The Shoots quite nice by Ben Weller (Always shoots boys well) Im just not sure about all that COLOUR stlying with big old bright backgrounds? - Didn't we do that 18 months ago?
Posted by _RBPM at 09:42