Barbara Kruger’s never really talked about Supreme, the skate company who’s been ripping off her ideas and prints letter for letter, color for color, for their red-and-white logo, which you have seen, because it is everywhere.
I emailed her casually to ask her about this. And today, she got back to me, and gave a candid statement on the matter of Supreme for the first time, ever, really. By emailing me a blank email, with an attachment. Which you can see above.
I can’t believe it’s taken this long for Barbara Kruger to be asked about Supreme, but actually, why not, I am sure she does not normally concern herself with the aesthetics of snapback hats.
5:31 pm • 2 May 2013 • 4,285 notes
#typography #design #barbara kruger
Anonymous asked: Do you have a "real" job next to your tumblr/designer/whatever-kind of employment?
“Designer” is actually a “real job.”
I have a “real graphic design job” with an “internet marketing company.” It is “on my resume.” I organize visual content (“design”) on our client sites, code email newsletters, and do various special projects. I like my boss & co-workers, and appreciate the flexibility it affords me.
It’s not always the most fun every day, which is why I have my “whatever-kind of employment,” where I employ myself to make myself happy for zero dollars an hour. I spend a lot of my free time making and doing, and this blog is obviously a major part of that process. Support from people on tumblr is what allows me to keep moving forward.
My personal projects are not “work” to me. Maybe one day they will be my work, or maybe one day my brain will be employed at a “dream job,” I don’t really know.
2:37 pm • 3 April 2013 • 41 notes
#ask #design #aboutme #work
Oh these are cute.
Graphic Animations created by Leslie David for French TV show, “La Mode, La Mode, La Mode.”
2:00 pm • 1 March 2013 • 26 notes
#design #gif #colours
Bea Fremderman for ShowPaper
5/5 issues curated by Jacob Ciocci and David Wightman
layout design by EyeBodega
4:39 pm • 12 February 2013 • 68 notes
I wrote a blog post about the Secret Mountains record release poster. Give it a read.
Mike Smith, who is a fucking awesome designer and street artist, did a gorgeous job on this poster for Secret Mountains’ record release. That’s right, those tiny babies are grown up and I am so proud that their debut full-length is finally coming out!
There are release shows in Brooklyn (3/2) and Baltimore (2/28) and even iIf you’re one of those people who doesn’t really go to shows any more (like me), make an exception blah blah blah I am biased I have been posting about how much I love them for three years now.
7:23 pm • 11 February 2013 • 91 notes
#secret mountains #mike smith #design #recommendations
10 People Who Inspired Me This Year
More than anything, this year has been about learning. I honestly feel that this personal growth has manifested itself in every part of me, visible to old friends in daily scenarios, or casual observers of my internet output over the last few years. I am proud and excited and not sure where I’m headed, but I know that I owe a lot to the people around me, both immediately, from a distance, or without their knowledge.
This list is not in order of importance: Alexander Barrett, Nicole Lavelle, Dustin Williams, Bubby Peck, Nathaniel Russell, Paul Octavious & Paul Windle, Chris Day, Matthew Stone, Na Kim, and Christopher Muccioli.
1:33 pm • 24 December 2012 • 31 notes
#2012 in review #aboutme #art #artists #design #inspiration #life experiences #opinions
The other week I said that there were things I really wanted to make, and then when I actually read my own words back to myself, I realized there was literally nothing stopping me.
Like actual love (which I’ve heard is wonderful), these are not for sale, but I guess I would gradually trade them in exchange for flowers, picnic dinners, and several thousand racing heart beats.
With that said, these mugs will be included in the welcome kits of my 2013 Mail Art Club. If you’re already a member, you’re already getting one, and there will be other surprises too. I can’t wait!
8:13 am • 24 December 2012 • 286 notes
#SOMEDAY #adam j. kurtz #gif #jk #design #art
(via Wieden Kennedy » W+Ker Series: Meet Megs)
Megs Senk is a really good person who I met when we both made it to the final application round of the WK12 program last September. Like many of the best people in my life, I did not particularly like her at first. But, we bonded by the end of it all and have been friends since.
Today, after a year in the 12 program, she’s a new hire at W+K (congratulations some more!!!!!), her Emergency Compliment project has blown up (good thing I got her into my planner before NPR got to her), and I even recently lent her my handwriting for her Dry Socks vending machines.
Anyway I am friend-bragging right now because she is a really good person who actually inspired me greatly when we first met, and I am very proud of her and look forward to hanging out and complaining about stuff.
Follow her tumblr! Read her interview! OK!
5:52 pm • 13 December 2012 • 22 notes
#design #girls #megs senk #friends #recommendations