Good design is EVERYTHING! The Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design breaks down 500 iconic designs in magazines, logos, typefaces, ads, album covers, posters and newspapers. The unique presentation—it’s actually a book-in-a-box—makes devouring the information even more fun.
I’m so in love with Bill Cunningham. The legendary street style photographer is a true journalist in every sense of the word. His tireless commitment to documenting fashion is extraordinary. This documentary shows why he’s one of a kind.
Is that really “Flava in Ya Ear” in this McDonald’s commercial? So funny because journalists were actually sent that single in a fast food sandwich box that said B.I.G. Mack. It was all part of a marketing campaign to introduce Biggie and Craig Mack back in ‘94. Who would have thought that song would actually be used to sell Big Macs one day? Cray, lol.
Group Home’s debut album is a classic. Most hip hop heads gave Livin’ Proof that distinction because of Premo’s beats, but those boys bled on those tracks. In fact, Malachi’s first verse on “Supa Star” is truly one of my favorites.
Hell’s Kitchen. Illest name ever for a neighborhood. Lived there for over twenty years and loved every minute. Real estate agents now call it Midtown West. You know, cause that just sounds so much cooler. Ha!
I took this photo in the Cour d’Honneur at Jardins du Palais Royal in Paris. The striped black and white posts, Les Deux Plateaux, were added in the ’80s. Super random design, but still pretty. The State tried to rescind its contract with designer Daniel Buren during the construction. Not everyone was happy about the integration of contemporary design and historic buildings.