Monthly Archives of: January 2010

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BEHOLDEN

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One of the many book cover designs that introduced Salinger’s classic.

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TWO-FACED

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Signature, yet surprisingly sexy diptych by Shepard Fairey.

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FACT CHECK

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Uncompromisingly gorgeous typography and design from the creative mastermind behind Fact magazine:  Herb Lubalin.

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STAMPING OUT

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Unexpected beauty in a collection of 19th Century cancellation stamps.

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PROTECTIVE GEAR

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Condoms rarely get attention for their aesthetic value, but Proper Attire decided to put a stop to that last month.  In honor of World Aids Day, limited edition packaging featured a famous Keith Haring image of two figures holding up a heart. Haring, a New York street artist, died of AIDS in 1990.

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A PERFECT 10

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Another ravishing vintage movie poster.

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BROTHERLY LOVE

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The fact that Isamu Noguchi’s iconic coffee table has been endlessly copied to the point of Mid-Century cliche shouldn’t detract from the intrinsic poetry and simplicity of its design and construction: two identical pieces of wood held together by a single pin, topped off by an organically shaped glass slab. Now, comes word from Herman Miller, the licensed manufacturer of the table for the last 50 years, that Noguchi designed the table as a birthday present for his sister.  Brotherly love has never looked this timeless.