Posts Tagged ‘hand signals’
Denzyl Feigelson
Denzyl Feigelson

Denzyl Feigelson is a music industry pioneer and leading consultant in the international digital media sector. He was instrumental in the worldwide success of Paul Simon’s album, “Graceland,” and produced the first grand-scale, multi-racial “Concert in the Park” in South Africa in 1982. After founding a successful management company, with a roster that included Ladysmith […]

Marcel Wanders
Marcel Wanders

The days of cold industrialism are gradually melting away, and making way for empathetic environments that integrate sustainability and architectural history, thanks to iconic architect and designer, Marcel Wanders. Known around the world for the creation of the knotted chair, Wanders is starting a movement in design toward an age he calls the “Contemporary Renaissance […]

Todd Francis
Todd Francis

Hand Signals While it’s common for great artists to create controversial storms, Todd Francis is known for creating hurricanes. With the comical, grotesque qualities of R. Crumb and the political freedom of Paul Conrad, Francis’s cartoonish work provides a poignant, and often unsavory, underlying message. Todd Francis has created a number of iconic skateboard and […]

Hand Signals
Hand Signals

Martin Vallin A youth of skateboarding, painting, and reading in the 80s combined with a young adulthood studying philosophy and journalism have left their mark on the colorful career of photographer, Martin Vallin. Vallin now splits his time between Paris and Stockholm, and works with clients such as Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, and Nike (just to […]

Jean-Michel Jarre
Jean-Michel Jarre

Jean-Michel Jarre is known as the iconic Electronica pioneer of our time. It’s a blanket term to summarize the man who has fought relentlessly for a musical and humanitarian vision to come into fruition. When Jarre released his breakthrough album Oxygène in 1976, it was an international success that topped the charts. People gravitated to […]

TADASHI SHOJI
TADASHI SHOJI

For more than 30 years, Tadashi Shoji has crafted impeccable and elegant garments for women. Born in Sendai, Japan, Shoji apprenticed under artist Jiro Takamatsu, then costume designer Bill Whitten, before debuting his own, Los Angeles-based design studio in 1982. These days, his designs are red carpet fixtures, worn by Dita Von Teese, Octavia Spencer […]

Isabel Marant
Isabel Marant

Synonymous with luxury fashion, Isabel Marant built her enigmatic brand brick-by-brick in order to achieve her vision with freedom and integrity. Marant’s relationship with garment-production began at fifteen, sewing and reworking vintage army jackets. She established her brand in 1994 and the influence of hand-altered army jackets remains ever-present in her modern collections. Offering a […]

Phil Oh
Phil Oh

Fashion photographer Phil Oh, best known as the creator of the online street fashion bible Street Peeper, arrived at his passion after several career detours including failed Internet startups, trashy novel writing, telemarketing, and bussing tables. The Chicago native is a contributor to Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Elle, and his skills are in high demand […]

Firooz Zahedi
Firooz Zahedi

Firooz Zahedi has spent the majority of his life capturing arresting images. His body of work runs the gamut from portraits of personalities including Andy Warhol, Elizabeth Taylor, and Angelina Jolie. He has covered everything from advertising campaigns, print media and album covers, to fine art photography and collages. Born in Tehran, Iran, Zahedi grew […]

Sara Ferrari
Sara Ferrari

Sara Ferrari was born in Brescia, Italy. After her graduation at MACHINA Lonati Fashion and Design Institute, she moved to London where she started different collaborations with product and interior design practices. In 2009 she founded Sara Ferrari Design. Her work is 
already recognized internationally: the cardboard chair PAD was selected as a winning entry […]

Yoshiyuki Miyamae
Yoshiyuki Miyamae

The ISSEY MIYAKE brand has been at the forefront of Japanese fashion since its women’s collection debuted in New York in 1971. Famed for their innovative and experimental creations, ISSEY MIYAKE continues to impress fashionistas the world over, with their latest Spring/Summer2013 range being no exception. Established by Mr. Issey Miyake, graduate of the prestigious […]

Bally’s Michael Herz & Graeme Fidler
Bally's Michael Herz & Graeme Fidler

As co-creative directors for Bally, Michael Herz and Graeme Fidler oversee the Swiss brand’s overall aesthetic. Renowned for impeccable shoes and leather goods since 1851, the company turned to Herz and Fidler to revitalize ready-to-wear and the brand’s broader lifestyle appeal. While clothing had been part of Bally’s offerings since 1976, shoes, boots and bags […]

Norma Kamali
Norma Kamali

Text by Michael Cohen   Norma Kamali has been innovating American fashion for more than four decades, and she continues to thrive by challenging the status quo. Her first boutique opened in 1968, importing leading European fashions and merchandising them alongside vintage finds. By the early 1970s, she debuted her own Norma Kamali label, relaunched […]

HAND SIGNALS: ANTHONY ASAEL
HAND SIGNALS: ANTHONY ASAEL

The United Nations comprises 193 member countries: photographer Anthony Asael has been to all of them. And, in addition to the countless miles clocked thus far, this altruistic artist and social activist is rapidly gaining ground. As founder and executive director of Art in All of Us, Asael has spearheaded collaborative youth projects in 700 […]

Erik Spiekermann
Erik Spiekermann

It was Erik Spiekermann himself who said, “Typography is like air. We only notice it when it’s bad.” And it’s true, while we are surrounded by design everyday—because design is part of living itself—seldom do we notice its intricacy or how integral it is to our day-to-day existence. Look closely and its patterns will reveal […]

Tiffany Shlain
Tiffany Shlain

Filmmaker, Internet advocate, artist and activist, Tiffany Shlain is a woman of all trades. When she’s not blogging for The Huffington Post for her column “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” she’s jet-setting to the Sundance Film Festival for the premiere of one of her documentaries (or in this year’s case, two) or presiding over the Moxie Institute, […]

Kenya Hara
Kenya Hara

Kenya Hara is the kind of person who sees endless possibilities within emptiness. Succinct and rationalized, the Japanese graphic designer and art director of the esteemed collective MUJI, believes that design, whether it is good or bad, can enhance a spiritual awakening in people. The ideology can be found through every aspect of Hara’s work, […]

Mark Seliger
Mark Seliger

Capturing the essence of celebrities, musicians and models, editorial photographer Mark Seliger has shot some of history’s exceptional, iconic portraits, shooting more than 125 covers for Rolling Stone. Born in Amarillo, Texas and raised in Houston, Mark attended East Texas State University where he studied photography and graphic design. He moved to NYC where he […]

Francisco Costa
Francisco Costa

Francisco Costa knows what women want. As Creative Director for Calvin Klein over the past six years, his sartorial creations have empowered and inspired womenswear the world over; yet always remain fresh and pure in their minimalism—the very essence of the Calvin Klein label. Known for neutral and earthy palettes informed by the sporting life […]

Rem D. Koolhaas
Rem D. Koolhaas

United Nude began with a broken heart; Rem D. Koolhaas scaled back his architectural products to create the Möbius shoe in an attempt to win back his Cinderella. Though he didn’t get the girl, he won the hearts of women around the world with his modern futuristic collection that fuses design, technology and fashion. Whether […]

Wayne Coyne
Wayne Coyne

Wayne Coyne is the Flaming Lips’ major domo. Lead vocalist and ringmaster for these Oklahoma art provocateurs, he logged in time as a teenage pot dealer and fry cook at Long John’s Silver for 11 years before his band really took off—jobs that he claims were excellent preparation for fronting this band. But never more […]

Jeff Koons
Jeff Koons

Creator of the 17th BMW Art car Considered to be one of the greatest contemporary artists of our generation—whether due to the astronomical price his works command, or genuine artistic significance—one thing is for certain: every piece that Jeff Koons has created, whether perceived as kitsch or avant-garde, has left a lasting impression on his […]

Erin Fetherston
Erin Fetherston

It’s no secret that San Francisco has been a hotbed for today’s rising young design stars. For those still in the dark, its recent “graduates” have been Alexander Wang, Derek Lam and Peter Som. For Bay Area native Erin Fetherston, dreams of becoming a fashion designer were always in her cards.

Steve Lidbury
Steve Lidbury

Designer Steve Lidbury, is finally back home in London. For the past eight years the innovative designer has been abroad living and punching out some of the most engaging interior designs in Tokyo. Lidbury’s work flourished in Japan and his current aesthetic borrows elements from the modern metropolis. “As soon as I stepped foot in […]


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