Paul Rand: The Complete Designer

Steve Jobs praises the legendary creative problem solver in this 1993 interview.

Al Jaffee and the Art of the Fold-In

A new exhibition in Brooklyn looks at a few examples from the more than four hundred pieces of fold-in art created by the MAD Magazine mastermind.

Art Openings Tonight (and This Weekend) in New York & Los Angeles

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EARLY MAN
Aurel Schmidt, Austin Lee, Barry McGee, Bjarne Melgaard, Bruce High Quality Foundation, Christian Rosa, David Pappaceno, David Shrigley, Dennis Hoekstra, Devin Troy Strother, Eric Yahnker, Francine Spiegel, Giovanni Garcia-Fenech, Jim Drain, JIM JOE, Katherine Bernhardt, Misaki Kawai, Paul DeMuro, Takeshi Murata, Theo Rosenblum, and more.

November 13 – December 28th, 2014

The Hole
312 Bowery
New York, New York 10012

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“Nightstick” (Limp)

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Brad Downey’s new edition with Case Studyo deflates the authority.

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Magnum Images Rescued from Oblivion

Magnum’s “Square Print Sale” features overlooked work by photographic masters like Elliot Erwitt, Bruce Davidson, and Thomas Hoepker. The signed, 6″x6″ time-limited editions are available for $100 through Friday, November 14th at 5pm EST, so get your good gifting on until then.

Working Class Window Art. As Outsider as it Gets.

Baltimore’s painted screens

Openings & Parties: Freezer Burn

Last Saturday night on the Upper East Side, Hauser & Wirth presented ‘FREEZER BURN’, a group exhibition put together by Rita Ackermann. Featuring a list of stellar names and artworks, the turnout for opening night was a supreme success. Christos Katsiaouni on hand to document the atmosphere.

FREEZER BURN is on view through December 20th, 2013

Bathroom Art

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Watching Birds in Marseille, the shower curtain by Parra

DUCKS

By the time that you’ve finished looking through the entirety of this massive group show curated by Ryan Travis Christian, you’ll have more thoughts than you previously had on the quacking creature. Whether those thoughts are good or bad is completely up to you. Just know that there’ll be more.

On view at Greenpoint Terminal Gallery through November 29th, 2014

Printables

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NCIS: Provence: The Van Gogh Mystery by Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith

For many decades, suicide was the unquestioned final chapter of Vincent van Gogh’s legend. But in their 2011 book, Pulitzer Prize-winning biographers Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith offered a far more plausible scenario—that Van Gogh was killed—only to find themselves under attack. Now, with the help of a leading forensic expert, the authors take their case a step further.

Openings & Parties: “NOT FOR PROFIT” presented by Vito Schnabel and the Bruce High Quality Foundation

Last night, The Bruce High Quality Foundation went all Willy Wonka by opening the doors to their rarely seen headquarters. The occasion was “NOT FOR PROFIT,” a benefit and celebratory evening of live music and performances by Dev Hynes, Ana Fabrega, FAKE INJURY PARTY, Edan, Blazer Sound System and Max McFerren. Attendees drank from an open Vodka Bar provided by Belvedere Vodka, and bought art right off the walls to help raise funds for the BHQFU.

Photos courtesy of BFA

Covers of Death

Working primarily with an airbrush in the 1940s, Gerald Gregg designed close to 200 covers for Dell paperbacks at the Western Printing & Lithographing Company in Racine, Wisconsin. Some of his best work comes from the ‘Mystery’ imprint, featured in the gallery above.

“This Technically Counts As Showing Work at the MoMA”

The Story of Steve Powers, as told by Steve Powers during his recent Creative Mornings talk.

Picture of the Day

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Daniel Gordon

Modern Day Yin and Yang

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‘The Good, The Bad.’ by Gary Silipa

Art Openings Tonight (and through the Weekend) in NYC, SF, and LA

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Takeshi Murata
OM Rider
November 5 – December 21, 2014

Salon 94 Bowery
243 Bowery
New York, NY 10002

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New Trees

Robert Voit’s large format series humorously highlights the odd, oversized attempts to hide cell phone towers in plain sight. The series is on view at Clamp Art through November 15th, 2014.

Creating a Context for the Artwork Itself

Future Relic 02, the second chapter of Daniel Arsham’s Future Relic series. Starring James Franco.

Typographically Eating

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Design Letters dinnerware with typography by Arne Jacobsen

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