Objectified is the new documentary from Gary Hustwit, the man behind last year’s font-tastic (so so sorry), Helvetica. This movie explores industrial design as a world that most of us never stop and consider, yet one that surrounds and continuously influences us. As Hustwit describes it:
Objectified is a documentary about industrial design; it’s about the manufactured objects we surround ourselves with, and the people who make them. On an average day, each of us uses hundreds of objects. (Don’t believe it? Start counting: alarm clock, light switch, faucet, shampoo bottle, toothbrush, razor…) Who makes all these things, and why do they look and feel the way they do? All of these objects are “designed,” but how can good design make them, and our lives, better?
For more info on the movie and a screening schedule be sure to check out the official Objectified site.
Take a look at the Objectified poster after the jump!
The Interwebz has been suh-low lately. At least that’s what we’re telling ourselves. How else could you explain our shameful lack of blogging lately? Certainly this lull isn’t due to writer’s block or an extended vacay gone awry. Anycrap, the shirt pictured here was enough to make us snap out of our doldrums and get back to blogging. And I gotta tell you, it feels great.
Cop the shirt at Context.
Inspired by the Pantone Matching System, SeaVees has selected seven vintage colors from the original Pantone color guide to create a limited edition run of 1,963 pairs. Why 1,963? The first Pantone Matching System was released in 1963, natch. This is the first time Pantone has allowed an outside design team to enter their archives and from the looks of it, it was worth the wait.
Check out the rest of the collection and get buying info here.
Filed under Design, Sneakers
Opening at Crewest in L.A. on February 7, this show celebrates the Sharpie and its place as the first tool a street artist acquires in his lifelong journey to hone his craft. Featuring original works of art make exclusively with Sharpies, the exhibition contains pices from some of the biggest names in graffiti art from around the world.
Filed under Art, Design, Events
Really enjoying these Pink Panther tees from Commonwealth. Order them here and check out the other colors after the jump.
Filed under Clothing, Design
Slicing and dicing the posters of the New York subway system, Poster Boy creates original pieces of art on the fly using only his trusty razor. Check the video below to get an idea of his working process and check his flickr page for other pieces of his work.
Filed under Art, Design, NYC
Spike Jonze has gone and given his skate company — not Ain’t It Cool or any of those other fanboy losers — the first look at the beasts from his highly, highly, highly anticipated adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s “Where The Wild Things Are.”
Girl Skateboards will be releasing the decks in a limited-edition run along with t-shirts. Click through the catalogue for a brief interview with Jonze too.