CH Omakase 2016: Original Ben Stubbington Artworks
We were incredibly excited to work with artist and designer Ben Stubbington for our 2016 CH Omakase—especially when we came to the conclusion that he would create four original artworks for some of our clients. Born in Portsmouth, UK and now based...
Nick Barclay's Abstract Movie Posters
Sydney-based art director Nick Barclay branches outside his traditional covers and spreads for international magazines and political campaigns for something a little more playful. In his latest endeavor, the designer has re-imagined classic film...
Studio Visit: Balint Zsako
Balint Zsako, whose work first caught our eye in 2007, disrupts the language of Old Master painting, with a vocabulary of modern symbolism and technique. In his view, "Everything changes, it's important to have things of your own time." Several...
Richard Galpin: Elephant (Ten Thousand Revolutions per Minute)
British artist Richard Galpin is best known for his scalpel-cut photographs of cities, but for his fifth solo exhibition—"Elephant (Ten Thousand Revolutions per Minute)"— on now at London’s Hales Gallery, the artist left his old methods behind...
Walter Battiss Ceramics
Greatly inspired by archaeology and rock art, the late South African artist Walter Battiss beautifully fused indigenous stone markings with abstract painterly concepts to become one of the country's premier painters. Battiss was dubbed "the Bushman...
Cube Print Pouch
Pierre Hardy originally rose to fame with his acclaimed footwear collections for Dior, Hermes and Balenciaga, to name a few, and has since created his own eponymous line of shoes and handbags, known for their graphic aesthetic and sleek architectural...
Exploring the mind-bending question, "What does contemporary actually mean?" The MIT Press book, "Time," explores how we measure minutes. If clock time is but a construct of capitalist structure, how else can we examine this abstract concept? Essays...
As an architect, Jon Kleinhample explored an "ideal aesthetic" through modern forms and daring techniques. Now, Kleinhample brings the same sense of exploration to Belgium-based fabrication studio LMBRJK, which takes a multi-disciplinary approach...
Studio Visit: Greg Fadell
Discovered on our recent trip to Re:view Gallery in Detroit, Greg Fadell is an abstract artist hell-bent on taking messaging out of art. His massive grayscale aesthetic channels the rawness of abstraction and makes for a piece that is nothing if...
Initially catching our eye at the recent NADA NYC fair, Michael Bauer has made an impression in the European art market for years with his energetically moody compositions. The German artist recently set up shop in New York, and in celebration...
The Aleatoric Series
From the record label-meets-art house Ghostly International comes a collaboration between abstract artists Michael Cina and Matt Shlian. The limited edition series contains works on paper that bring together the divergent styles of the two artists...
Design Indaba: Narratives
The cast of speakers who take the stage at Design Indaba each year always present a range of unique positions on creativity, but a natural theme tends to emerge from among their respective processes. This year the common idea on everyone's minds is...