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Van Doren Halloween Print Era
Paying tribute to the brand's humble beginnings rooted in 1970s and '80s skate culture, Vans continues to reissue vintage prints as part of the Van Doren Collection. One of the latest to get bumped back into production—and just in time for Halloween...
CULTURE
A History of Reading
In 1996, essayist and editor Alberto Manguel produced a 22-chapter literary adventure solely exploring the act of reading. His passion for turning the pages was met with clever anecdotes and well-researched information, all uniting to form "A History...
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Botas 66, Prague
Five years ago, Jan Kloss and Jakub Korouš—then graphic design students at Prague's Academy of Arts and Design—decided to bring classic Botas sport shoes back to life as part of a school project. Established under the name Botana in 1948 in the...
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ListenUp
Grace Jones: Me! I Disconnect From You Model turned new wave R&B diva, Grace Jones remains on heavy rotation at clubs around the world, but for many its her covers that stand out most. Jones reinterprets songs with a certain refined soulfulness...
DESIGN
Three Reissued Modernist Lamps
by Adam Štěch As the year rolls forward many furniture and lightning brands continue to show an interest in reissuing historical design artifacts of decades past. Large or small, most producers comprising the design market now present some form of...
DESIGN
Homage to Joe Colombo
To commemorate the life and work of Joe Colombo, Italian design company Kartell has reissued his iconic 4801 chair. Designed in 1965, the 4801 was the first of 12 objects that Colombo created for Kartell until his premature death in 1971. In conjunction...
STYLE
Camoweave Forester
New from Eddie Bauer's Fall line of heritage garments is the Camoweave Forester. The handsome coat pays tribute to its hunting-inspired predecessor first introduced by Eddie Bauer in 1965, using the same superior construction techniques and materials...
CULTURE
Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology
Seven years in the making, Smithsonian Folkways' new edition, Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology represents the new standard, a long-overdue update to Martin Williams' out-of-print compilation The Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz. While some...
CULTURE
Fables of the Reconstruction 25th Anniversary
Putting opinions on reunion tours (and the entire fate of rock) aside, a good reissue makes the perfect excuse to revisit an old favorite or get into it for the first time—and gives die-hard fans something new to obsess about. Fables of the Reconstruction...
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Warrior Footwear
The classic silhouettes and primary colors of Warrior Footwear look stolen from a mid-century gym class in—which isn't far from the truth. Recently introduced to Western markets, the sneakers have a storied history in China, dating back to...
STYLE
My BluBlockers
by Ariston Anderson Immortalized in Dr. Geek's Venice Beach rap and late night half-hour infomercials, BluBlockers defined an iconic '80s style. Now the infamous sunglasses, re-named My BluBlockers, are back with retro appeal. Still boasting...
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Burton Archive Series
Eighties revivalism continues and when done right we enjoy seeing the era reinvented in design, fashion, music, etc. Better yet, a reissue celebrates originals and maybe even better still, adding new details to classics modernizes them for a fresh...
TECH
Diana+ Reissue from Lomo
Fans of Lomography will be excited to hear about the Diana+, a faithful reproduction of the plastic 120 camera made by the Great Wall Plastics Factory in the 1960s. At the time they were originally produced, the Diana was priced at only about $1...
DESIGN
Erwin Hauer Reissue
A couple years ago we talked about the architectural sculptor Erwin Hauer and his amazing biomorphic, continuous surface screens (here). We're now very excited to report that three selections from his 50s era work are being reissued and one...
CULTURE
Fania Records: Classics Reissued
From humble beginnings—co-founder Johnny Pacheco used to sell records out of the trunk of his car—to 44,000 fans mobbing Yankee Stadium for the historic 1973 Fania All-Stars concert, Fania Records is arguably the single most important...
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