Poketo is a designer of limited edition art products, accessories, apparel, and decor. Founded by Ted Vadakan and Angie Myung, Poketo promotes the work of top international artists by showcasing original artwork through their fun and accessible wares. Poketo takes art off of gallery walls and makes them a part of your everyday life.
Despite arguably descending into a quagmire of illogical, pseudo-religious schmaltz last year (I’m still waiting for six years of my life back, but that’s another story), the ABC show LOST receives these super-simple and incredibly effective homage posters. Created by Madrid-based designer Pablo Sánchez, they are available for purchase on his online store. Check them out.
The beloved Swiss Zine publisher, Nieves, has entered the digital world with an app for the iPhone and iPad. It’s quite surprising how quickly they adopted the technology. The app is available for free and can be downloaded in the Apple App store. After spending a few moments with it the idea of zines in digital form felt appropriate. Nieves plans to offer up a fresh list of artist zines every month. Check out the first release with works by Jody Barton, Lizzie Finn, Alexis Saile, Kevin Lyons, Gabi Berüter, Tobin Yelland, Gareth Bayliss, Rockmaster K. and Tucker Nichols.
Print-Process was founded by Blam [Mark Blamire] in November 2010 and is a sister company to the ever-popular, online print/poster outlet Blanka. The unique service enables a fixed pricing structure, whereby the customer can specify his or her size of poster – depending on their requirements. There are some serious gems to found on here (some of which I’ve featured here); of both old favorites as well as new stars, available in high quality giclée reproductions. I’m surprised I haven’t come across this before, as the link came courtesy of my friend Joao who is currently chipping away at his newly-launched blog – Flat Times. Obrigado!
The Big Red teamed up with Poketo to unleash more visual fun for everyone. Some of our favorites worked on this collaboration including Mike Perry and Leif Parsons. Check out the beautiful lookbook shot by Ye Rin Mok and designed by Forest. Keep an eye out the next time you happen to be a Target.
Model: Jeana Sohn
michael martin behind mash & nice collective have set up a new impressive line.
check it when you get a chance / martin clothing
Since being here in Seoul, it is ever so refreshing to find places, people, folks like this. If you have some time, check out the publications from Mediabus and better yet, if you are in Seoul, come visit The Book Society.
“Mediabus is an independent publisher based in Seoul, Korea. It was initiated in 2007 by independent curators with the collaboration of designers. Mediabus publishes zines & books, produces and distributes, organizes exhibitions & events, directs a workshop, and carries out project or book commissions for companies & institutions.”
“Natural inspiration.” Botazoo is a quality t-shirt label coming from Seoul, Korea. They have some innovative designs full of fun details. The price tag is a bit high, but the creators really put forth an impressive effort to make it worthwhile. I’m really digging their packaging too. (Unfortunately, the site is only in Korean, but I do believe they accept international orders).
For those of you who aren’t familiar with the Hairy Bikers, this next post might seem a tad surreal. Let me tell you these guys are ahead of their game when it comes to proper, down-to-earth food on the go – literally! Being an avid follower of the popular UK food program, I was instantly drawn in and chuffed to bits by these packaging designs for their crisps range, done by London based Here. Quality my friend. Quality.
Something we’re going nuts for right now – these bold, brave, 90’s-esque prints coming our way from designer/illustrator Mat Cook, who was recently featured in Issue 01 of Eight:48 newspaper (which smells terrific, by the way). Subliminal homage to popular brands and screen printed loveliness served here as a refreshing backlash to the apparent inertia of aesthetic neo-modernism we’re currently experiencing. Yes please.
It’s back again folks, Free Shipping Friday! Hope everyone had a great week. For the yanks, hope everyone recovered from your sun-drenched weekends. This week we are featuring Pie Paper, a quality publication from New Zealand. Pie Paper brings together a thoughtful package in a carefully considered broadside form. It is a piece that is not to be dismissed as “another newsprint zine”.
Take a look at this great diagram. Already you can tell that the editors are trying to cover a lot of ground. Unlike many other ambitious publications out there, Pie Paper really does bring it all together. Looking through issue #1, themed under the concept of “repetition”, is an exciting excavation process that yields surprising discoveries.
**Note — Orders made in the next 24 hours will be shipped next Friday (6.11.2010). We appreciate the support! Hugs.
That’s right folks. FSF = Free Shipping Fridays. For the next few weeks we will be offering free shipping with the purchase of the featured product. This week we have the illustrious New Work Magazine. Currently, we have Issue No. 4 in stock.
The chair meets the alphabet. Rotterdam designer Roeland Otten has designed a collection of 26 chairs, each spelling out one letter of the alphabet, with playful typographic results.