Global Narratives Project

In class a week ago we each “threaded out” three images from the fantastic, eye-popping book (Un)Fashion edited by Tibor and Maira Kalman. Concentrating on global fashion elements, we looked at how how around the world adorned their bodies through different types of wear associated with military, ethnic, religious and uniform elements. I pulled out meanings … Continue reading

(Re)Beats: Johnny Depp on Kerouac

Continuing our exploration on The Beats generation in Fashion History: Couture class today, a classmate drew an interesting observation of actor Johnny Depp as the parallel or rather, the transgressive/post-modern narrative that speaks and lives its attitude. Then tonight while looking for Kerouac readings and Cassidy letters online, I came across this clip of Johnny reciting … Continue reading

Ah&Oh Studio: Scent Stories

Mafda Katek and Kamil Jerzykowski of Ah&Oh, a Polish graphic/visual/product communication studio now based halfway between Berlin and Warsaw, has come up with this brilliant scent packaging concept “Scent Stories” inspired by the great dark, distinctive literature and the strong characters of George Orwell, Marquis de Sade, Sir Edgar Allan Poe and Pierre Choderlos de Laclos. … Continue reading

Howl (2010) – Robb Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman

As per my usual Friday night ritual, as opposed to planting my seat in a bar, I found myself at Angelika Film Center on West Houston above SoHo, lining up to see Howl upon it’s second day of release. Admittedly I have always been more exposed to Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs than I … Continue reading