I recently went to see the Graphic Design Now in Production exhibition, co-organized by Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and the Walker Art Center. Was a cool show and was fun to take the ferry out to Governors Island where the show is being presented. You can view more images on the Blank & Co. blog
You can always access your favorite sites using their IP address by typing in the numbers with dots in between. Here are my favorite ones: Staple Design 220.127.116.11, Facebook.com 18.104.22.168, Twitter.com 22.214.171.124, Dropbox.com 126.96.36.199, Blank & Co. 188.8.131.52
To find others on a Mac just open Terminal and type in PING (complete url) then press enter.
Happy to announce the launch of Levi’s® Vintage Clothing (LVC). The Blank & Co. team has been working with the creative folks at LVC in Amsterdam to create a site that would be informative and clear. This is the first LVC site ever so we’re extra proud of it and a Japanese version is coming soon. Also, we’ll continue to upgrade it an add more content with time. I hope you enjoy it and stay tuned for more!
I recently visited the Ezma factory in New Delhi to check out how the Kani shawls of Kashmir are woven. Some of these shawls take over 2 years! to weave because of their intricate nature. It’s cool that Ezma is helping keep the tradition alive by giving the workers a place to work as well as a percentage of the profits. The Kani shawls are woven with special wooden needles called Kanis, hence the name Kani shawls.
Been in New Delhi for a couple of weeks and was at Sarai yesterday to discuss a possible collaboration. I love the space they have and of course the research work they’re doing. Sarai is a “research space with a commitment towards developing a model of research-practice that is public and creative”. Sarai was initiated by the members of the RAQS Media Collective.
While I was at Sarai I ran into Bhagwati Prasad, who is one of the oldest research fellows. Bhagwati has been working on a graphic novel which looks really cool. I’m still “soaking” it in, but you can check it out for yourself since the book is available to download for free, as are all projects created at Sarai. Here’s a link.