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Moleskine1 Art Radar 03.18.2010

As a writer paper and pen quality are of grave importance. We all know that Lupe loves his Moleskine paper with his gold watch. So do I! The Italian company is the producer or high quality notebooks, planners, and sketchbooks. Their books house the lyrics, sketches, and appointments of big shots worldwide. Now, the fine folks at Moleskine are letting you take a peek inside the private sketchbooks of some of the world’s top designers.

The Hand of the Designer is a collection of 462 reproductions of sketches straight from the phalanges of 150 internationally recognized designers. Ideas from the brains of Bouroullec Brothers, Michael Graves, Hella Jongerius, Karim Rashid, and many others are all spilled on the pages of this one-of-a-kind book.

Moleskine Art Radar 03.18.2010

The layout of the publication resembles the signature Moleskine sketchbook. This widely recognized book features a hard, rounded corner cover, elastic band, and ribbon place holder. The only deviation is the cover color. The reason for the change in color is to allow consumers to distinguish between the white cover The Hand of the Designer book and the black Moleskine sketchpad that comes as a gift.

Release of The Hand of the Designer will be accompanied by a special exhibition featuring all the original sketches during Milan Designer Week. Following the exhibition, the sketches will be available for auction. All proceeds go to the Italian National Trust.

What: The Hand of the Designer Exhibition

Where: Villa Necchi Campiglio and Triennale Bovisa (Milan, Italy)

When: April 14-19, 2010

Auction: Villa Necchi Campiglio (Milan, Italy) on May 13, 2010

SOURCE: Designboom


Alexandros Vasmoulakis

LeBasse Projects is hitting you with a double dose of dope in the coming weeks. The new contemporary art gallery in the Culver City Arts District has made a name for itself already. Its known as one of the premiere galleries for the next generation of artists. Now, they bring to you Is Everybody Happy?, the first solo exhibition of Greek artist Alexandros Vasmoulakis to hit the States.

Alexandros Vasmoulakis

Vasmoulakis’ desires to reveal images from social revolts and personalized strife. Obviously the title has a tinge of sarcasm. In this exhibition, viewers are welcomed into a satrical world with women as the central characters. Trust me, the work is fresh to def. I think I have a new artist to add to my list of favorites!

What: Alexandros Vasmoulakis’ Is Everybody Happy? Exhibition

Where: LeBasse Projects Art Gallery

6023 Washington Blvd.

Culver City, Ca 90232

When: March 20 – April 17, 2010

Opening Reception: March 20, 2010, 7pm-10pm


LOOSEWORLD x Sophia Maldonado

There is nothing I love more than hot chicks and bright colors. Latina artist Sophia Maldonado has combined the two in a major way. This talented chica conjured up a gigantic mural of strong Latina women and boy is it sweet! The piece is on display in Times Square as part of the 42nd Street Project. You can view the mural at 215 West 42nd Street between 7th and 8th Avenue until April 30, 2010.

Heres a video featuring Sophia, the mural itself, and the tedious process of displaying it in NYC. The crew at LOOSEWORLD are to thank for this feature. Thanks guys!

LOOSEWORLD x Sophia Maldonado Video, Part 2


Victor Demarchelier

The apple doesnt fall from the tree. We’ve all heard it, but now I’ve seen it. Victor Demarchelier, son of famed fashion photographer Patrick Demarchelier, spent the majority of this childhood on the set of photo shoots for Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue. Victor has now picked up the camera and capturing breathtaking images of his own. These images are currently being displayed in New York City in his first solo show at Clic Bookstore & Gallery. Creating Images features 20 photos taken by Victor over the past several years. The high fashion look of the photos make this exhibition a must see.

What: Victor Demarchelier’s Creating Images Exhibiton

Where: Clic Bookstore & Gallery

424 Broome Street

New York, New York

When: March 3 – April 4, 2010

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