As an editorial resident here at AIGA, I spend heaps of time on the internet scouring social media and websites for the choicest design news. You’re too busy with your life to do this each week, so I’ve brought all my findings here. Follow along all day every day on Instagram @AIGAeyeondesign and Twitter @aigaeyeondesign.
This week I…
…get out and about on the New York subway using Triboro’s new Wrong Color subway maps. Did they get me lost? Hell yeah they did, but they look pretty damn cool, so I’m not sure I mind. Best kept on a studio wall rather than out and about in the city though.
…peruse the shortlists for this year’s Stack Awards for independent magazines. 2016’s awards include Magazine, Launch, Editor, Art Director, and Cover of the Year, best use of Photography and Illustration, Best Original Fiction and Non-Fiction, and Student Magazine of the Year. The shortlists are decidedly impressive, and the winners will be announced on November 29. Look out!
…head down to the Superchief Gallery in Los Angeles to take in their incredible Soft show. The exhibition brings together some incredible illustration talent to make unique pieces of woven art. Most deal with the occult, pornography, fantasy beasts, amazonian warriors and ancient mythology—not really the typical subject matter you find in weaving. But stuff tradition, because the artwork’s magnificent and is only on show for a few more days. Head down and check ‘em out.
…wonder how decadent it’s going to feel to take a poop in a golden toilet right in the middle of Manhattan’s Guggenheim Museum. Maurizio Cattelan’s America is an 18 carat gold (fully functioning) toilet that pays homage to the late, great Duchamp’s Fountain. Unlike Duchamp’s masterwork, this one’s designed to be used, and right now you too can do your business on this glorious golden throne.
…feel bleak with this short Adam Curtis film for Vice, that’s a teaser for his new feature length documentary HyperNormalisation. Without ruining the ending, everything is broken and we’re all screwed. Or at least that’s what Curtis thinks, but he’s always been a bit miserly.