In 1990 David Carson shocked the design community with the first issue of the surf magazine, "Beach Culture." Carson and his team of excellent illustrators (including Geof Kern, Marshall Arisman, and Milton Glaser) tested the tolerance and imagination of a mainstream niche audience. Even the critics
Jimi Hendrix was a leftie. But rather than use a left-handed guitar, he simply used a right-handed one upside down. Perhaps this is an appropriate figure for his approach to music: Hendrix took matters in hand and twisted them to meet his very personal vision of the world. When he revisits a blues cl
As an audience, we have learned to expect standard portions of plot, characters, and action when we go to the movies. These elements, coupled with the logic of the satisfying (if not happy) ending, have become the criteria by which we evaluate our experiences as film consumers. Perhaps this is why An
Emilio Pucci wasn't exactly Austin Powers -- he didn't time-travel or spy, and his teeth were good. But like Powers, he was a man of many talents. He was an aristocrat, a fighter pilot, a war hero, an Olympic skier, and later, a wildly successful designer, a politician, and a winemaker.
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