Kalimat Magazine is committed to rejuvenating Arabic culture by providing an outlet for political, cultural and social expression within the Arab region and its Diaspora. At the same time, it is a visual communication tool that serves to change Western perception of Arabs.
The purpose is to be an open outlet for expression and to increase participation within the cultural/creative scene, therefore, the content is created by Arab people, the writers are Arab, the editor is Arab, the people featured are Arab.
With the launch of the website and its accompanying newsletter, they released their first Spring issue in an online version here.
Cool video giving a stylistic overview of Helvetica, shot on 8mm film.
Fontable, designed by Alessandro Canepa and Andrea Paulicelli, is a table which features letters A-Z (lower and uppercase) as well as the numbers 0-9.
Each table is made from a single sheet of steel in white, black or red. The adjustable legs are anodized aluminum. Fun!
Mike Perry’s latest project is a book on screen printing titled Pulled: A Catalog of Screen Printing. “It’s a collection of contemporary illustrators and designers who use screen printing in their personal work,” Perry says. “Its not about band posters its about art.”
Pulled stretches screen-printing in all directions, leaving no element untouched. This book is a survey and a how-to, a collection of prints and an idea bank. It brings together more than forty talented screen printers, including Aesthetic Apparatus, Deanne Cheuk, Steven Harrington, Maya Hayuk, Cody Hudson, Jeremyville, Andy Mueller, Rinzen, and Andy Smith, among many others. Pulled is for the creative person who wants to leave his mark on cotton, or anything else.
Some inside pages on page 2…
Inspired by the classic Chuck Taylor shape, Belgian fashion designer Raf Simons presents this White Strapped Hi-Top for his Spring/Summer ’11 collection.
The sneaker combines zippers and straps and made from snake-skin-effect leather. I love the crossover grey straps, very Raf Simons-esque..
Buy it from Oki-Ni here.
This past week, Mayor Bloomberg unveiled a new public art installation in Central Park in New York. The installation features bronze sculptures by renowned Chinese artist Ai Weiwei created titled Circle of Friends/Zodiac Heads.
Obviously, the artist was unable to attend the unveiling due to his imprisonment, so the general mood was pretty somber.
The Zodiac Heads installation will be up by the Pulitzer Fountain in Central Park through July 7, 2010.
More images on page 2.