It seems like the art and design worlds are coming off of their summer lull and heading full speed into fall, because there was a lot of focus on both industries in the news this week. Here’s a recap of our top art and design stories from the past seven days.
1. There’s talk that Domino magazine, the much-beloved Conde Nast shelter title that shuttered its doors during the recession, is coming back. Not in its original format, but as an e-commerce site and quarterly print magazine in conjunction with Project Decor. We have a feeling that would make a lot of people very happy. (via Huffington Post)
2. Business Insider did a brief, but interesting piece that opened our eyes to a new form of art. The story was about photographer Leland Bobbe, who takes pictures of the layered, tattered billboard posters that seem to plaster New York (below). “I find that the random rips and tears on posters on top of other posters and walls reveals an unintended collage quality that creates it’s own aesthetic balance,” said the artist.
Photo via Business Insider
3. Another New York artist with a unique point of view: Brian Kirhagis of Brooklyn, who “updates” famed works by Salvadore Dali for the twenty-first century. (via New York Daily News)
4. Amazon announced that it would be sponsoring the upcoming Affordable Art Fair in New York City. Makes sense, given the recent opening of Amazon Art, their online art marketplace. (via Affordable Art Fair website)
5. The New York Times introduced us to Mileu, a new quarterly home décor magazine that will be launching in September. The magazine, started by 63 year old Houston designer Pamela Pierce, will print its stories “the old-fashioned way: on thick, glossy paper.”