I’m so excited by today’s wallpaper, I think it’s a really incredible piece. Our wallpaper was created by Dirty Bandits, the working name of letterer and illustrator Annica Lydenberg. She’s a Brooklyn based artist who started out in graphic design but has now found an incredible place in the world of hand-lettering, as is obvious in the wonderful piece you see above.
We discussed what might make for a great wallpaper, something that was proactive and positive. I’ve always been an optimist, so when Annica suggest “Taking Care of Business” I knew it would be the perfect message to share. She’s done an incredible job of mixing her more fluid, hand done style with a rigid, business-like type that really acts as the base for the rest of the words.
Be sure to check back every Wednesday for a new wallpaper.
After You Left, They Took It Apart is the title of a series of images taken by the New York based photographer Chris Mottalini. Showing a collection Paul Rudolph-designed homes just before they were to be demolished, the series took Mottalini almost seven years to complete and presents a poignant picture of mid-century modernism at the end of its life.
Outlier. A clothing brand based out of Brooklyn. Since 2008, founders Abe Burmeister and Tyler Clemens have been rocking the fashion scene, digging (and dominating) their own niche where form meets function. They believe that clothing should be liberating. Outlier is no stranger to the site, Bobby has written about them before. But seeing as I’m based in NYC, I decided to pop over last week and have a peek at the studio. Lucky for me, they’re super cool dudes and were happy to oblige. After speaking with Abe, my suspicions were quickly assured: there’s more magic to Outlier than just the clothes.
The dudes from ODESZA, Harrison Mills (Catacombkid) and Clayton Knight, have a brand new track called My Friends Never Die, and it’s honestly keeping my designs flowing. The song is an electronic jam with a punchy melody and lots of shout-y bits. Honestly, I’m shit at describing songs so just listen and enjoy.
Victo Ngai is a Brooklyn based illustrator who creates wonderfully illustrations with beautiful compositions and incredible colors. There’s an intense level of complexity to her pieces which draw you and make you want to see more. Definitely take a moment to check out her fantastic portfolio, and you can see a few more of her pieces down below.