The official website for Help Remedies is out of control in the best ways. Here are some snapshots, but you really have to experience it for your self here: helpineedhelp.com
James McNeill Whistler’s Arrangement in Grey and Black No 1 (1871; top), re-staged by the photographer Aline Smithson, featuring Smithson’s grandmother in marvelous costumes and poses!
Irish design studio Me&Him&You created covetable minimalistic posters of cities that combine iconic skyscrapers with signature drinks!
A brilliant ad campaign by Y&R for the French opticians, Keloptic. The tagline (inserted as wall labels) is “Turning Impressionism into Hyperrealism,” and indeed, the Gogh, Monet, and Seurat’s works viewed through glasses are photographic rather than “impressionistic”! Thoughts?
"A section of The Petticoat, or The Venus of 1742 and 1794", an English satirical engraving of the fashionable women’s petticoat silhouettes over the course of the 18th century!
The left image can actually be found in William Hogart’s Taste in High Life (1742)!
Drunk texts from famous literary icons by Jessie Gaynor for the Paris Review!
"The Yellow drinks are for no man."
Sorry I’ve been MIA for almost two months!!! I had finals, and then went on a research trip to Germany/Sweden/Denmark/UK/France and then got all swept up in work!
I’m continuing my graduate internship in the Prints & Drawings department at the Met and at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum (did you know that we have a “new” name now?) and I’m attached some highlights from my otherwise desk-bound days! In the meanwhile, the posts are all queued so thanks for sticking around, and if you’re in NYC this summer, do say hello!
All the love
Sorry I’ve been MIA— It’s finals week which means I’ve somehow got to produce some 100 pages of artspeak in the next week.
I’ll be back with more frequent updates in the second week of May—in the meantime I’ll leave you with this painfully accurate comic by Grant Snider.
A detail of people entering an egg in Hieronymous Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delights, c. 1500