Posts Tagged With fashion

Depero’s Project 2

Another one of Depero’s projects that really stood out to me was another theatrical artwork and it is called  Mimismagia. This was a series of costume designs that were created in 1916 for a mimic-acrobatic ballet. “The costumes for Mimismagia were characterized by strange geometrical shapes that seemed to protrude from the body, turning the…

Body Shimmer

For my first February Wild Design Post I chose my favorite Victoria Secret body shimmer spray. Personally I have found that the packaging of this bottle to be one of the most fitting styles for what is inside the bottle. I love that the perfume itself is a peach colored liquid but that is not…

Tropes in the Media: Snakes

Throughout their entire existence as a species, snakes have developed an unmistakable reputation as a versatile trope. These coldblooded creatures are a universally- recognizable symbol in myth in media, and possess certain qualities that stretch their existence as a species into their meaning as a symbol harnessed by innumerable cultural contexts and media outlets.  Today,…

Wild Design: Goths Against Fascism by gloomydemons

I encountered this graphic design yesterday while reading the evening news. It is attributed by the original Facebook poster to gloomydemons as creator. When you enter “Goths Against Fascism” under Google Image Search this appears as #1, and looking at other versions on the page, it is easy to see why. The 3/4 silhouette of…

Ruth Ansel: ’65 Steve McQueen Issue

What is it: a 1965 cover of Harper’s Bazaar Designed by: Ruth Ansel, An image of: Steve McQueen Photographed by: Richard (Dick) Avedon (who was also guest editor)   One reason this cover is notable is because it is ground-breaking. This cover, by Ruth Ansel, was the first time a man was on the cover…

Sonia Delaunay

Sonia Delaunay was originally born under the name Sarah Stern on November 14, 1885 in Odessa, Ukraine. She was one of three children in an underprivileged family, so her mother chose to send her to live with her affluent Jewish uncle in St. Petersburg, Russia. Her uncle, Henri Turk, was a well-known lawyer that could…

Charm Magazine

Charm Magazine was another important marker in Cipe Pineles Career. This was a collaboration between she and Helen Valentine under Street & Smith Publication. After successfully creating Seventeen Magazine they realized yet again that there was an “issue” with the female magazine industry. Adult women that were being represented in magazines, were not accurate to…

Seventeen Magazine

Pineles work with Seventeen Magazine was only just a part of the Continuum that was her editorial career. She and an old friend from her time at Vogue magazine, Helen Valentine, decided that there was a market for teen girls to buy magazines. Not only was there a market for it, but there was a…

Contempora and Everfast

This Contempora piece created by Cipe Pineles circa 1931 was a 3D medium of cardboard and textiles. I retrieved it from Martha Scotfords book Cipe Pineles, A life in Design. Most of Pineles work that she created at Contempora is very hard to find, but they are perhaps some of the most important step stones…