Alva

30 March 2010

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Alva is a multidisciplinary design studio based in Lisbon.

We’re really happy to finally get our second collaborative project up and going. This one is entitled Pattern & Shape and consists of work from seven TSA contributors. The brief of the project was to design a t-shirt using a geometric shape and incorporating pattern. You can see the designs and read more about the project over at patternandshape.com.

To accompany the launch we built a mini site to display the shirts and purchase from. Big thank you to Matt Loseke for lending your masterful coding skills. It’s built with Sinatra and deployed on Heroku, more to come about that soon.

PMKFA updates

17 March 2010

New update from Micke Thorsby, aka PMKFA. Originally from Sweden, Micke lives in Tokyo and specializes in numerous modes of art, including fashion, design, illustration, typography, and installation. Most recently he’s been designing for Sixpack & DC Shoes and has been part of a new exhibition at the Scion gallery in LA called “It Was on Earth I Knew Joy”. Thanks for the email.

Carlos de Spinola wrote in with this backstage story he shot at London Fashion Week for Volt Magazine this last week.

Dan Funderburgh

02 March 2010

Dan Funderburgh has collaborated with fashion brand Sigerson Morrison. An exhibition will mark the launch of their collaborations with an opening tonight in New York.

March 2nd, 2010 / 6:30-9:00pm
19 East 71st St, NYC.

RSVP: akurematsu [at] gmail.com

Limited edition prints, shoes and accessories available on first-come first-serve basis.

I’m a fan of Mat Maitland’s work, previously mentioned on TSA. He’s best known for his award winning music Design and Art Direction as part of Big Active. This is his latest work for the December/January issue of l’Officiel Paris, a popular French fashion magazine.

Fera Fera

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Fera Fera is a streetwear label created to celebrate the spirit, beauty and optimism of youth, its energy and creativity, and its struggle and desire for change.

The products are infused with a passion for design and the arts, and they’re totally handmade and handcrafted right here in Southern California!

Check out the nice typographic and illustrative design.

Creative Couples: Kat & Ben

08 December 2009

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All photos by Colin Leaman

Kat Karnaky and Ben Peterson have been a couple for over ten years. Kat is a print designer for Anthropologie as well as a textile-printer and fashion designer. Ben is an amazing painter and–as I remember from a couple years ago–a great cook too. Both are graduates from the California College of the Arts, and they now live and work from a large converted building in the northern part of Philadelphia, PA.

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Carla & Aaron Osborn are a husband and wife, Brooklyn based, highly creative couple known as Osborn Design Studios. They’re often seen selling their fair-trade products from Guatemala or personal works at the Brooklyn Flea. Having very different styles they manage to collaborate and grow their new business together. As we’ve learned from our past interviews there’s an advantage to having your respective strengths’ and ways of working. Communication’s key, which is something Carla and Aaron strongly believe in.

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We continue our weekly interview series about creative couples, and their experiences balancing a professional and personal lifestyle under the same roof. This week’s creative couple is Sean Auyeung and Anna Corpron, a husband and wife super duo known as Sub-Studio, a multi-disciplinary art and design studio based in New York City.

From hand-printed stationary, collaborative illustration projects, jewelry design and their fantastic blog they’ve kept themselves pretty busy in their home in the East Village. They both come from architecture backgrounds, but bring their personal interests to play in their highly collaborative projects.

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