Thursday, March 31, 2011
Starbucks b-side Cafe Designed by Hiroshi Fujiwara | Café Strabucks, b-side, projetdado por Hiroshi Fujiwara
The Seattle-base artist Mike Leavittcontinued his quest to categorized the world of art with his Art Army. From Julian Schnabel to Jeff Koons, from Banksy to Andy Warhol, each figure features the artist’s likeness along with a dab of their artworks. The Art Army‘s newest conscript is none other than KaiKai KiKi‘s Takashi Murakami, endowed with his ubiquitous caricature, Mr. DOB. Comes with removable eyeglasses and articulating ponytail, the Takashi Murakami Action Figure by Mike Leavitt is now available as special order through Jonathan Levine Gallery.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
Ignacio Cadena and Hector Esrawe have designed a Latin-American eatery inspired by popular Mexican music.
The Cielito Querido Café's name was inspired by the song Cielito Lindo, which was written in 1882 by the Mexican composer Quirino Mendoza y Cortéz. The song contains the phrase ‘México lindo y querido’, which translates to ‘cherished and beautiful Mexico’ – words that remained central the project.
Many different elements fill the space, reflecting different slices of history and nostalgia. The colour scheme, the symbolism and the illustrated graphics all play a part in conjuring up specific periods of time for the visitors. A vintage graphic language is adopted through a combination of Latin-American signage and old product labels. The desired result is a space that feels both very local, yet universal in appeal.
Inspirado pela música mexicana Cielito Lindo, de 1882, o Cielito Querido Café tem um visual retrô moderno. O projeto de Ignacio Cadena e Hector Esrawe utiliza diferentes elementos misturados, com a intenção de transmitir um pouco da história do México através das paredes e dos móveis. Uma linguagem tipográfica inspirada em antigos rótulos e embalagens deixa o café mais charmoso.