“Don’t go changing, to try to please me.”

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20breuer-master675-v2“Don’t go changing, to try to please me.” The familiar refrain comes to mind with a big announcement by The Metropolitan Museum of Art: their logo, the da Vinci-inspired M that adorned the tin admissions buttons of our youth, is no longer.  The museum has unveiled a new logo that goes into effect March 1st  and it already has the design world – and New Yorkers – at odds. The Met is defending the change as a symbol of their own evolution, noting that the design “reflects the scope of the Museum’s collection and the connections that exist within it.” 

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Change is necessary in a world where brands are striving to stay relevant, though its not always welcome. And regardless of whose side you’re on, the debate is sure to leave you entertained, garnering comments likening the logo to “a graphic misfire,” a “typographic bus crush,” and a favorite from GQ, whose appreciation of the female form has made a unique discovery: “Tilt your head to the right and look at the ‘E’s’. They look like butts”. We’d love to hear what you think. Read on below:

The new design has not failed to attract strong reactions as it starts to appear on the institution’s posters, mailings and the Met Breuer signs.

Source: The Met and a New Logo – The New York Times

China: Through the Looking Glass-Fusion China

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has announced an upcoming show that has been organized by The Costume Institute in collaboration with the Department of Asian Art which will explore how the Chinese culture has influenced fashion for centuries.china

These wonderful images show the influence on such designers as Tom Ford (for Yves Saint Laurent), Roberto Cavalli and John Galliano (for Christian Dior) and how they interpret the use of Chinese patterns and fabrics.

We’ll be there for the exhibition and follow up with more images and insight from what looks to be an inspiring exhibition. Click here for more information.

The influence has truly touched every aspect of our lives, and rightly so; the classic design, beautiful colors and motifs. Blending this wonderful culture into our western lives gives us amazing places to live.

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Holiday Inspiration

The Holiday Season is in full swing, hopefully we will all get a little rest, enjoy our families and be able to reboot ourselves. A new year with new challenges and projects awaits. If you are in New York City, there are plenty of places to get inspired. From music and film, to fashion and art, surely you’ll be ready for any creative challenge.

The Museum of Modern Art is bold, diverse and sometimes controversial

The Museum of Modern Art is bold, diverse and sometimes controversial

With Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs has been extended until February 10th, The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec’s Prints and Posters, 100 Years in Post-Production: Resurrecting a Lost Landmark of Black Film or even Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960-1971 proves that MoMa’s inspiration in incredibly diverse.

The Museum of Modern Art Website

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Ladies & Gentlemen… THE BEATLES!

The New York Public Library for Performing Arts hosts an exhibit chronicling The Beatles first visit to the U.S. Artifacts from their appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show on February 9, 1964 to their final official concert at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park in 1966. Along with the artifacts, many famous musicians explain on video how the band changed their lives. Runs through May 6th, 2015.

The New York Public Library Website

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art remind us of the masters of the past.

 

Always an amazing place for inspiration. From their current exhibitions of Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Tullio Lombardo’s Adam: A Masterpiece Restored and Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire in the Costume Institute, there is plenty of inspiration for just about anyone.

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We hope you have a peaceful holiday season and we look forward to seeing you in 2015.