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Jeff Koons: A Retrospective

Jeff Koons is widely regarded as one of the most important, influential, popular and controversial artists of the postwar era. Koons pioneered new approaches and tested the boundaries between advanced art and mass culture. With close to 150 objects dating from 1978, Koons’ exhibition will be on display in New York at the Whitney’s Museum of American Art.

Photography by: Switttch

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14695491295_ea6c6d5a45_b“Toyland with Popcorn”

14693096254_2a91549473_b“Antiquity”

14692306641_aefbaed323_b“Michael Jackson and Bubbles”

14692323751_c07675f96c_b“Venus”

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The White Collection

The Publish.MONO Collection has definitely evoked some interest in our design concepts and rightfully so.

MONO exists to reflect how the difference of colors, or in this case, the lack of color, can allow two identical silhouettes to give opposing vibes.

Half of the entire MONO collection is in pure white with the 3M reflective logo to give this monochromatic set a pop of subtle intensity. The jersey and waffle mesh materials this collection is made of undoubtedly shows, as white is the best tint to see fine detail. Publishers have clearly selected their favorite white pieces from this clean collection.

The ‘Jaron’  is one of the Publisher’s picks from the white collection. Constructed of reverse French terry, this hoodie features two additional side zipper pockets, aside from the kangaroo front pocket.

 The ‘Aikman’ was inspired by the football jersey silhouette. To enhance the sport vibe, the body is made of jersey mesh, while solid details at the shoulders and arms finish off that game-day look.

Lastly, the ‘Franco’ jogger is definitely a hit with the fans. The waffle bonded cotton poly blend makes for great detail that subtly adds character. The invisible slant pockets in the rear also give the ‘Franko’ a clean, polished look and feel.

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jaron_white_frontThe white ‘Jaron’ pull-over hoodie available here.

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aikman_white_frontThe white ‘Aikman’ mesh top available here.

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The white ‘Franko’ jogger available here.

Highest City at Sea Level

This past weekend we got to take a little adventure up to Seattle, the biggest city in the Northwest Region and fastest growing in the States! The city itself is known for rain, coffee, big businesses, nature, art and history.

Where it all began; The original Starbucks location on Pike Place. The line goes out the door consistently all day and you can expect a 20+ minute wait.

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  This is the longest operating Farmers’ Market in the US.

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Come early and catch employees throwing fish across the counter.

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If you’re a germaphobe, you may want to take two steps back. The Market Theater Gum Wall has been named one of the top 5 germiest tourist attractions.

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Make your way to Seacrest Park in West Seattle for a great view of the city!

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We happened to be in town for the Solstice Festival in Fremont. It was put on to support the art and artists in the neighboring area.

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Follow the Aurora bridge up Troll Ave, and you’ll come across this awesome sculpture.

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    The architecture on the Seattle Public Library is simply breathtaking. Seattle is ranked the most literate city in the country. The Seattle Public Library has the highest percentage of library cardholder per capita.

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Do you know about underground Seattle? Stay tuned for our next blog…

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Art Meets MONO Fashion

Our PublishMONO collection is the idea of one color, one concept that utilizes contrast between shadow and light. PublishMONO’s play on different fabrics and textures give a range of black & white monochromatic pieces. In this first collection, we are showcasing a diverse multitude of items including wovens, knits, jogger pants, shorts and numerous mesh items.

 

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Aikman‘ – Football inspired short sleeve shirt with jersey mesh body, small jersey mesh sleeve with detail stripes, armpit gusset detail, 2″ side hem finished with signature MONO 3M dot logo.

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Franko‘ – Waffle bonded cotton poly blend jogger pants with slanted front pockets, rear invisible slanted back pockets finished with signature MONO 3M dot logo.

MonoShaneShane‘ – Poly solid blend shorts with jersey mesh paneling, slanted front pockets, double welt back pockets, overlock bottom hem finished with signature MONO 3M dot logo.

Shop the rest of the MONO collection here.

Our Favorite Coachella 2014 Moments

After all the hysterical hype, the 15th annual desert festival finally comes to a bittersweet end. Nearly 180,000 crazed art and music fans flocked to this year’s Coachella Festival in Indio, California, with huge expectations of greatness. With astonishing art installations everywhere and the variety of world renown artists performing every second of the day, there’s no wonder why people drop hundreds, if not, thousands of dollars in preparation for this majestic cultural experience. We already cannot wait to see what 2015 will bring for our new generation of adventure-seekers.

Coachella has been a catalyst for reuniting musical groups in the past and is most definitely continuing to do so for our listening pleasure. Celebrating 20 years of their unique sound, Outkast launched their highly-anticipated tour on April 11th, headlining this festival and 40 more thereafter, throughout Spring and Summer around the world.

“It’s truly an honor to celebrate 20 years and still be free to do music the way we choose…Don’t just think outside the box, know that there is no box. I’m looking forward to rocking the stage with my Bro Ski and to all the fans – stank you smelly much, this is for y’all!” – Big Boi

Andrè 3000 and Big Boi of Outkast closing out the first night of Coachella 2014.

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This infamous festival also features various up-and-coming artists, giving them the opportunity for amazing exposure. Rising progressive music producers, The Glitch Mob, hands down rocked the Sahara stage from top to bottom, beginning to end. Their extraordinary sound pulsed through the dense sea of bobbing heads and hands. One of our favorite artists at Coachella 2014, definitely.

The Glitch Mob posing in front of the ecstatic crowd after their set.

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In the pursuit of happiness, Coachella attendees flew to the outdoor stage to see Kid Cudi perform. Because he has stopped hanging out with “Mary-Jane,” rumor has it that his music just isn’t the same. We beg to differ. He threw it down with new songs, old hits, and even brought surprise guest MGMT to feature in his set. Long live Mr. Solo Dolo!

Kid Cudi keeping the crowd entertained with his great stage presence.

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A$AP Ferg had the whole crowd chanting “Shabba, Shabba!” No doubt the crowd was hyped up for this midday afternoon performance at the Outdoor Stage. Ferg had help from A$AP Rocky where he debuted a new untitled song. But wait, it didn’t end there. The A$AP Mob took stage with Skrillex to perform Wild For The Night.

A$AP Ferg x SkrillexThe crowd was definitely happy and throwing  up their hands for Pharrell Williams, who recently did a collaboration with the timeless French duo Daft Punk. Like every year, rumor had it that Daft Punk was definitely going to appear on stage with Pharrell. However, we didn’t see Daft Punk, but he did not disappoint with his special guest appearances. Over the two weekends, the cameos included: Snoop Dogg, Diplo, Gwen Stefani, Busta Rhymes, Usher, T.I., Jay Z, and The Jabbawockeez. That’s a line-up on its own!

This Pharrell fan shows off his love and creativity with his hand-painted denim jacket.

Coachella 2014 Pharrell Jacket

 

If you haven’t heard of the musically talented Jhene Aiko, you definitely will hear of her in the very near future. She gained massive attention with her Sailing Souls mix tape in 2011, where she collaborated with Miguel, Drake and Kanye West. “I love me, I love me enough for the both of us…” As soon as Jhene began singing that catchy hook, the huge festival cameras came out to play. The crowd was on their toes in anticipation that Drizzy Drake would walk on stage to perform the rest of the song with her. Then a smooth, familiar voice announces, “This is my first time at Coachella by the way.” The sea of fans screamed and cheered in excitement. What an amazing surprise! It won’t be long until we see Drake’s name on the line up bill in the next year or two. Jhene also brought out Childish Gambino and Kurupt for her performance.

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The Coachella Art and Musical Festival of 2014 has dwindled down to the end. With all the craze and hype buzzing around the great music and mind-blowing art installations, it’s hard to believe it’s all over – back on that daily grind. Until next year Indio! Thank you!

Inspirations: Peter Saville

One of the illest graphic designers of our generation, responsible for some of the most iconic and recognizable images from the past 40 years: Peter Saville. He has worked with the likes of Joy Division, New Order, and even clothing brand Supreme. If you are not familiar with his work, take a look below and explore…..

 

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Daniel Arsham @ OH-WOW

Daniel Arsham is a fresh american conceptual artist who is current showing his latest installation entitled ” Kick the Tires and Light the Fires” at OH-WOW in Los Angeles. Arsham is quickly becoming known for his unique sculptures and two-dimensional work.

Arsham takes nostalgic everyday items and appiles a very specific process of rock and minerals including quartz, volcanic ask, obsidian, and glacial dust ash. This process gives off a questionable end result. Are these pieces from the future or past? Have they been calcified by the world’s end or are they antiques being restored? All these questions leave the viewer in awe and excitement. Take a look below from the opening night of the show…

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