Colorless Craft

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For Viktor & Rolf’s AW 2013 fashion show in Paris, designer couple Studio Job created a dramatic backdrop, all in greyscale. With simply a briefing to create “something with flowers,” the duo created a William Morris-inspired wallpaper pattern of flowing, wilting flowers.  The runway was turned into a grey and white illustrated parquet wood floor, and the bleachers and steps lining it were covered in solid black, adding to the elegant drama. With Vicktor & Rolf’s entirely black and white line, the only hint of color in the show came in pairs of patent reddish-brown shoes on a few models.

Bookshelf: What We’re Reading

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There’s a lot happening these days at Wert&Co.–reflected in six books we would like to share with you. We’ve been preparing for a few talks and seeking to understand ourselves and our work more deeply, finding inspiration from the self discovery of childhood to the wisdom (hopefully) gained over the years. This month we also mourned the loss of John Berger who’s seminal Ways of Seeing provided us not just with a tool to view art in a revolutionary way, but a tool to understand critically the images that surround us. Finally with data ruling the day, in both politics and our work, we’ve found ourselves recently in a deep dive on both the mechanics, design and ethics of this fascinating subject.

 

Oh yes, the planet is sublime!

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I have a crazy,
crazy love of things.
I like pliers,
and scissors.
I love
cups,
rings,
and bowls –
not to speak, of course,
of hats.
I love
all things,
not just
the grandest,
also
the
infinite-
ly
small–
thimbles,
spurs,
plates,
and flower vases.
Oh yes,
the planet
is sublime!

Odes to Common Things by Pablo Neruda
(photo by Daniel Wert)

 

 

Celebrating & Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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A day for reflection & dreaming & coming together in peace.

 

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