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For my creative types, well, I know that you often have So many thoughts running through your head and the noise (tv, ipods, blackberries) around you makes it hard to catch those thoughts. I suggest a simple moleskine notebook. I initially carried mine around because it was a requirement for one of my drawing classes, but that class ended last year and I still continue to use it. Magazine tears, quotes, ideas and just plain scribbles, there’s alot of random things in my book. Plus, its nice to look back on what you were thinking on a particular day or what inspired you at a particular moment.
moleskine instead its a mini hard bound sketchbook by art alternatives…
Now I know blogs and online journals have replaced the need to carry around little notebooks, but there’s still that special something about having a tangible book (one perk is that it even works when your Internet or computer are having issues.)
Moleskine now offers a collection of “city notebooks” that has maps, addresses, and tips for specific cities- (New York, LA, Atlanta, Hong Kong, Tokyo, London, Madrid, Stockholm, Toronto, Vancouver, and just many many more). They are Perfect for traveling!
I really like the Moleskine cahiers because they’re really light and are super easy to carry around. I would use these to take notes in my patternmaking and sewing classes.
You can purchase moleskines at your local book store, art store, or at the urbangent store.
more art books for you urban gents…
pre-order agnes b. Collection for a discounted price here.
The book, Black Light, is Wiley’s first photographic series and I must say it’s genius, he is absolutely inspiring, and I’m still wondering why he hasn’t ended up on Oprah yet, lol.
Here’s an excerpt:
(another excerpt…. )
Wiley is not the first artist to explore the representational possibilities of “black light.” In the 1960s and 70s, poets, photographers, and painters associated with the Black Arts Movement sought to represent black light and in doing so, to reorient philosophies of aesthetics and beauty more generally.3 Some artists at this time gave black light visual form by attempting to extract whiteness from the idea of and representation of light. This is evident in artist and activist Faith Ringgold’s Black Light series of paintings exhibited in 1970.
Buy the book from powerHouse. This would be a great gift, source of inspiration, or addition to your library. I feel everyone should own atleast one Kehinde Wiley book- and this would be a great first.
Title: Black Light
Photographs by: Kehinde Wiley
Essay by: Brian Keith Jackson, Krista A. Thompson
After John Singer Sargent’s
The Countess of Rocksavage
(he’s the cool dude who hangs with Dee and Ricky)
Two Men with a Passage from Cicero’s “On Friendship”
pre-order Black Light for a discounted price here.
2 Very dapper men, except I don’t like
Dwayne’s pants, they’re so inappropriate for the look.
one of the many great pieces of art at Art Basel this weekend.