i love the lookbooks by Levi’s Vintage Clothing because they always manage to almost fool me in believing they’re genuine vintage photos. remember this one? yeah. their latest lookbook takes inspiration from candid vintage collegiate fashion, which was famously documented by Japanese photographer Teruyoshi Hayashida in the 1965 book Take Ivy. i actually blogged about it back in 2011. also check out this post featuring fashionable students at Princeton in 1969.
you might remember my previous post about artist Lorna Simpson, whose exquisite Gold Head series is still a favourite of mine. they form part of a continuing series of collages based on figures from vintage Ebony and Jet magazines – all of which you can see on her website and in a book dedicated to her Works on Paper.
i hope you have noticed that Kate Singleton’s rad shop Buy Some Damn Art is one of my wonderful sponsors (see yonder sidebar). if you don’t know about BSDA already here’s a quick rundown – every week Kate curates online shows featuring affordable original art from up-and-coming artists that you can buy, dammit! and buy you should. the latest artists to be featured is Sara Barnes, whose mixed media collages are right up my alley. Sara’s work draws inspiration from cubism, surrealism and especially Matisse’s cut outs. read more about her process here.
had way too much fun making these.
tsumori chisato button down blouse / thakoon addition skinny tweed pant / no.6 three strap clog / a.p.c. chambray shirtdress / rachel comey saddle bag / rag & bone mid moto boot / thom browne buffalo check oxford shirt / r13 slouch skinny jean / robert clergerie jata slip-on shoe / a.p.c. chambray overshirt / hope news trouser / robert clergerie juan ankle boot / steven alan riley dress / mulberry small polly push lock satchel / belle by sigerson morrison crepe platform boot / saint james minquiers 10 t-shirt / comme des garçons shirt man overdyed short / k. jacques homere sandal
Val Britton makes immersive, collaged works on paper that draw on the language of maps.
The impetus for this body of work was my longing to connect to my father, a truck driver who drove eighteen-wheelers across the country; he died when I was a teenager. Based on road maps of the United States, routes my father often traveled, and an invented conglomeration, mutation, and fragmentation of those passageways, my works on paper help me piece together the past and make up the parts I cannot know.