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Mike Mills at Strand Tonight

By Tom Ran

Published: March 27, 2009 under Talks

Mike Mills at Strand Bookstore

Photo: Mike Mills

A reminder that Mike Mills will be at Strand this evening.

The Strand Bookstore D.A.P. and Damiani invite you to join Tim Barber in conversation with Mike Mills to celebrate the publication of his new monograph.

Friday, March 27th at 7pm

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Mike Mills at Strand

By Tom Ran

Published: March 12, 2009 under Talks

Detail of Graphics/Film, Mike Mills's new book

Photo: Mike Mills

Mike Mills will be promoting his book Mike Mills: Graphic Films at Strand Bookstore on March 27 from 7 to 8:30pm.

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Maira Kalman

By Sarah Williams

Published: February 27, 2009 under Talks

<i>The Elements of Style</i> by William Strunk Jr. Illustrated by Maira Kalman

Photo: Maira Kalman

Last night we had the pleasure of seeing the witty and charming Maira Kalman speak about her various projects, including her current obsession with Abraham Lincoln and politics. If you didn’t have the opportunity to attend, check out her talk at the TED Conference from a couple of years ago as well as her short film version of The Elements of Style.

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Maira Kalman at AIGA/NY

By Sarah Williams

Published: February 18, 2009 under Talks

Illustrations by Maira Kalman

Photo: Maira Kalman

Maira Kalman’s work has a way of waking you up to the world around you. She is a keen observer of life, each illustration revealing the perfect-imperfections in people and places that are usually unnoticed. Recently she unveiled a mini-installation at Partners & Spade, next she’s slated to speak at an AIGA Small Talk on February 26th: “Not Thinking (and the Pursuit of Happiness).” It’s sure to be truthful and endearing.

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Maurice Sendak 80

By Tom Ran

Published: September 22, 2008 under Talks

Maurice Sendak speaking at his 80th birthday celebration.

Photo: New York Times

Maurice Sendak celebrated his 80th birthday on September 15th. A tribute was held at the 92nd Street Y with guests reading from his works including James Gandolfini and Meryl Streep. Spike Jonze was also on hand to present a short he directed with Katherine Keener. NY Times covered the celebration on UrbanEye. A year long exhibition title There’s a Mystery There: Sendak on Sendak is currently on view at the Rosenbach Museum and Library in Philadelphia.

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40 Years of New York City Design

By Tom Ran

Published: September 19, 2008 under Talks

New York magazine has been celebrating its 40th anniversary this year with 40 nights worth of events. Next Tuesday Wendy Goodman, design editor of New York magazine and a panel featuring MoMA curator Paola Antonelli, hotelier Andre Balazs, Richard Meier, and Murray Moss will be discussing the city’s influence on their work. The talk is open to the public and admission is free but will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

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FEATURES

Workstead

By Tom Ran
Partners Robert Highsmith and Stefanie Brechbuehler

Photo: Samuel Bristow

Stefanie Brechbuehler and Robert Highsmith, are the partners behind Workstead. The two met at Rhode Island School of Design while studying architecture and opened their studio in 2009,…

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M.Nii John Moore

By Tom Ran
M.Nii Tailor, Waianae, Hawaii 1959

Photo: Tom McBride

The photo is one of the few relics that remain of M.Nii’s history. An image that recalls the golden age of American surf culture. Three friends in front…

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Classic Car Club

By Tom Ran
Owners Michael Prichinello and Zac Moseley in front of a 1965 Shelby Cobra

Photo: Tuukka Koski

Michael Prichinello has a passion for life and speed. His eyes light up whenever he talks about one of his cars or a motorcycle project he’s working on with a…

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