METAHAVEN: Somewhere Near You, Soon

METAHAVEN is a graphic design studio based in Amsterdam. Run jointly by Daniel van der Velden and Vinca Kruk, it produces graphic identities and installations alongside books, essays, lectures, and films. Metahaven’s visual research explores networks, geopolitics, and transparency. Commenting on its work in a post-Snowden era, and in anticipation of their forthcoming book, Metahaven…
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The CHERMAYEFF Century

For the newest wave of cultural observers, the name CHERMAYEFF may not mean much. But to flip through the hidebound epic of their collective lives, is to realize the depths of their influence in the world of architecture and design. Their tale has been spinning out for more than a century.
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Special Commission for 032c by DAVID OSTROWSKI

There are walls in our cities, in railway underpasses, on speedy thoroughfares lined with bad 1950s architecture, inside buildings with unlocked doors where the alcoholics who hang out at the corner store go to take a leak – there are walls as pretty as a painting by David Ostrowski.
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Topheadz

To them, work is gliding over the surface of the world – over water on a surfboard; through powder on a snowboard; above concrete on a skateboard. They always make sure to take enough of every drug, to avoid getting trapped between worlds. But skating takes them somewhere you can't go synthetically. They call themselves Topheadz, and they are traceable only by their bespoke hearts. KATE …
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Corporate Personality: Brian Boylan @ Wolff Olins

BRIAN BOYLAN is the chairman of the legendary branding firm WOLFF OLINS. Founded in London in 1965 by Michael Wolff and Wally Olins, their first job was to create the identity for Apple Records with The Beatles. One of the entities crucially responsible for articulating branding as a discipline in its own right, Wolff Olins has created a century’s worth of influential brands: Orange, the …
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MICHEL SERRES

MICHEL SERRES is a French philosopher who specializes in the history of science and whose work attempts to reclaim the art of thinking the unthinkable. Born in 1930 in Lot-et-Garonne, Serres is a member immortel of L’Académie française and has been a professor at Stanford University, in the heart of Silicon Valley, since 1984. He’s authored more than 60 volumes that range in topics from …
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HANS HOLLEIN: The Showroom Master

He’s designed mesmerizing interiors to display candles, Monets, and Bronze Age ceramics. His use of media, technology, and spectacle was prescient. He’s long understood that commerce is cultural and that culture is commercial. His bold call for a “Return to Architecture” is only made stronger by his declaration that “Everything Is Architecture.” It’s time to rediscover HANS HOLLEIN.
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TOMI UNGERER Waiting for Godot

Illustrator and author TOMI UNGERER has published more than 150 books, many of which are finally being reprinted, and is the only living illustrator ever to have a museum dedicated to his life and work. For him, far out just isn’t far enough. An interview with the artist.
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PHARRELL WILLIAMS

Think where man's glory most begins and ends... We are friends. Like family. Pharrell calls me Sis. I call him Lil Bro. We know each other's friends and family. We share the same sick humor. We both have a fascination with pop culture, good and bad.
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CARLYNE CERF DE DUDZEELE

There are few other fashion editors in the history of magazine publishing who can claim to have made more of an impact on popular dress than CARLYNE CERF DE DUDZEELE. From her early days in France at DEPECHE MODE and ELLE to her role as fashion director at American VOGUE and beyond, the signature Cerf Style has long infiltrated our modern conception of glamour.
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ANDRO WEKUA

One does not look at Andro Wekua’s work. One stares – at the Technicolor seeping through a pierced old-world modernism; at the muzzled gazes of mannequins, disarmingly half-dressed. We stare at that which we do not understand, and Wekua’s figures, landscapes, and palette come from a parallel universe, brushing up against ours, overlapping in incidental imagery, but distinctly foreign. It is …
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KATI NESCHER

From the woodlands of Kostroma, Russia, to the Bavarian capital, Munich, to a shadowy Manhattan stairwell, supermodel KATI NESCHER emanates noir grace with fashion designer ADAM SELMAN in an editorial by photographer KACPER KASPRZYK and 032c Fashion Director MEL OTTENBERG.
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CATE BLANCHETT

CATE BLANCHETT – erudite, pithy, inimitable – has a fluid attitude towards script and character. "I'm not an actor that says, ‘these are the circumstances I need in which to work.' Every project, every different group of actors, dictates the way you work." An interview with the Australian actor.
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The story of NICOLAS GHESQUIÈRE and how BALENCIAGA became 21st Century Fashion

On November 5, 2012, Balenciaga announced that it was parting ways with its creative director of 15 years: the legendary innovator NICOLAS GHESQUIÈRE, who for months following his departure remained quiet amidst endless rumor and speculation about his plans for the future – and, significantly, about those plans’ potential impact on the future of the industry. For 032c, Ghesquière not only …
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