Thursday, December 4, 2008

The Crysler Building in "The Producers"

In "The Producers: A Movie Musical" (2005) the character of Roger DeBris (played by Gary Beach) dresses up in a ball gown that resembles the Chrysler Building.

Roger De Bris: Oh dear, your Mr. Bloom is staring at my gown. I should explain. I'm going to the choreographer's ball this evening. There is a prize for best costume.
Carmen Ghia: We always win.
Roger De Bris: I'm not so sure about this year. I'm supposed to be the Grand Dutchess Anastasia, but I think I look more like the Chrysler Building!

Thanks to Felicia Anderson for passing along the information and the photograph.

Perhaps the first version of the Chrysler Building as clothing, with William van Alen dressed as his building at the "Beaux-Arts Ball" in 1931.

Smythson's Men's Capsule Collection

From Smyson's website:

"The Autumn/Winter Men's Capsule Collection takes inspiration from the art world to create a striking collection comprising the Lippiatt Writing Folder, Slim Travel Wallet, Card Case, Passport Cover and the new Watch and Accessory Cabinet. All pieces have black pigskin exteriors with the interiors revealing a grid composition of block primary colours in blue, red, yellow and white," (Link).

My thanks to Dana Madris for passing along this information.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Franz Ferdinand's "You Could Have It So Much Better" (2005)

Franz Ferdinand's cover was inspired by Rodchenko's Poster (1924) and his photograph of "Lilya Brik" (1924).

Chairs in "American Psycho" (2000)

Charles Rennie Mackintosh's "Hill House Chair" (1903), Mies van der Rohe's "Barcelona Chairs" (1929), and Mies' "Barcelona Stools" (1929) are all used for the interior of Patrick Bateman's apartment in the American Psycho set.

This information was sent to me by Rebecca Reinhardt and Maggie Reilly.

Mondrian/Pong T-Shirt Design

The link to this design can be found here.

Mondrian/Tetris T-Shirt Design

This information was sent to me by Ethan Lunkenheimer. The link for the shirt can be found here.

Silverchair's "Young Modern Cover" (2007)

This image was sent to me by Kim Liu and Ethan Lunkenheimer. For a version of the design that moves, click here.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Mondrian-Inspired Fashions: Yves Saint Laurent and Forever 21

This is the "original" Mondrian-inspired dress, which was done by Yves Saint Laurent in the autumn of 1965 (collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC).

This is the version that is sold at "Forever 21" -- clearly a knock-off!

This information was taken from the article "Forget the Walls: Putting Art Right on Your Clothes" (USA Today, 11/2/09), which was sent to me by Gareth Brown.

Mondrian-Inspired Fashions: Diane von Furstenberg

Diane von Furstenberg / Fall 2007 Collection

This information was taken from the article "Forget the Walls: Putting Art Right on Your Clothes" (USA Today, 11/2/09), which was sent to me by Gareth Brown.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Piet Mondrian-Style Shoes!

Piet Mondrian / Composition w/Red, Blue, Black, Yellow, & Gray / 1921
Oil on canvas, 29 7/8 x 20 5/8". Museum of Modern Art, NYC.

This image was sent to me by Alexandra Eisner.

Carrie Bradshaw's Apartment from "Sex & the City"

Stickly-style chair is seen in the back right-hand corner of the room.

This image was sent to me by Kristen Le.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Franz Ferdinand's "This Fffire" Cover (2004)

El Lissitzky / “Beat the Whites with the Red Wedge” Poster / 1919-20

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Franz Ferdinand's "Take Me Out" Cover (2004)

Aleksandr Rodchenko / "One-Sixth Part the World" Poster / 1923

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Tiffany Stamps

The second stamp is an image of Magnolias and Irises (c.1908) by Tiffany Studios, which is located at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

Charles and Ray Eames Stamps

Who knew that the USPS was so hip to modern design?