Issey Miyake, Fashion Designer with Art-World Following, Dies at 84 –

Issey Miyake, a Japanese fashion designer whose avant-garde clothes and exhibitions garnered significant attention within the international art world, has died at 84. His design studio said he had been battling liver cancer. Miyake’s experimental designs gained a large art-world following because, to many, they felt and looked similar to what is widely seen in … Read more

Who Is Morris Hirshfield, Shoe Designer and Self-Taught Artist –

In 1937, the newly retired tailor and shoe designer Morris Hirshfield began to think about painting the animals, people, and landscapes in his head. He would go on to produce a mere 78 works—a function of both his short career and his labor-intensive process. An upcoming retrospective at New York’s American Folk Art Museum, Morris … Read more

Memories of a Refugee Camp Inspire a Graphic Designer

CLAREMONT, CA — Sahara: Acts of Memory, on view at the Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College, explores how graphic design can transform the way we understand and relate to others. Split between two galleries, the exhibition reinterprets the experiences of graphic designer Amir Berbić, who, with his parents and younger brother, spent over … Read more