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Exhibiting a Real Life ‘Mad Man’ at the Museum of the City of New York

McCauley “Mac” Conner just turned 100 years old and was proud to attend the first solo exhibition commemorating his work this month at the Museum of the City of New York. One of those original Mad Men, Conner drew up hundreds of advertising illustrations throughout the 1940s, ’50s, and ’60s. It was illustrators and artists like Conner that defined an era and immortalized a way of life.

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McCauley “Mac” Conner turned 100 years old in 2013. Photo courtesy of the New York Times.

See a few examples of Conner’s work below – or better yet – if you’re in New York, drop by the exhibit and experience a bit of the mid-20th century for yourself. “Mac Conner: A New York Life” is being held at the Museum of the City of New York until January 2015.

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Illustration for “We Won’t Be Any Trouble” in Collier’s, November 13, 1953. Courtesy of the Museum of the City of New York.

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Photo courtesy of the New York Times.

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“Fill ‘er Up”, April 3, 1937. Photo courtesy of The Saturday Evening Post.

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Illustration for “The Trouble With Love” in Good Housekeeping, August 1952. Courtesy of the Museum of the City of New York.

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Illustration for “Where’s Mary Smith?” in Good Housekeeping, June 1950. Courtesy of the Museum of the City of New York.

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Illustration for “How Do You Love Me” in Woman’s Home Companion, August 1950. Courtesy of the Museum of the City of New York.

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Illustration for “Killer in the Club Car” in This Week Magazine, November 14, 1954. Courtesy of the Museum of the City of New York.

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Photo courtesy of the New York Times.

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Illustration for “Let’s Take a Trip Up the Nile” in This Week Magazine, November 5, 1950. Courtesy of the Museum of the City of New York.

By |September 23rd, 2014| Comment

Inspire Me Monday: Gettin’ Krinky

Silver Fiberglass Chairs are just one of many products and places that have been consecrated with the special KRINK touch. His signature drips can be seen anywhere from the New York streets to specialty vodka bottles. Today, let your inner artist become inspired by these everyday objects and spaces that have been transformed into works of art.

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Current exhibit at the Pera Museum in Istanbul, on display until October 5th, 2014.

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Current exhibit at the Pera Museum in Istanbul, on display until October 5th, 2014.

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Current exhibit at the Pera Museum in Istanbul, on display until October 5th, 2014.

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Absolut Limited Edition Bottles by KRINK, 2010. Photos courtesy of Graffart.

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Nike Blu House in Venice, CA – 2006. Photo courtesy of Supertouch Art.

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London street art, 2010. Photo courtesy of Street Art Utopia.

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Gatorade “Fierce Collective” Truck, 2014. Photo courtesy of Hypebeast.

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Untitled “Krinked” doors NYC, 2005. Photo courtesy of Craigcostello.org.

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Untitled, 2011, acrylic, site-specific mural. Photo courtesy of Craigcostello.org.

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The Krink Mini Cooper S commissioned by Mini. Hamburg, Germany 2009. Photo courtesy of Craigcostello.org.

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Wynwood Walls for Art Basel Miami., 2013. Photo courtesy of Craigcostello.org.

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Wynwood Walls for Art Basel Miami., 2013. Photo courtesy of Craigcostello.org.

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Untitled “Krinked” Mailboxes NYC, 2005. Photo courtesy of Craigcostello.org.

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Untitled, 2009, acrylic on wood, site-specific mural in Moscow. Photo courtesy of Craigcostello.org.

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Museum of Image and Sound. São Paulo, Brasil – 2010. Photo courtesy of Craigcostello.org.

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Coach limited-edition Passport Case, 2013. Photo courtesy of Krink.

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Untitled, 2011, acrylic, site-specific mural. Photo courtesy of Craigcostello.org.

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Hand-painted Modernica fiberglass shell chairs., 2012. Photo courtesy of Krink. Orange-Tote1

Coach limited-edition Purse, 2013. Photo courtesy of Krink.

 

By |September 22nd, 2014| Comment

Latest Buzz: Krink Silver Shell Chair Goes Viral

There’s a strong buzz going around about Krink‘s new special edition silver Fiberglass Shell Chair. Here’s a few places we’ve seen it popping up lately:

HypeBeast

“KRINK and Modernica have joined forces for a unique collaborative project in the form of a furniture piece. The understated yet elegant chair incorporates aspects from both entities as the iconic silhouette utilizes the classic KRINK silver palette.”

Krink X Modernica on Hypebeast

Modern Magazine

Modern Mag

High Snobiety

“The understated silhouette of the chair has been given a subtle treatment using a silvertone palette on the main shell of the chair. From different angles and with different lighting, the individual flecks of silver fiberglass are reflected and give depth to the piece.”

High Snobiety

Juxtapoz

Juxtapoz

Freshness Mag

Freshness Mag

By |September 19th, 2014| Comment

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