JUL – FEB 2019 / THE BROAD In this concept-driven exhibit, The Broad brings together artists such as Ragnar Kjartansson, Ed Ruscha, Bernd and Hilla Becher, and others to find meaning in the passage of time. More Info →
Don't Chase the Likes
Illustrator Andy J. Pizza has worked for clients such as Nickelodeon, Google, and, Sony. As much as he loves social media to promote his work, he claims there’s a better way to measure social media impact than just likes.
JUN 26 – OCT 21 2018 / GETTY CENTER Over the last century, fashion photography has risen from mercenary advertising to niche craft. See the visual timeline of when high fashion met high art. More Info →
3D: Double Vision
JUL 15 2018 – MAR 31 2019 / LACMA From View Masters to holograms, explore the progression of 3D imagery over the last two centuries. LACMA presents this unique spectrum of work dating back to 1838. More Info →
Blue Bottle Founder James Freeman’s Journey From Mozart to Cortados
“From the attention he pays to negative space in the physical cafes to the typography on the company products, Freeman created Blue Bottle cafes to be places where minimalist is clean, not cold, and utilitarian exudes a distinctive personality.”
SEP 28 2018 – MAR 3 2019 / MARCIANO ART FOUNDATION In his first major Los Angeles show debut, renowned contemporary Chinese artist Ai Weiwei unveils his new project, Life Cycle, in addition to showcasing older works such as Sunflower Seeds (2010). More Info →
West of Modernism: California Graphic Design, 1975-1995
SEP 30 2018 – APR 21 2019 / LACMA As part of their Graphic Design Initiative, LACMA presents how California become an sanctuary for avant-garde designers and artists who eschewed tradition and strict theories in the late twentieth century.
Debbie Millman, host of Design Matters podcast, sits down with Dribble Overtime to share how persistence has driven her design career — one that includes working with Hershey’s, Haagen-Dazs and Twizzlers.
OCT 5 2018 – NOV 30 2018 / JOSEPH BELLOWS GALLERY Explore the geographical, social, and political makeup of Los Angeles in the 1970s with works by photographers Bevan Davies, Philip Melnick, John Humble, Grant Mudford, Terry Wild, and Ave Pildas.
Jake Knapp, a design management consultant for Slack, Uber, 23andMe, and LEGO as well as author of New York Times bestseller, Sprint, and explains the importance of tuning out social and digital distractions. He argues that by reducing the importance of 24/7 notifications, it’s easier to “make time” for the important things and still reach personal goals.
OCT 26 2018 – JAN 6 2019 / LA ARBORETUM Wander through an enchanted wonderland of paper lanterns, lights, and magical displays as the LA Arboretum becomes transformed into a inspiring Moonlight Forest. More Info →
Untangling Wicked Digital Problems
“The nature of wicked problems is that they are continuously evolving and resisting complete resolution, but that doesn’t mean we accept them and sit back.”
NOV 17 2018 / GABBA GALLERY Dubbed the “Affordable Art Show”, more than 100 international and local artist come together to sell their works in this cash-and-carry convention where pieces never exceed $1,000. You can purchase works by Morley, WRDSMTH, and more. More Info →
Invader - "Into the White Cube"
NOV 18 2018 – DEC 23 2018 / OVER THE INFLUENCE LA Street artist Invader returns to Los Angeles to share select mosaic works from over twenty years of guerrilla art. This will be the French native’s first LA solo show in a decade.
“The styling of the modern script "M" and curved tapered serif font is a classic approach influenced by the typography commonly found among the Latin-American culture. The look has as much to do with the infusion of the local Hispanic culture as it does with the history of baseball in Miami as the font style and accent colors are a throwback to the Miami Marlins and the Havana Sugar Kings of the 1950s.”
“The new name is short and clever, playing off the content of alcohol measure and the evidence they have in supporting their cause. The logo is also short and clever, replacing the two “O”s with a percentage sign that nicely supports the naming concept and their new identity that focuses on percentages and facts.”
NOV 7 2018 – FEB 1 2019 / GEMINI G.E.L John Baldessari’s continues to foster his cheeky aesthetic in his latest work, Emoji Series, at Gemini G.E.L. in Beverly Hills. The 9 painting outfit, “reevaluates the ubiquitous, seemingly innocuous images that we use in everyday conversation.”
JAN 23 2019 – JAN 27 2019/ LA CONVENTION CENTER In a two hundred thousand square foot space, hundreds of artists from dozens of different countries gather for five consecutive days to share their art. One of the most comprehensive, broad exhibitions LA has to offer. More Info →
Design Matters: Michael Bierut
From the archives: Design Observer co-founder and renowned Pentagram designer Michael Bierut shares his art and career journey with Design Matters’ Debbie Millman.
Annie Leibovitz The Early Years, 1970 – 1983: Archive Project No. 1
FEB 14 2019 – APR 14 2019 / HAUSER & WIRTH LOS ANGELES Pop culture photographer Annie Leibovitz shares from her early portfolio of work. First presented by the LUMA Foundation’s Parc des Ateliers in Arles, France, the exhibit showcases over 4,000 photographs taken over ten years. More Info →
Is The Design Process Worth The Time It Takes?
“When it comes to creative work, craft is an invisible ingredient, a certain je ne sais quoi, that’s especially obvious when it’s missing.” Read on InVisionBlog →
Design Debate: Should You Enter Design Competitions?
“Winning an award can raise your visibility, but there are some significant drawbacks to the process as a whole.” Read on 99U →
Allen Ruppersberg: Intellectual Property 1968–2018
FEB 10 2019 – MAY 12 2019 / HAMMER MUSEUM UCLA Allen Ruppersberg, contemporary of John Baldessari and Ed Ruscha, has been a pioneer in found source material and conceptual art. His new retrospective spans 50 years and includes 120 plus works. More Info →
Take Care: Baby On Board
“If you want meaning or progress in your life, you need to want something too.” Andy J. Pizza of Creative Pep Talk shares how to practically “rebirth a new creative self.”