“The typography layout follows an intuitive logic which allows the consumer to take notice of the origin, the weight, and the concentration indication of the cocoa. We had teamed up with an illustrator Cécile Gariépy in order to pay hommage to the noble and meticulous work of the growers. The logo and the visual identity take their inspiration from the fragments of a broken chocolate bar. The colour and the composition of the packaging give the product an unique and pronounced energy. Gloire au cacao!”
CASERNE is a graphic design studio located in Montreal. They offer creative solutions and appropriate graphic communication in relation to strategic issues of their clients: branding, publishing, packaging, web and motion design. Their approach to work is global. It’s functional, coherent and relevant.
In this hand drawn animation a line is being extrapolated through a grid. When the line surpasses the boundaries of the grid, the process spreads to and reflects on its surroundings. Beyond each boundary the extrapolation of movement is causing deformation in a systematic but speculative way.
This work was created with support from ”Animation Artist in Residence Tokyo 2016” part of the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan (Bunka-cho) ”Project to invite overseas creators of media arts 2016” and the Mondriaan Fund.
If you found it, well done! Now watch your step. Copperheads tend to ‘freeze’ instead of slithering away, and as a result, many bites occur from people unknowingly stepping on or near them (source). If you’re still having trouble spotting him, check out the outlined photo below.
We’ve partnered with luxury accessories brand,Jekyll & Hide, to give one of our readers the chance to win a £200 voucher to spend on their website. Originally from Cape Town, South Africa, Jekyll & Hide now also boasts offices in London and Sydney and is stocked in stores across New York, South Africa and Europe. The Jekyll & Hide traveller is confident, sophisticated and adventurous with an attitude for craftsmanship and longevity. A plethora of products make up the Jekyll & Hide catalogue; including leather jackets, travel bags & accessories, belts and this year sees the launch of their first footwear collection.
A luxury lifestyle brand that caters to all your adventures, Jekyll & Hide accessories feature specific functions and compartments for ease of travel, creating lifelong lifestyle partners. Tech infusions run throughout with RFID blocking technology being a signature feature of their accessories, preventing fraud whilst travelling.
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Finally, actor John Malkovich owns his “dot com” after his name. It was through very sophisticated and witty TV ads, strategically placed during this last Super Bowl, that we learned Mr. Malkovich’s troubles to take back his valuable “dot com” from a fishing website whose domain was johnmalkovich.com. It’s hard to imagine that his previous two ventures, Uncle Kimono and Technobohemian, didn’t have any on-line presence, but now we can purchase from the comfort of our home computers, the creations the actor designed for his new menswear collection under his own very name.
It’s amazing how Mr. Malkovich can travel effortlessly from movie screens, to theatre stages, to the realm of menswear, and in each venture reveal the same strong unique personality that is “John Malkovich.” Ease seems to be the key element in his new Spring/Summer collection of classic shirts with whimsical but never too intrusive prints, fun T-shirts with cartoon illustrations, and the most classic cotton sweaters in white, blue, and cherry red, paired with unexpected square necklines. Found in this collection as well are skinny trousers in cotton, linen, or light wool in classic nuances of blues and greys, and timeless blazers in linen and cotton. And, if you end up on the beach this summer, Mr. Malkovich is offering loose cotton Bermuda shorts for your comfort in the warm weather.
There are a few surprises, too, such as the “Mao Jacket” constructed with a flat notched collar and the relaxed “shirt jacket” composed of two patch pockets and buttoned cuffs. Accessories received particular attention in the form of sensual scarves with hand-drawn patterns, created by Mr. Malkovich himself, and printed on silk and cotton or linen blends. Knitted silk ties in heather blue or red and pearl complete the collection, adding a classic but laidback touch. And do not fear when summer weather brings showers, for the collection also offers mid-length, single-breasted raincoats in navy, red, or white in a mini-tartan pattern.
If John Malkovich’s fashion venture has a very European flair, it’s because he’s partnered with French designers Liliana and Francesco Ferri and produced between Hungary, Bulgaria, and Italy. But Mr. Malkovich’s own fashion sensibility wasn’t a sudden whim, but had its roots back in school when he took some costuming classes as part of his degree in theatre. As a real Renaissance man, John Malkovich has blended his varied talents effortlessly throughout his long career, and the TV ads aired during the Super Bowl are a testimony of this cohesion. With the help of the creative team of Squarespace, who produced the TV ads, the highly sophisticated short clips embody all of Mr. Malkovich’s persona. Set in his atelier, the actor demonstrates his legendary acting chops among his menswear creations with a witty elegance that personifies the unique John Malkovich style.
Born in the heart of Cape Town, South Africa, Jekyll & Hide is a global brand standing for quality, functionality and style – a delicate intertwining of the old world and new. The juxtaposition of historic and modernity is at the core of the brand, combining classic leather with modern technology. The Jekyll & Hide traveller is confident, sophisticated and adventurous with an attitude for craftsmanship and longevity. A plethora of products make up the Jekyll & Hide catalogue; including leather jackets, travel bags & accessories, belts and this year sees the launch of their first footwear collection.
Contributing to Jekyll & Hide’s extensive range is the Soho collection; lending its hand to a more relaxed, casual look. This is a fresh take on the brands’s ethos, preferred by business professionals and seasoned travellers. This range features cabin trolleys, holdalls, backpacks, briefcases and other smaller travel accessories.
Technology infusions are central to the Soho product line, as seen in the use of RFID blocking technology, added into bags and wallets to prevent contactless fraud. The Soho range is born to explore; with dedicated and carefully curated compartments for all your necessary travel and tech essentials. Secure padding is a core feature, added to cushion laptops, tablets and other devices, allowing easy access and protection for a hassle-free journey.
The Soho collection receives its name from Lower Manhattan’s Soho, synonymous with trend-setting. A blend of comfort, flair and tradition with a distinctive, vintage finish defines the Soho range, encapsulating quiet sophistication, authenticity and an adventurous spirit. Soft, waxy, pull-up leather combines with antique brass buckles and fittings to result in a rich expression of relaxed, individual style: somewhat understated, yet instantly noticeable to the discerning eye.
Prices start at £115 and is available at jekyllandhide.co.uk/soho. The Jekyll & Hide story is a simple one – by creating products that are lifelong partners of travel and adventures of life, they follow the mantra ‘Live Authentic’.
MenswearStyle had the privilege to feel the power and presence of the fastest ever Rolls Royce motor car. Rolls Royce embodies luxury and craftsmanship and this new black line offers the discerning client a bold statement, one that can be tailored to their exact requirements.
The classic long bonnet, and yet a wider stance hints at its power, the power and grace of a luxury yacht for the road. It is a cocoon of serenity inside, with seats that massage you as you glide over the road surface. Yet the beast underfoot is ready to be unleashed. The 6.6 litre V12 deploys 624bhp and a monstrous 870Nm of torque allowing this exquisite coupe to launch into the night as the torque swells with a glorious surge of rampant energy.
The black badge goes beyond the classic wraith, with added feel and eagerness to the way it drives. A slightly stiffer suspension, steering setup and responsive gearshifts thanks to a new enhanced 8 speed gearbox which instills confidence and emboldens the drivers “darker” personality.
The all new, and specific to the black badge are the artistic and extraordinarily innovative 21” wheels made from an outer rim of carbon fibre bonded to aero-space alloy composite spokes – resulting in immense strength, light weight and visually striking.
Fine details don’t end there, with attention to detail extending to the roof. An exact layout of the star constellation above Goodwood from the first day the factory opened illuminates the cabin, with hand stitched leather seats, and yet again can even be customised to a client’s requirements. The customisation parameters are endless in a way that only Rolls Royce seems to provide.
The car is a tour de force in technology, with a satellite aided gearbox reading the road ahead and pre-selecting the relevant gear. LED based lighting offering night vision as you explore the boundaries of a grand tour at dusk.
This sportier masterpiece of craftsmanship offers never before seen levels of grace, style and glamour in a Rolls Royce that only the bravest can try and tame.
Key Pieces: The mock neck grey T-shirt with the Purple Label logo (on the right in slide four) is a definite vibe.
Editor’s Notes: The latest capsule collection between Japanese brand nanamica and iconic outerwear giant The North Face has arrived. It features modern updates to menswear classic, like the brand’s oversized oxford shirt in a mainly white pinstripe and a sleek windbreaker in white, blue and black. It also includes more trend-focused pieces like the oversized anorak, in an almost translucent white, blue and black, and a mock neck midi-sleeve T-shirt.
The limited edition collection will be available this Saturday, April 29, at nanamica stores only.
In an ongoing war of attrition that has lasted far too long, Sony Entertainment appears to have finally made a step in the right direction a whopping three years after Kesha first publicly accused Dr. Luke of a myriad of abuse. While it is unclear whether or not Dr. Luke’s career will actually take a major hit, as of this week, he is no longer the CEO of the record label he established with Sony called Kemosabe Records, and the company has removed a page dedicated to the producer from their website. While it seems like Sony may have taken a definitive stand against the producer, in reality, the contract between the company and Dr. Luke has merely expired.
“I know I cannot work with Dr. Luke. I physically cannot. I don’t feel safe in any way.” The fact that Kesha’s words meant next to nothing to a major, multi-billion dollar entertainment company who had invested money and time into the talented pop star is sadly unsurprising, but still completely deplorable.
On an extremely basic level, Dr. Luke is infinitely more sus than Kesha, with an impressively slimey track record as her controlling creative collaborator. Their partnership first began over a decade ago, when Dr. Luke convinced the then-18 year old straight-A high school student to drop out and move to Los Angeles. Thanks to Dr. Luke, Kesha was officially uncredited on her first major feature – Flo Rida’s “Right Round.” The smash hit went 6x Platinum in the US and she didn’t make a dime off the track on which her soaring vocals are essential.
Kesha’s lawyers have stipulated that Dr. Luke would brag to her about his sexual conquests, getting women drunk and performing anal sex on them. In at least one instance, he allegedly forced Kesha to consume drugs and alcohol, then proceeded to slip her a GHB pill – also known as the “date rape” drug – and sexually assaulted her while she was unconscious.
Kesha went to rehab for her eating disorder in 2014, and there is plenty of evidence showing that Dr. Luke did nothing but encourage it with forms of aggressive body shaming. Regardless, it seems pretty clear that even without her eating disorder, Kesha was going through a lot due to this utterly abusive creative partnership with Dr. Luke.
Toss the mounting evidence that Dr. Luke is a less-than stellar human being aside – Sony could and should have done more to support and protect Ke$ha as soon as she revealed Dr. Luke had been abusing her for a decade. It’s far too convenient that Sony is only attempting now – when the contract is expiring on its own – to wash their hands clean of the filth Dr. Luke has clearly expelled everywhere for at least the past decade.
Kesha has made Sony lots of money, and so has Dr. Luke, and it is more than unfortunate that with their relative silence on the matter, they chose to protect just one of their assets… Surprise! They picked the older, white male one. In response to an injunction filed by Kesha’s lawyer Mark Geragos demanding Kesha’s release from her contract, Sony and Kemosabe responded by saying it was a “transparent and misguided attempt to renegotiate her contracts.”
In a perfect world, one that I assume most sane people would prefer to live in, Sony would have just supported Kesha in the first place. Like far too many women, Kesha has experienced sexual abuse only to be told that she’s lying and exaggerating. Or even, as Dr. Luke has claimed, Kesha is “motivated by money” in going through the painstaking, rarely lucrative or satisfying process of formally pressing charges against him.
Kesha’s latest lawsuit against Dr. Luke was rejected March 21, 2017, and it remains to be seen whether or not this expired contract will even come close to derailing Dr. Luke’s career in the same way it has Kesha’s. Sure he’s no longer CEO of Kemosabe Records, but it didn’t make Sony much money anyway.
At the very least, there are thousands of sane people out there that believe Kesha, stand with her, and are actively supporting her – Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, Lorde are just a few fellow popstars who have said #FreeKesha. Taylor Swift even donated $250,000 to Kesha last February to support her after a judge ordered she was obligated to continue her contract with Dr. Luke, more specifically, that she would be forced to record six more albums with him.
There are people all over the world who love you @KeshaRose. And I can say truly I am in awe of your bravery.
Frustratingly, Sony distancing themselves from Dr. Luke may seem like a victory for Kesha and her fans, but it might actually make the whole situation more difficult for her. Kesha had stated in the past to the trial judge that when Dr. Luke’s contract with Sony expires, she would no longer have Sony as a go-between, making her situation worse. Additionally, Dr. Luke’s deformation claims against her are still pending, and the fact that his deal with Sony has expired adds to his attorney’s evidence that his career has suffered as a result of her allegations.
This whole ordeal – a rancid stew brimming with misogyny, Hollywood bullshit, and requisite late capitalist insanity – can be boiled down to the following hot, spicy take – BELIEVE SURVIVORS. Kesha should never have had to deal with any of this in the first place. Period. If we could all just believe people when they accuse others of abuse, survivors would not have to be unjustly forced to interact with their abusers.