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Skin by Chanel


This project by Ryan McSorely explores the possible future of skincare and branding. His project includes cleanser, toner, lotion, and a tool that allows you to leave a logo impression on your skin!

“Just as we can define ourselves through the brands of clothing we wear, or the brand of mobile phone we have, we can now define ourselves by the brand of skincare product we use. If you are using skincare by Chanel, you want (more…)

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While preparing for his show in Hong Kong, the police arrested french graffiti artist and logo destroyer Zevs after he painted a “liquidated” Chanel logo on Giorgio Armani’s flagship store. This bold statement was a reflection on the war of brands.

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Stained glass luxury


This project by Sarah Illenberger makes me wonder if consumers put luxury brands on a pedestal.

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Lick your way to success


Check out these luxury branded lollipops in a series of different flavors by Massimo Gammacurta.

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This Fake Bag project by Zinoo Park was presented at the tokyo mart in 2007. The fake bag is a piece of satirical art on fake designer bags and acts as a creative statement against the idolization of brand names and prevalence of knock-offs.

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Tainted patterns


Interesting collection of stained Louis Vuitton and Burberry patterns.

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Luxury Crocheted


Interesting project by Stephanie Syjuco that will be exhibited at the Yuerba Buena Center of the Arts on 3/19 – 6/14. She will also be holding workshops where she’ll be teaching visitors how to crochet their own luxury brand accessories. Here’s an interview on CBS5.

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Bougie gas masks anyone?


These bejeweled gas masks were created by artist Diddo Velema for the “Luxury Show 2008” in Bucharest, Romania.

“We are in a state of perpetual war – with ourselves and with the eco-system that sustains us. Perpetual war breeds perpetual fear. In the present context, this fear stems from our extreme desire for authenticity and manifests itself in our collectively insatiable culture of consumption.” – Velema (more…)

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Murakami Exhibit


Murakami’s exhibit opens at the Brooklyn Museum tomorrow, 4/3. In a statement against counterfeiting, real Louis Vuitton handbags will be sold street-vendor style outside the museum. An unknowing subject might be walking away with knowledge about the counterfeit industry rather than a cheap knock off. (more…)

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Comenius Roethlisberger


Comenius Roethlisberger’s exhibition of luxury-brand logos (Chanel, Versace, Yves Saint Laurent, etc.) written in an addicting mixture of cocaine and powdered sugar will be at Colette on March 1 until the end of Paris Fashion Week. Talk about getting your designer fix.

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Gwon Osang


Gwon Osang’s project really features how excessive our consumption habits can become.

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Tom Sachs


Tom Sachs, a troublemaker in the art scene tends to comment on consumption, branding, commerce, money, and power. His work usually aims to change viewer’s perceptions on value, precious items, and admired brands.

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