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Skin by Chanel

01.21.2010

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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Zevs

07.20.2009

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

03.29.2009

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

03.15.2009

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

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Fake

10.10.2008

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

08.19.2008

Interesting collection of stained Louis Vuitton and Burberry patterns.

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Luxury Crocheted

05.26.2008

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?

04.09.2008

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

04.04.2008

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

02.27.2008

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

01.16.2008

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

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Tom Sachs

10.28.2007

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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