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June 2013

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“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Skate Deck 1

When you think of skateboarding, an entire subculture springs to mind. Hairstyles, fashion, music and art have all been inspired by the sport. Skate deck art has been the face of the skate world since the beginning, and it was the inspiration behind the installation currently housed on the second floor of BFG Headquarters in Hilton Head, South Carolina. Created entirely by inhouse staff, the skate deck project began when BFG designers received a board and, in the spirit of skate culture, no rules. The results were varied, bold and way too cool to put your feet on.

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MoMAStoredotcom

Is the pigeon New York City’s unofficial mascot?

There may be more people who think so following the global unveiling of Destination: NYC, a collection of 200 New York-designed products for sale at MoMA Design Stores. The collection’s visual identity is the handiwork of students graduating from the MPS Branding Department at the School of Visual Arts (SVA), chaired by Debbie Millman.

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TheD4D_MapBacks_Grid-1000

Creative Director Matt Checkowski is known for such innovative projects as digital content for an opera, the first ever pop-up museum for scent and co-creating the dream sequences in Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report. His company, The D4D, in downtown Los Angeles, is a hub of creativity and a place that inspires ideas with a playful, design centric environment. Like many design enthusiasts, he’s also a collector.

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