BETH JOHNSON, SIMONE FRIEND AND THE ARTISTS OF FRIEND + JOHNSON
NEW ARTISTS RINEE SHAH, KRISTYNA ARCHER BEST EVER COOKBOOK ERIN KUNKEL SEXY PLUMBERS PATRICK FRASER WHAT LEGAL LOOKS LIKE KATHRYN BARNARD NIKE WORLDWIDE JEFF LUKER
WHAT LEGAL LOOKS LIKE, Seattle-based photographer/videographer KATHRYN BARNARD and stylist Callie Meyer turn legalized pot into one smokinâ€™ work of art. Inhale the work at friendandjohnson.com.
MEET OUR COVER GIRL, RINEE SHAH. For our cover art, we turned to our flexible new illustrator, Rinee Shah. You may already know her from her highly viral Made-up Words Project. If not, let us to introduce you: Based in San Francisco, Shah’s a former Wieden+Kennedy designer whose list of accomplishments include directing music videos for indie rock bands and creating iPhone apps for toddlers. “My ad background definitely influenced my drawing style. It’s made me more minimal, out of a desire for efficiency in expression,” says Shah. “It makes the work accessible to a broader audience, I think. And there’s grace in efficiency.” Other random factoids: Shah’s a triplet who’s pretty sure she couldn’t trade places with either of her sibs; one’s a software engineer, the other works in finance. She sometimes binge listens to “This American Life” while drawing. And she’s grateful that SF gets its share of cold, windy weather. “It’s good for concentration,” she claims wryly. For definitions of Geedunks, Nurdeling and other handy terms, go to madeupwordsproject.com
PLUMBING ISSUES, ANYONE? PATRICK FRASERâ€™S sexy series for Liquid-Plumr has women everywhere fantasizing over clogged drainpipes. The campaign, created by DDB/ San Francisco includes magazine ads and a downloadable calendar of plumber pin-ups.
NEW ARTIST: KRISTYNA ARCHER. She’s got a bent for fashion, and an eye for design, not to mention a wicked, wicked sense of humor. Based in Chicago and LA, she’s endlessly inspired by the quirks of human behavior, and excels in finding the extraordinary in everyday projects. Check out her work on our website.
Is the BEST COOKBOOK EVER the best cookbook ever? Possibly. Take the ever-entertaining Sussman brothers. Add ERIN KUNKEL’S tasty photos. And you’ve got one crazy delicious volume. Shot on location in Brooklyn, Kunkel’s latest cookbook is a visual feast that satisfies every craving.
JEFF LUKER just did it for NIKE WORLDWIDE. His stunning photos capture more than the actionâ€”theyâ€™re a tribute to character, to tenacity, and to the tireless effort it takes to move ahead. Shot in Manhattan on behalf of Wieden+Kennedy with production by Mana Media.
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PATRICK FRASER recently had the opportunity to photograph Lupita Nyong’o, this year’s Academy Award winner for Best Supporting Actress for her work in Twelve Years a Slave. Fraser snapped the pics in January at the Palm Springs Film Festival.