Refinery 29 interviewed Lilikoi Living founder June-wei Sum in this recent article. Congrats to June-wei and be sure to check the Lilikoi Living product line which we had the pleasure of branding. read more
Congrats to Lilikoi Living! Refinery29, the largest independent fashion and style website in the United States, recently listed Lilikoi Living’s Bamboo Buff Exfoliating Facial Wash as a favorite new all-natural product. Lilikoi Living products can be purchased here read more
The Smart Tech Foundation was conceived to establish a proactive “global challenges” platform for innovation, in a quest to accelerate the development and availability of products to better prevent gun violence. The initiative, and first challenge, Smart Tech for Firearms,[.....]
In our continued collaboration with Performance Space 122, we recently designed their End of the Year fundraising poster mailing. Become an enabler of risk – you can’t afford not to!
Congratulations all around! Equal Exchange’s tea.coop campaign wins AIGA (Re)Design award for sustainable design. We are honored to have created the video for Equal Exchange’s now award winning, tea.coop initiative. Working with the mighty Scott Patterson and the Equal Exchange footage shot in India, we worked to develop a script, illustrations, motion graphics, sound, and overall aesthetic to capture the story of tea farming in India.
And great work by Replace and Room 34 in Minneapolis for designing and developing the site! read more
Very cool to see to the posters we designed kickoff Performance Space 122’s 2013/14 Risk campaign wheat pasted around NYC. Expect to see plenty of more work throughout the season.
(happy to share the wall with Ian Anderson, but apologies for the Moby poster) read more
Super psyched to announce the launch of beauty line, Lilikoi Living – a line of skincare products for spirited, sophisticated + adventurous women. We’ve had a blast working with founder, June-wei Sum to design the brand and packaging for the line. Check it out here! read more
Everything about the Jealous God record label is fantastic! From the music to the design Karl O’Connor (Regis) and Juan Mendez (Silent Servant) deliver a solid package. They just released Issue Four which contains read more
July 28, 1978: A water main break in Bushwick, Brooklyn, rendered Decatur Street “a scene of contrasts.” A 48-inch pipe had burst at about 4:25 a.m., sending millions of gallons into the street, “shot up through the asphalt like a geyser.” Children played while residents fretted about the damage — and the delayed response. read more
We are really enjoying Kevin Cooley’s recent Controlled Burns photo series. In Controlled Burns, swirling and imposing clouds of smoke contend with one another in a physical battle between diametrically opposing explosions of black and white. From a structuralist point of view, this imagery serves as metaphor for binary opposition, e.g. good vs. evil or day vs. night, yet this is not the sole line of inquiry. Inspired by the smoke signals of the recent Papal conclave which uses smoke as form of basic communication.
Two of Astral Studio’s favorite holiday albums would have to be A Charlie Brown Christmas by the Vince Guaraldi Trio and A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector which is a compilation of Christmas standards run through Spector’s infamous “Wall of Sound” treatment. read more
Another Holiday Season, another triumphant window display by Bergdorf Goodman. This years theme is the American holiday. If in NYC, a can’t miss anytime of year. And thanks to our good pal, Demetrios Argyropoulos (one of the windows designers), for[.....]
Check out our first in a new series of Astral Studio videos! These shorts will explore anything and everything – different mediums, stories, sounds, and beyond. Enjoy! read more