June 7, 2011

Art Inspired: Milt Glaser, I Love New York

Let's not debate whether graphic art is art...suffice to say this rebus logo has affected mass consciousness and is firmly a part of pop culture. I thought it fitting to take a look at this ad campaign {designed pro bono I might add} by Milton Glaser in 1977, in light of the recent controversy that exploded in the blog/twitter/handmade world over the usage of a heart used in a similar but slightly different context. I don't intend to jump into the fray, honestly my energy is otherwise occupied, but in case you're not up to speed on the whole event, this rebuttal on regretsy was well-written in my opinion.

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So entrenched in our consciousness is this familiar tourist tee, current trend dictates a deconstructed version at this late date, until fashion inevitably swings back and embraces the old school original. Some might say that's already happened. Regardless, I like this loose and easy ensemble with a cool pair of Converse--so perfect for a day in Central Park!



iheartny



Are you like me, in a NY state of mind?

p.s. {couldn't resist adding in that golden tear drop to mirror all the great big owl tears shed over the whole etsy debacle}


Ray Ban ray ban sunglasses; Passarella Death Squad I Love NY White T-shirt 50 GBP; Rag and Bone blazer; Miss Selfridge gold chain pendant 14 GBP; Gucci messenger bag $4,250; Elizabeth and James silk short $207; Converse trainer $55; Mac lipstick $15.

29 comments :

Cafe Fashionista said...

I think I'm always in a New York state of mind. I seriously love the fast-paced, hustle and bustle of the city.

This look is so phenom, Mary Jo - I love the androgyny of it! :)

Alexis of NorthOnHarper said...

First, thanks for sharing the rebuttle... I am staying on the sidelines (I am just not well enough informed and I am INSANELY busy), but it is still interesting to read the other side of the argument (being part of the twitterverse I was well versed in the other).

Back to the look: Great casual cool. And your explanation for the gold tear drop: priceless.

Explendid said...

Love this post! Thank you for showing me your blog, I'm following!

kisses

LPC said...

Beautiful set Mary Jo. Makes me want to go to New York and be 25 again.

Alexa said...

Such a NY state of mind...love those shorts with the belt.
xo
Alexa
www.theshortandthesweetofit.com

Lee Oliveira said...

Who doesn't love the big apple..
Can't wait to be there in sep
lee x

classiq said...

I've been in a NY state of mind for quite some time. I would love to take on The Big Apple in a smart-casual outfit like this one. I don't like a casual look from head to toe (except for when I'm exercising or playing tennis), so this is so my style. :) Hope you have a beautiful day, Mary Jo! xo

About Last Weekend said...

I love visiting you because I learn so much, not least making me really think about what is art. Also is art and design the same thing? Also introducing me to other goings-on in the internet, just headed over to regretsy. The good news is: people are still passionate about ownership, art and design. Love this outfit so much, sort of Woody Allen and Diane Keaton had a wonderful well-adjusted daughter after all...

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Thanks Jody, being compared to a later-day Annie Hall is the highest of compliments in my book ;)

xo

goodniteirene.wordpress.com said...

you just keep outdoing yourself on these artist inspired sets....
ugh...after reading all that i'm not convinced on either side of the 'truche' debacle, but after following all the links i am reconsidering my support of anthro, uo and fp........didn't know that about the chairman. i'm having a moral dilemma now....
hmmmm.
i wishi could pull off those converse...whenever i see you in sneakers i have mad tennis shoe envy. you look adorable...i look ridiculous.

Whimsy Being said...

This outfit is something I could live in for weeks on end :) I'm so in that NY state of mind after reading this!

Couture Carrie said...

Awesome collage!
Love NYC!

xoxox,
CC

jamie-lee said...

mmm perfect I'm loving this! Haha yes totally stuck in NY. I got a tee with I heart NY on it recently...

Meghan @ My Wishful Thinking said...

Love the outfit! I agree with Whimsy Being - I could live in that! The necklace has me swooning!

pve design said...

love that down town look!
pve

Laura Sherriffs said...

Ahh I love OU but the whole twitter scandal has left me in a moral pickle! Loving the "I<3NY" look though, its so universal but still looks awesome!

http://fight-fires-in-your-best-clothes.blogspot.com

Krystal said...

I like this relaxed outfit a lot :) I like the I love roma tshirts!

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

I, in fact do LOVE NY and am in a NY state of mind often! Love the look you put together..just perfection! xo

Deidre said...

This may horrify many, but I am not a big fan of NYC. I always feel stressed out when I am there.

Design Elements said...

love this post, Mary Jo. One of my best friend lives in NYC. Yourpost reminds me of him. Wonderful selection. Warm greetings to you

MM said...

Beautiful look, mary Jo! Love NY! xoxoxo

Thank you so much for all your comments! You are very sweet! xoxoxo

Audrey Allure said...

I think the whole issue can also relate to other trend pieces like shoes, tops, bags. It's really hard to be completely original anymore.

Haha, love New York. Been bored & raised here & I don't think I own a I heart NY shirt yet!

Sarah Klassen said...

Oh yes! You know, when the weather turns for the better and it's quite warm, I crave a trip to Manhattan. I have always gone during July/August for my Birthday... brings back so many great memories. I might have to put "Breakfast at Tiffany's" while working away today.

Hope all is well, Mary Jo, and that you are having a lovely week so far.

xoxo,
Sarah

Indie.Tea said...

Me, no, I guess I'm not in NY state of mind. It is a pretty fabulous city though. And the outfit is very cute.

Diana Mieczan said...

Aww..I like that outfit a lot and I would totally wear it. That tee is amazing! Kisses, sweetie

Ps: I’m hosting a stunning 3 gold bracelets GIVEAWAY today! Fun pieces to spice up summer outfits!

Claire said...

love the casual chic menswear, especially with the touch of bright red lipstick! and it's funny because my girls both wore this onesie my sister bought that had the same "I LOVE NY" design on it when they were like 3 mo old!

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Christel @ Captivated by image said...

Yes I'm also always in a NY state of mind, ever since I visited two years ago I deeply crave to go back! Thousands times if possible;) The outfit you've selected is fabulous, I'd definitely wear that when being in NY. It looks so chic and casual, I love that. Hope you have a great week.

Julia said...

Bravo, sweetie! What a great commentary on a difficult issue. I loved that article you linked--I'm a little out of the loop on these things and really appreciated your take on it!

Laura said...

Beautiful bag. Love your picks again. I would use the lipstick, and again... that bag. Luv!

 
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