left this in Lala’s sketchbook and forgot about it. she helpfully e-mailed me a 1200 dpi scan of it
Wisconsin Central, Karl Brocken. Country Club Ice Cream, Paul Rand. I never noticed the smiley face in Rand’s logo until now. And I’m digging that R A combination in Central. From Seven Designers look at Trademark Design, 1952.
Barbara Kruger’s never really talked about Supreme, the skate company who’s been ripping off her ideas and prints letter for letter, color for color, for their red-and-white logo, which you have seen, because it is everywhere.
I emailed her casually to ask her about this. And today, she got back to me, and gave a candid statement on the matter of Supreme for the first time, ever, really. By emailing me a blank email, with an attachment. Which you can see above.
I can’t believe it’s taken this long for Barbara Kruger to be asked about Supreme, but actually, why not, I am sure she does not normally concern herself with the aesthetics of snapback hats.