8 posts tagged "Sam Shipley"
Tomorrow night, Shipley & Halmos’ Jeff Halmos and Sam Shipley will unveil a new book, Everyone Must Be Announced, by their longtime friend, the photographer Aaron Stern, at New York’s Milk Gallery. The idea for the the tome, produced under their S&H Publishers imprint, first came about roughly eight months ago when the designers, both avid music fans, came across Stern’s photo blog and noticed his unusual vantage point. The 100-page book, curated by Shipley, Halmos, and Stern, documents Sonic Youth, Beach House, and Grizzly Bear concerts, among others, but there are only a few images of actual performers and most are not entirely visible. Instead, the images depict the crowds, the trash left behind, and the emotion that comes with seeing a live show. “Everyone who goes to see live music takes something away,” Halmos told Style.com. “Whether it’s incredible lighting or the fans going crazy, not only the crowd feeds off it, but the band does as well. With this book, we wanted to put the focus on the experience of seeing live music rather than the band itself.” Added Stern: “When you hear a song or verse that has meaning, I think the stress of everyday life fades away for a few minutes.”
Everyone Must Be Announced, $50, is available on Shop.Shipley-Halmos.com. The corresponding exhibition and book signing is Wednesday at Milk Gallery, 450 W. 15th St., NYC, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Shipley & Halmos are giving fans their 15 minutes. Readers of this blog may recall from back in August when Sam Shipley and Jeff Halmos chronicled the Texan leg of their “Fill In the Blank” tour for Style.com, the raffish duo spent the summer hopping from Barneys to Barneys across the country, shooting portraits of disciples (like those seen here) for a book, We’re an American _______. It’s now available at www.shipley-halmos.com and alongside the collection in select Barneys stores.
Back to the drawing board. The latest project from the guys behind Shipley & Halmos isn’t—technically—fashion at all. It’s a new blog, Numerous Drawings, where Sam Shipley creates a daily doodle (the only rules: pencil and marker only; no erasing) and posts it for the world to see. “I’ve always done these sketches—just sort of as a creative exercise,” Shipley told us. That exercise takes many forms, from Cartier watches to a series of quick portraits made without looking at the paper (that’s Halmos by Shipley, left) to a sketch of the duo’s Greene Street studio made exclusively for Style.com. “We’re multitalented dudes; we try to keep it fresh around here,” Shipley said simply. Bookmark for daily time-wasting of the aesthetic variety.
It took some patience, but Ilaria Urbinati, the stylist and co-owner of L.A.’s Confederacy, finally got Sam Shipley and Jeff Halmos over to the West Coast. “We’ve had this on the calendar for a while,” conceded Halmos (pictured above, with Urbinati and Confederacy co-owner Danny Masterson). “We’ve known Ilaria since she started out as a stylist, and she’s been carrying our line here since the very beginning.” They’re now getting an added vote of confidence: Urbinati commissioned the duo to design her staff uniforms, which debuted at a party in their honor last night. Tara Subkoff, Hilary Duff, and Bijou Phillips were among the revelers taking in the long-sleeved black silk button- downs with chiffon sleeves and black and white printed silk shorts. Not that they needed a job on the sales floor to walk away with some S&H goods. The designers were previewing their Fall ’10 collection, which, they said, was perfect for the L.A. weather. “Our outerwear is particularly strong. Even in L.A., you can deconstruct the pieces and still wear them. And we happen to make a great leather jacket.” That’s something it’s easy to enjoy nationwide, but there are a few pleasures exclusive to the Wild West. “In-N-Out was our first stop,” Shipley admitted.