My Global Hustle

The Return of Logo Culture in Fashion

There are 17 logos on Heron Preston’s signature long-sleeve T-shirt: M&Ms and Trix; Google and Remington; Home Depot, huge, on the back; Nascar, upside down, on the front.

Looked at one way, these are 17 advertisements, 17 declarations of loyalty. The function of a logo is to advertise, and these are established images, familiar and eye-catching and effective.


Dr. Dre & Jimmy Iovine Donate $70 Million to USC

Hip-hop star Dr. Dre and music mogul Jimmy Iovine are scheduled to announce Wednesday a $70-million donation to USC for a new academy that they say will give students new facilities and the tools they need to break into the rapidly changing music industry.

“I feel like this is the biggest, most exciting and probably the most important thing that I’ve done in my career,” Dre, whose given name is Andre Young, told the New York Times.

The donation will establish the USC Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation. The four-year undergraduate program aims to foster entrepreneurship and bridge entertainment, engineering, computer science, fine arts, graphic design, business and leadership training. The first class of 25 will be enrolled in the fall of 2014.


Cocktails and Curators honors Paola Antonelli

This was definitely a humbling moment to celebrate the achievements of Paola Antonelli, a curator that I greatly admire and respect. As they say, life it about sharing memorable moments… Shout out to No. 8, Derrick Adams, Hannah Bronfman, Beefeater 24 and Perrier for partnering with the MEDIUM Group on this event. (more…)

Kerry Washington on the cover of Elle Magazine

Kerry Washington a.k.a. Olivia Pope is on the cover of the latest issue of Elle Magazine…. Isn’t she lovely? – LOM

What’s the Art World Got Against Jeff Koons?

Check out this new piece on Jeff Koons leading up to his first exhibition with David Zwirner. Peep my favorite quote from the article below.  I’m going to let this article marinate in my mind for a few days especially with Frieze on deck before sharing my thoughts.- LOM

“I believe that art has been a vehicle for me that’s been about enlightenment and expanding my own parameters, to give me courage to exercise the freedom that I have in life,” – Jeff Koons