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In Brief: From T to W, the Art of Art Forgery


  • Sorry U and V, T: The New York Times Style Magazine editor-in-chief Stefano Tonchi is skipping right to W. He’ll succeed Patrick McCarthy as editor-of-chief of the Conde Nast-owned style glossy on April 12. Fashion fans are speculating that Tonchi will steer the monthly away from its high fashion focus and overhaul the top of the masthead, but he promises a smooth transition. “Nothing is going to be traumatic,” Tonchi told WWD earlier this week. “I don’t think there is any rush to make a revolution. It’s an evolution, it’s not a revolution.”
  • Want to replicate a masterpiece but afraid of ending up with a “theme-parkey copy”? Put down the paintbrush and pick up a high-resolution 3D scanner. It’s what the pros at Madrid-based Factum Arte use to get the Caravaggio light just right. The Wall Street Journal‘s Nicole Martinelli explains how the company’s high-tech replicas are causing viewers around the world to do “an emotional double-take.”
  • Think Adobe’s full of hot air? Well, you’re half right. The company has just installed 20 wind turbines at its San Jose, California campus. It’s the first renewable energy installation for Adobe, whose laudable track record in green building includes the first LEED-EB Platinum-certified commercial office building. The 30-foot-tall turbines are installed on a patio/rooftop garden between Adobe’s three office towers, creating a wind tunnel effect courtesy of the Pacific Ocean.

  • What if Saul Bass had applied his graphic design talents to the small screen? Albert Exergian seems to have a pretty good idea. The Austrian designer combined his love for posters, modernism, and television to create Iconic TV, a series of mod posters that boils down popular TV shows to bold icons. Archival prints of your choice of 47 posters are available for purchase from online gallery Blanka.
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